May 16, 2022

Interior Designer - Entry to Senior Level (MD)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

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. 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: - Conducting facilities planning and space programming - Developing furniture layouts, furniture specification and design packages, cost estimates and project schedules - Developing designs for new and renovated commercial facilities. - Providing construction detailing - Conducting code analysis - Performing project management tasks - Selecting architectural, interior design and furniture materials and finishes - Conducting multidisciplinary project reviews and teaming

NSA is growing by leaps and bounds and is in need of skilled/experienced Facilities and Logistics professionals. NSA currently has several opportunities in Facility Project Management, Electricians, Carpenters, HVAC Mechanics, Property Administrative Officers, and many more.

Salary Range: $50,643 - $80,532 (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. An Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree must be in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or related field. If program is not CIDA accredited, it must include specified coursework.* *Specified coursework shall include the following topics: (a) drafting (b) architectural drawing and rendering (c) computer aided design (d) intro to interior design (e) architectural lighting or environmental controls (f) building construction and methods (g) construction documents (h) design and the built environment (i) history of architecture (j) history of furniture (k) sustainable design (l) design and visual culture (m) visual form (n) Photoshop for interiors (o) graphic presentation (p) construction materials and finishes (q) interior design business practices (r) life safety codes for interiors Relevant experience must be in facilities, space planning (to include: [Americans with Disabilties 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 Aid Drafting (CAD) (e.g., AutoCAD). Salary Range: $74,950 - $116,788 (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. An Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree must be in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or related field. If program is not CIDA accredited, it must include specified coursework.* *Specified coursework shall include the following topics: (a) drafting (b) architectural drawing and rendering (c) computer aided design (d) intro to interior design (e) architectural lighting or environmental controls (f) building construction and methods (g) construction documents (h) design and the built environment (i) history of architecture (j) history of furniture (k) sustainable design (l) design and visual culture (m) visual form (n) Photoshop for interiors (o) graphic presentation (p) construction materials and finishes (q) interior design business practices (r) life safety codes for interiors 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 design, construction, facilities, or space planning). National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications are preferred. Salary Range: $106,823 - $164,102 (Senior) *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 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience. An Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree must be in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or related field. If program is not CIDA accredited, it must include specified coursework.* *Specified coursework shall include the following topics: (a) drafting (b) architectural drawing and rendering (c) computer aided design (d) intro to interior design (e) architectural lighting or environmental controls (f) building construction and methods (g) construction documents (h) design and the built environment (i) history of architecture (j) history of furniture (k) sustainable design (l) design and visual culture (m) visual form (n) Photoshop for interiors (o) graphic presentation (p) construction materials and finishes (q) interior design business practices (r) life safety codes for interiors 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 design, construction, facilities or space planning); design management; supervisor or site manager in a facilities environment. National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications are preferred.

Description of Skills NOTE: Critical to the assessment of your application are responses to all screening questions and uploaded unofficial transcripts. The ideal candidate demonstrates the following: - Problem Solving - Critical Thinking - Interpersonal Skills - Partnering / Collaboration - Customer Service - Accountability - Continual Learning - Resilience - Effective Communication - Creativity - Flexibility Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - AutoCAD - 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 - Ability to manage and design multiple projects with varying scope under compressed schedules

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 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).