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EMPLOYMENT

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 05 - September 24, 1998

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.
Analytical Chemist Senior (7260T) Chemistry. Starting Pay: $31,794 (Grade 12). FTP, renewed yearly. Position previously advertised, you do not need to re-apply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
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 8 a.m.-4 p.m. shift. Some overtime, call-in, or shift changes may be required due to departmental needs. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Budget Analyst (6927J) Budget and Financial Planning. Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FTP salaried. Position ends 8-31-99, renewed yearly based on funds availability. Application deadline: Oct. 2.
Computer Operations Technician Senior (6960D) Computing Center. Starting Pay: $22,262 (Grade 8). FTP. Shift rotates with night, evening, weekend and day hours. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Dispatcher (6683T) Police Department. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP: Shift work. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Electrical Estimator (Engineering Technician VI) (6660P) Physical Plant. Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 2.
Emergency Service Technician (Trades Utilities Master Mechanic) (6451P) Electro/Mechanical Physical Plant. Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Work schedule: 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Executive Chef (Food Operations Manager B) (1781M) Culinary Services/Dietrick Dining Hall. Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Fiscal Assistant (6654T) Biology. Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Application Deadline: Sept. 25.
Fiscal Technician (W022518D) Communications Network Services. Starting Pay: $8.96 (Grade 6). PTP, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Application deadline: Sept. 25.

Fiscal Technician (1364P) Office of University Bursar. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Fiscal Technician Senior (2065D) Communications Network Services. Starting Pay: $22,262 (Grade 8). FTP, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Fiscal Technician Senior (6546G) Office of International Research and Development. Starting Pay: $22,262 (Grade 8). FTP. Ending date 9-29-99. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Food Operations Assistant A (Dishwasher) (W022428G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. 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. 25.
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.
Food Operations Assistant B (W022315H) Residential and Dining Programs. 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 . 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. 25.
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 B (First Cook) (613H) Residential and Dining Programs/Shultz Dining Center. Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Work schedule: Varied to include nights and weekends. 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: Open until filled.
Graphic Designer (7372E) University Relations. Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Housekeeping Worker (W020190P) Physical Plant/Housekeeping Services. Starting Pay: $5.74 (Grade 1). PTP. Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m., for 20 hours per week. Application deadline: Oct. 2.
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. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Housekeeping Worker (6940P) Physical Plant/Housekeeping Services. 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. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
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 Senior (2743M) Residential and Dining Programs. Stating Pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). FTP. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Mason/Plasterer (833P) Physical Plant. Starting Pay: $20,364 (Grade 7). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 25.

Office Services Assistant (W022439C) Personnel Services. Starting Pay: $7.49 (Grade 4). PTP. 20-30 hours per week, hours negotiable between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Application deadline: Sept. 25.

Office Service Specialist (W020038D) Alumni Relations. Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). PTP. Work schedule: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Sept. 25.

Office Services Specialist (1239T) Finance Department-Pamplin. Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 25.

Office Services Specialist (W022517J) Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). PTP (20 hours per week). Application deadline: Sept. 25.

Office Services Specialist (7344T) Math. Starting Pay: $8,520 (Grade 5). PTP: 20 hours per week. Position previously advertised, do not need to re-apply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Office Services Specialist (W022456T) Pamplin College of Business. 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, you do not need to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Office Services Specialist (1310C) University Registrar. Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FTP. Previously advertised, need to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 25.

Office Services Specialist (W022505G) University Unions and Student Activities. Starting Pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). FTP. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Personnel Analyst (2499E) Personnel Services. Starting Pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 2.
Program Support Technician (3086M) Agricultural and Applied Economics. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Program Support Technician (6461D) University Libraries. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP, ends Dec. 31, 2000 may be renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Program Support Technician (913D) University Libraries. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Programmer (6716D) Administrative Information Systems. Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). Previously advertised, not necessary to re-apply to be considered. FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Programmer (W022504D) Communications Network Services. Starting Pay: $12.79 (Grade 10). PTP, not to exceed 1,500 hours per year from date of hire. Position previously advertised, do not need to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Programmer (2143D) University Libraries. Starting Pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Programmer/Analyst (904D) Administrative Information Systems. Starting Pay: $31,794 (Grade 12). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.


