Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Interior Designer in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • Duties



Participates in pre-design meetings, obtains pertinent design criteria and initiates actions to obtain applicable information and criteria. Verifies criteria is in sufficient detail and accuracy to meet functional capability required by the user. Prepares Government cost estimates and schedules for development of interior design studies and documents. In the preparation of this material, researches and maintains current design resource library to include up-to-date samples of interior building finishes and materials, furniture, equipment, and product literature as well as contacts with manufacturing representatives to gather information and keep abreast of current products and innovations in the field of interior materials and furnishings.Develops interior design packages for assigned projects, incorporating the most recent technology as it relates to design, equipment systems and construction techniques. Designs are analyzed from the standpoint of user functionality, considering appropriate codes, regulations, energy usage, space utilization, operation and maintenance, aesthetics, and economics. Interviews users to determine their functional operations as they relate to interior design and equipment (furniture) needs and requirements; reflects this information in subsequent design efforts. Prepares interior design drawings and documents in compliance with governing criteria and project requirements. Drawings may include floor plans, system furniture related plans, interior elevations, sections, details, perspectives and finish schedules for small projects. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST) Telework: Not Available Virtual:This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#:Interior Designer/619T9142O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

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  • Provides planning, consultation, advice, specifications, and designs for virtually all spaces involved in new construction and/or renovation.
  • Reviews Architect/Engineer submittals for compliance, VA regulations, Patient Centered Care practices, and facility design criteria.
  • Acts as a technical representative for design and finish specifications matters.
  • Influences design of new construction from conception through activation by an in-depth knowledge of use requirements and availability of furnishings to fulfill these requirements.
  • Develops and maintains a schedule of short and long range inter-improvement projects for the entire medical facility thought the 5-year interior design plan, 5-year Strategic Plan and other programs to identify existing and future project needs.
  • Originates orders for furnishings, window treatments, patient cubicle curtains, floor coverings, wall art, ambient lighting, and all other interior design related accouterments.
  • Ensures that all interior design work performed by vendors and contractors complies with the Infection Control Risk Assessment and Interim Life Safety Measures.
  • Effectively utilizes an annual interior design budget, recurring funds and budgeting projects.
  • Maintains interior and exterior signage and directional graphics to comply with the VA Signage Design Guide.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


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1008 Interior Design

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  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Must possess a current unrestricted state issued drivers license.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/30/2018. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:knowledge of interior construction, building systems and components, building codes, equipment, materials, and furnishings; preparing drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces in order to enhance and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public; coordinating and integrating the mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering disciplines within the interior context; managing projects, developing cost estimates, reviewing construction documents, participating in on-site construction visits, conducting pre- and post occupancy evaluations, developing standards for efficient space management. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you mut have You must have successfully completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree of LL.B. or J.D., if related. Education must include a major study in interior design or another field that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in interior design, interior architecture, or interior environmental design. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond You must have an equivalent combination of creditable specialized experience and graduate education as described above to meet the total requirements for the position. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation. OR, NCIDQ Examination: You must have successfully passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination. NOTE: If attempting to qualify based on passage of the NCIDQ exam, you must submit a copy of your certification with your application. Certification cannot be credited without documentation.

  • Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Project Management
  • Technical Credibility

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements:Work can vary from seated at a desk in front of a computer to extensive walking throughout the Medical Center and visitation to construction sites. Work may require some lifting (less than 25 lbs), light furniture moving/rearranging, carrying catalogs/artwork/samples and travel/driving as needed to showrooms, furniture deals and satellite facilities. Dexterity is required related to duties performed in drafting, sketching and writing.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.


Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  • Transcript

  • Current VA/Federal employees must provide a copy of your last or most recent (non-award) SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action). The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

  • Cover Letter

  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Disability Letter, SF15
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference.For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/30/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package. NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Linda Parker




Central Alabama VA Medical Center-Montgomery 215 Perry Hill Road Montgomery, AL US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/09/2018 to 03/30/2018

Salary: $50,598 to $65,778 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 9

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent