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EMPLOYMENT

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 04 - September 17, 1998

Classified Positions
For position-availability information, please call the following jobline numbers:
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. The employment listing on the Personnel Services home page is available at http://www.ps.vt.edu.
Boiler Operator Assistant (332P) Power Plant. Normal 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. 18.
Dispatcher (6683T) Police Department. Normal Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP: Shift work. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Electrical Engineer (7130P) Electric Service Utility. Normal Starting Pay: $31,794 (Grade 12). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Emergency Service Technician (Trades Utilities Master Mechanic) (6451P) Electro/Mechanical Physical Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Work schedule: 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Executive Chef (Food Operations Manager B) (1781M) Culinary Services/Dietrick Dining Hall. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Fiscal Assistant (W022514M) College of Veterinary Medicine. Normal Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). PTP. Will work approximately 30 hrs a week for a maximum of 1,500 hrs in a 365-day period. Schedule to be arranged. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Fiscal Technician (4252J) Civil Engineering. Normal Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP, renewed yearly contingent upon funding. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Fiscal Technician Senior (4197J) Electrical and Computer Engineering. Normal Starting Pay: $22,262 (Grade 8). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Food Operations Assistant A (Dishwasher) (W022428G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $5.74 (Grade 1). Four PTP's. Approximately 30 hours a week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule varies to include some evenings and weekends. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Food Operations Assistant A (W022314H) Residential and Dining Programs . 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; seasonal.
Food Operations Assistant B (W022315H) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). Vacancies include temporary, full-time, and part-time work; seasonal.
Food Operations Assistant B (W022429G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center . Normal 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. 18.
Food Operations Assistant B (Cash Operations Assistant) (704H) Residential and Dining Programs, Deet's Place. Normal Starting Pay: $13,044 (Grade 2). FTP. Schedule varies to include nights and weekends. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Food Production Manager (Nutritionist) (419M) Culinary Services/Shultz Dining Hall. Normal 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. Normal Starting Pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Food Production Worker B (1ST COOK) (613H) Residential and Dining Programs/Shultz Dining Center. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Work Schedule: Varied to include nights and weekends. Application deadline: Sept. 18 or until filled.
GIS Specialist (Laboratory Specialist Senior) (7362M) Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences. Normal Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Graphic Designer (7372E) University Relations. Normal Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Position ends 9/30/98, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Housekeeping Worker (856P) Physical Plant/Housekeeping Services. Normal 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 (6940P) Physical Plant/Housekeeping Services. Normal Starting Pay: $11,932 (Grade 1). Several FTP's. Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m., or 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Work area assignment and shift may be changed if necessary. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Housekeeping Worker (7263M) Recreational Sports. Normal 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. Normal 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 Senior (2743M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Stating Pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). FTP. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Instructional Technologist (Programmer) (7367M) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/AgNIS. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FTP. Position renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Laboratory Aide (W022513J) Electrical and Computer Engineering. Normal Starting Pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). PTP (20 hours per week). Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Laboratory Aide (W022149M) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station. Normal 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: Open until filled.
Laboratory Specialist Senior (1243T) Geological Sciences. Normal Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Mason/Plasterer (833P) Physical Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $20,364 (Grade 7). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 18.

Office Services Specialist (W022502D) Information Systems Acquisitions. Normal Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). PTP, 20 hours per week. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Office Services Specialist (W022456T) Pamplin College of Business. Normal Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). PTP: 30 hours per week for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Position previously advertised, do not need to re-apply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Office Services Specialist (1310C) University Registrar. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Previously advertised, need to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Office Services Specialist (W022505G) University Unions and Student Activities. Normal Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). FTP. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Program Support Technician (1724J) Graduate School. Normal Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Program Support Technician (W022499D) Test Scoring. Normal Starting Pay: $8.96 (Grade 6). Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Programmer (6716D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). Previously advertised, not necessary to re-apply to be considered. FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Programmer/Analyst (904D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $31,794 (Grade 12). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Programmer/Analyst (6697M) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $31,794 (Grade 12). FTP. Position renewed yearly depending on funding. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Public Relations Specialist (2085E) Undergraduate Admissions. Normal Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FTP. Application Deadline: Sept. 18.


Radiologic Technologist (W022238G) Schiffert Health Center. Normal Starting Pay: $9.79 (Grade 7). PTP. Average 20 hours per week during academic year; other hours, as needed, throughout the year to provide coverage in absence of full-time technologist. Application deadline: Sept. 18.


SAS Analyst (Systems Analyst) (7343D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $41,535-$64,847 (Grade 15). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.

Secretary Senior (4287G) Forestry. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Secretary Senior (7373D) Vice President for Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Security Lead Guard (1357T) Police Department. Normal Starting Pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). FTP: Rotating shift, including weekends, and holidays. Majority of working hours will involve evening and night hours. Position previously advertised, do not need to re-apply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Senior Programmer/Analyst (7259D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $18,997 (Grade 14). PTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Systems Analyst (1165D) Administrative Information Systems-Information Resource Management. Normal Starting Pay: $41,535-64,847 (Grade 15). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Theatrical Assistant (Program Support Technician Senior) (1195G) University Unions and Student Activities. Normal Starting Pay: $20,364 (Grade 7). FTP. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., with some evening and weekend hours. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Trades Helper (W022081H) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). FTP for a maximum of 1,500 hrs in a 365-day period. Position was previously advertised, do not need to re-apply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
The following position is available to current university employees only.
Food Production Worker A (Pre-portion Supervisor) (U752H) Residential and Dining Programs, Dietrick Dining Center. Normal Starting Pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.

