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Jobs at Virginia Tech

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 12 - November 9, 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

AIRCRAFT MECHANIC-JET (W136P) Virginia Tech Airport. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $12.05 (Grade 10). PART-TIME POSITION, 30 hours per week. Work Schedule: Flexible hours which may include weekends. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS SUPERVISOR B (0302B) Physical Plant Electro-Mechanical Services. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $25,068 (Grade 10). FULL-TIME POSITION. Overtime work may be required due to an emergency or breakdown. Application deadline: Nov. 17.

FISCAL ASSISTANT (W143J) Family and Child Development. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $7.72 (Grade 5). PART-TIME POSITION. Will work 15 hours per week. Position ends 9-30-96. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

FISCAL TECHNICIAN (W142S) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $8.44 (Grade 6). PART-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: 30 hours per week Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT A (FOA-2R) Culinary Services. Normal Starting pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $5.41 (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 (703) 231-5301.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (3rd Baker) (W88S) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $5.91 (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: Nov. 10 or until filled.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER (LC071J) University Relations/Publications. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $22,931 (Grade 9). FULL-TIME POSITION. Position ends 12-1-96, may be extended to 12-1-97. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR SENIOR (6522G) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $17,552 (Grade 6). FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule: 11 p.m.-7 a.m. Monday-Friday and emergencies and weekends as needed. Application deadline: Nov. 10 or until filled.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (252P) Physical Plant/Housekeeping Services. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $11,243 (Grade 1). TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS. Work Schedule: 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Work-area assignment and shift may be changed if necessary. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (W131S) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $5.41 (Grade 1). FOUR PART-TIME POSITIONS for 32 hours a week not to exceed a maximum of 1,500 hours within a 365-day period. Work Schedule: 11 p.m.-7:30 a.m. Some weekend work required. Application deadline: Nov. 10 or until filled.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (W130S) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $5.41 (Grade 1). THREE FULL-TIME POSITIONS not to exceed a maximum of 1,500 hours within a 365-day period. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Nov. 10 or until filled.

HVAC INSTALLATION/REPAIR TECH (1597G) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $20,976 (Grade 8). FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

HVAC INSTALLATION and REPAIR SENIOR TECHNICIAN (6446P) Physical Plant/Mechanical Utilities. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $22,931 (Grade 9). FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule will be Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Subject to 24-hour call-in on a rotating basis. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

LABORATORY INSTRUMENT SUPERVISOR (0071P) Physics. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $27,403 (Grade 11). FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

LABORATORY SPECIALIST (W112G) Horticulture. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $10.08 (Grade 8). PART-TIME POSITION for 30 hours per week. Previously advertised; it is not necessary to reapply. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (6526J) Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science (CASS). Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $8,028 (Grade 5). PART-TIME SALARIED POSITION. Will work 20 hours per week. Position ends 6/30/96, may be extended. Position was previously advertised; it is necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

POWERLINE ASSISTANT (0017S) Physical Plant-Electric Service Utility. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $17,552 (Grade 6). TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS. Application deadline: Nov. 17.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (W138J) College of Education. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $8.44 (Grade 6). PART-TIME POSITION. Will work 30 hours per week. Position ends 9/30/96. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

SECRETARY SENIOR (W144J) Family and Child Development. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $7.72 (Grade 5). PART-TIME POSITION. Will work 25 hours per week. Position ends 9/30/96. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

SECURITY GUARD (W139P) Police. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $5.91 (Grade 2). PART-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: 38 hours a week to include nights and weekends for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

SECURITY GUARD (W140P) Police. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $5.91 (Grade 2). TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS. Rotating Shift, including days nights and weekends for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

SECURITY GUARD (W141S) Police. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $5.91 (Grade 2). FULL-TIME POSITION restricted to 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR A (W82S) Communication Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $5.91 (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: Nov. 10 or until filled.

TAILOR (W133S) Tailor Shop. Normal Starting Pay: (Effective 12-1-95) $5.91 (Grade 2). FULL-TIME POSITION not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Position begins. Jan. 2, 1996. Application deadline: Nov. 10.

