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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 13 - November 17, 1994

Application Deadline is Noted on Each Advertised Position. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

SALARIED POSITIONS:

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (2102D) University Development Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Provides secretarial and administrative support to the director for capital support; coordinates administrative activities including daily contact with major donors and faculty, making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments and meetings, preparing correspondence, and handling mail; generates prospect reports; enters and tracks gift solicitations; creates and modifies files. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview. Considerable experience in support of activities of senior management to include scheduling meetings and making travel arrangements; considerable public-relations experience involving extensive customer-service skills; demonstrated strong word-processing and communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with confidential materials. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing score of 55 wpm with high accuracy; experience supporting fund-raising efforts; experience working with corporate or similar executives; experience using WordPerfect and mainframe applications such as IMS or CMS; familiarity with spreadsheet and graphics programs; knowledge of university policies and procedures. FULL-TIME POSITION. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

FOOD OPERATIONS MANAGER ASSISTANT (6468R) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Supervises the preparation of all pastry food items as required by the recipe and menu; the mixing and measuring of ingredients; and the check-in, storage, and movement of food supplies. Supervises the set-up for service, review of menus, determination of assignments, instruction of staff on menu procedures and timing. Maintains records of amounts prepared and adjusts recipes to accommodate leftovers. Assists in the training of students and trains pastry staff. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated knowledge of quantity baking and food preparation practices; experience following standard recipes and procedures; good interpersonal skills; ability to make decisions, to safely move and handle items weighing up to 60 lbs., and to work for long periods in high temperatures; knowledge of basic math; organizational skills; skill in operating kitchen equipment. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Supervisory experience in a pastry shop; culinary degree in pastry; baking/ACF certification. FULL-TIME POSITION. Hours vary. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

FOOD PRODUCTION WORKER B (Restaurant Chef) (1123K) Donaldson Brown Hotel Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Assists in the supervision and production of restaurant and banquet food, and the coordination and instruction of the HTM laboratories. Maintains a clean and sanitary operation; trains and instructs employees; develops and creates new menu items; secures all food areas. Informs executive chef of problems with equipment, personnel, food, and supplies. Assists with check-in, storage, and moving food supplies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated knowledge of food-preparation practices; experience following recipes and food-preparation procedures; good communication and interpersonal skills; ability to supervise, to make decisions, to safely move and handle up to 60 lbs., to work for long periods in high temperatures, and to operate a variety of kitchen equipment. Good organizational and basic math skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience as a chef in a fine dining establishment; supervisory experience. FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule varies. Application deadline: Dec. 9.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (189P) Physical Plant/Housekeeping Services Normal Starting Pay: $10,995 (Grade 1) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Cleans and restocks restrooms; cleans classrooms, offices, labs, gyms, corridors, stairways, and windows. Cleans entrance ways and sidewalks including snow removal. Identifies and reports equipment repairs and hazardous conditions. Performs other job-related duties as assigned, including overtime necessitated by emergencies. In case of university closing, (due to inclement weather, etc.) employees are considered emergency personnel and are expected to report to work. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Cleaning experience; ability to follow instructions and to safely and efficiently operate powered and manual cleaning equipment; ability to independently, safely, and frequently handle up to 35 lbs. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Institutional cleaning experience. TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Work-area assignment and shift may be changed if necessary. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (791R) Residential and Dining Programs Normal Starting Pay: $10,995 (Grade 1) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Removes trash from buildings, cleans and restocks restrooms and showers. Cleans corridors, lounges, study rooms, and stairways. Clears debris from outside of buildings. Reports maintenance problems to supervisor. Moves and places furniture. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Cleaning experience; ability to independently and safely move and handle up to 50 lbs. and to safely and efficiently operate powered and manual cleaning equipment; ability to follow instructions and to work with minimum supervision; good communication and interpersonal skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Institutional or commercial cleaning experience. FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

LABORATORY SPECIALIST (6469P) Biology Normal Starting Pay: $20,514 (Grade 8) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Provides technical support for research projects involving stream ecology and biodiversity. Specific duties will include collecting, identifying, and archiving aquatic insects; developing and managing a data base; supervising hourly wage employees and maintaining laboratory supplies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education or experience in stream ecology, aquatic entomology, statistics, computers, or related area. Field research experience in streams including collecting and identifying aquatic insects. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: MS degree in ecology, biology, entomology, fisheries or related area. FULL-TIME POSITION. Position ends 10/1/96, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (1377P) Office of University Bursar/Student Accounts Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Represents Student Accounts in providing assistance to students, parents, and staff in the assessment of charges; explains university policies and procedures related to fee structures; analyzes and explains all transactions on student accounts; makes required adjustments to accounts of co-op and absentia students. Reviews daily student accounts block report for appropriate adjustments to accounts. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A typing test score is required to be considered for an interview. Experience or training in bookkeeping/accounting; demonstrated ability to work effectively with the public; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work in a high-volume, stressful environment. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Typing test score of 45 wpm with good accuracy; experience using CMS, IMS, or similar systems; customer-service experience; experience working in a higher-education setting. FULL-TIME POSITION. Previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (6472D) University Library Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Supports the library's reserve area by making materials available for checkout; resolves problems, performs inventories, and processes reserve lists; discharges materials from reserve at the end of the semester; assists with reserve processing; adds and removes materials from collection; assists patrons at the public service counter by charging and discharging materials. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with and assisting the public; familiarity with personal computers, word processing, and spreadsheet applications; ability to work accurately with detailed information and to explain and apply policies and procedures. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Knowledge of library organization and Library of Congress call-number system; experience with copyright laws. FULL-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: Thursday-Monday 1-10 p.m., Application deadline: Nov. 18.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN SENIOR (1387D) University Relations Normal Starting Pay: $18,765 (Grade 7) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Assists special events manager by preparing correspondence, schedules, calendars, agendas, scripts and other information; answers phone and relays messages; makes travel and lodging arrangements, schedules meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, and catering for events; prepares materials for distribution; attends and assists at events; operates A/V equipment and keeps events running on time; composes and types letters; compiles and oversees printing and distribution of semi-annual Upcoming Events calendar; maintains mailing lists for events; collects membership lists for Founders Day functions; serves on Founders Day Committee; assists in administration of the Virginia Tech Distinguished Speakers Series. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview; considerable administrative experience demonstrating the ability to compose original materials, act independently, and make decisions; strong computer background to include experience using word processing and generating mass mail; strong communication and interpersonal skills with considerable ability to interact tactfully with a wide variety of people; ability to handle multiple tasks in a stressful, deadline-oriented environment. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing test score of 60 wpm with high accuracy; experience using WordPerfect for Windows or Microsoft Word and database programs; experience using Macintosh computers; background in public relations or special events planning. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

