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JOBS

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 08 - October 16, 1997

Phone numbers for classified positions.
Office/Clerical: 1-6196
Technical/Research: 1-6160
Service/Trades: 1-6176
Professional/Managers: 1-4649
Persons with hearing impairments may call for TDD information at (540) 231-6258.

CURRENT LISTING


Accountant Senior (1540D) University Development. Normal Starting Pay: $27,966 (Grade 11). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Applications Developer (Programmer-Analyst) (6887D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572-$33,421 (Grade 12). Two FTP's, renewed yearly. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Open until filled.
Applications Developer (Programmer) (6888D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582-$26,966 (Grade 10). FTP, renewed yearly. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Open until filled.

Assistant Project Coordinator (Building and Grounds Supervisor B) (6970P) Physical Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). Two FTP's. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Oct. 17.
Boiler Operator Assistant (332P) Power Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $14,989 (Grade 4). FTP. Work schedule: midnight-8 a.m. after a brief training period on the 8 a.m.-4 p.m. shift. Some overtime, call-in, or shift changes may be required due to departmental needs. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Enrollment Services Coordinator (2196J) Electrical Engineering. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 17.
Executive Secretary (2811J) Executive Vice President's Office. Normal Starting Pay: $13,435 (Grade 6). Permanent PTP (30 hours per week). Application deadline: Oct. 17.
Food Operations Assistant A (W022189C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.52 (Grade 1). 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. 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 accepted until position is filled. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process are requested to call Personnel Services, 1-5301.
Food Operations Assistant A (Dishwasher) (W022254G)) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $5.52 (Grade 1). Five PTP's. Approximately 30 hours a week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule varies to include some evenings and weekends. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Food Operations Assistant A (Server) (2943M) Culinary Services-Dietrick Dining Hall. Normal Starting Pay: $8,432 (Grade 1). FTP. Nine-month academic-year position. Work schedule varies to include nights and weekends. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Food Operations Assistant B (Food Production Assistant) (582M) Full-time 9-month position Culinary Services, Pizza Hut-Chick-fil-A-Hokie Grill. Normal Starting Pay: $9,407 (Grade 2). FTP: nine-month position. Schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Food Operations Assistant B (3rd Cook) (392M)-Culinary Services-Dietrick Dining Hall. Normal Starting Pay: $9,407 (Grade 2). Two FTP's. Nine-month academic-year. Work schedule: p.m. shift, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Varies to include nights and weekends. Application deadline: Open until both positions are filled.
Food Operations Assistant B (W022223C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). 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. 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 until positions are filled. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process are requested to call Personnel Services, 1-5301.
Food Operations Manager A (Assistant Manager Trainee) (2117M) Culinary Services-Dietrick Dining Center. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). FTP. Hours vary to include night and weekend work. Position will end 6-30-99, may be extended. Application deadline: Oct. 17.
Food Production Worker A (Food Production Supervisor) (1943M) Culinary Services-Hokie Grill. Normal Starting Pay: $13,711 (Grade 3). Work schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Two FTP's available. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Food Production Worker B (2nd Cook) (W020684M) Culinary Services-Owens Food Center. Normal Starting Pay: $6.59 (Grade 3). Several FTP's available for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Work schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Housekeeping Worker (1219M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $11,473 (Grade 1). FTP. Work schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Housekeeping Worker (W020214G) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.52 (Grade 1). PTP. Work schedule: One to two days per week and on call when others are out; additional hours for special cleaning projects. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Human Resource Assistant (6975M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 17.
Laboratory Specialist (W022250D) Veterinary Medicine-Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology. Normal Starting Pay: $10.29 (Grade 8). PTP; 30-40 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period from date of hire. Schedule to be arranged. Position is renewed yearly. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Laboratory Specialist (2606D) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Laboratory Specialist (3158D) Veterinary Medicine Experimental Station. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). FTP, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Laboratory Specialist (3385D) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). FTP. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Laboratory Specialist Senior (6968M) Plant Pathology and Weed Science. Normal Starting Pay: $23,401 (Grade 9). Position previously advertised, you do not need to reapply to be considered. FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Mechanical Engineer (7022P) Physical Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572 (Grade 12). Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Office Services Aide (W022195D) Computing Center. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). Eight FTP's, schedule varies to include one day position: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., five evening positions: 4 p.m.-midnight and two midnight positions: midnight-8 a.m. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Office Services Aide (Switchboard Operator) (W022101R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). Three PTP's. 30 hours per week, varied hours to include evening, weekend and holiday work. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Office Services Assistant (2803M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $11,241 (Grade 4). FT, nine-month academic-year position. Work schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: Oct. 17.
Office Services Assistant (W022103E) Motor Pool. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). FTP, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Oct. 17.
Office Services Specialist (468D) Library-User Services. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Office Services Specialist (6696G) University Studies . Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Police Officer (1057E) Police Department. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8) (plus differential). Two FTP's. Work schedule: rotational shifts. Application deadline: Oct. 17.
Program Support Technician (6667J) Virginia View. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). FTP. Position ends 6-30-98. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Program Support Technician Senior (W022069D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $9.41 (Grade 7). PTP, 30-40 hours per week. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Programmer (6784D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). FTP, renewed yearly. Some independent on-site evening and weekend work will be required. Application deadline: Open until filled.

