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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 11 - November 6, 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.
PTP = Part-Time Position
FTP = Full-Time Position
CURRENT LISTING:

Auditor Senior-Internal (2335J) Internal Audit and Management Services. Normal Starting Pay: $34,756 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 13). FTP. Application deadline: Nov. 7.

Conference Registration Specialist (Office Services Specialist) (6982G) Program Development-Continuing Education. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 5). FTP. Occasional travel and evening-weekends required. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Data Base Analyst (2250D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $41,535 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 15). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Facility Operations Manager (Building and Grounds Supervisor B) (6462G) Recreational Sports. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 10). FTP. Will work some evening and weekend hours. Application deadline: Nov. 14.
Food Operations Assistant A (W022189C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.74 (Effective 11-25-97) (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. Any questions should be directed to the Personnel Services Office, Southgate Center 1-5301.
Food Operations Assistant B (Food Production Assistant) (565M) Culinary Services, Pizza Hut-Chick-fil-A-Hokie Grill. Normal Starting Pay: $13,044 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 2). FTP. Schedule varies to include night and week end work. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Food Operations Assistant B (W022223C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.27 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 2).
Food Operations Manager A (Assistant Manager Trainee) (2117M) Culinary Services-Dietrick Dining Center. Normal Starting Pay: $22,262 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 8). FTP. Hours vary to include night and weekend work. Position limited by training period and will end 6-30-99, may be extended. Application deadline: Nov. 14.
Food Operations Assistant B (Dishwash Assistant Supervisor) (705M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $13,044 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 2). FTP. Work schedule: 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m., varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Food Operations Assistant B (Shop Leader-Cashier) (562M) Culinary Services-Owens Food Court. Normal Starting Pay: $10,394 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 2). Full-time 9-month academic year position. Schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Food Production Worker A (Food Production Supervisor) (1943M) Culinary Services-Hokie Grill. Normal Starting Pay: $14,259 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 3). FTP. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Food Production Worker B (2nd cook) (W020684M) Culinary Services-Owens Food Center. Normal Starting Pay: $6.86 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 3). Several FTP's available for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: open until filled.
Grants Administrator (6980J) Office of Sponsored Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 10). FTP. Position ends 11-30-98, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Housekeeping Worker (1855P) Physical Plant-Housekeeping Services. Normal Starting Pay: $11,932 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 1). Three FTP's. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Work area assignment and shift may be changed if necessary. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Installation And Repair Technician (W022166F) Mathematics. Normal Salary Range: $10.70-$16.71 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 8). PTP; 20 hours per week. Work schedule: Flexible hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Position ends May 8, 1998, but may be extended. Application deadline: open until filled.
Laboratory Specialist (6874M) Biochemistry. Normal Starting Pay: $22,262 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 8). FTP. Position is renewed yearly depending on funding. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Laboratory Specialist (2606D) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station. Normal Starting Pay: $22,262 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 8). FTP. Previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Laboratory Technician (6983M) Biochemistry. Normal Starting Pay: $15,588 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 4). FTP. Position is renewed yearly depending on funding. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Laboratory Technician Senior (W020117E) Environmental Health and Safety Services. Normal Starting Pay $8.19 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 5). PTP, 30 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Library Assistant (1122D) University Libraries-Veterinary Medicine Library. Normal Starting Pay: $22,262 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 8). FTP. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. three days per week and 1-10 p.m. two days per week. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Office Services Aide (Switchboard Operator) (W022101R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.27 (Effective 11-25-97) (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 (W022062E) Parking Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.49 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 4). PTP. 30 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Office Services Specialist (464P) Physical Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $15,588 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 4). FTP. Application deadline: Nov. 14.
Office Services Assistant (2284F) Foreign Languages and Literatures. Normal Starting Pay: $7,794 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 4). PTP, 20 hours per week; work schedule 1-5 p.m. Position renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Program Support Technician (6981M) Biochemistry. Normal Starting Pay: $18,628 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 6). FTP. Position renewed yearly depending on funding. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Program Support Technician (2514B) Personnel Services. Normal Starting Pay: $18,628 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 6). FTP. One-year appointment to be renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Program Support Technician (6667J) Virginia View. Normal Starting Pay: $18,628 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 6). FTP. Position ends 6-30-98, renewed yearly. Position previously advertised, you must reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Program Support Technician Senior (7107J) Roanoke Valley Graduate Center. Normal Starting Pay: $20,364 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 7). FTP. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Programmer (6784D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 10). FTP, renewed yearly. Some independent on-site evening and weekend work will be required. Application deadline: Open until filled.

