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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 17 - January 26, 1995

CURRENT LISTING

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN B (2872D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital Normal Starting Pay $15,703 (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 course work 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 lift 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 a licensed veterinary technician in Virginia is highly desirable. TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS. Application deadline: Feb. 10.

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (LC022D) Athletics Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6)

Manages staff and information systems for the director of athletics' office; acts as personal secretary to the director and liaison with the athletics department, university, administrators, alumni and external organizations; represents the director in all activities. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview; considerable experience in supporting the activities of senior staff demonstrating strong public-relations skills and office-management experience; experience preparing a variety of documents using word processing software; ability to work in a stressful environment with frequent interruptions and to handle multiple projects; strong communication and interpersonal skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing score of 55 wpm with good accuracy; experience using word-processing software on a Macintosh; knowledge of university policy and procedures. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

FISCAL ASSISTANT (6479R) International Research and Development Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5)

Prepares account status reports for departmental project accounts; monitors budget expenditures; processes accounting vouchers for payments and purchases; makes arrangements for project-related domestic/international travel and conference/seminar meetings; processes departmental wage and student payroll; types project-related reports and correspondence. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test is required to be considered for an interview; experience working with spreadsheets; accounts-payable experience and knowledge of computerized accounting; word-processing experience; excellent communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing score of 45 wpm with high accuracy; knowledge of university and state policies and procedures; experience with Lotus, Excel, Word, WordPerfect and FRS; education in accounting or related area; experience working with a variety of people. FULL-TIME POSITION. Position is renewed yearly. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

FOOD PRODUCTION WORKER A (7083S) Donaldson Brown Hotel Normal Starting Pay: $13,140 (Grade 3)

Assists chef and other supervisory personnel with the preparation of banquet and restaurant meals. Supervises and instructs kitchen helpers assigned to preparation processes and directs the use of kitchen equipment. Independently prepares food items. Researches recipes and reviews preparation methods. Serves as luncheon cook. May serve as breakfast cook and prepare either buffet or a-la-carte food items. Participates in the maintenance of high sanitary conditions and attends meetings as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in food production; ability to research recipes and follow instructions; ability to independently move and handle 60 lbs. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience in a quality restaurant and/or banquet service facility; culinary education or certification from ACF. FULL-TIME POSITION. Hours vary to include days, evenings, and weekends. Application deadline: Feb. 3.

LABORATORY SPECIALIST (4476S) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station Normal Starting Pay: $20,514 (Grade 8)

Supports microbiological research. Cultures, isolates, identifies and maintains microbial cultures. Carries out growth curves, determines colony and forming units of bacteria in cultures. Determines effect of enzymes on the viability of sporeformers and mycrobacteria under various incubation conditions. Maintains laboratory work areas, equipment and inventories. Researches literature. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience and/or education in microbiology, biology, biochemistry or related area; experience and/or education demonstrating knowledge of basic microbiological and aseptic techniques; knowledge of basic laboratory equipment and practices; ability to perform statistical analyses and to handle radioisotopes; ability to work independently and to communicate effectively with others; ability to organize and work on more than one project simultaneously. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience and/or education in bacteriology; ability to perform phenol coefficient determinations; ability to work with animals. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

LABORATORY SPECIALIST SENIOR (3129R) Dairy Science/Forage Testing Lab Normal Starting Pay: $22,426 (Grade 9)

Analyzes forage samples for protein and detergent fiber using standard wet-chemistry procedures. Weighs samples and mixes solutions for wet-chemistry analyses.