OFF-CAMPUS POSITIONS

Area Information Technologist (Program Support Technician Senior) (7300M) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $20,364 (Grade 7). Position location: Rockingham County. FTP. Apply to: Neal Vines, VPI&SU 137 Smyth Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Application deadline: Sept. 18.
Office Services Assistant (6614J) Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise. Normal Starting Pay: $15,588 (Grade 4). Position location: Hanover County. FTP. Position ends 9-30-99, renewed yearly contingent upon funding. Apply to: Judith L. Midkiff, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Northeast District Office, 11 South 12th Street, Suite 210, Richmond, VA 23219. Application deadline: Sept. 25.

Office Services Assistant (6617J) Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise. Normal Starting Pay: $15,588 (Grade 4). Position location: Gloucester County. FTP. Position ends 9-30-99, renewed yearly contingent upon funding. Apply to: Judith L. Midkiff, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Northeast District Office, 11 South 12th Street, Suite 210, Richmond, VA 23219. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Office Services Assistant (7368J) Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise. Normal Starting Pay: $15,588 (Grade 4). Position location: York County. FTP. Position ends 9-30-99, renewed yearly contingent upon funding. Apply to: Judith L. Midkiff, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Northeast District Office, 11 South 12th Street, Suite 210, Richmond, VA 23219. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Office Services Assistant (5860J) Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise. Normal Starting Pay: $15,588 (Grade 4). Position location: Appomattox County. FTP. Position ends 9-30-99, renewed yearly contingent upon funding. Apply to: Beth A. Gillis, Area Coordinator, Box 757, Halifax, VA 24558. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Office Services Assistant (5925J) Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise. Normal Starting Pay: $15,588 (Grade 4). Position location: Amelia County. FTP. Position ends 9-30-99, renewed yearly contingent upon funding. Apply to: Beth A. Gillis, Area Coordinator, Box 757, Halifax VA 24558. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Office Services Assistant (6594J) Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise. Normal Starting Pay: $15,588 (Grade 4). Position location: Franklin County. FTP. Position ends 9-30-99, renewed yearly contingent upon funding. Apply to: Beth A. Gillis, Area Coordinator, Box 757, Halifax, VA 24558. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Office Services Assistant (7232J) Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise. Normal Starting Pay: $15,588 (Grade 4). Position location: Botetourt County. FTP. Position ends 9-30-99, renewed yearly contingent upon funding. Apply to: Beth A. Gillis, Area Coordinator, Box 757, Halifax, VA 24558. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Program Support Technician Senior (7371M) Virginia Cooperative Extension. Normal Starting Pay: $20,364 (Grade 7). Position location: Rappahannock County/Washington, Virginia. FTP. Position is renewed yearly based on funding. Apply to: Kenner Love, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Box 119, Washington, VA 22747. Application deadline: Sept. 25 or until filled.

INSTRUCTIONAL

Department of Chemistry. Assistant Professor of Experimental Polymer Physical Chemistry. Position starts in August, 1999. Qualified applicants will possess the Ph.D. in chemistry, polymer science, materials science, or related field, and be expected to teach 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. Chemists at Virginia Tech enjoy fruitful collaborations with members of other departments in the university through several interdisciplinary centers, including a biotechnology center, a school of veterinary medicine, Polymeric Materials and Interfaces Laboratory, Center of Adhesion and Sealant Science, and Center for Composite and Materials Structures. The successful candidate will have opportunities to participate actively in such interdisciplinary efforts. A curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching plans, a list of publications, and three letters of reference should be sent to Professor Herve Marand, Chair, Polymer Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry (0212), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Applications screening begins Jan. 10, 1999; interviews will be scheduled after Feb. 1, 1999, continuing until the position is filled.
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES). Outreach Director. Position holds rank of full-time research associate. This position is responsible for the implementation and execution of all outreach activities, including student outreach, intra-program coordination, faculty outreach, and industrial outreach, to benefit the power-electronics community world wide. The incumbent will serve as the primary liaison between the ERC and the power-electronics community at large. Requirements: Bachelor's degree with experience, with preference for master's degree. Strong people and communication skills; demonstrated ability to implement and execute large-scale programs; effective in managing multiple projects; experience in event planning on and off campus, prior experience with industry and academia, knowledge of academic and industry requirements. Application deadline is September 15. 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.
Department of Entomology. Postdoctoral Research Associates (two). One-year renewable appointments on a three-year project funded by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Expected start date is on or after Sept. 1, 1998. The successful applicants will join an integrated study of the synergistic actions of insecticides on biomarkers of cholinergic and dopaminergic dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. The studies will entail subchronic treatment with insecticides in the C57BL6 mouse/MPTP model of Parkinson's disease. Following treatment, analysis of motor behaviors, and neuro-chemical studies of dopaminergic and cholinergic pathways in the mammalian striatum will be performed. Ph.D. in biochemistry, toxicology, entomology, or related discipline. Individuals with experience in neuro-toxicological research are especially encouraged to apply. Starting salary is $25,000. Send curriculum vitae, publication list, and names of three references to Jeffrey R. Bloomquist, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology (0319), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-6129; fax: 1-9131; e-mail: jbquist@vt.edu.