Programmer (6656D) University Libraries. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 10). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Programmer-Analyst (6697M) Agriculture and Natural Resources Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $31,794 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 12). FTP. Position is renewed yearly depending on funding. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Programmer-Analyst (6984M) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences-Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $31,794 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 12). FTP. Position is renewed yearly depending on funding. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Programmer-Analyst Senior (1643D) Budget and Financial Planning. Normal Starting Pay: $37,995-59,319 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 14). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Public Relations Assistant Specialist (W020078C) Office of Family Support. Normal Starting Pay: $10.70 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 8). PTP; 20 hours per week, schedule to be arranged. Position is a one-year appointment. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Secretary Senior (5674J) Biological Systems Engineering. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Storekeeper Helper (W022016M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.27 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 2). FTP. Schedule varies to include nights and weekends for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Telecommunications Engineer (6966R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $37,995 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 14). FTP: day shift and on-call; some travel--mostly within Virginia; renewed yearly. Application deadline: Open until filled.
OFF CAMPUS POSITIONS:
Agriculture Technician B (6985) Hampton Roads Agriculture Research and Extension Center. Normal Starting Pay: $18,628 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
Program Support Technician Senior (6947) Center for Public Administration and Policy. Normal Starting Pay: $24,337 (Effective 11-25-97) (Grade 7). Position renewed yearly. Apply To: Dr. Carole Kuhns, Room 306, Northern VA Center, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22043. FTP. Application deadline: Nov. 7.
FACULTY LISTING
INSTRUCTIONAL
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. Assistant Professor in Veterinary Nutrition. Position is a full-time tenure-track appointment. Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree and a Ph.D. with an emphasis in nutrition. Diplomate status or eligibility for certification examination by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) is required. Preference will be extended to individuals who have research experience in the area of nutrition and immunity. The person appointed will be expected to make significant contributions to the teaching, research, and service programs of the college. Instruction will include both didactic and clinical instruction to professional veterinary students and graduate students in veterinary nutrition. Participation in continuing-education programs will be expected. Research and scholarly activity will focus on the development of a research program in the area of nutrition and immunity. Additional responsibility will include participation in the Clinical Nutrition Support Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for cases in the Medicine and Surgery Services and in the Production Management Medicine Service. The person appointed will be expected to provide consultation to practitioners seeking information on nutrition problems in clinical patients. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Craig D. Thatcher, Head, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0442.
Department of Philosophy. Visiting Assistant Professor. Two to four possible positions, subject to administrative approval and budgetary constraints. Visiting assistant professor positions, one-year leave replacements, beginning fall semester, 1998. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. Ph.D. by August, 1998. Salary competitive. Teaching load: three courses/semester. EOAA employer. Send dossier, including a writing sample and at least three letters of recommendation to Harlan B. Miller, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0126. Review of dossiers will begin December 1, 1997 and continue until the positions are filled.
Department of Chemistry. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track position starting Aug. 15, 1998 in any area of experimental polymer physical chemistry. Rank and salary commensurate with credentials. The successful candidate will be involved in pertinent interdisciplinary research activities on campus (NSF Science and Technology Center, Polymeric Materials and Interfaces Laboratory, Center of Adhesion and Sealant Science, Center for Composite and Material Structures, etc.). Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in chemistry, polymer science, materials science, or related field and the potential for excellence in teaching general chemistry, undergraduate physical chemistry, and graduate topical courses. A firm commitment to develop an internationally recognized research program, to establish and maintain significant external funding, and to publish in high-quality peer-reviewed journals is expected. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, teaching and research plans with start-up requirements. Application materials, as well as three letters of recommendation, should be sent to Prof. Herve Marand, Chair, Polymer Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0344. Screening of applications will begin on Dec. 10, 1997. Candidate interviews will be scheduled after Jan. 1, 1998 and continue until the position is filled.
