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Jobs

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 10 - October 27, 1994

Application Deadline is Noted on Each Advertised Position.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

When space allows, Spectrum will publish full descriptions of all position openings.

CURRENT LISTINGS

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN B (2872D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital Normal Starting Pay $ 15,357 (Grade 5)

Provides technical support to the clinical faculty and fourth-year veterinary students in the medical and surgical sections of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Working knowledge of basic-companion and large-animal anatomy and physiology as a result of coursework or experience. Ability to understand instructions; ability to handle and restrain large animals; knowledge of surgical suite, central sterile supply instrumentation, and sterile techniques; good communications skills; ability to stand for long periods of time and move and handle items up to 75 lbs. Must be able to tolerate rabies prophylaxis. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience in veterinary care of large and small animals; experience in hospital central surgical supply and linen management; operating-room experience; experience in special diagnostic procedures. Certification as licensed veterinary technician in Virginia is highly desirable. TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS. Previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Nov. 11.

ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN SENIOR (1763J) Physical Plant Normal Starting Pay: $23,975 (Grade 10)

Inspect, test, troubleshoot and perform minor repairs to fire protection systems. Supervise and schedule work performed by fire protection maintenance contractors. Direct contractors or physical plant trades to make repairs to fire alarm and suppression systems as necessary and to inspect work after completion for code compliance. Supervise daily activities of fire protection technician. Maintain files and an inventory on all fire-alarm and suppression systems and equipment maintenance and testing. Accompany state fire marshall on visits to campus facilities. Respond to trouble and alarm calls as established university procedures require on a 24-hour basis. Trouble-shoot and perform minor repairs to electronic devices and computers on an "as needed" basis to support physical plant departments. Serve as the liaison between physical plant and the university health and safety office, the state fire marshall, the campus police, and the Blacksburg fire department. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of applicable fire prevention codes (Virginia Statewide, BOCA, and NFPA) and ability to reference applicable codes when addressing maintenance work or citations. Considerable working knowledge of electronics. General knowledge of building systems and structures with respect to fire prevention requirements. Ability to work from electrical and electronic schematics. Ability to repair and maintain fire protection systems. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Participation at NFPA seminars, experience performing maintenance and repair of fire protection systems, good communications skills. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Oct. 28.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (1631R) Donaldson Brown Hotel Normal Starting Pay: $10,753 (Grade 1)

Performs general housekeeping duties. Removes soiled bed and bath linen from guest rooms and replaces with fresh, clean linens; inspects and turns mattresses; picks up paper from floors, removes and empties trash; cleans mirrors, doors, etc.; dusts furniture, lighting fixtures, window sills, venetian blinds and baseboards; vacuums; scrubs basins, tubs, showers, toilets, and other fixtures; reports to supervisor. May be assigned to clean offices and public areas as well. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Cleaning experience; ability to safely move and handle 25 lbs. independently, to reach and stoop, to follow instructions, and to work effectively under time limits or deadlines. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Hotel/Motel cleaning experience. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: November 4.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (4570R) Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences Normal Starting Pay: $7,678 (Grade 5)

Perform routine office duties to include typing letters, reports, and manuscripts; operating duplicating machine; filing; answering the telephone. Summarize raw data and conduct routine statistical analyses utilizing Agrobase/4, SAS, or other specialized software; produce report-ready tables. Enter and proofread data using spreadsheet and/or database programs such as Lotus 1-2-3, Reflex, or Symphony; keep computer data files organized. Order supplies and assist in keeping records for several research projects. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview. Experience with word processing; computer experience; organizational skills; ability to work accurately with detail. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing score of 45 wpm with high accuracy; work experience with WordPerfect, spreadsheet and database programs. PART-TIME POSITION. Will work 20 hrs. each week. Position is renewed yearly. Application deadline: Oct. 28.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (13J) University Registrar Normal Starting Pay: $15,357 (Grade 5)

Verifies scholastic information and prepares certified letters and forms in compliance with university policies and the family educational rights and privacy act. Prepares degree audits for undergraduate degree candidates with a high degree of accuracy. Confers with students and faculty members relative to degree audits. Determines qualifications of in-state tuition rates in accordance with section 23-7.4 of the Code of Virginia. Assists in the cross training of other members of the analysis and service team. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview. The ability to understand and explain government regulations. The ability to read for content and exercise sound judgment in the application of government regulations as well as university policies. Strong interpersonal skills. Experience working with the public. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing score of 55 wpm with high accuracy. Experience working in high volume, high stress public service situations. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Oct. 28.

PAINTER LEAD (1565P) Physical Plant Normal Starting Pay: $18,352 (Grade 7)

Performs all duties associated with painting and surface finishing in interior and exterior settings. Specific tasks include selecting, mixing and applying paints and other surface finishes with brushes, rollers, and airless spray guns. Associated tasks such as surface preparation and cleanup are included. Inspects the work of contract painters when applicable. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Journeyman-level experience in all facets of interior and exterior painting craft. Ability to monitor and direct the work of others; to work from scaffolding and ladders; to independently move and handle up to 50 lbs.; to work in inclement weather conditions. Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver's license and a good driving record. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Supervisory experience; experience painting in a renovation environment. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Nov. 4.

