Job Duties and Tasks
Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval.
Confer with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function.
Advise client on interior design factors, such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, and color coordination.
Select or design, and purchase furnishings, art works, and accessories.
Formulate environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise.
Subcontract fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
Render design ideas.
Link or chart suspects to criminal organizations or events to determine activities and interrelationships.
Thinking creatively ” Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
Interacting With Computers ” Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates ” Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Getting Information ” Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Selling or Influencing Others ” Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems ” Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information ” Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment ” Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work ” Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Performing for or Working directly with the Public ” Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Speech Clarity ” The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Deductive Reasoning ” The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Speech Recognition ” The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Visual Color Discrimination ” The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Inductive Reasoning ” The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering ” The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Problem Sensitivity ” The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Category Flexibility ” The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Written Expression ” The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Written Comprehension ” The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Near Vision ” The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Knowledge and Experience
1) Customer and Personal Service ” Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
2) Design ” Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
3) Administration and Management ” Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
4) Sales and Marketing ” Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
5) English Language ” Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
6) Clerical ” Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
7) Computers and Electronics ” Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
8) Building and Construction ” Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
9) Mathematics ” Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
10) Production and Processing ” Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
11) Economics and Accounting ” Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data
1) Active Listening ” Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
2) Reading Comprehension ” Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
3) Management of Financial Resources“ Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
4) Speaking ” Talking to others to convey information effectively.
5) Persuasion ” Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
6) Writing ” Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.