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Jobs at Virginia Tech

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 10 - October 26, 1995

Employment opportunities at Virginia Tech are varied and advertised through the Personnel Services office. Applicants must apply for a specific position that is being advertised. For a complete listing of currently available positions, please visit the Personnel Services office or call our 24-hour job lines:

(540) 231-6196--Clerical and Secretarial
(540) 231-6160--Technical/Research
(540) 231-6176--Service Occupations and Trades
(540) 231-4649--Professional/Managerial

Applicants who have access to the Internet may review current available positions by pointing a gopher client to personnel.ps.vt.edu. Users of Virginia Tech's mainframe may access the same information through the Administrative Information System. Vacancies are also listed with the Virginia Employment Commission, the statewide RECRUIT system, on bulletin boards located in the Litton-Reaves Building (Animal Sciences), Newman Library, the Maintenance Building, Burruss Hall and in the Personnel Services office. These listings are updated each Monday morning for the vacancies closing on Friday.

Each Monday, beginning at noon, staff members from Personnel Services conduct a one-hour seminar to assist applicants in applying for positions at the university. If you are interested in attending the Applicant Information Seminar, please contact the Personnel Service office at 231-5301. If you are unable to attend the seminar, please visit the Personnel Services office at Southgate Center to use a self-paced computer-based module that provides the same information covered in the seminar.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students or applicants on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, political affiliation, or sexual orientation. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office at (540)231-7500.

Personnel Services Department
Southgate Center, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0318
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (including lunch hour)
(540) 231-5301 (VOICE)
(540) 231-6258 (TDD)
(540) 231-3830 (FAX)

THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND PLANNING.

CURRENT LISTING

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN C (2656D) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station. Normal Starting Pay: $18,765 (Grade 7). FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Nov. 3.

CARPENTER ASSISTANT (W108S) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $6.91 (Grade 4). FULL-TIME POSITION for 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Previously advertised not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Oct. 27.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT A (FOA-2R) Culinary Services. Normal Starting pay: $5.29 (Grade 1).

An applicant pool is now being established to fill wage food operations assistant A positions. These vacancies include temporary, full-time, and part-time work. Shifts vary and may include day, evening, night, and weekend hours, and may include some overtime and call-in work. Non-student WAGE food operations assistant A vacancies for Culinary Services will be filled from this pool. The vacancies are seasonal and run from August to May. Wage employees are restricted to working a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period from date of hire. Applications will be accepted at the Personnel Services Office, Southgate Center, through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 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 1-5301.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (3RD COOK) (774G) Culinary Services/Dietrick. Normal Starting Pay: $9,015 (Grade 2). FULL-TIME, NINE-MONTH, ACADEMIC-YEAR POSITION. May include nights and weekend work. Application deadline: Oct. 27 or until filled.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (3rd Baker) (W88S) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2). SEVERAL FULL-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Work schedule varies to include early mornings, nights and weekends for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Oct. 27 or until filled.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (W106K) University Unions and Student Activities. Normal Starting Pay: $5.29 (Grade 1). PART-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: Hours vary between 5-10 a.m. Monday-Friday, occasionally longer. Application deadline: Oct. 27 or until filled.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (1624G) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $10,995 (Grade 1). FULL-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Nov. 3.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER SENIOR (102K) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $13,140 (Grade 3). FULL-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 27.

HVAC INSTALLATION/REPAIR TECH (1597G) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $20,514 (Grade 8). FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Nov. 3.

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST (W115P) Environment Health and Safety. Normal Starting Pay: $12.88 (Grade 11). PART-TIME POSITION, 30 hours per week. Previously advertised with different qualifications, it is not necessary to reapply. Application deadline: Oct.27.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN SENIOR (718S) Chemistry. Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5). FULL-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: Hours vary Monday-Friday to include some night hours. Application deadline: Nov. 3.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (1502J) Graduate School. Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5). FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Oct. 27.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (W128P) Service Learning Center. Normal Starting Pay: $7.55 (Grade 5). PART-TIME POSITION. 20 hours per week. Application deadline: Oct. 27.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (2618J) Office of Sponsored Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5). FULL-TIME POSITION. Renewed Yearly. Application deadline: Oct. 27.

PNEUMATIC CONTROLS TECHNICIAN (HVAC INSTALLER AND REPAIR TECHNICIAN) (1329P) Physical Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $20,514 (Grade 8). FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Overtime may be necessary due to emergencies and breakdowns. Subject to 24-hour call on a rotating basis. Previously advertised under different job title; it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Oct. 27.

PROGRAMMER/ANALYST (2817D) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $29,297 (Grade 12). FULL-TIME POSITION. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Oct. 27.

