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Facilities Interior Design PM ID#12136

Facilities Interior Design Project Manager  (ID # 12136) 

Arlington, VA

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.



  • Serve as the facility interior design project manager for centrally managed activities, performing the full range of program/project management functions
  • Oversee project budgets and reviewing funding proposals to meet the requirements for new facilities and/or renovation or expansion of existing facilities
  • Evaluate and resolve problems or issues with widespread impact on the organization's large procurements, some of which have new or unusual requirements
  • Serve as the facilities representative to the Field offices on various repairs and upgrades to the existing office location
  • Travel on market surveys with the GSA, DEA Headquarters Security Officer and the local DEA office representatives to survey office sites for future office relocations
  • Travel to various field offices for inspection of new construction and renovations of ongoing projects
  • Prepare space utilization and layout design plans using the Computer Aided Design (CAD) to develop and prepare detailed drawings and specifications for telecommunications, furniture, electrical and other equipment
  • Review facilities design criteria, guidelines, and procedures to assure optimal effectiveness in meeting specialized organization needs – AutoCAD experience
  • Prepare space layouts and basic building plans and reviewing closely for deviations from requirements
  • Discuss plans with lessors, contractors, GSA representatives, DEA Headquarters entities and Domestic Field management
  • Develop project milestones and reviewing cost estimates and project schedules
  • Determine technical project requirements and design specifications and concepts
  • Apply the rules and regulations governing the acquisition, construction and/or alterations of leased or owned spaced
  • Analyze proposals and considering numerous factors related to ability to meet requirements, utility access, cost, employee convenience, etc.
  • Acquire space based on the development of program requirements, preparing design, reviewing technical drawings, specifications and cost estimates, and working with occupancy agreements and tenant improvements
  • Conduct pre-construction meetings to assure complete understanding of space designs and technical specifications
  • Oversee construction and renovations, assuring all requirements and expectations are met. Discussing plans with lessors, general contractors, architects, and management
  • Consider GSA’s offers of buildings and sites proposed for buildings built to specifications
  • Manage delivery and installation schedules
  • Develop life cycle office relocation/renovation schedules and attendant funding plans and proposals to assure facilities meet specialized requirements with maximum cost effectiveness




  • BA or BS in Interior Design or a closely related field is required
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of Federal / GSA affiliated services is strongly desired
  • Leadership skills in building staff and executing projects
  • Experience with the specialized technical design and security requirements of a Federal Law Enforcement Agency is strongly preferred, but not required
  • Experience serving as a project manager representing a client organization through the requirements development, market survey, interior design, construction and fit out phases of a project Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, to field staff, management, other federal agency contacts
  • Experience in tracking and working to contain budgeted projects costs
  • Experience developing preliminary project schedule; tracking project design and construction schedules and; working to ensure project timelines are met and unnecessary delays are prevented
  • Working experience using existing space allocation standards to develop requirements packages
  • Experience evaluating various office and other spaces (both interior and exterior surroundings) for compatibility with the client’s existing program of requirements
  • Direct experience developing design intent drawings, using CAD software that complies with life safety codes, ADA requirements, etc.
  • Experience resolving overlapping responsibilities among technical disciplines, and meeting total project objectives and schedules
  • Proven ability and experience coordinating multiple projects, all at different project phases
  • Experience in developing and leading project assignments until completion
  • Travel is required to DEA Domestic Field Divisions which include; District Offices, Resident Offices and Post of Duty
  • An Active Secret Clearance is required 


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) offers federal, state and local agencies a wide range of intelligence, cyber operations and warfighter support services. CNSP focuses on quality performance in the collection and analysis of data, dissemination of useful information, and actionable real-world support to the intelligence and warfighter communities. Services offered by Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs apply to all national security communities including federal, state and local intelligence communities, the military and law enforcement agencies.



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