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JOBS

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 22 - February 26, 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 PositionFTP = Full-Time Position


CURRENT LISTING

Computer Operations Technician Senior (W022342D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $10.70 (Grade 8). Two PTP's, for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Computer Operations Technician Senior (W022326M) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $10.70 (Grade 8). PTP for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Electrician, Senior (7227P) Physical Plant Electric/Service Utility. Normal Starting Pay: $22,262 (Grade 8). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Executive Secretary (W022330F) Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center. Normal Starting Pay: $8.96 (Grade 6). FTP for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Fiscal Technician (Relief Night Auditor) (W022187G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $8.96 (Grade 6). Manager on duty from 11 p.m.-7 a.m. PTP for approximately 30 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Relief position for approximately three nights per week and fill in as needed. Application deadline: Feb. 27.

Fiscal Technician (2556P) OUB/Student Accounts. Normal Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Fiscal Technician Senior (4190J) Sponsored Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $22,262 (Grade 8). FTP. Application deadline: March 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 the Personnel Services Office until position 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 until positions filled. Questions: 1-5301.
Graphic Artist (2345G) Division of Continuing Education. Normal Starting Pay: $20,364 (Grade 7). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Housekeeping Worker (W022335G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $5.74 (Grade 1). PTP. Will work 30 hours per week; work schedule varies. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Housekeeping Worker (790M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $11,932 (Grade 1). FTP. Work schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Instructional Design/Technology Technician (Programmer) (2029M) IRU-Media, College of Veterinary Medicine. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Laboratory Mechanic A (W022325D) Communications Network Services-Resnet Summer '98 Project. Normal Starting Pay: $7.49-$7.84 (Grade 4). An applicant pool is now being established to fill wage Laboratory Mechanic A positions for the Resnet Project. Several PTP's available, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Some positions available March 9. Most positions start May 7. All positions will end no later than Aug. 28, 1998. Applications accepted until position filled. Questions: 1-5301.
Laboratory Specialist Senior (ICP Spectroscopist) (3475M) Crop and Soil Environmental Science. Normal Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Position is renewed yearly. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Laboratory Specialist Senior (7220M) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station. Normal Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Position is renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 6.
Library Assistant (6732D) Library/User Services Dept. Normal Starting Pay: $22,262 (Grade 8). FTP, will work Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with some nights and weekend hours. Application deadline: Feb. 27.

Office Services Specialist (W022343J) College of Engineering. Normal Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). PTP, 20-25 hours per week. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Office Services Specialist (Conference Registration Specialist) (W022331G) Program Development/Continuing Education. Normal Starting Pay: $7.88 (Grade 5). Two PTP's. Will work approximately 20 hours. a week. One position will work from 8 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday and the other position will work from 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Office Service Specialist (2128D) Printing Services. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Office Services Specialist (479F) Undergraduate Admissions. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Office Services Specialist (1959D) University Libraries/Technical Services. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Operations Manager (Building and Grounds Supervisor A) (1672G) University Unions and Student Activities. Salary Range: $24,337-$37,995 (Grade 9). FTP. Will work Monday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., with occasional nights and weekends. Position previously advertised, you do not need to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: March 6.
Police Officer (2973T) Police Department. Normal Starting Pay: $22,262 (Grade 8) (plus differential). FTP. Work schedule: rotational shifts. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Postal Aide (Office Services Aide) (W022336D) Centralized Mailing. Normal Starting Pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). FTP, for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Postal Assistant (W022332D) University Mail Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.49 (Grade 4). Four FTP's, for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Program Support Technician (W022334G) Forestry/Wood Science and Forest Products. Normal Starting Pay: $8.96 (Grade 6). PTP. Approximately 15-30 hours a week, Monday-Friday, schedule will vary. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Programmer (W022341D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $12.79 (Grade 10). PTP, not to exceed 1,500 hours per year from date of hire. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Programmer (6888D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604-$41,535 (Grade 10). FTP, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Open until filled.