WAGE POSITIONS:

DISPATCHER/POLICE (W174P) Police Department Normal Starting Pay: $8.25 (Grade 6) (Eff. 12-1-94)

TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS, for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

FOOD PRODUCTION WORKER A (W172R) Donaldson Brown Hotel Normal Stating Pay: $6.32 (Grade 3) (Eff. 12-1-94)

FULL-TIME POSITION for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (W165R) Student Health Services Normal Starting Pay: $5.29 (Grade 1) (Eff. 12-1-94)

PART-TIME POSITION. Work schedule: one day per week 6 a.m.-3 p.m., every third Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 40 hours per week during breaks, and on call for coverage when needed. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

LABORATORY TECH (W158R) Fisheries and Wildlife Normal Starting Pay: $6.91 (Grade 4) (Eff. 12-1-94)

TWO PART-TIME POSITIONS TO BEGIN FEBRUARY 1995. Will work 30-35 hours per week for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work will require travel and overnight stays. Positions end approximately 12-95. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

OFFICE SERVICES AIDE (W173R) University Unions and Student Activities Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2) (Eff.12-1-94)

PART-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: Mon.-Fri. 9:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

Faculty Jobs

INSTRUCTIONAL

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT. Instructors.

Several instructors to teach four courses each semester, one in literature and three in composition, technical writing, or business writing. MA required; ABD preferred. Interviews at CCCC in Washington. Letter, curriculum vita, and dossier by Feb. 15, 1995 (or until positions are filled) to Paul Sorrentino, Associate Head, English Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0112.

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT. Assistant Professor, Microbiology.

Tenure-track faculty position, nine-month academic year, begins August 1995. It is expected that the applicants will have had postdoctoral experience and a broad background in microbiology. The responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching in microbiology and development of a competitive research program in the individual's field of interest. A letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching goals, and three letters of reference should be received by Jan. 15, 1995 (or until suitable candidates are identified). All correspondence should be directed to Joseph O. Falkinham III, Department of Biology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0406; (703) 231-5931; FAX (703) 231-9307; e-mail JOFIII@vt.edu.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

Virginia Power Electronics Center (VPEC). Part-time Computer System Administrator.

The Virginia Power Electronics Center (VPEC), in the Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering, is seeking a part-time employee (possibly a graduate student) with experience in Unix-based workstations and Microsoft DOS/Windows-based PC's to help administer resources in VPEC's PC and Workstation Laboratories. The laboratories consist of five SUN SPARC10 workstations, three HP 9000 workstations, numerous PC's and Macs, local-area and ethernet networks, laser/color printers, scanners, plotters, and other networked devices. Duties include (but are not limited to) the following: overall administration of VPEC workstations, PC's and Macs (all on local network), peripherals, local-area networks; installation and management of application software on both workstations and PC's; development and extraction of monthly usage reports of VPEC computer facilities, and routine hardware maintenance. Applicants should possess considerable knowledge of hardware and software. Software includes: SunOS, HPUX, system administration and accounting under SunOS and HPUX, Microsoft DOS/Windows, 4DOS, Windows NT, TCP/IP Networking, NFS and NIS, PC-NFS, NCSA Telnet; C/C++, C-shell, and Bourne shell scripts programming. Work hours not to exceed 20 hours per week. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Dr. Fred C. Lee, Director, VPEC, 667 Whittemore Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111.

UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER (UAAC). Systems Administrator/Academic Advisor.

This is a full-time 12-month professional faculty position. Responsibilities include advising undergraduate students who are undecided about their majors or who are seeking admission to a competitive admission program; evaluating and implementing administrative software for the center; maintaining data-base information; serving as the network administrator; managing the center's Mac-based network and software; conducting computer workshops for faculty advisors; coordinating systems-development needs with the Virginia Tech Computing Center, Communications Network Services and Student Systems group; reviewing and recommending software packages and computer informational materials for the center; developing and maintaining UAAC information on the Internet (WWW home page). Qualifications: master's degree; college teaching experience; strong communication and organizational skills; experience working with students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators; familiarity with Internet; significant experience with MAC or PC technology and commercial software packages; data-base management, spreadsheets, statistical packages, word-processing packages. Salary is $28,000 per year. A full position description is available upon request. To apply, send a cover letter and resume including the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to University Academic Advising Center, 224 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0154 by December 2, 1994.