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Interior Designer


Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the planning, organizing and directing of a statewide interior design program.  The primary duties of this position will center around the design rather than the construction of interior space.  This position may plan, design and prepare drawings and specifications for the alteration or construction of interior spaces in a building. If the estimated cost for such construction, remodeling or repairing of interior spaces exceeds the amount outlined in 59 O.S. Supp. 1989, Section 46.3, then the planning, designing and preparation of drawings and specifications for that project must be done under the supervision and control of a licensed architect who must approve and stamp the final plans.

Typical Functions

  • Plans organizes and directs space renovation design programs for facilities operated by the agency; interprets theme design for resorts into a planned program of space allocation; prepares a budget for the entire renovation project including an estimate of cost of construction and cost of furnishings and decorations.
  • Works with architects, structural engineers, electrical contractors and mechanical contractors to develop specifications for renovations; ensures compliance with applicable codes and ensures a safe, well designed environment; prepares professional service contracts when necessary.
  • Provides technical assistance to division directors and their staff regarding the design of interior space, furniture systems, interior furnishings, space layouts, project management and the documentation of such plans.
  • Prepares long range plans for the renovation of interior spaces; prioritizes projects according to need; works with resort managers to define and interpret the facility's theme; prepares presentation boards outlining the specifics of such designs for presentation to the facility manager and division staff.
  • Coordinates work of renovation projects with the facility manager to minimize disruption to the facility and its guests.

Level Descriptors

Level I Code: F68A Salary Band: J

The Interior Designer job family consists of only one level and incumbent employees are responsible for performing all functions related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the development and coordination of interior design programs; of interior design factors and techniques; of contemporary design trends and historical design periods; of cost estimation and budgeting; and of managerial principles and practices.  Ability is required to plan, organize and direct a statewide interior design program involving multiple facilities; to collect data and organize projects; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to solve problems related to work design and implementation.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree in interior design and three years experience in professional interior design; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

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