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Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.
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- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
- You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation.
This position is located in the office of
the Facilities Management Service at the VA Medical Center in Saginaw, MI.
As an Interior Designer, you will be
responsible for the planning and implementation of the interior design program
for the medical center.
duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
a master painting schedule for the Medical Center;
processes to organize and coordinate movers, customers, and project staff;
necessary visual aids, such as architectural drawings, sketches, rendering,
color boards and physical models;
equipment and furniture listings for all renovation and construction projects
of the medical center;
and develops a systematic record of all interior design projects;
appropriate colors and materials are used in the interest of the facility;
the implementation of new leased buildings;
good working relationship with commercial vendors.
Schedule: Monday-Friday, Full-Time, 8:00am-4:30pm
***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***
apply for this position, you must have the following qualifications.
have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade
level in Federal Service.
Specialized experience is defined as
experience that has provided the applicant with the particular knowledge,
skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of an Interior
includes using knowledge of interior design materials and their utility,
durability and practicality for a given application; apply knowledge associated
with the psychological effects of color and design on hospital patients, staff
and visitors; planning activities relating to large commercial concerns and
manage, organize and track moves ranging from individual staff members to whole
services; and applying procedures in purchasing furnishings and basic
bookkeeping practices directly associated with all facets of interior designing.
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.
EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (COPY OF TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED):
Possess at least 3
years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.
degree, or Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in 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 (NCIDQ)
This education must have
been obtained in an accredited college or university for which a bachelors
degree or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite.
AND EXPERIENCE (COPY OF TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED):
Combinations of successfully completed G
education and experience may be used to meet total qualification
addition to the requirements above you must also meet the following Knowledge,
Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment
questionnaire for this position:
of interior design in a hospital setting.
in preparing and maintaining an interior design budget.
to coordinate renovations, moves, and space planning.
to use computers and database management to develop and maintain systematic
in managing leases and other buildings from day-to-day operations.
The work for this position
will require long periods of sitting at times and long periods of walking or
standing at other times.
stooping, or lifting is required.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS 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. Please refer to this
to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed "
SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
," (go to
) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:
The Federal Government has special excepted appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities, such as Schedule A. Specific information can be found at
. IMPORTANT: If you would like to receive consideration as a Schedule A applicant, you must contact the HR Office at the facility where this position is located: VAMC-HRMS 05
SAGINAW, MI 48602
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.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
Career Transition Assistance Plan
(CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal 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
VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
You may be required to serve a probationary period.
Department of Veterans Affairs - 10 months ago