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EMPLOYMENT

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 03 - September 10, 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

CLASSIFIED POSITIONS

Analytical Chemist Senior (7260T) Chemistry. Starting Pay: $31,794 (Grade 12). FTP, renewed yearly. Do not need to re-apply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Boiler Operator Assistant (332P) Power Plant. Starting Pay: $15,588 (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: Sept. 11.
Business Manager A (7325J) Center for Transportation Research. Starting Pay: $26.604 (Grade 10). FTP. Position ends 9-27-99, renewed yearly contingent upon funding. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Computer Operations Technician Senior (W022484F) Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Starting Pay: $10.70 (Grade 8). PTP. Will work 11-20 hours per week during evenings and weekends. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Computer Systems Senior Engineer (7346J) Mechanical Engineering. Starting Pay: $41,535 (Grade 15). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Electrical Engineer (7130P) Electric Service Utility. Starting Pay: $31,794 (Grade 12). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Emergency Service Technician (Trades Utilities Master Mechanic) (6451P) Electro/Mechanical Physical Plant. Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Work schedule: 4 p.m.-12:30a.m., Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Executive Chef (Food Operations Manager B) (1781M) Culinary Services/Dietrick Dining Hall. Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Executive Secretary Senior (441J) Graduate School. Starting Pay: $20,364 (Grade 7). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 11.

Fiscal Assistant (W022496F) University Development. Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). FTP. Work schedule 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday -Friday, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Sept. 11.


Fiscal Technician (LC070P) Hokie Passport Office. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Work schedule 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; schedule varies to include some nights and weekends. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Fiscal Technician (857J) Mechanical Engineering. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Food Operations Assistant A (W022314H) Residential and Dining Programs . Starting Pay: $5.74 (Grade 1). Vacancies include temporary, full-time, and part-time work; seasonal; shifts vary.
Food Operations Assistant B (W022315H) Residential and Dining Programs. Starting Pay: $6.27 (Grade 2).
Food Operations Assistant B (W022429G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center . Starting Pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). PTP. 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: Sept. 11.
Food Operations Assistant B (Cash Operations Assistant) (704H) Residential and Dining Programs, Deet's Place. Starting Pay: $13,044 (Grade 2). FTP, nine-month. Schedule varies to include nights and weekends. Application deadline: Sept. 11 or until filled.
Food Operations Manager Assistant (975H) Residential and Dining Programs, Deet's Place. Starting Pay: $13,971 (Grade 6). FTP, nine-month. Schedule varies to include nights and weekends. Position previously advertised, do not need to re-apply to be considered. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Food Production Manager (Nutritionist) (419M) Culinary Services/Shultz Dining Hall. Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Food Production Worker A (Food Production Supervisor) (2931H) Residential and Dining Programs, Hokie Grill. Starting Pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
GIS Specialist (Laboratory Specialist Senior) (7362M) Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences. Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Housekeeping Worker (856P) Physical Plant/Housekeeping Services. Starting Pay: $11,932 (Grade 1). Four FTP's. Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Work area assignment and shift may be changed if necessary. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Housekeeping Worker (6867P) Physical Plant/Housekeeping Services. Starting Pay: $11,932 (Grade 1). Two FTP's. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Work area assignment and shift may be changed if necessary. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Housekeeping Worker (6940P) Physical Plant/Housekeeping Services. Starting Pay: $11,932 (Grade 1). FTP. Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Work area assignment and shift may be changed if necessary. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Housekeeping Worker (7262M) Recreational Sports. Starting Pay: $11,932 (Grade 1). Three FTP's. Work Schedule: 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Housekeeping Worker (7263M) Recreational Sports. Starting Pay: $11,932 (Grade 1). FTP. Work schedule: 1-9:30 p.m. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Housekeeping Worker (W022490H) Residential and Dining Programs. Starting Pay: $5.74 (Grade 1). Two FTP's available for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday Application deadline: Open until filled.
Housekeeping Worker (2244H) Residential and Dining Programs. Starting Pay: $11,932 (Grade 1). Two FTP's available. Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Laboratory Aide (W022149M) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station. Starting Pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). PTP, 30-40 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Laboratory Specialist (4203T) Environmental Health and Safety Services. Starting Pay: $22,262 (Grade 8). Two FTP's: One position is renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Laboratory Specialist Senior (1243T) Geological Sciences. Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Mason/Plasterer (833P) Physical Plant. Starting Pay: $20,364 (Grade 7). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 11.