Programmer/Analyst (W022338M) Plant Pathology and Weed Science. Normal Starting Pay: $15.29 (Grade 12). PTP (20 Hours/Week). Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Programmer/Analyst (6779D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $31,794-$49,637 (Grade 12). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Project Coordinator (Agency Management Analyst) (6440M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Radiologic Technologist (W022238G) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $9.79 (Grade 7). PTP. Will average 12 hours per week during academic year; other hours, as needed, throughout the year to provide coverage in the absence of the full-time technologist. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Research Specialist Advanced (2601M) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station. Normal Starting Pay: $29,083 (Grade 11). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Secretary (5D) University Libraries. Normal Starting Pay: $15,588 (Grade 4). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
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.
Storekeeper Helper (W022337D) Printing Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). PTP, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
Utility Lead Worker (6995M) Residential and Dining Programs. Salary Range: $20,364-$31,794 (Grade 7). FTP. Some weekend and rotating shift work with some overtime required. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
The following position is available to current university employees only.

Program Support Technician (U2453P) Purchasing. Normal Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Application deadline: Feb. 27.
OFF CAMPUS POSITIONS
Facilities Coordinator (Office Services Specialist) (6849) Northern Virginia Graduate Center. Normal Starting Pay: $21,292 (Grade 5). Position location: Falls Church. Apply to: Linda Kramp, Northern Virginia Graduate Center, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church , VA 22043. Position previously advertised, you do not need to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: March 6.
Library Assistant (6842) Northern Virginia Graduate Center. Normal Starting Pay: $24,337 (with partial benefits) (Grade 8). Position Location: Northern Virginia. PTP. Apply to: Patricia Murphy, Library, Virginia Tech/University of Virginia Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22040. Fax 703-538-8342. Application deadline: March 1.
FACULTY LISTING
Instructional Department of Food Science and Technology. Research Associate. Full-time position available in the Department of Food Science and Technology to participate in research and Extension activities of the Dairy Foods Research Group. The research program investigates problems relevant to the Virginia Dairy processing industry. B.S. degree required, M.S. preferred in the area of food science, microbiology, dairy science, or chemistry. Special consideration will be given to people with dairy experience. Successful candidate must be willing to travel in Virginia to dairy processing facilities and help instruct short courses and workshops. Good oral and written communication skills are essential. The initial starting salary will be approximately $20,000. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on an advanced degree in food science. The position is currently available. Candidates should provide a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the department. Applications should be sent to Dr. Cameron Hackney, Professor and Head, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0418. Phone: 1-5247. Fax: 1-9293.
Department of Economics. Instructor. Full-time. This position is permanent, full-time, but not tenure-track. Applicants should possess (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. The person hired in this position will teach introductory economics, supervise/coordinate other instructors of this course, and help develop appropriate instructional material using new technologies. Applications will be reviewed after February 27 until position is filled. Send curriculum vitae, samples of written work, evidence of teaching ability at the undergraduate level, and three letters of recommendation. (Please include letters of recommendation with application.) Contact Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Head, Department of Economics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0316.
The Bradley Department Of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Senior Faculty Position. In computer networks. The department seeks an energetic faculty member with international stature to help establish and lead a networking research activity at Virginia Tech's new Northern Virginia Research Institute. The institute is to be located in historic Alexandria, in the heart of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. This region has the world's largest concentration of telecommunications professionals and is the home of numerous corporations and federal agencies involved with telecommunications, networking, information technology, and the Internet. The new research institute will build on existing facilities, including Net.Work.Virginia, a state-wide ATM network, the new $25-million Advanced Communications and Information Technology Center at Virginia Tech's main campus in Blacksburg, and, for teaching, Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Graduate Center in Falls Church. The new networking research activity will complement current centers of excellence in information technology within the ECE Department, including the Center for Wireless Telecommunications, the Virginia Tech Information Systems Center, and the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group. Significant seed funding for equipment, additional faculty positions, and other support will be available to develop the institute and its research programs. This senior position carries the possibility of a named professorship for a suitably qualified candidate. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field. The successful candidate must have a distinguished research record in networking or wireless-data communications, have the qualities to develop a leading sponsored-research program, be able to work with both industry and government, and have a strong interest in graduate education. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references to Dr. W. L. Stutzman, Chair, Resource Committee, The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111. Phone 231-6834. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 1998 or until suitable candidates are selected. WWW address: http://www.ee.vt.edu.