SECRETARY SENIOR (5674D) Biological Systems Engineering Normal Starting Pay: $15,357 (Grade 5)

Formats, types, edits, proofreads, and prints class materials, correspondence, proposals, reports, and technical papers using WordPerfect; answers multi-line telephone system, takes and relays messages; maintains department copy machine, arranges for its repair and trains other users; maintains department alumni mailing list; orders supplies for department and assists other staff as needed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview; considerable experience using word processing software to produce a wide variety of documents including technical manuscripts; ability to prepare transparencies and slides from computer software, compose routine correspondence, and screen and refer callers and visitors; ability to schedule meetings, work cooperatively with other team members, determine priorities, and communicate well. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing score of 55 wpm with high accuracy; experience using WordPerfect 5.1; experience preparing technical documents using Greek symbols, subscripts, superscripts, equations, tables, and figures; knowledge of computer presentation software such as Freelance. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Oct. 28.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (3RD COOK) (W147R) Culinary Services Normal Starting Pay: $5.65 (Grade 2)

Follows instructions of the supervisor, using standard recipes and procedures to prepare menu items. Grills, frys, and steams food items as required by recipes and menus. Assembles and mixes ingredients for soups, sauces, and gravies. Opens and unpacks frozen foods and canned products for preparation of the cooking process. Helps check-in, store, and move food supplies; carries food to serving lines and assists in housekeeping chores. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Some knowledge of large-quantity cooking and basic math. Ability to follow standard recipes and procedures, and to operate all kitchen equipment. Ability to work with people and to work quickly and efficiently; ability to independently and safely move and handle up to 60 lbs. and to work for long periods of time in high temperatures. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience in large-quantity cooking using standardized recipes. Several positions available. FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule varies and includes nights and weekends for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Oct. 28.

FOOD OPERATIONS MANAGER ASSISTANT (W162R) Culinary Services Normal Starting Pay: $8.07 (Grade 6)

Assumes all duties and responsibilities in manager's absence. Supervises employees to ensure a proper customer service atmosphere. Monitors service of coffee, pastry and ice cream to ensure proper production and presentation. Oversees production of pastry items, maintains reports and records involving cash handling and facility, and regulates labor hours. Utilizes merchandising techniques for appearance of foods, good dining atmosphere and good customer relations. Regulates labor hours within designated allowances to maintain and develop customer service and good staff rapport. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in a retail operation; knowledge of proper food production and presentation techniques; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel; good supervisory and leadership skills; knowledge of computer systems operation. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Education or training in food service or nutrition; supervisory experience in a food-service operation. FULL-TIME POSITION. Hours vary to include nights and weekends during the academic year for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Oct. 28.

LABORATORY AIDE (W160R) Wood Science and Forest Products Normal Starting Pay: $5.65 (Grade 2)

Cleans the various wood processing, wood testing, wood chemistry and adjacent laboratories and facilities in and around the Brooks Forest Products Center. Assists in setting up equipment and testing facilities in the various laboratories and adjacent operations; operates some wood-working equipment. Performs other routine cleaning and equipment setup duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Cleaning experience; ability to use power tools and equipment, to safely move and handle heavy items such as lumber, panels, equipment, etc., and to follow instructions. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Cleaning experience in a similar commercial or institutional setting; experience with wood working equipment. PART-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Oct. 28.

RESEARCH SPECIALIST (W161K) Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Normal Starting Pay: $9.65 (Grade 8)

Conducts literature review and drafts report on habitat requirements and population status of grassland sparrows. Duties may involve field work censusing sparrow populations and sampling habitat. Supervises field crews monitoring salamander and turtle populations. Maintains population and habitat data bases, performs basic analyses, and prepares graphics. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience analyzing population data; experience conducting literature reviews and writing reports; familiarity with database, graphics, statistical, and/or word processing programs. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: B.S. in wildlife, natural resources, or related area; familiarity with songbird populations; familiarity with IBM and Macintosh computers; experience capturing, handling, and taking morphological measurements on salamanders. PART-TIME POSITION. Will work 10-39 hours. each week with some weekend and overnight travel required for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Oct. 28.

SECRETARY SENIOR (W155P) Institutional Research and Planning Analysis Normal Starting Pay: $7.38 (Grade 5)

Schedules, plans, and coordinates conferences and meetings for groups of administrators, faculty and staff. Manages travel and appointment schedules for the director of Institutional Research and the planning coordinator. Prepares budget status reports and monitors budget status; serves as office liaison with accounting, purchasing, payroll, and personnel departments. Composes correspondence, prepares and edits reports, maintains library of planning documents and other files of planning and budget-management materials. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview. Experience in general office support to include making travel arrangements, keeping calendars, and arranging meetings; experience reviewing and maintaining budgets; experience using personal computers and related software such as E-mail, spreadsheets, word processing; ability to interact and communicate with a variety of people; to compose, edit, and proofread various documents; ability to handle several complex tasks concurrently. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing test score of 50 wpm with good accuracy. Knowledge of university policies, procedures, and record-keeping systems related to accounting, purchasing, payroll, personnel, and travel; experience using mainframe, and text editors. PART-TIME POSITION. Work schedule: 20 hours per week, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 28.