Office Services Assistant (W020272M) College of Veterinary Medicine/Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology. Starting Pay: $7.49 (Grade 4). PTP (20 hours). Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Office Services Specialist (W022506J) Civil Engineering. Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). PTP (30 hours). Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Office Services Specialist (4129J) Electrical and Computing Engineering. Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Office Services Specialist (W022502D) Information Systems Acquisitions. Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). PTP, 20 hours per week. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Office Services Specialist (W022322F) Undergraduate Admissions. Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). PTP. Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 26 hours (schedule to be arranged); Saturday, 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). Position renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Office Services Specialist (W022505G) University Unions and Student Activities. Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). FTP. Work schedule: Monday-Wednesday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Pharmacy Supervisor (W022501M) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Salary Range: $19.97-$31.18 (Grade 15). PTP (30-40 hours for a maximum of 1,500 hrs in a 365-day period.) Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Program Support Technician (3086M) Agricultural and Applied Economics. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.

Program Support Technician (80J) Mining and Minerals Engineering. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 11.

Program Support Technician (2070P) Purchasing. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Program Support Technician (W022499D) Test Scoring. Starting Pay: $8.96 (Grade 6). Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Program Support Technician (W022461E) University Leadership Development. Starting Pay: $8.96 (Grade 6). PTP. Flexible, averaging 30 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Position previously advertised, do not need to re-apply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Program Support Technician Senior (W022491D) Administrative Information Systems. Starting Pay: $9.79 (Grade 7). PTP (20-30 hours). Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Programmer (6716D) Administrative Information Systems. Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). Previously advertised, it is not necessary to re-apply to be considered. FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Programmer (W022504D) Communications Network Services. Starting Pay: $12.79 (Grade 10). PTP, not to exceed 1,500 hours per year from date of hire. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Programmer/Analyst (904D) Administrative Information Systems. Starting Pay: $31,794 (Grade 12). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Programmer/Analyst (6697M) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/Information Systems. Starting Pay: $31,794 (Grade 12). FTP. Position is renewed yearly depending on funding. Application deadline: Open until filled.


Radiologic Technologist (W022238G) Schiffert Health Center . Starting Pay: $9.79 (Grade 7). PTP. Will average 20 hours per week during academic year; other hours, throughout the year to provide coverage in absence of full-time technologist. Application deadline: Sept. 11.


SAS Analyst (Systems Analyst) (7343D) Administrative Information Systems. Starting Pay: $41,535-$64,847 (Grade 15). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Secretary Senior (W022500D) Vice President for Information Systems. Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). FTP, not to exceed 1,500 hours per year. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Security Guard (W020470T) Police Department. Starting Pay: $7.66 (Grade 2). Five PTP's: Work schedule: One position 40 hours and one position up to 24 hours per week. Positions subject to maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Position previously advertised. Do not need to re-apply to be considered. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Senior Programmer/Analyst (7259D) Administrative Information Systems. Starting Pay: $18,997 (Grade 14). PTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Systems Analyst (1165D) Administrative Information Systems-Information Resource Management. Starting Pay: $41,535-64,847 (Grade 15). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Television/Video Production Technician (W020967D) Media Services. Starting Pay: $9.79 (Grade 7). Two PTP's, 30 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours per year. Schedule includes evenings and nights with some weekends. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Trades Helper (Carpenter's Assistant) (W022497H) Residential and Dining Programs. Starting Pay Range: $7.49-$8.19 per hour (Grade 4). FTP academic-year for a maximum of 1,500 hrs in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Trades Helper (W022081H) Residential and Dining Programs. Starting Pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). FTP for a maximum of 1,500 hrs in a 365-day period. Position previously advertised, do not need to re-apply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
Website Designer (Public Relations Assistant Specialist) (W022349G) Public Service Programs. Starting Pay: $10.70 (Grade 8). Two PTP's: Approximately 20 hours a week, schedule to be determined. Application deadline: Sept. 11.
The following positions are available to current university employees only.
Food Production Worker A (Food Production Supervisor) (U550H) Residential and Dining Programs, Dietrick Dining Center. Starting Pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). Two FTP's. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Food Production Worker A (Pre-portion Supervisor) (U752H) Residential and Dining Programs, Dietrick Dining Center. Starting Pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Program Support Technician (U463T) Computer Science. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.

