Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Environmental Graphic Designer in Reno, Nevada
The Environmental Graphic Designer position is assigned to the Office of the Associate Director reporting directly to the Activation Program Manager for the 265,000 square feet major construction project, Project Nevada's Heroes, and is located at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, NV. Incumbent serves on the Activation Integrated Project Team as a representative for all elements associated with signage and way finding development for the seismic renovation and clinic expansion.
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Major Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Responsible for all signage and way finding elements associated with interior and exterior environments to promote effective navigation of the facility for employees, patients and visitors; including coordination with Healthcare and government regulations, code requirements, placement strategy, update strategy, and budgeting.
- Responsible to conduct comprehensive review of the seismic renovation and clinic expansion signage design proposed.
- Review, comment on and submit recommendations to the seismic renovation and clinic expansion design firm when finalizing the signage and way finding selections during all phases during the design to ensure compliance with the overall signage concept.
- Independently evaluate and determine the disposition of new, excess, replacement and damaged signage associated with the seismic renovation and clinic expansion. Coordinating pick-up and delivery of such items with the responsible officials.
- Responsible for developing a budget for and verifying the receipt of various signage and way finding products and services; and coordinating and supervising the installation; prepares budgetary figures and cost estimates with special attention to detail to ensure the items selected are appropriate and adequate to support the new facility and clinical operations.
- Responsible for creating environmental graphics and signage schedules, reviewing and providing technical support during the seismic renovation and clinic expansion design efforts associated with the overall directional graphics and signage system both internal and external.
- Ensure the completed facility way finding scheme is in compliance with the requirements of Directional Graphics for VA Hospitals/ Medical Centers.
- Serve as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for the Activation Integrated Project Team as it relates to signage and way finding for the facility, and is responsible for developing and maintaining the schedules for all signage services affected. Work Schedule:Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm Telework:May be available Virtual:This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#:/PD #04903-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report:Not required Note: This position is covered under the bargaining unit.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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1008 Interior Design
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
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Preferred Experience: Ability to complete the signage and way finding designs such as would be acquired through a bachelor's degree program in Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Product Design or related program, supplemented by a minimum of eight years of environmental and way finding graphic design experience with a professional background delivering and presenting graphics, signage and way finding and user-focused experiences for healthcare environments.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/04/2018.
Resume Reminder - Your resume must include the following information for each job listed: Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible) Month & year start/end dates(e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
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-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. 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 at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Experience that required the performance of work concerned with the design and alteration of interior spaces to meet functional and aesthetic needs such as: * Identifying, researching, and creatively solving problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment. * Performing services relative to interior spaces, including programming, design analysis, space planning and aesthetics, using specialized 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, evaluating bid proposals, reviewing construction documents, participating in on-site construction visits, conducting pre- and post-occupancy evaluations, developing standards for efficient space management, etc. OR,
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must possess an Undergraduate and Graduate degree with a Major study 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) examination?.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
- Mental Visualization
- Project Management
- Requirements Analysis
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:This is a very active position requiring dexterity related to space planning, inspecting, visiting project/job sites, and signage installation. Work will require long periods of sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending, crawling, and work in cramped and awkward positions. The work involves carrying heavy catalogs, books of samples, etc. Incumbent must have good eyesight including depth and color perception. Incumbent works routinely in an office setting. Constant visitation with the current medical center staff throughout all areas of the existing medical facility will be essential during the design development through completion. Precautionary measures will be observed in infectious areas when necessary. Incumbent will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) during the construction phase of this seismic renovation and clinic expansion project while inspecting the new work site during the demolition, excavation and construction, encountering noise, dust, fumes from paint, adhesives, and other potentially unstable elements and the full range of environments present in a dynamic, active, and large construction project.
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. 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.
VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's 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.
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 http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
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.
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Drug test required
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
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.
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- Other Veterans Document
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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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.
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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 10/04/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10309992.
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VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System 975 Kirman Avenue Reno, NV 89502 US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510947400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 09/14/2018 to 10/04/2018
Pay scale & grade: GS 11
Salary: $61,218 to $79,586 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time