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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 19 - February 5, 1998

Phone numbers for classified positions.
Office/Clerical: 1-6196
Technical/Research: 1-6160
Service/Trades: 1-6176
Professional/Managers: 1-4649
Information Technology: 1-2233
Persons with hearing impairments may call for TDD information at (540) 231-6258.
PTP = Part-Time Position
FTP = Full-Time Position
CURRENT LISTING
Accountant (4522P) Controllers Office. Normal Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Feb. 13.
Air Quality Worker (Plumber Steamfitter Assistant) (7115P) Physical Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $15,588 (Grade 4). FTP, varied shifts. Overtime may be necessary due to emergencies and breakdowns. Subject to 24-hour call-in on a rotating basis. Position ends 6-30-98, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Feb. 6.
Animal Care Technician B (2872M) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 6.
Assistant Designer (Program Support Technician Senior) (365D) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $20,364 (Grade 7). FTP, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Feb. 6.
Computer Systems Engineer (1894T) Computer Science. Normal Starting Pay: $37,995 (Grade 14). FTP. Starting date: May 10. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Database Analyst (2250D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $41,535-$64,847 (Grade 15). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Fiscal Assistant (6239P) Controller's Office. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 6.
Food Operations Assistant A (W022314C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.74 (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 at Personnel Services Office until position is filled. Questions: 1-5301.
Food Operations Assistant B (W022315C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.27 (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 accepted at Personnel Services Office until positions are filled. Questions: 1-5301.
Housekeeping Worker Senior (2745M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Stating Pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). FTP. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Feb. 6.
Office Services Specialist (2436P) Purchasing. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 6.
Program Support Technician (W022320J) Virginia View. Normal Starting Pay: $8.96 (Grade 6). Application deadline: Feb. 6.
Programmer-Analyst (6779D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $31,794-$49,637 (Grade 12). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Programmer-Analyst (6887-6886D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $31,794-$49,637 (Grade 12). Two FTP's, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Public Relations Coordinator and Customer Advocate (Public Relations Specialist) (4597M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FTP. Work schedule varies and often requires night and weekend work. Application deadline: Feb. 6.
Senior Programmer-Analyst (1162-2585D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $37,995-$59,316 (Grade 14). Two FTP's. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Senior Programmer-Analyst (6989D) Administrative Information Systems-Finance Implementation Team. Normal Starting Pay: $37,995-$59,316 (Grade 14). FTP, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Senior Programmer-Analyst (864D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $37,995 (Grade 14). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Senior Programmer-Analyst (6700D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $37,995-$59,319 (Grade 14). FTP, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Trades Utility Helper (W022318G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $6.86 (Grade 3). PTP. 30 hours per week, could include an occasional evening and weekend. Application deadline: Feb. 6.
The following position is available to current university employees only.
Executive Secretary Senior (2618J) Sponsored Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $20,364 (Grade 7). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 6.
OFF-CAMPUS POSITIONS
Accountant (2096) Northern Virginia Graduate Center. Normal Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). Position location: Northern Virginia. FTP. Apply to: Linda Kramp, Northern Virginia Graduate Center, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22043. Application deadline: Feb. 6.
Program Support Technician (7215) Central District Office. Normal Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Apply to: Beth Gillis, Area Program Coordinator, P.O. Box 757, Halifax, VA 24558. Application deadline: Feb. 6.
FACULTY LISTING
INSTRUCTIONAL
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences. Assistant or Associate Professor. This vacancy is a 12-month, tenure-track position with a primary Extension appointment in the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous Extension and applied-research program using a systems approach from breeder flocks through incubation, production, product quality and safety, and waste management for improving the performance, efficiency, and profitability of broiler production. The person will be expected to establish a close and productive working relationship with the poultry industry and related organizations. Implementation of the program will require considerable collaboration with other faculty members in the department and university. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in poultry science or a closely related area is required. Preference will be given to individuals with broiler experience. Candidates must possess strong speaking, writing, computing, and leadership skills to work effectively with the poultry industry, Virginia's number-one agricultural enterprise. Salary is commensurate with training and experience. Position is available April 1, 1998. Deadline for applications is March 1 or until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and the names of three references with addresses and phone numbers. Applications should be mailed to Dr. Gary L. Minish, Head, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0306, 1-9157, e-mail: minish@vt.edu.
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Environmental Horticulture Extension Agent. FA863. In Chesapeake County. Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agent position. Extension agents are lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional faculty positions. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position requires a basic knowledge of installation, maintenance, and propagation of turf grass, wood ornamentals, interior plants, vegetables, fruits, annuals, perennials; plant pathology, physiology, and weed science; pesticides, integrated pest management, plant diagnostics, and pest identification; soils, water, and nutrient management; environmental issues; economics and marketing; working with volunteers. 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 audience, specify program goals and objectives, identify resources; inform clientele of program activities; use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver programs through workshops, seminars, conferences, one-on-one 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 plan; 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. Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Computer-computer software knowledge preferred. Submit a letter of intent, complete resume, official academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate; copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. Internal applicants may submit a letter of application, a copy of the most recent faculty report, and three letters or reference. Application materials will be received until February 20, or until a suitable candidate has been selected. Send to Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 105-D Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. Inquiries will be received at 1-5659. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H Extension Agent. FA804. In Pulaski County. Extension agents are lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional faculty positions. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Manage a non-formal experiential educational program for youth, and adults working with those youth, to further develop life skills necessary as self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. 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 audience, specify program goals and objectives, identify resources; inform clientele of program activities; use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver programs through workshops, seminars, conferences, one-on-one 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 plan; 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. Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Computer-computer software knowledge preferred. Submit a letter of intent, complete resume, official academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate; copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. Internal applicants may submit a letter of application, a copy of the most recent faculty report, and three letters or reference. Application materials will be received until February 20, or until a suitable candidate has been selected. Send to Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 105-D Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. Inquiries will be received at 1-5659. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent (re-advertisement). FA577. Family and Human Development, Culpeper County. Extension agents are lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional faculty positions. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For families with children, aging members, and special-needs families such as those dealing with welfare and court system to achieve improved levels of self-sufficiency, and to provide education for providers of child care, enhancing child care in the community, and the ability of child care providers to earn income. 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 audience, 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 plan; 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. Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Computer-computer software knowledge preferred. Submit a letter of intent, complete resume, official academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate; copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. Internal applicants may submit a letter of application, a copy of the most recent faculty report, and three letters or reference. Application materials will be received until February 20, or until a suitable candidate has been selected. Send to Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 105-D Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. Inquiries will be received at 1-5659. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Plant Sciences--Crop and Soil Sciences Extension Agent (re-advertisement). FA591. King William and King and Queen Counties. Extension agents hold lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional faculty positions. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences agent position will have area responsibilities in his/her program specialty. 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 development; and field-plot research. 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 audience, 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 plan; 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 reference. Review of applications will begin on February 27 and continue until position is 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.