INSTRUCTIONAL

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH. Assistant Professor. Possible assistant professor in English language and linguistics, tenure-track position. Additional credentials in some period/genre of English or American literature will be considered a plus in our review of applications. Highly competitive salary and teaching load for a person who will excel in both teaching and research. Ph.D. in hand by Aug. 15, 1996. Letter and curriculum vitae by Jan. 20, 1996, to Dr. Hilbert Campbell, Department Head, Department of English, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0112.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING. Tenure-track Faculty Position, Structural Engineering. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D., preferably in civil engineering. While search emphasis will be placed at the assistant-professor level, candidates who already have demonstrated success early in their academic careers and who would qualify for promotion to the rank of associate professor will be considered as well. All faculty members in the department are expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as to specialized graduate training, sponsored research, and scholarly work. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in structural engineering or a closely related field. The successful candidate will teach courses and develop a research program in one or more of the following areas: concrete design, bridges, earthquake engineering, or advanced analysis. Applicant review will begin Jan. 1, 1996, and continue until position is filled. To be considered, send a letter summarizing your qualifications, current resume, and a list of at least three references to Dr. William Knocke, Head, Department of Civil Engineering, 200 Patton Hall, Virginia Blacksburg, VA 24061-0105.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING. Tenure-track Faculty Position, Construction Engineering. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D., preferably in civil engineering. While search emphasis will be placed at the assistant-professor level, candidates who already have demonstrated success early in their academic careers and who would qualify for promotion to the rank of associate professor will be considered as well. All faculty members in the department are expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as to specialized graduate training, sponsored research, and scholarly work. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. emphasis in construction engineering; experience related to aspects of civil infrastructures systems would be desirable. Will have the opportunity for collaborative interactions with faculty in a strong civil engineering materials program. Applicant review will begin Jan. 1, 1996, and continue until position is filled. To be considered, send a letter summarizing your qualifications, current resume, and a list of at least three references to Dr. William Knocke, Head, Department of Civil Engineering, 200 Patton Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0105.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

PHYSICAL PLANT. Director of Physical Plant. The director is one of three department heads reporting to the assistant vice president for facilities and will be responsible for a work force of 300 employees and an operating budget of $10 million. This position is responsible for all building maintenance, operations, preventive maintenance, and emergency services; both in-house and contract custodial operations; grounds and landscaping services; facility engineering; contract administration; customer-service operations; and renovation design and construction for the Blacksburg campus and 14 agricultural research stations throughout the commonwealth. The successful candidate will have an established record of progressively responsible positions; demonstrated strong leadership, management, and organizational abilities; excellent written and oral communication skills; be a self-starter with a demonstrated ability in identifying and implementing creative solutions to complex problems; excellent financial-management skills and an ability to operate successfully in a reduced-resources environment; and demonstrated performance in establishing and maintaining productive and collaborative relationships with a full range of campus and external constituents. A strong customer-service commitment is an absolute requirement. Required qualifications include a bachelor's degree in engineering or related field along with a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible facilities-management experience of which at least four years must be at a senior administrative level in a complex facilities organization at a college or university. A master's degree and professional registration are highly desirable. This is an administrative faculty position with full state benefits. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 1995, and will continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, current resume, and three letters of reference and recommendation to Director of Physical Plant Search Committee, 112 Maintenance Building, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0127. Phone (540) 231-6291. Fax (540) 231-4745. E-mail JALLEN@vtvm1.cc.vt.edu.

CENTER FOR ORGANIZATION PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT. Senior Research Associate/Managing Partner. Partners make educational and/or research-based performance-improvement interventions within sponsor organizations. Partners also design, develop, and deliver presentations and workshops on quality and productivity management, organizational change, performance measurement and evaluation, management of participation, and strategic planning. Interventions may involve repeated contacts with the same sponsor over time, and require developing long-term relationships to design, develop, implement, evaluate, and modify strategic-improvement efforts. Position entails collaborating to define and produce deliverables for customers; leading performance improvement projects and facilitating group processes; writing proposals and publications; marketing Performance Center services; and recognizing potential for further development with existing sponsors. Advanced degree required. Minimum of 10 years experience in senior management within industrial engineering, organizational development, organizational behavior, or related fields desired. Candidates must be willing to travel nationally (frequently) and internationally (occasionally); have excellent platform and technical writing skills; be familiar with state-of-the-art management practice and theory; and have strong structured group process-facilitation skills. Business/consulting experience desirable. Non-tenure track position. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Appointed on an annual basis. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Submit resume to Personnel Committee, ISE/The Performance Center, 1900 Kraft Drive, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0517.