Radiologic Technologist (W022238G) Schiffert Health Center . Starting Pay: $9.79 (Grade 7). PTP. Average 20 hours per week during academic year; other hours, as needed, throughout year to provide coverage in absence of full time technologist. Application deadline: Sept. 25.


Secretary Senior (4287G) Forestry. Starting Pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Security Lead Guard (1357T) Police Department. Starting Pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). FTP: Will work a 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. 25.
Senior Programmer/Analyst (7259D) Administrative Information Systems. Starting Pay: $18,997 (Grade 14). PTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Senior Programmer Analyst (296D) University Libraries. Starting Pay: $37,995 (Grade 14). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Systems Analyst (1165D) Administrative Information Systems-Information Resource Management. Starting Pay: $41,535-64,847 (Grade 15). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Tailor (W022159G) Tailor Shop . Starting Pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). PTP. Will average 24 hours per week between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Theatrical Assistant (Program Support Technician Senior) (1195G) University Unions and Student Activities. Starting Pay: $20,364 (Grade 7). FTP. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., with some evening and weekend hours. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
The following positions are available to current university employees only.
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.
Highway Equipment Operator A (U845P) Physical Plant/Grounds. Starting Pay: $15,588 (Grade 4). FTP. Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on call for emergency duties such as snow removal. Application deadline: Sept. 25.
Storekeeper Senior (U3222J) Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. Starting Pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FTP academic year (nine-month). Application deadline: Sept. 25.

OFF-CAMPUS POSITIONS

Office Services Assistant (6614J) Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Management Science and Information Technology. Assistant Professors (two). Individuals will teach decision support systems, other information-technology-related courses, and management science/operations research. Ph.D. or equivalent in a related area is required; strong research interest and demonstrated teaching ability. Position requires strong computing ability and OR/MS background. Contact person: Bernard W. Taylor III, Department of Management Science and Information Technology (0235), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Department of Philosophy. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track appointment in: moral philosophy, history of ethics, applied ethics, social and political philosophy, or philosophy of law. Position is available August 1999, by which time Ph.D. must be in-hand. Nine-month position, 50-percent teaching, 50-percent research. Regular committee duties, some graduate-student supervision. Salary $39,000+ (depending on experience). Applications, including a CV, letter of interest, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation should be received by Dec. 1, 1998 for full consideration. Please send materials and direct inquiries to James C. Klagge, Hiring Committee Chair, Department of Philosophy (0126), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-8487, 1-4565; e-mail: jklagge@vt.edu.
Department of Philosophy. Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Assistant, associate, or full professor (depending on experience). Tenured or tenure-track appointment in: moral philosophy, history of ethics, applied ethics, social and political philosophy, or philosophy of law. Position is available August 1999, by which time Ph.D. must be in-hand. Nine-month position, 50-percent teaching, 50-percent research. Regular committee duties, some graduate student supervision. Salary $39,000-plus (depending on experience). Applications, including a CV, letter of interest, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation should be received by Dec. 1, 1998 for full consideration. Please send materials and direct inquiries to James C. Klagge, Hiring Committee Chair, Department of Philosophy (0126), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-8487, 1-4565; e-mail: jklagge@vt.edu.
Department of English. Assistant Professors (two anticipated). The department invites expressions of interest in two tenure-track assistant professorships, pending funding, in the following areas: (1) Linguist, with specialty in the social aspects of language; must be able to teach Introduction to English Linguistics and Introductory English Syntax; (2) 18th and 19th century American Literature, with specialization in African-American literature and culture of that period; may work with Black Studies Program, and will assist departmental efforts in curricular revision. Potential candidates should send a statement of interest and a resume to Dr. Johann A. Norstedt, Chair, Department of English (0112), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 by Nov. 16, 1998.
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