Programmer (758G) Career Services. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 17.

Software Systems Analyst (Programmer-Analyst) (6779D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572-$47,730 (Grade 12). FTP, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Telecommunications Engineer (6966R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14). FTP: day shift and on-call; some travel--mostly within Virginia; renewed yearly. Application deadline: Open until filled.
OFF CAMPUS POSITIONS
Applicants interested in these positions should visit the Personnel Services Office review the job ads.
Program Support Technician Senior (6969). Normal Starting Pay: $19,582 (Grade 7). Position location: Pittsylvania County. Apply to: Sharon Diggs, Agriculture Service Center, Box 398, Chatham, VA 24531-0398. Application deadline: Oct. 10.
Office Services Assistant (6725). Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 4). Position location: Leesburg. Apply to: Betty Tucker, MDS-EMC, Box 1938, Leesburg, VA 20177. Application deadline: Oct. 17.
Research Specialist Sr. (6635). Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 9). Position location: Falls Church. Apply to: Christine Klabus, CPAP-IPPR, VA Tech NOVA Center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043-2311. Application deadline: Oct. 17.
FACULTY LISTING
INSTRUCTIONAL
Department of Family and Child Development. Assistant or Associate Professor. Located at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church. Position begins Aug. 16, 1998 and is a nine-month, tenure-track one. Resource-development program offers master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees to largely part-time students who are working professionals in corporations and associations, and in consulting, military, and government positions. The program has more than 130 active students. The curriculum places heavy emphasis on experiential and problem-focused learning and reflective practice, capitalizing on using one's workplace as a laboratory for learning. Responsibilities include: teaching graduate-level courses; recruiting and advising students; directing theses and dissertations; conducting and publishing research; and participating in professional service activities. Requires earned doctorate in adult learning, human-resource development, or related field, strong research skills, teaching experience, and practical field experience in facilitating learning with adults. Experience in teaching graduate-level courses, gaining funding for and conducting research projects, computer-technology skills, involvement in professional associations, and relevant publications desired. Applications will be reviewed beginning Jan. 12, 1998 and continue until a candidate has been selected. Send applications including current vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Dianne Yardley, Associate Dean, College of Human Resources and Education, 101 War Memorial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0317. For questions, contact Dr. Albert Wiswell, Chair of Search Committee, Adult Learning and HRD, Virginia Tech, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22043-2311 or via e-mail: wiswell@vt.edu.
Department of Forestry. Assistant/Associate Professor of Forest Biometrics. Position is a twelve-month, tenure-track appointment. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in quantitative data analysis, within the candidate's area of expertise. Possibilities include GIS, data analysis, forest measurements, and computer applications. Conduct research within the area of forest biometrics and collaborate in interdisciplinary projects in the college. Advise undergraduates and supervise graduate students. Qualifications: Ph.D., with an emphasis in quantitative applications; a degree in forestry preferred; expertise and current interests in forest-resource-management applications mandatory. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Application deadline is Feb. 15, 1998 or until a suitable candidate is selected. Starting date is negotiable, with a target of on or before July 1, 1998. Send written letter of interest, vita, transcripts, and names and addresses of three references to H.E. Burkhart, Search Committee Chair, Department of Forestry, College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 307 Cheatham Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0324. E-mail: burkhart@vt.edu. Phone: 1-5483. Fax: 1-3698.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS). Assistant Professor. Entry-level, tenure-track position beginning August 1998 with a special focus on comparative religious ethics and religion and the modern world (pending final approval in January 1998). Established in 1995, CIS brings together interdisciplinary programs in black studies, humanities, Judaic studies, religious studies, science and society, and women's studies. CIS seeks a scholar with disciplinary and interdisciplinary training who can contribute to the teaching and research interests of more than one of the programs within CIS; Ph.D. by August 1998 preferred. Publications and evidence of teaching excellence desirable. Experience in interdisciplinary teaching preferred. Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Search Committee Chair, CIS, 121 Lane Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0227. Include an e-mail address and fax number if available. Screening begins Nov. 1, 1997.
