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NSA Overview

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal - to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive of classified national security information.

To apply: https://www.nsa.gov/psp/applyonline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=30000479&PostingSeq=1

Description of Position

The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for highly motivated Interior Designers to provide facilities design expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of commercial solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. Our interior designers are responsible for the look and feel of facilities, from an interiors perspective, at our headquarters and across the entire enterprise. As an Interior Designer you will be a valuable member of the design team that implements workspace solutions based on project requirements developed through customer interaction and data collection.

As an Interior Designer at NSA, responsibilities may include:
-Facilities planning and space programming
-Develop conceptual furniture layouts
-Develop furniture layouts, design packages, cost estimates and project schedules
-Development of designs for new and renovated commercial facilities.
-Provide construction detailing
-Conduct code analysis
-Project management

Skills

The ideal candidate demonstrates the following:
-Problem Solving
-Interpersonal Skills
-Partnering
-Customer Service
-Accountability
-Continual Learning
-Resilience
-Effective Communication

Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired:
-AutoCAD
-CAP Studio
-Revit
-Space planning including commercial office and hospitality spaces
-Interior design and planning
-Construction technology/management
-Leading project teams
-Various contract mechanisms
-Analysis and life-cycle maintenance of installations, facilities, and furniture projects
-Analysis, design, construction, national/local code compliance
-Design safety plans and programs to comply with laws, regulations, and policies

Qualifications/Experience

Salary Range: $44,941 - $71,467 (Entry/Developmental)

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered.

Degree must be in Architecture, Interior Design, Electrical, Mechanical or a related field (e.g., Construction Management and Space Planning). If qualifying with high school diploma, diploma must be in a relevant vocational/technical program.

Relevant experience must be in facilities, space planning [to include: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), International Building Code (IBC), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101-life safety codes], design, and/or construction documentation utilizing Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) (e.g., AutoCAD).

Salary Range: $66,510 - $103,639 (Full Performance)

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered.

Degree must be in Architecture, Interior Design, Electrical, Mechanical or a related field (e.g., Construction Management and Space Planning). If qualifying with high school diploma, diploma must be in a relevant vocational/technical program.

Relevant experience must be in facilities, space planning [to include: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), International Building Code (IBC), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101-life safety codes], design, and/or construction documentation utilizing Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) (e.g., AutoCAD), and must include project management (preferably in construction, facilities, or space planning). National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications are preferred.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.

Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).

How To Apply - External

To apply for this position, please go to: https://www.nsa.gov/psp/applyonline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=30000479&PostingSeq=.
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PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application. Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

DCIPS Disclaimer
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
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