Faculty Jobs

INSTRUCTIONAL

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY. Assistant Professor.

Tenure-track, beginning fall semester 1995. AOS: Medieval or modern philosophy up through Kant. AOC: Interdisciplinary humanities and ethics, or social and political philosophy. Appointment will be in the Center for Programs in Humanities with joint appointment in the department of philosophy. Ph.D. by August 1995. Salary competitive. Teaching responsibility in humanities will be principally medieval or enlightenment humanities but may also include introductory courses in ancient Greek and Roman humanities or Renaissance. Prinicipal teaching responsibility in philosophy will be undergraduate and graduate courses in medieval or early-modern philosophy, and introductory philosophy courses. Send dossier, a writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation to J.C. Pitt, Chair, Humanities Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0126. Telephone (703) 231-4564. Fax (703) 231-6367. Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 5, 1994, to be considered for possible interviews at the Eastern APA Meetings.

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES. Assistant Professor: Spanish.

Tenure-track, starting fall 1995. Pending approval. Spanish linguistics (general/applied). Ph.D. in hand by Aug. 1, 1995. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and potential for research and publication. Superior command of Spanish and English. Desirable: business Spanish; CAI; interest in directing extracurricular activities; translation. For the position, letter, vitae, and full dossier (transcripts and letters of recommendation) must be received by Nov. 18, 1994. Send application to Dr. Christopher Eustis, Head, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, 119 Femoyer Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0225.

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES. Assistant Professor: French.

Tenure-track, starting fall 1995. Pending approval. Generalist (19th and 20th centuries expertise preferred). Ph.D. in hand by Aug. 1, 1995. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and potential for research and publication. Superior command of French and English. Desirable: business French; French civilization and culture; interest in directing extracurricular activities and summer study abroad-program; CAI; translation. For the position, letter, vitae, and full dossier (transcripts and letters of recommendation) must be received by Nov. 18, 1994. Send application to Dr. Christopher Eustis, Head, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, 119 Femoyer Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0225.

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES. Assistant Professor: Spanish.

Tenure-track, starting fall 1995. Pending approval. Peninsular literature and culture, 19th and 20th centuries. Ph.D. in hand by Aug. 1, 1995. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and potential for research and publication. Superior command of Spanish and English. Desirable: business Spanish; CAI; interest in directing extracurricular activities; translation. For the position, letter, vitae, and full dossier (transcripts and letters of recommendation) must be received by Nov. 18, 1994. Send application to Dr. Christopher Eustis, Head, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, 119 Femoyer Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0225.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS. Assistant Professor.

Tenure-track, available Aug. 15, 1995. The department may be able to make one or more visiting appointments at the assistant professor level for the academic year starting on Aug. 15, 1995. The department is especially interested in public economics, economic theory and related subjects. Junior scholars with a Ph.D. (in hand, or expected by Aug. 16, 1995) from a major university should send curriculum vitae, samples of written work, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly. The department will start reviewing applications on Dec. 1, 1994. Interviews will take place during the ASSA meetings in Washington, D.C. Contact Junior Hiring, c/o Yannis M. Ioannides, Head, Department of Economics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0316.

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. Lenz Professor of Management Science.

Need outstanding research and scholarly record in management science or related field. Limited to campus faculty. Review of applications begins October 31. Contact Dr. Bernard Taylor III, 1007 Pamplin Hall, Campus 0235.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

NEWMAN LIBRARY. Research Associate/Network Engineer.

One-year, restricted position from hire date, limited to campus. Provide technical direction and support for the management of the Virginia Tech Libraries data network. Make high-level decisions related to the daily operations of the network. Serve as project leader and coordinator on projects involving library networking and data communications. Work with CNS (Communications Network Services) to install, document, and maintain electronic communications and network equipment. Research, evaluate, and specify solutions for the many network-related projects planned as well as evaluate, current systems. Develop and implement software for special purposes. Provide assistance, instruction, and general consultation services to university management and personnel. In-depth knowledge of electronic communications systems, networking equipment and computer hardware and software; experience managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting complex internetworks; experience with IP and Appletalk protocals and applications; familiarity with UNIX, MS-DOS, MS-Windows, and Apple System 7 operating systems; ability to interact well with customers, vendors, and staff, to work independently with minimal supervision, to supervise people with diverse backgrounds, and to manage multiple complex projects. Demonstrated ability to take projects from inception to conclusion in a timely fashion. BS degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or equivalent experience in related field; experience with designing, installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining large networks; experience with library automation systems; programming expertise in C or C++. Starting salary is $30,000 minimum. Send letter of intent and resume to Cathy Robinson, Personnel Office, Newman Library, Campus 0434.