Department of Forestry. Assistant/Associate Professor of Industrial Forestry Operations. Position is a twelve-month, tenure-track appointment. Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial forestry operations such as timber harvesting and forest engineering; conduct research in forestry operations; and advise undergraduates and supervise graduate students. Qualifications: Ph.D., with an emphasis in areas related to forestry operations; a B.S. degree in forestry preferred; expertise and current interests in forest-resource-management applications mandatory; industrial experience desirable. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Deadline is Feb. 15, 1998 or until a suitable candidate is selected. Starting date is negotiable, with a target of on or before July 1, 1998. Send written letter of interest, vita, transcripts, and name and addresses of three references to H.E. Burkhart, Search Committee Chair, Department of Forestry, College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 307 Cheatham Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0324. E-mail: burkhart@vt.edu. Phone: 1-5483. Fax: 1-3698.
Department of Mathematics. Senior Faculty Positions (associate or full). In the area of numerical analysis with emphasis on computational methods for partial differential equations. Successful candidates must posses a strong continuing record of internationally recognized research in computational mathematics and applications. A proven record of academic leadership, demonstrated by the candidate's dedication to excellence in research, teaching, graduate-student advising, and postgraduate supervision, is desirable. The Department of Mathematics has strong traditional links with the College of Engineering, and appointees would be expected to foster and encourage these ties. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applicants should send vitae and have five letters of recommendation sent to Numerical Analysis Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123.
Department of Mathematics. Assistant or Associate Professor. Tenure-track positions at the assistant- or associate-professor levels in numerical analysis/scientific computing. 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 existing faculty focus in the areas of the numerical treatment of PDE's, control and optimization, and computational linear algebra. Send letters of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, together with four letters of recommendation (one of which addresses teaching skills) to Computational Mathematics Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 1997 and will continue until available positions are filled.
Department of Mathematics. Instructor Positions. Applications invited for anticipated non-tenure-track instructor positions for spring semester 1998 (semester salary $12,000) and/or 1998-99 academic year (AY salary $25,000). Teaching load: 12-14 hours per week; some committee work is expected. Master's degree required; teaching experience desired. Part-time positions also available. Send resume and three reference letters to Math Department, Attn: Instructor Search, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123. Applications accepted until positions filled; review process will begin November 1, 1997.
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL
Virginia Technical Information Center (VTIC). Business Researcher. Initial appointment is through June 30, 1998, with a possibility of annual extensions. Immediate opening for a full-time business researcher at VTIC, a fast-paced research and document-delivery service. VTIC provides scientific, technical, and business information to businesses and individuals. Position reports to the center director. Responsibilities include: completing client projects by using a wide variety of resources including on-line databases, secondary-market research reports, print materials, and non-traditional information resources; completing projects in the clients' specified time frames and budget; maintaining good customer relations with VTIC's clients; assisting with technical and scientific research; participating as a full team member in furthering the goals of the center. Applicants must have: a bachelor's degree, preferably in business; a minimum of two years related work experience; a thorough working knowledge of on-line databases, Internet research, Windows 95/NT and Microsoft Office; excellent interpersonal communication skills; strong organizational and customer-service skills; ability to work independently; a detail and deadline-oriented approach to their work; ability to handle mutiple tasks; a creative, innovative approach to problem solving. Salary commensurate with experience. Minimum salary of $29,500. Some travel may be required. Application deadline is October 16. Anticipated start date is November 1. Send resume to: Wanda Barker, VTIC, Box 10159, Blacksburg, VA 24062-0159.