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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 14 - December 1, 1994

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

SALARIED POSITIONS:

FISCAL TECHNICIAN (4596K) Continuing Education Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6)

Provides direct support to the accounting unit by entering all payment data for divisional conference expenses in an automated environment. Responsible for the pre-audit of all conference expenditures to insure accuracy and compliance with all applicable state and university procedures and policies. Prepares account reconciliations. Prepares daily posting reconciliations, maintains conference ledgers, prepares requested reports. Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Working knowledge of accounting procedures; knowledge of personal computers and applications such as spreadsheet software, Windows, word processing and database software; ability to work independently in a high volume, stressful environment; good interpersonal skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience in accounts-payable in a large automated environment; degree/training in accounting or related area; experience with university and state or related accounting procedures; knowledge of FRS, CMS, and IMS. FULL- TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

FOOD OPERATION MANAGER A (Assistant Manager) (6476R) Culinary Services Normal Starting Pay: $20,514 (Grade 8)

Serves as assistant manager of large dining hall. Assumes all duties and responsibilities in manager's absence. Responsible for employee work schedules; assists in the orientation and training of new employees; counsels employees regarding food service policies. Handles matters relating to food processing, production and serving. Does food forecasting and orders all food and supplies. Utilizes merchandising techniques for appearance of foods to provide good dining atmosphere and customer relations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Strong experience in food service with background in food management; thorough knowledge of quantity cooking; supervisory experience in a food-service operation; ability to provide leadership, to communicate and interact effectively with various levels of personnel and the public, and to use personal computers to perform management analysis. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Education in hotel, restaurant and institutional management, nutrition or related area; experience in institutional food-service management. FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule varies to include nights and weekends. POSITION ENDS 7-1-95 or sooner, or may be extended, depending on staffing needs. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

FOOD PRODUCTION WORKER B (Restaurant Chef) (1123K) Donaldson Brown Hotel Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5)

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.

GROUNDS WORKER (6475P) Physical Plant/Grounds Normal Starting Pay: $12,020 (Grade 2)

Operates mowing tractors with three-gang reels and rotary mowing decks; uses hand mowers and weed eaters; performs leaf removal with truck-mounted vacuums; uses leaf blowers and rakes; performs general maintenance of equipment and snow removal as needed; operates trucks over 26,000 lbs. GVWR and farm tractors with attachments. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Grounds-maintenance experience to include use of large equipment; ability to work cooperatively within a team setting and to move and to handle items weighing up to 50 lbs. independently. Must have, or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid commercial driver's license, class B, with air brake endorsement. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience using mowing tractors with three-gang reels and rotary-type mowing decks; experience performing grounds maintenance in populated areas. FULL-TIME POSITION, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., work hours may change as needed, on call for emergency duties such as snow removal. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (189P) Physical Plant/Houskeeping Services Normal Starting Pay: $10,995 (Grade 1)

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: Dec. 2.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (444R) Residential and Dining Programs Normal Starting Pay: $10,995 (Grade 1)

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: 7:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (7075P) Physical Plant/Houskeeping Services Normal Starting Pay: $10,995 (Grade 1)

Cleans and restocks restrooms, cleans classrooms, offices, labs, 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.; must have or be able to obtain a valid operator's license and a good driving record. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Institutional cleaning experience. FULL-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Work-area assignment and shift may be changed if necessary. Must be able to provide own transportation between job sites daily (local). Mileage will be reimbursed. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

LABORATORY SPECIALIST ADVANCED (1104P) Biology Normal Starting Pay: $26,800 (Grade 11)

Organizes, develops, and implements the laboratory portion of the general microbiology course. Assists faculty members in teaching and improving advanced lab exercises for microbiology, immunology, and molecular biology lab classes. Curates the microbiology culture collection; prepares and manages the teaching budget. Manages facilities, equipment, and supplies for lab classes. Supervises the work of prep-room Laboratory Specialists. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: BS degree in biology, microbiology or related field. Experience in a biology or clinical laboratory; experience providing training/instruction and directing the work of others. Strong organizational skills. Computer skills to include word processing and data management systems. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: MS degree in biology, microbiology, or related area; experience with maintenance and repair of scientific equipment. FULL- TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Jan. 6.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (2338R) University Outreach and International Programs-Continuing Education Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5)

