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Tennessee Valley Authority Design Tech, Interior Design (FAC) A - 509133 in KNOXVILLE, Tennessee

Design Tech, Interior Design (FAC) A - 509133

Job ID: 509133 Location: KNOXVILLE, TN Regular/Temporary:


Design Tech, Interior Design (FAC) A - 509133

Organization: Facilities

Department: Space Management

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Relocation Assistance Offered: Yes, if eligible

Posting Open: 8/12/2019

Posting Close: 8/22/2019 at 11:59pmEST

Grade / Salary: Competitive

Job Summary:

  • Has general knowledge of architectural, interior design, and engineering technology.

  • Organizes, plans, and devises work methods to initiate, implement, and complete minor modification projects as assigned for review by technical or administrative lead. Gathers program requirements by interview, observation, and survey of customer. Performs minor design modifications in CAD for Facilities Management (FM). Creates, stores, retrieves, and updates data base information in FM facilities space management software. Creates, stores, retrieves, and updates interior design drawings on Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). Creates, updates, and maintains FM CAD integrator files.

  • Has and applies general knowledge of principles, practices and procedures associated with procurement functions. Participates in strategic material sourcing efforts in support of FM functions including Furniture Program, daily Operations and Maintenance modifications and Project support. Plans and schedules material requirements to support assigned areas of work.

  • Supports others in the area of Facilities Design as requested.

  • Area of job duties includes the entire seven State region of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

  • Performs other appropriate duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:

Receives minimum supervision and works independently to plan and perform assignments according to customary work practices and procedures. Works under direct supervision of a technical lead for work tasks of a more complex nature. Employee is not responsible for approving leave or writing service reviews.

Skills and Proficiencies (May be job or organization specific):

  • Must have a positive attitude, ability to collaborate and maintain positive customer relations and work environment.

  • Must have a team focus, ability to be flexible and adjust to rapid change.

  • Ability to create, update, & maintain CAD integrator files and FM facilities database, including field verification of as-built conditions.

  • Ability to read and prepare CAD drawings and tie this information to the Facilities Management Information Systems database.

  • Ability to retrieve data in various electronic and hardcopy formats.

  • Ability to recognize and identify problems and determine reasonable alternate solutions.

  • Ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing with customers and suppliers. Also ability to persuade, or motivate persons not under one’s direct Supervision toward a point of view which meets TVA guidelines, standards, and goals with minimum assistance.

  • Ability to implement and administer inventory-related programs and initiatives

  • Ability to obtain and determine various types of data needed to optimize inventory levels

  • Working knowledge of personal computers, basic interior design technology, and CAD

  • Working knowledge of principles, theories, practices, methods, & procedures of interior design for facilities and related support areas.

  • General knowledge of procurement practices/guidelines, inventory analysis and reporting requirements

  • General knowledge of financial analysis, business planning principles and accounting practices

  • General knowledge of negotiation techniques, principles and practices

  • General knowledge of basic equipment operation, life-cycle costs analysis and value analysis

Minimum Qualifications (Consistent with Classification Standard):

Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements

Two year technical degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture or a related field of study from a Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research (FIDER) accredited program; or equivalent education, training & experience. Coursework in communications is desirable.

Possession of minimum knowledge, skill, and/or abilities may be shown through experience, training, testing, license requirements, education, and/or a combination of these evidences.

Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, researching, and evaluating business needs for assigned functional areas.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

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