Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: F0012 / Interiors Design Associate
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, assists with interiors-related construction and renewal projects for the University. Performs day-to-day project activities in support of University and contract construction management. Collaborates with clients to ensure desired design specifications are met. Utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) software to draft and design interiors projects, ensuring proper interpretation, implementation, and/or modification of plans and specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Works with University clients in order to design, draft, estimate, and assist with the implementation of interiors services on renovation and renewal projects.
  2. Prepares furnishings and equipment layouts utilizing AutoCAD software; verifies that design components meet client needs and code compliance.
  3. Prepares purchase specifications for various furnishings materials and equipment required for interiors design projects; assists with the selection of furniture and finishes.
  4. Monitors the progress and status of interiors projects through on-site inspections and collaboration with clients and higher-level project managers.
  5. Meets with clients both during and at the conclusion of projects to ensure satisfaction with design and installation; coordinates problem resolution as appropriate.
  6. Develops and maintains job files, such as resource libraries, project schedules, and procurement and budget tracking documents.
  7. Develops and/or prepares required correspondence for all aspects of project programming, estimating, bidding, warranty and other related issues.
  8. May assist in supervising installation of furniture, fixtures, equipment and art; may assist with occupant move-in to new or renovated facilities.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to analyze and assess construction project needs, and to design efficient solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local building and installation codes applicable to furnishings and equipment design and layout.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Skill in use of computer related software i.e. AutoCAD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 02/28/2018