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Jr. Architect Designer with a Secret Clearance

Location: Arlington, VA
Jr. Architect Designer with a Secret Clearance
Location: Arlington, VA
Clearance: Active Secret (an Interim will suffice)


As an Interior Designer assigned to the Interior Design Division of OBO/PDCS/DE, the contractor, under the mentorship and guidance of a senior Interior Designer, performs design support services to include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
  • Plans and schedules interior design production, adjusts work procedures to accommodate available resources, and improves work methods and procedures used to produce work products;
  • Participates in project reviews and facilitates coordination between technical disciplines and team members; and works closely with other Bureau personnel to ensure effective operations and service to customers;
  • Reviews design submittals developed both in-house and by A/E firms to ensure project design is in accordance with accepted interior design principles, industry standards, established Departmental and Bureau policies and standards, user functional and operational requirements, and cost-effective practices; evaluates and coordinates interior design comments for technical accuracy, acceptability, consistency, and compatibility with design criteria; and resolves conflicting comments;
  • Prepares space plans and test fits for lease fit out projects; Prepares detailed specifications and procurement packages for furniture and furnishings, window coverings, artwork, signage and finish materials;
  • Reviews shop drawings and recommends appropriate action; and reviews value engineering proposals for sound interior design practice and conformance with established criteria, and recommends action to be taken;
  • Periodically reviews existing interior design standards to incorporate lessons learned and maintains standards;
  • Organizes and participates in special studies related to the global workload; prepares written reports and analysis; prepares presentation materials to include drawings, narratives and finish boards;
  • Attends and participates in professional seminars, symposiums, meetings, conferences, to keep abreast of interior design trends.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of architecture and commercial interior design to include programming, planning and development of design and construction documents.
  • Experience coordinating with the disciplines of architecture, engineering (electrical, mechanical and structural) and facility management, to meet project objectives.
  • Experience selecting and specifying interior furnishings and finish materials to include addressing issues of maintenance and durability, flammability and sustainability.
  • Ability to formulate and express ideas, research, analysis and technical criteria both verbally and in writing.
Skill in utilizing various forms of computer hardware and software to complete assigned tasks, including AutoCAD, BIM/REVIT, InDesign, technical design/evaluation software, word processing, database management, and other applications used in creating, presenting and evaluating design decisions and producing design documents

MicroSystems Automation Group (MSAG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing subject matter expertise and technology solutions for government and commercial clients since 1988. We have a rich history of working with clients to understand their business problems and leverage our technical expertise and knowledge to deliver solutions that improve their business performance.

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