Mid-Level Interior Design w/Clearance

Full Time
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Posted 7 months ago

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, DC, (Telework Subject to Approval)

SCOPE: The MAASAI Group, LLC is seeking a Mid-Level Interior Designer to support the Program Development, Coordination, and Support Directorate (PDCS) responsible for the design, coordination, and management of OBO’s construction and renovation programs.

The Office of Design and Engineering (DE) provides expertise in architecture; landscape architecture; space programming; space planning; interior design; graphic design; sustainability; civil structure, seismic, blast, geotechnical, electrical, and mechanical engineering; energy; telecommunications; and security. Working with Planning and Real Estate, DE develops and updates the Space Requirements Programs (SRP). DE directs design coordination of OBO’s building program, managing designs from planning through construction. DE monitors the performance of the architecture-engineering contractors hired to execute OBO’s projects. The office serves as the building code official, confirms the technical adequacy of construction documents, and issues building permits. The Energy Group (NRG) provides multidisciplinary expertise for high-performance buildings, planning, design, engineering, construction, utility management, and maintenance


  • US Citizen
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and five (5) years of related experience
  • Knowledge of the full range of concepts, principles, and practices of interior design about the planning, design, specification, renovation, and construction of facilities’ interiors, to enhance the quality of the interior environment; to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants and to arrange and procure associated furnishings; and to evaluate and incorporate the most recent developments and TORP technologies in the field of interior design into current projects and technical requirements
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of related engineering disciplines, including civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical sufficient to enable the contractor to interface effectively with other professionals in the course of design and construction projects, and to recognize the relationships between architecture, interior design, and engineering in dealing with technical issues and problems arising during such projects.
  • Working knowledge of the commercial furniture industry and the issues associated with furniture and engineering systems coordination.
  • Ability to interpret plans and specifications for a variety of large and complex building projects. Knowledge of Federal, Departmental, and Bureau contracting processes, procedures, and guidelines applicable to A/E contracting.
  • Ability to develop architectural, interior design, and related A/E criteria or instructions for specific facilities and ensure that new developments, methods, techniques, or experimental theories for improving designs, standardizing common facilities, and producing quality designs are examined to enable the Bureau to solve problems not readily treatable by standard, acceptable methods and carry out the Department’s mission.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mission, functions, and objectives of the Division, Office, Bureau, and Department and their interrelationships with one another to coordinate work efforts, ensure that work is performed successfully and in a cost-effective manner and that work efforts are not duplicated. Experience using AutoCAD, REVIT, BIM, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Developed oral and written communications skills to confer with and advise employees, contractors, and officials throughout the Department on assigned projects; participate in and conduct lectures and briefings; articulate and defend recommendations and decisions; produce coherent reports, policy recommendations, guidelines, and instructions; offer expert technical advice on architectural systems and standards; and recommend solutions to complex, highly technical architectural problems.


The Mid-level Interior Designer coordinates, tracks, and monitors program-wide requirements and schedules to support overseas building programs. The contractor performs tasks and assignments that include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Plans, coordinates, and establish replacement schedules and priorities. Assist with procurement and supply operations with direct oversight provided by Government Task Manager (GTM.)
  • Assist Purchase Card Holder with receiving and reviewing requests for supplies, equipment, furniture, and office services.
  • Works closely with the financial advisor to plan an effective, economical program for regular purchases and the replacement of furniture and equipment.
  • Assist with identifying various types of equipment and furnishings available.
  • Receives and processes requests for maintenance, repairs, and/or alterations which involve the expenditure of funds with direct oversight/supervision provided by the Government Task Manager.
  • Coordinates the maintenance, repairs, or alterations which involve physical security, disposal, and cleaning of equipment, property, and space and expenditures of funds.
  • Coordinates and arranges for all telephone-related services and other communications and data-fax services.
  • Arranges for special reproduction services, visual aids, charts, picture framing, graphics, printing, and all award certificates, including length-of-service and performance awards.
  • Under the direct guidance of the Government Task Manager, assist with initiating orders for publications for use by Bureau offices and retains up-to-date records of all such publications for future renewals.
  • Assist with property management program for non-expendable property, reconciles discrepancies, processes disposal actions, conduct inventories, and prepare the annual inventory report.
  • Analyzes office requirements based on the size, type of operation, and plans for future expansion and provides input to GPA Executive Office.
  • Assist Government Task Manager with presenting plans and/or alternatives for the most efficient utilization of space within existing constraints and criteria. Assists in drawing floor plans to accommodate office requirements; assists with developing proposals and justifications for space; assists with obtaining estimates for renovations; works with officials to determine appropriate office furnishings, and ensures that contractors fulfill their responsibilities by specific requirements.
  • Conducts special projects and assignments, often highly complex and urgent, as required under the direct supervision of the GPA Executive Office.

DECISION MAKING/JUDGEMENT: This position involves projects and/or assignments requiring considerable decision-making authority regarding procedures, processes, plans, and schedules. The ability to work independently or in a team setting is necessary.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Needs the ability to use a keyboard to enter and retrieve data.
  • Must be able to lift 5-20 pounds.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
  • Local travel and CONUS/OCONUS may be required.


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