Supervises mineral analyses and collection of funds. Supervises lab in absence of lab manager. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Degree or equivalent training and experience in agricultural or biological sciences or related area; working knowledge of biological and agricultural sciences as it applies to nutrition and feeding of livestock; experience with personal computers; ability to instruct lab personnel; good interpersonal and communication skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience in a forage-testing or animal-nutrition lab. FULL-TIME POSITION. Position ends 12-95, may be extended. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN SENIOR (4566P) University Center for Environmental and Hazardous Materials Studies Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5)

Sets up and maintains acute and chronic bioassays using various organisms. Performs testing of oil bioremediation products using saltwater organisms. Monitors conductivity, hardness, alkalinity, temperature, pH, DO, and salinity of effluent and water samples. Implements quality-assurance/quality-control procedures for all laboratory protocols as required for NPDES permitting and by the USEPA. Collects field samples including water, effluent, sediments, and aquatic organisms (insects, clams, mussels). MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with laboratory equipment and following laboratory protocols. Demonstrated skill in water-chemistry analysis and performing acute and chronic toxicity testing in an aquatic environment. Demonstrated knowledge of field sampling techniques and laboratory quality assurance/quality control procedures. Ability to document and analyze results. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Course work in ecology, chemistry, biological statistics or related area; laboratory/field experience in related research program area. FULL-TIME POSITION. Position ends 12-31-95. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (6480R) Horticulture Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6)

Format and lay out two newsletters, assist in development of editorial content, and write articles. Edit and finalize manuscripts for trade/lay magazine articles pertinent to consumer horticulture, environmental quality, and people-plant interaction. Maintain filing system/update records for computerized, annotated bibliographies; transfer information to gopher server. Compile specialized bibliographies. Work with industry, foundations, and advisory board of the People-Plant Council to expand funding base for research and conferences. Maintain records for the council. Provide support to other staff in the Office of Consumer Horticulture on layout and graphics on Apple/Macintosh computers. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in newsletter production; experience with the IBM-PC and WordPerfect; writing and editing experience in a scientific area; experience in the use of the Apple computer for graphics. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Writing and editing experience in horticulture; experience in bibliographic searches and organization; knowledge of the role of horticulture in urban life quality. FULL-TIME POSITION. Position is renewed yearly. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST (2133R) Student Health Services Normal Starting Pay: $18, 765 (Grade 7)

Takes and develops radiographs; insures proper filing and storage; assists consulting radiologist; and distributes x-ray reports to staff. Insures that prescribed safety standards are maintained and supervises technicians. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an approved program in radiologic technology and current certification as a Radiologic Technologist; work experience as a Radiologic Technologist. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Supervisory experience; work experience in ambulatory care and with a young adult population. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

SECRETARY SENIOR (LC029D) Athletics Normal Starting Salary: $15,703 (Grade 5)

Provides secretarial support to non-revenue sports; serves as office coordinator and provides secretarial assistance to coaches and their assistants including answering phones, typing correspondence, preparing camp brochures and tracking expenses. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing-test score must be on file to be considered for an interview; word processing experience; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a busy office under pressure of deadlines. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing score of 50 wpm with good accuracy; experience using IBM compatible computers; background in public relations, customer service or office reception; knowledge of university policy and procedures. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: February 3.

WAGE POSITIONS

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN B (W20D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital Normal Starting Pay: $7.55 (Grade 5)

PART-TIME POSITION, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Some on-call duty, nights and weekends may be required. Not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period from date of hire. Application deadline: Feb. 10.

FISCAL ASSISTANT (W5D) College of Education/Technical Assistance Center Normal Starting Pay: $7.55 (Grade 5)

PART-TIME POSITION. 20-30 hours per week. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (3RD COOK) (W19R) Culinary Services Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2)

FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule varies during the academic year and includes nights and weekends for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (Cashier) (W15R) Culinary Services Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2)

FULL-TIME POSITION. Will work during the academic year for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. within a 365-day period. Schedule varies to include nights and weekends. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (W7S) Residential and Dining Programs Normal Starting Pay: $5.29 (Grade 1)

PART-TIME POSITIONS for 32 hourd a week not to exceed a maximum of 1,500 hrs. within a 365-day period. Four positions available. WORK SCHEDULE: 11 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Some weekend work required. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