President's Office. Vice President for Multicultural Affairs. The vice president for multicultural affairs is a new position reporting directly to the president, established as part of a larger effort to bring diversity, equality, and campus-climate issues to the forefront of university life. The incumbent will be a senior officer of the university who, as a member of the president's cabinet, will advise the president and the university administration on policy and practice related to intercultural relations and issues, will serve as an advocate for diverse populations, and will serve as an agent for change on the campus. This individual will work closely with existing university administrative areas to bring greater focus, direction, and momentum to our efforts to increase the diversity of our faculty, student, and staff populations, and to assist the university in creating a more consistently welcoming and inclusive climate for people of differing social identities. With an initial emphasis on African-American issues, but with strong awareness of other minority concerns, the incumbent will provide leadership for the promotion of cultural understanding at all levels of the university. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualifications are as follows: extensive knowledge of multicultural issues and concerns at a predominantly white institution; a strong record of leadership and administrative skill, with an emphasis on a teamwork approach; excellent communication, mediation, and consultative skills; outstanding academic and-or professional credentials; an earned doctorate or other terminal degree is desired; interest in teaching a course in her/his discipline each semester. For full consideration, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of four references should be sent to Dr. Robert C. Bates, Chair, Vice President for Multicultural Affairs Search Committee, 210 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131. Review of credentials will begin March 1, 1998 and continue until the position is filled. Confidentiality will be respected.
Department of Recreational Sports. Coordinator of Fitness Development. Twelve-month professional staff position, salaried with full state benefits. The coordinator of fitness development oversees the effective delivery of a comprehensive program of aerobic-fitness activity at Virginia Tech. Included within the scope of aerobic-fitness activity is the development of classes and instruction in land and water aerobics, the management of the strength training and cardiovascular areas of War Memorial Gym and the new Student Health and Fitness Center, the design and delivery of specialized fitness programs, supervision of student staff, and budget planning and execution. The coordinator will assist the director in planning for the opening of a new campus Student Health and Fitness Center with construction scheduled for completion in July-August 1998. Qualifications: master's degree required or imminent (not later than June 30, 1998) in sports administration, recreation, physical education, or related field; two or more years of graduate or professional experience in a recreation or fitness setting; experience in programming in aerobics and personal training proper use and management of cardiovascular and weight-training equipment; must possess or be capable of attaining necessary aerobic-fitness certifications; good interpersonal skills required; and computer experience in an IBM environment desired. Salary is $24,000-$26,000, commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will begin on March 20, 1998 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Send a letter of application and current resume, including names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Mr. William Campion, Director, Recreational Sports, 125E War Memorial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0358. Phone: 1-6856. Fax: 1-6273.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H Extension Agent. FA581. In Petersburg. The Extension agent is lecturer rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty position. Manage a non-formal experiential educational program in order for youth, and adults working with those youth, to further develop life skills necessary as self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. 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 audience, specify program goals and objectives, 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 plan; 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 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. Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Computer-computer software knowledge preferred. Submit a letter of intent complete resume, official academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate; copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. Application materials will be received until February 27 or until a suitable candidate has been selected. Send to Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 105-D Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. Inquiries will be received at 1-5659. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545.
University Libraries. Head of User Services. The head of User Services provides leadership for the major public service units of the University Libraries. User Services at the Virginia Tech Libraries includes instructional and media services, an innovative college-librarian program with library faculty members located in Virginia Tech's six colleges, assistance desks for library users, and circulation/stack maintenance services. Staff includes 21 faculty and 35 classified positions. We are looking for a division leader who is excited about academic libraries and who understands that, more than ever, library services and resources can make an important difference in how the university community participates in learning, teaching, and research. The head of library services participates in the Library Advisory Council and is expected to work as a team member in cross-unit initiatives. Reports to the dean of libraries. The position is a twelve-month faculty appointment; salary/rank commensurate with experience and credentials. Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution; advanced degree preferred. Five or more years experience in academic library services including instruction and reference; three or more years of leadership and evaluation of staff and management of human resources. Strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal abilities for working with staff and collaborating with other university departments; good technical skills including experience with development of web services; management skills, including creative abilities to maximize budget and personnel allocations. Knowledge of current trends in user services. Finalists invited for interview must demonstrate communication skills and knowledge of public services through a presentation to library faculty and staff members and other members of the university community. Applications: Send letters of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references to: Cathy Pillow, Personnel Services, University Libraries, Virginia Tech, P.O. Box 9001, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001. Review of applications will begin March 10, 1998.