Department of Chemistry. Director of the Chemistry Learning Center. This position will be a 12-month, non-tenure-track appointment (at the instructor level); the initial appointment begins on July 1, 1998 and is for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The newly established Chemistry Learning Center is designed to enhance student success in undergraduate chemistry courses, particularly targeting general chemistry. The department seeks an active chemistry educator with expertise in computer-assisted methods. The director will manage the Chemistry Learning Center. The anticipated duties are: serving as a resource person for students, GTA's, and faculty members; evaluating and implementing computer-assisted methods; teaching one section of general chemistry per semester; and other center-related activities. A minimum of an MS degree in chemistry/chemistry education is required. Interested applicants should send a vita, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Patricia G. Amateis, CLC Director Search, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0212. Screening of applications will begin on April 1, 1998 and continue until the position is filled.
Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Assistant/Associate Professor. Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate food-engineering courses for engineering and food-science students at the main campus of Virginia Tech. Conduct fundamental and applied research in food-process engineering. Successful candidate will be expected to develop innovative teaching and internationally prominent research programs. This 12-month, tenure-track position provides substantial collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities with the departments of food science and technology, chemical engineering, and the newly established Biotechnology Center. Qualifications: Earned doctorate with specialization in food or biochemical engineering or closely related engineering disciplines. Closing date for applications is April 15, 1998 or until position is filled. Application materials: Letter of interest, including teaching philosophy and research goals, resume, academic transcripts, and three references. Address inquiries to Dr. John V. Perumpral, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, 200 Seitz Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0303.
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL
Residential and Dining Programs. Residence Director (Three positions). A new position for the residential program at Virginia Tech, the residence director will provide full-time professional supervision for three of the university's largest residence halls. The positions are 12-month appointments requiring residence in the assigned residence hall and become available July 10, 1998. For more detailed information about this position, contact our website at http://www.rdp.vt.edu. Responsibilities: management of a residence hall housing 825-1,025 students; coordination of community-development program; supervision and training of graduate and undergraduate staff; facilities management and security; advising hall council; judicial-hearing officer; promotion of diversity and learning. Co-lateral assignments in departmental initiatives such as staff selection and training, program development, and special-housing programs. Required education/experiential qualifications: master's degree in college student affairs/student personnel, or related field. Up to one year prior full-time professional employment experience. Experience in residence-hall management and staff supervision. Desired educational/experiential qualifications: strongly prefer prior experience in residence life activities such as facilities management, judicial affairs, and student leadership development/advising. Compensation: $20,000 annually; furnished apartment; flexible meal plan, and full state benefits. Submit a letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three references to Residence Director Search Committee, Residential and Dining Programs, 109 E. Eggleston Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0428.
Residential and Dining Programs. Coordinator for Special Housing Programs. The coordinator assists in the supervision and development of student-life issues in specialized housing communities (wellness/substance free; FYE; international; and leadership programs). This position is primarily focused on programming, course development/instruction, faculty interaction, and program staff supervision. Position available July 10, 1998. To obtain more detailed information about this position, contact our website at http://www.rdp.vt.edu. Required qualifications: master's degree in college student personnel/related field; one-three years professional experience; prior experience in residence-hall management; supervision; course instruction; FYE (first-year experience) and wellness/substance-free programs. Preferred qualifications: significant experience with international, leadership development, or other special housing/living-learning programs. Compensation: $25,000 annually with full faculty state benefits. Additional flexible university meal plan. Submit letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three references to C-SHIP Search Committee, Residential and Dining Programs, 109 E. Eggleston Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0428.