LABORATORY AIDE (W18R) Biochemistry and Anaerobic Microbiology Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2)

PART-TIME POSITION. Schedule varies for approximately 30 hours each week. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

LABORATORY SPECIALIST (W10D) Vet Medicine Experiment Station Normal Starting Pay: $9.86 (Grade 8)

PART- TIME POSITION, 30 hours per week. Position is renewed yearly. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

OFFICE SERVICES AIDE (W17S) Student Health Services Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2)

FULL-TIME POSITION. Will work during the academic year for a maximum of 1,500 hours within a 365-day period. Work Schedule: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and alternating Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

PHARMACIST (W16R) Student Health Services Normal Starting Pay: $16.83 (Grade 14)

PART-TIME POSITION. Two positions available. Work schedule varies for approximately 20-30 hours each week, Monday through Saturday, during the academic year. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

SECRETARY SENIOR (W182P) Center for Survey Research Normal Starting Pay: $7.55 (Grade 5)

PART-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, morning hours with additional hours scheduled in the afternoon as required, for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

STOREKEEPER HELPER (W14K) Culinary Services Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2)

FULL-TIME POSITION. Schedule varies during the academic year to include nights and weekends for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

THEATRICAL ASSISTANT (Program Support Technician) (W4S) University Unions and Student Activities Normal Starting Pay: $8.25 (Grade 6)

PART-TIME POSITION. Hours vary but will not exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Some weekend and evening work required. Position subject for renewal each year. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT A (FOA-1R) Culinary Services Normal Starting pay: $5.29 (Grade 1)

An applicant pool is now being established to fill wage Food Operations Assistant A positions.

Applications will be accepted at the Personnel Services Office, Southgate Center, through 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 1995.

You need submit only one application for this pool. Be sure that you include your complete related background such as dates and places of employment, duties performed and type of food-service equipment used. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process are requested to call by the application deadline. Any questions should be directed to the Personnel Services Office, Southgate Center (703) 231-5301.

OFF CAMPUS POSITIONS

APPLICANTS INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION SHOULD VISIT THE PERSONNEL SERVICES OFFICE, SOUTHGATE CENTER, FIRST FLOOR TO REVIEW THE JOB AD.

RESEARCH SPECIALIST SR. (4609) Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Normal Starting Pay: $22,426. (Grade 9)

Position Location: Blackstone, VA.

Apply To: Jeff L. Waldon, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, VPI & SU, Blacksburg, VA., 24061-0534.

Ending date: 8-30-95, may be extended to 8-30-96. Application deadline: Jan. 27.

INSTRUCTIONAL

INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING. Assistant Professor.

The department seeks an entry-level, tenure-track person to continue advancing the program in systems engineering with an emphasis on system life-cycle engineering, the systems engineering process, economic analysis, design evaluation, and logistics engineering. This position will be available in August 1995, and requires teaching in ISE at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must demonstrate a potential for creative research and the capacity for significant contributions within the Systems Engineering Design Laboratory. Demonstrated teaching excellence is expected. Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to lecture via distance-learning media, to collaborate across disciplines, to interface with systems-oriented agencies and firms, and to publish. At least one degree must be in industrial and systems engineering (Ph.D. preferred), with a preference for all degrees in engineering. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applicants will being in January 1995. Applicants should send a complete resume including personal data, education, publications, research, and professional experience, together with the names of five references to Dr. Robert D. Dryden, Professor and Head, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0118. Fax (703) 231-3322.

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT. Instructor.

Applications invited for anticipated non-tenure-track instructor positions for the 1995-96 academic year. Positions for one year only. Teaching load 12-14 hours per week; essentially no other duties. Master's degree required. AY salary $23,000. Part-time positions also available. Send resume and three reference letters to Mathematics Department, Attn.: Instructor Search, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123. Applications accepted until positions filled; review process will begin 4-15-95.