OFF-CAMPUS POSITIONS

Please contact Personnel Services for information on off-campus positions.
FACULTY POSITIONS

Instructional Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS). Director of Judaic Studies Program. Position is available in fall 1999. This is an academic-year appointment at the level of associate or full professor. Established in 1995, CIS brings together several interdisciplinary programs--Black Studies, Humanities, Judaic Studies, Religious Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Women's Studies--and the interdisciplinary studies major (IDST). The faculty's research and teaching interests is broadly interdisciplinary; many are involved in more than one program within CIS. Endowed in 1996, the Rosenberg Program offers the first minor in Judaic studies in Virginia. The curriculum in Judaic studies includes courses in contemporary and historical Judaism, Hebrew Bible, Hebrew language, the Jewish experience, and Israel studies. The program serves undergraduates from all areas of the campus. The director's responsibilities include recruiting and advising students, innovative leadership in implementing and further developing a new curriculum, teaching (two to three courses per year), fund raising, and outreach. Qualified candidates must hold the Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated competence in one or more areas of Jewish experience, culture, and history. A strong record of scholarship and teaching is essential. Experience in interdisciplinary teaching preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Applications, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and documentation of teaching effectiveness should be addressed to Nancy Simmons, Search Committee Chair, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 121 Lane Hall (0227), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Include an e-mail address and fax number if available. Application deadline for complete dossier is Nov. 1, 1998.
Pamplin College of Business. Faculty Positions. The college invites individuals with appropriate credentials to apply for faculty positions in the Pamplin College of Business. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree, and a strong research and teaching orientation. Faculty candidates will be considered for all ranks, based upon demonstrated professional accomplishment in the areas of accounting, finance, information systems, management, management science and information technology, and marketing. Positions are available beginning August, 1999. Send curriculum vitae by May 7, 1999 to Dr. Richard E. Sorensen, Dean, Pamplin College of Business, 1030 Pamplin Hall (0209), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent. Virginia Cooperative Extension is seeking applications for the Extension-agent position listed below. The successful candidate will be lecturer rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty member. Agriculture and natural-resource agent positions have area responsibilities in their program specialty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Extension agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, #G0953, Dairy Science, Franklin County: restricted--Sept. 30, 1999. Provide dairy management expertise and be responsible for developing dairy educational-program activities that will enhance sustainability of Virginia's dairy industry in a multi-county area. Maintain a level of expertise that compliments Virginia's dairy industry mission and goals. Agent is an educator, an information provider, a needs assessor, a problem-solving resource for dairy clientele, and networks with industry, specialists, and other agents. The position requires basic knowledge of animal nutrition, health, animal care; production and financial management; marketing; and biotechnology developments. 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, 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 to clientele, public, and administration. Qualifications: Master's degree required or imminent; one or more degrees in related discipline preferred. 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; ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers; experience relating with people. Experience in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating educational programs in a related area preferred. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Review of applicants will begin on Sept. 25, and continue until position is filled. Send to Barbara Gillespie, Virginia Cooperative Extension (0437), 122 Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Inquiries will be received at 1-7619; TDD user: 1-800-828-1120; fax: 1-5545; e-mail: barbarag@vt.edu.
Center for Power Electronics Systems (C-PES). Technical Coordinator. Position holds rank of full-time research scientist. It is funded by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center and is renewed yearly based on the availability of funds. This position serves as the technical-resource bank and disseminator. The incumbent will gather and compile research results from the research teams, maintain timely flow of information, coordinate activities among the various research programs, assist the industrial liaison specialist in expediting technology transfer, assist the education and outreach directors in coordinating research activities, and interface with NSF in technical and programmatic matters. Requirements: Master's degree with experience; preference for a Ph.D. degree. Strong technical background in power electronics. Strong skills in management, communication, team building, and technical-report compilation are essential. Previous experience in academia and industry is crucial. Application deadline is September 15. Interested applicants should submit a resume and two letters of reference to Dr. Fred C. Lee, Center for power Electronics Systems (0111), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Center for Power Electronics Systems (C-PES). Industrial Liaison Specialist. Position holds rank of full-time research associate. It is funded by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center and is renewed yearly based on the availability of funds. This position is responsible for the timely flow of innovative technologies to industry partners and for the recruitment of new industry affiliates. The incumbent will serve as the primary liaison between the ERC and the power electronics industry at