Fralin Biotechnology Center. Coordinator for Biotechnology Outreach. The successful candidate should have an advanced degree in a biological science with a good working knowledge of molecular biology. Candidates with teaching experience at the high-school or community-college level, and/or experience with other outreach activities (i.e., industry) will be given priority. Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills are required. Responsibilities include: Design and conduct biotechnology workshops around Virginia, pursue outside funding for the program, network with biotechnology educators, both in Virginia and nationally, work with laboratory manager to coordinate and run equipment loan program, edit a quarterly newsletter, develop industry outreach programs to benefit Virginia's biotechnology industry and enhance economic development, and other duties as required. See the Fralin Biotechnology Center web site, http://www.biotech.vt.edu, for more information about the center and the outreach position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send applications/inquiries to Don Ball, Fralin Biotechnology Center, West Campus Dr. (0346), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-6934; fax: 1-7126; e-mail: biotech@vt.edu.
Pamplin College of Business. Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs. The associate dean for Graduate and International Programs is responsible for all aspects of the MBA Program. In addition, the associate dean has primary responsibility for developing programs to enhance the appreciation and understanding of the international environment by students and faculty members of the college. The associate dean may be called upon from time to time to provide support for other graduate programs in the college. As director of the MBA Program, the associate dean is responsible for management and quality of the MBA staff and program, as well as student recruitment, advising, job placement, and alumni relations. The program includes two campuses, Blacksburg and Northern Virginia, and distance learning (TV delivery). As director of International Programs, the associate dean is expected to provide leadership in identifying and pursuing relevant opportunities for students and faculty members in the Pamplin College of Business. The associate dean serves as vice chair of the college's MBA Advisory Committee, Graduate Studies Committee, and International Programs Committee. The dean evaluates the performance of the associate dean annually. Every five years, a faculty review committee appointed by the dean evaluates the associate dean. Qualifications: Restricted to Pamplin College faculty members. Doctorate and full professor rank preferred. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Letters of application with resume should be sent to Dr. Larry N. Killough, Search Committee Chair, 3007 Pamplin Hall (0101), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Review of applications will start on October 1. The person hired for this administrative position will be expected to begin duties on Jan. 1, 1999.
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Research Associate. With the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group. This is a full-time employment position. Duties include: editing and combining technical papers, reports, and theses, with understanding of content. Able to conduct in-depth literature searches and track references. Requires ability to implement software solutions to maintain organization of technical materials, prepare technical information for presentation, and promote MPRG research endeavors to the technical public. Position also requires excellent oral and written communications skills, as frequent interaction with MPRG sponsors, publishers, students, and other faculty members is required. Candidates should have an MS in a scientific or technical area and experience as a researcher at the graduate level. Excellent software skills are required as well as a proficiency in learning new software packages as the position dictates. Excellent technical skills are also required to understand, communicate, assist with, and perform research assignments as necessary. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate proficiency in handling a variety of tasks simultaneously and must command superior interpersonal-communication skills. Qualified applicants should send their resume and list of 3 references to Dr. T.S. Rappaport, MPRG (0350), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 by October 8.
Office of University Development. Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Through the development of strategic relationships and partnerships with corporations and foundations, the director of corporate and foundation relations is responsible for increasing charitable support for institutional programs and projects. Towards this goal the director works cooperatively with other university departments, including, but not limited to, Sponsored Research, Career Services, Economic Development, Corporate Research Center, and Continuing Education to maximize effectiveness of corporate and foundation relationships. Coordinates appropriate cultivation and solicitation strategies, including proposal preparation and submissions. Supervises administrative faculty and staff, including two associate directors, and an executive secretary. Serves as a member of the senior management team for University Development, reporting to the associate vice president. National travel is required. BA/BS required; advanced degree preferred. Proven track record in corporate or foundation relations, preferably at a comprehensive research university. Evidence of ability to work effectively in an organization requiring collaboration, team work, and communication. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and names of five references to Nevin E. Kessler, Associate Vice President, Office of University Development (0336), 201 Pack Building, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Applications review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.