Department of the Navy - Naval Base, VA

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This position is located in the Naval Facitiles Engineeirng Command, Mid-Atlantic (NAVFAC MIDLANT). The incumbent serving in this position may be assigned to a similar position at any site or workstation within NAVFAC MIDLANT’S area of responsibility as a condition of employment.

GS-11: $57,408 - $74,628

GS-12: $68,809 - $89,450


You must be a US Citizen.

Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.

Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.

Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

A valid state driver's license is required.

You must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

This is a DAWIA Level II position.

  • Provide a range of interior design services to activities and tenants serviced by NAVFAC MIDLANT.
  • Independently handle interior design projects and assist clients in the procurement of collateral equipment for minor work projects, specific projects, special projects and military construction (MILCON) projects for the entire region.
  • Review architectural drawings and advise of changes to meet the projects functional objectives.
  • Recommend approval, disapproval, substitution or correction for color, pattern, texture and/or design on specified materials and shop drawings submitted for approval.
  • Formulate generic furniture requirements based on 35% design stage collateral equipment lists and activity interviews.
The duties and responsibilities at the GS-11 level are essentially the same as those at the full performance level except the incumbent is under closer supervision and receives more detailed instructions. This position has known promotion potential to GS-12.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR : This position has a selective placement factor needed in order to qualify. The actual Selective Placement Factor is: A valid state driver’s license. Failure to possess this factor WILL result in an ineligible rating. Possession of the factor must be verifiable via your resume .

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-11: In order to qualify for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Prepare interior designs that meet functional and aesthetic requirements; and produce final working drawings for facilities such as: multi-story office buildings, operational, personal support, industrial type shops and housing
  • Develop furniture design including schedules, furniture and material selections, furniture layouts and installation plans.
  • Provide construction support to Resident/Regional Officer in Charge of Construction offices after design projects awards.
  • Assist client representatives by providing solutions to architectural and interior design problems.
  • Review drawings prepared by other in-house designers and private architect-engineer design firms.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE FOR GS-11 : Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position: Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education from an accredited university or college in an interior design or other field that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in interior design, interior architecture or interior environmental design or passage of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification examination.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE FOR GS-11: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-12 : In order to qualify for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Develop and formulate the total interior design concept for project from the initial architectural start to completion of color design specifications (in-depth study and analysis).
  • Directs efforts towards project goals, monitor firms progress; motivate/stimulate the firms to ensure schedules are met and the work produced is complete, accurate and meet the requirements of the requesting activity.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to client representatives regarding solutions to architectural and interior design problems.
  • Develop formal presentations and brochures to illustrate a complete interior design program for review and approval..
  • Initiate field trips to project site during scoping, design, construction and product installation.
QUALITY RANKING FACTOR: This position has a Quality Ranking Factor (QRF). This is a quality ranking factor that could be expected to enhance significantly the performance of the applicant in the position. The actual QRF is a Level II certification in the Facilities Engineering career field. You do not have to possess the factor in order to be rated eligible; however, applicants possessing the factor will receive additional points. Possession of the factor must be verifiable via your resume OR submitting a copy of the certification with you application .

This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Contracting Career Field and be certified at Level I at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.

Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at .

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions .

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

Moderate travel is required (25%).

Financial disclosure is required.

When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire , along with your supporting documentation. Only experience, education and training acquired prior to the receipt of your application will be considered in the rating process.

You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. A pplicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit .

Federal Annuitant Information:
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Veteran’s Preference Information: - 2 years ago - save job
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