large, assist the center director in strategic planning as it relates to industry research collaboration and support, organize activities involving various boards and councils related to the center, and work with the outreach director to implement technology transfer initiatives. Requirements: Master's degree with related technical and industry experience; preference for a Ph.D. degree. Strong marketing, management, and general people skills are required. Sound intuition and keen sense of market direction is essential. Application deadline is September 15. Interested applicants should submit a resume and two letters of reference to Dr. Fred C. Lee, Center for Power Electronics Systems (0111), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Center for Power Electronics Systems (C-PES). Program Development Director. Position holds rank of full-time research associate. It is funded by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center and is renewed yearly based on the availability of funds. This position will formulate strategic planning in research through the development of proposals and continual enhancement of the center program thrusts. The incumbent will interact with the individual program directors and campus directors of the center to provide advice and guidance in program enhancement and development while overseeing all public relations and publicity matters. Requirements: A bachelor's degree with experience in academia and research; master's degree preferred. Strong background and experience in proposal writing and program development along with a general knowledge of the power-electronics industry, private and government funding agencies, and how research relates to potential funding agencies. Experience with brochure and web site development is desired. Application deadline is September 15. Interested applicants should submit a resume and two letters of reference to Dr. Fred C. Lee, Center for Power Electronics Systems (0111), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics. Postdoctoral Researcher. Applications are invited for a one-year postdoctoral research position in the areas of applied and computational mathematics. Renewal of the position is contingent upon funding. The candidate selected will help in collaborative research projects in developing innovative tools for computational design of practical controllers for spatially distributed systems. Topics of interest include fluid-thermal interactions, manufacture of thin films, molecular dynamics, and chemically reacting flows. The successful candidate is expected to have strong interest, background, and experience in scientific computing and numerical analysis for distributed parameter systems. Experience in CFD and control techniques is also desirable. He/she is expected to interact closely with other members of the center. Starting date is immediate; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should send a vita and brief description of research interests and have three letters of recommendation sent to Melissa Chase, ICAM-Wright House (0531), West Campus Drive, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences. Research Associate. This position is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenured appointment with renewal contingent on performance, mutual interest, and availability of funding. Salary will be commensurable with qualifications. Qualifications for this research position include a M.S. degree in plant breeding and genetics. Knowledge and practical experience in plant breeding, classical genetics, molecular genetics, plant pathology, and statistics are desired. The research associate will be responsible for initiating and implementing research leading to the development of Fusarium -resistant cereal varieties. Specifically: will evaluate and identify unique sources of scab resistance in both adapted and exotic germplasm, and transfer this resistance into adapted cereal genotypes having the potential to be released as cultivars. This research will involve the use of both classical and molecular genetics approaches in identifying, mapping, and transfer of resistance genes. It is the ultimate goal of this research project to develop a marker-assisted selection program for pyramiding resistance genes into current or newly developed varieties. In addition: assume other responsibilities related to the development and testing of varieties in our breeding programs. Please send current curriculum vitae including all transcripts and applicable standardized test scores (GRE, TOEFL), three letters of recommendation, and a brief one-page essay highlighting career goals and practical research experiences in the areas of plant breeding, classical genetics, molecular genetics, plant pathology, and statistics. In the letter, please indicate specific crops or pathogens worked with in research projects. Send these materials to Dr. Carl A. Griffey, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences Department (0404), 334-A Smyth Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-9789; fax: 1-3431.
Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence. Coordinator for Athletic Advising (amended advertisement). Position is a one-year appointment starting September, 1998. Possibility for re-appointment after completion of first year. The coordinator for athletic advising must have a doctorate and experience in advising and providing academic assistance to undergraduate students. This position requires strong administrative skills, experience in budget management, ability to work with NCAA eligibility policies, and an understanding of conceptual models of student success. Strong supervisory skills and the ability to work with students, parents, coaches, faculty members, and academic and athletic administrators is also required. Primary job responsibilities include program and budget administration, coordinating student-athlete eligibility, advising student athletes, coordination of the Summit on Student Athlete Success, working on other projects related to student athlete success, and other duties as assigned. Candidates should demonstrate strong written, oral, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and two letters of recommendation to Ms. Anita Price, Administrative Assistant, Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence, Femoyer Office of Academic Enrichment Programs, 110 Femoyer Hall (0276), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.