As a member of the program-development team, manages registration information requirements of numerous conferences simultaneously. Accounts for conference revenues, complying with Treasury Management guidelines using complex data-management system. Customizes computer program to design, create and produce needed materials and reports for each conference. Maintains detailed knowledge of all current programs to effectively market programs to prospective participants. Conducts registrations both on and off campus. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview; knowledge of computer-information systems, standard office procedures, and business English and grammar; good understanding of basic math; record-keeping experience; excellent communication and phone skills to include experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing test score of 45 wpm with high accuracy; experience working in a busy, high-volume environment with tight deadlines; experience/training in accounting/bookkeeping. FULL-TIME POSITION. Occasional travel and evening/weekend hours required. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (Conference Coordinator) (2351R) Continuing Education Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6)

Coordinates and implements the requirements of continuing-education programs originating from the Division of Continuing Education Office and held around the commonwealth. Negotiates contracts for meeting, dining, and lodging space. Establishes, coordinates and monitors customer-service plan and timelines for each program to implement registration, meeting support, instructional materials, AV requirements and special events. Audits, researches, and prepares expenditure approvals, coordinates speaker travel arrangements and completes post-conference planning analysis. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview; demonstrated strong organizational skills; good interpersonal and communication skills; experience in public relations; experience with word processing; ability to work under stress, handle numerous projects simultaneously and work effectively as a member of a team. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing test score of 55 wpm with high accuracy; education in business management, office technology, or related area; experience with WordPerfect and spreadsheet software. FULL-TIME POSITION. 2 Positions available with some evening/weekend hours required. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (6473R) Donaldson Brown Hotel Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6)

Assists university and other clients with planning and implementation of special events, catering functions and lodging accommodations. Generates new customer accounts for lodging rooms, special events and catering through direct-outside sales to university-related clients. Implements marketing plan to meet business objectives as outlined in annual business plan. Assists the executive food director in the development and distribution of marketing materials. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Considerable knowledge of hotel and food and beverage procedures; demonstrated experience in customer service in a proactive marketing capacity relating to services and facilities; considerable experience with computers; knowledge of public relations; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Degree in hospitality and tourism management, marketing or related area; experience in hotels and food and beverage industry with supporting catering and sales activities; experience with space management systems such as the DELPHI system. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN SENIOR (2808D) Library/Access Services Department Normal Starting Pay: $18,765 (Grade 7)

Supervises all aspects and activities of the shelving unit maintaining order in the general stacks of Newman Library and assuring prompt and accurate access to the collection. Develops and implements programs to improve effectiveness and efficiency of unit operations. Acts as library-wide information resource for space and shelving concerns. Organizes files and keeps records on personal computer for a number of applications. Enters payroll for wage employees and reconciles budget for unit. Sorts and shelves library materials. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Work experience in a library; ability to direct and supervise the work of others working a wide variety of schedules; ability to prioritize and organize work tasks with attention to detail; familiarity with personal computers; ability to safely move and handle books and other materials weighing up to 40 lbs. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Supervisory experience. FULL-TIME POSITION. Some night and weekend work may be required. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

WILDLIFE WORKER (4588K) Fisheries and Wildlife Normal Starting Pay: $14,362 (Grade 4)

Will trap and process black bears. Duties include tracking radio-equipped black bears with telemetry equipment; constructing and maintaining bear traps and trapping equipment; conducting den work; preparing reports and maps and summarizing data. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of animal trapping and handling techniques; experience in radio telemetry and with habitat sampling; mapping and compass skills; ability to operate a four-wheel drive and ATV. Must have a valid operator's license and good driving record. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Education in wildlife sciences or related area. FULL-TIME POSITION. Position renewed yearly. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

WAGE POSITIONS:

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN B (W179D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital Normal Starting Pay: $7.55 (Grade 5)

PART-TIME POSITION, some on-call duty, night and weekend work may be required. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period from date of hire. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN C (W178D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital Normal Starting Pay: $9.02 (Grade 7)

PART-TIME POSITION, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period from date of hire. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

FISCAL ASSISTANT (W177D) Library/Business Services Normal Starting Pay: $7.55 (Grade 5)

PART-TIME POSITION, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

LABORATORY TECH (W158R) Fisheries and Wildlife Normal Starting Pay: $6.91 (Grade 4)

TWO PART-TIME POSITIONS TO BEGIN FEBRUARY 1995. Will work 30-35 hrs. per week for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Work will require travel and overnight stays. Positions end approx. 12-95. Application deadline: Dec. 2.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN SENIOR (W180D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital Normal Starting Pay: $7.55 (Grade 5)

PART-TIME POSITION. Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period from date of hire. Application deadline: Dec. 2.