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology. Assistant/ Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology. This tenure-track faculty position is available July 1, 1998 and may be filled at the assistant or associate professor rank, depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Highly experienced candidates will have the opportunity to direct the Clinical Pathology Laboratory in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and work with hospital faculty members on test development and clinical research. Other responsibilities include guiding students in the Pathology Residency and Graduate Program, teaching in the professional veterinary curriculum, and sharing in exfoliative cytology/hematology/clinical chemistry service with two other clinical pathologists. The position requires a DVM or equivalent degree, Ph.D., and ACVP board certification. An interested applicant should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Dr. Holly Bender, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0442. Additional information may be obtained from Bender at the address above, by phone at 1-4808, or e-mail: hbender @vt.edu. Applications received by Jan. 1, 1998 are assured full consideration.
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL
College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources. Director of Development. The university is seeking a highly motivated professional to join the University Development staff as director of development with responsibility for the comprehensive development program within the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources. The director, working closely with the dean, senior administration, and the faculty 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 natural resources important, along with a commitment to the role and ability to relate to graduates of the college and to the corporate sector. Successful track record in fund raising highly desirable, preferably within a university setting, and ideally with campaign experience. Willingness to travel frequently. Strong written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Capable of motivating volunteers as well as donors, strong self-motivation, ability to work as a team member within a complex university, and ability to choreograph as well as make the ask. Knowledge of the state of Virginia and Virginia Tech, including its mission, history, programs, and goals for the future. The director reports to the associate vice president for University Development and is responsible to the dean of the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources. Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and names of five references to Nevin E. Kessler, Interim Associate VP for Development, 201 Pack Building, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0336. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent. Extension agents hold lecturer rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty positions. Agriculture and Natural Resource and Family and Consumer Sciences agent positions will have area responsibilities in their program specialties. The Integrated Pest Management position in Orange County is restricted for one year; renewal is based on availability of funds. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent Positions: FA591--King William and King and Queen Counties, Plant Sciences--Crop and Soil Sciences: Basic knowledge of soil science; integrated pest management, including plant physiology, pathology, weed science, and pesticide management; post-harvest management; economics and marketing; production of specific commodities; water quality; biotechnology developments; and field-plot research. Agent responsibilities: Agents must determine program needs by monitoring trends and issues, involving Extension Leadership Councils and Advisory Committees; design programs to meet needs of target audiences, specify program goals and objectives, and identify resources; inform clientele of program activities; use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver programs through workshops, seminars, conferences, one-on-one visits, on-farm demonstrations, field trips and tours; maintain knowledge of current research information; develop computer applications; develop and implement evaluation plans; recruit and utilize volunteers; and report results to clientele, public, and decision-makers. Qualifications: master's degree required or imminent in related discipline. Current Virginia Cooperative Extension faculty members with bachelor's degree may be considered based on specialty, expertise, and performance. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; experience in relating with people. Experience in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating education programs in appropriate discipline preferred. Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. To apply: Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, official academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate as appropriate; copies are acceptable), and three letters of references. Review of applications will begin on November 21, and continue until positions are filled. Send to Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 122 Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. Inquiries will be received at 1-7619. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent. Extension agents hold lecturer rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty positions. Agriculture and Natural Resource and Family and Consumer Sciences agent positions will have area responsibilities in their program specialties. The Integrated Pest Management position in Orange County is restricted for one year; renewal is based on availability of funds. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent Positions: FA647--Arlington County, Plant Sciences--Environmental Horticulture: Basic knowledge of installation, maintenance, and propagation of turf grass, woody ornamentals, interior plants, vegetables, fruits, annuals, perennials; plant pathology, physiology, and weed science; pesticides, integrated pest management, plant diagnostics; soils, water, and nutrient management; environmental issues; economics and marketing; working with volunteers. Agent responsibilities: Agents must determine program needs by monitoring trends and issues, involving Extension Leadership Councils and Advisory Committees; design programs to meet needs of target audiences, specify program goals and objectives, and identify resources; inform clientele of program activities; use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver programs through workshops, seminars, conferences, one-on-one visits, on-farm demonstrations, field trips and tours; maintain knowledge of current research information; develop computer applications; develop and implement evaluation plans; recruit and utilize volunteers; and report results to clientele, public, and decision-makers. Qualifications: master's degree required or imminent in related discipline. Current Virginia Cooperative Extension faculty members with bachelor's degree may be considered based on specialty, expertise, and performance. Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. To apply: Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, official academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate as appropriate; copies are acceptable), and three letters of references. Review of applications will begin on November 21, and continue until positions are filled. Send to Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 122 Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. Inquiries will be received at 1-7619. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent. Extension agents hold lecturer rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty positions. Agriculture and Natural Resource and Family and Consumer Sciences agent positions will have area responsibilities in their program specialties. The Integrated Pest Management position in Orange County is restricted for one year; renewal is based on availability of funds. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent Positions: FA861--Orange County, Integrated Pest Management (IOM), Restricted: Responsible for providing leadership and coordination for the implementation of agricultural IPM programs that will result in the adoption of IPM by farmers and land managers. Position will serve approximately nine primary counties and respond to requests from 17 secondary counties; and work with local landowners and farmers to implement IPM practices in alfalfa, hay, and pasture, corn, small grain and soybeans. Agent responsibilities: Agents must determine program needs by monitoring trends and issues, involving Extension Leadership Councils and Advisory Committees; design programs to meet needs of target audiences, specify program goals and objectives, and identify resources; inform clientele of program activities; use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver programs through workshops, seminars, conferences, one-on-one visits, on-farm demonstrations, field trips and tours; maintain knowledge of current research information; develop computer applications; develop and implement evaluation plans; recruit and use volunteers; and report results of clientele, public, and decision-makers. Qualifications: master's degree required or imminent in related discipline. Current Virginia Cooperative Extension faculty members with bachelor's degree may be considered based on specialty, expertise, and performance. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; experience in relating to people. Experience in planning, implementing marketing, and evaluating education programs in appropriate discipline preferred. Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. To apply: Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, official academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate as appropriate; copies are acceptable), and three letters of references. Review of applications will begin on November 21 and continue until positions are filled. Send to Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 122 Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. Inquiries will be received at 1-7619. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545.
Public Service Programs. Economic Development Specialist: International Trade. Two-year, part-time faculty position. The successful candidate will administer (initiate and develop) the World Trade Institute: Train the Trainers Program, a two-year grant to Virginia Tech from the Appalachian Regional Commission. The incumbent will recruit participants; develop curriculum materials on exporting including marketing, finance, and shipping; develop and lead two World Trade Institute programs including related speakers and logistics; establish participant monthly monitoring system; serve as team leader/key motivator for 12-15 regional economic development trainees; train participants to identify companies that are export ready; serve as export mentor; resource and accompany each trainee as they make their first and subsequent calls on industries; train participants to meet industry's export needs through direct assistance or referral; coordinate participation in the Virginia Conference on World Trade; develop curriculum materials for second and subsequent training and company visits; and complete reports and paperwork for the ARC grant. The incumbent will also develop press releases on program success for review and distribution by supervisor. The specialist reports to the principal investigator and interacts with private- and public-sector leaders throughout Virginia. The position will work especially close with other economic-development specialists in Public Service Programs to manage and promote applicable programs. Minimum qualifications required: At least three years' experience in exporting; familiarity with basic aspects of export finance, shipping, and marketing; experience with export program and curriculum development; leadership experience with staff/team development; experience teaching some aspect of international trade. Applicants should send a complete resume including personal data, education, publications, research record, and professional experience with the names of three references to Dr. J. Douglas McAlister, Executive Director, Public Service Programs, 1080 S. Main St., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0162. Fax: 1-3896. Interviews will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
Virginia Power Electronics Center (VPEC). Computer Systems Administrator (re-advertisement). Full-time position. The administrator will be responsible for the complete administrative and technical operation of the VPEC computational facilities equipped complete administrative and technical operation of the VPEC computational facilities equipped with 10 UNIX and 20 NT workstations, ethernet network, laser/color printers, scanners, plotters, and other networked devices. Duties include, but not limited to, the following: overall administration of VPEC work stations, peripherals, and the network; installation and management of application software; routine hardware maintenance; and technical support for all VPEC members. Minimum qualifications: BS in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering, with experience in computer-systems administration; knowledge and experience in hardware and software, including Solaris, HP-UX, system administration and accounting, Windows NT system/network administration, TCP/IP Networking, and the ability to work independently and effectively with a wide variety of people. Full-time position, renewed yearly. Application deadline is November 30 or until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested applicants should submit resume and two letters of reference to Dr. Alex Huang, Assistant Professor, Virginia Power Electronics Center (VPEC), 657 Whittemore Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111.