SAFETY ENGINEER (0245P) Environmental Health and Safety. Normal Starting Pay: $29,297 (Grade 12). FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Oct. 27.

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR A (W82S) Communication Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2). PART-TIME POSITION for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work Schedule: Varied hours to include some evening, weekend and holiday work. Application deadline: Oct. 27, or until filled.

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR B (W124J) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $6.91/Hr (Grade 4). PART-TIME POSITION. Will work 30 hours per week. Application deadline: Oct. 27.

INSTRUCTIONAL

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY. Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology. Position will be available August 1996. Applicants should have postdoctoral experience and a broad background in microbiology. The successful candidate will develop a competitive research program using molecular techniques to explore fundamental processes in microbial cells. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching in microbiology. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of both research and teaching goals, and three letters of reference should be received by Jan. 5, 1996. Correspondence should be sent to Allan A. Yousten, Department of Biology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0406.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS. Assistant Professor of Numerical Analysis. Tenure-track position. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mathematics or equivalent, with a strong record of demonstrated potential in research and teaching. We seek candidates who will augment an existing faculty focus in numerical treatment of PDEs, optimization, and computational linear algebra. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, and four letters of recommendation (one of which addresses teaching skills), to Numerical Analysis Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 20, 1995, and will continue until the position is filled.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS. Assistant Professor of Algebra. Tenure-track position. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, strong research accomplishments, and teaching skills. Preference will be given to applicants with postdoctoral or research instructorship experience. We seek candidates who will augment a faculty focus that includes representation theory of algebras, Lie groups and their deformations, and has a strong computational aspect. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a summary of research plans, and three letters of recommendation, one of which addresses teaching, to Algebra Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123. Review of applications will being on Dec. 20, 1995, and continue until the position is filled.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

SERVICE-LEARNING CENTER. Placement Coordinator. Reports to the director of the Service-Learning Center. The placement coordinator facilitates partnerships between Virginia Tech faculty members and students, and community organizations and K-12 schools. Major responsibilities include identifying community-service placement sites for service-learning classes, developing outcome-based service objectives in conjunction with faculty and community representatives, monitoring students' progress toward these objectives, and interacting daily with students and community people. Qualifications for the position include a minimum bachelor's degree with at least five years community service experience (master's degree preferred), excellent interpersonal skills, proven ability to negotiate toward common goals and resolve conflict when necessary, knowledge of the local area, demonstrated experience troubleshooting and working with traditionally aged college students. Must have own vehicle and be willing to do extensive off-campus work. Send a letter of interest, resume, and two letters of reference by October 30 to Michele James-Deramo, Director of the Service-Learning Center, 202 Major Williams Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0168. Salary range for this position is $24,000-27,500. This is a restricted position that is available immediately upon receipt of award, and continues through Aug. 31, 1996. Continuation beyond the grant year is contingent upon available funding.

VIRGINIA WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH CENTER. Program Coordinator (Senior Research Associate or Research Scientist). The Virginia Water Resources Research Center is supported by an annual award from the United States Geological Survey and by Research and Graduate Studies at Virginia Tech. The center will assist faculty at Virginia Tech and at other universities and colleges in the commonwealth in securing support for water-sciences research. The center also will disseminate water-sciences information among researchers, to the public and private sectors, and to citizens of the commonwealth. The incumbent will have responsibility for advancing the center's programs in these areas by conducting of background research, by assembling faculty teams and assisting them in writing research proposals, and by conference and seminar planning and execution. Opportunities may be available for individual research to advance the center mission. Qualifications include at least a master's degree in a field related to water resources and environmental planning and management. A demonstrated writing ability will be required. Salary and rank will be commensurate with background and experience. This is a non-tenure-track faculty position with a possible annual re-appointment. Applications and three letters of reference should be submitted to Dr. Leonard Shabman, Director, Virginia Water Resources Research Center, 617 N. Main St., Blacksburg, VA 24060-3397. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 15, 1995, or until the position is filled.

UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT. Director of Development. Director of development for Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Educational Center. The director is responsible for the comprehensive development program on behalf of the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Educational Center. The director, working closely with the board of directors, volunteers, and staff of the center will be responsible for planning and implementation of overall fund-raising efforts in support of current operations, endowment, and other capital purposes from all private sources. He/she will fulfill these duties under the direction of and in close cooperation with the university's central development office. Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree(s) preferred. Related experience in education important. An understanding of and commitment to the programs of the center. The ability to relate to alumni and to individuals in corporate and foundation positions. Successful track record in fund raising highly desirable, preferably within a university setting. Willingness to travel. Strong written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Experience working with volunteers. Self-starter and able to work as a team member within the center and the university. Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and names of five references to Office of University Development, Mr. Michael Carroll, Associate Vice President for University Development, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0336. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.