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Interior Designer I


Responsible for the planning and development of the interior design aspects for building, remodeling, and renovation projects at the University of Florida; assist in the maintenance of UF Construction Standards, specifically the section dedicated to Interior Finishes, in concert with University representatives.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Coordinates the purchase and installation of furniture, equipment, and interiors items from vendors and state contracted entities.
  • Prepares and coordinates architectural and engineering construction documents for buildings and other physical facilities with user groups on to maximize usefulness to the design architect, or construction manager /general contractor engineer may be achieved.
  • Assists University administrators in presenting their architectural and engineering needs to the architects and engineers during planning and development of the construction drawings and specifications; conducts special studies and projects assigned by the Assistant Vice President.
  • Responsible, with the Assistant Director for LEED, for the selection of sustainable interior and exterior materials and finishes to be utilized in all major construction and renovation projects.
  • Works with vice presidents, deans, directors, and/or their delegated representatives to select, procure, and install interior finishes including, flooring, wall finishes, ceiling finishes, and associated building renovations.
  • Consults with product vendors, verification of availability, determination of quantities and pricing of materials specified, and review and approval of selections.
  • Consults with the vice presidents, associate and assistant vice presidents, deans, directors, faculty and others in the development of design studies and graphic presentations relating to proposals and requests for major and minor construction facilities: represents the Division on the University’s ADA Committee and assesses the needs and requirements for ADA compliance on all minor projects through project design review sessions.
  • Maintains the Interior Finishes library of finishes samples for use in materials selections.
  • Monitors and conducts ongoing inspections during construction of projects; and performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Works with architects, engineers, construction managers and contractors; makes presentations of planning concepts to University committees and groups as well as to the general public.
  • Establishes space needs, space relationships and general guide for architects and engineers.
  • Recommends policy or policy changes to supervisor as they pertain to office planning and procedures; interpret policies established by the University and SUS.
  • Conducts regular meetings monthly with outside contractors, design consultants and product vendors as needed in the management of construction projects.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in interior design, or an appropriate area of specialization and one year of appropriate experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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