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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 20 - February 16, 1995

Application Deadline is Noted on Each Advertised Position. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




BOILER OPERATOR ASSISTANT (0332S) Power Plant Normal Starting Pay: $14,364 (Grade 4)

Assists boiler operator with the operation of coal-, gas- and oil-fired boilers and auxiliary equipment. Operates all ash removal and related equipment. Operates boilers for training purposes and during emergency conditions. Assists with and trains on turbine-related systems. Greases and performs maintenance for plant equipment. Helps regenerate water softeners, de-mineralizers, condensate polishers and performs water testing. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Strong mechanical experience; ability to perform boiler water analysis; ability to move and handle ash hoses and gates weighing up to 60 lbs. and to climb ladders; ability to understand and follow instructions. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Power plant and/or boiler-related experience. FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule: Midnight to 8 a.m. Some overtime, call-in, or shift changes may be required due to departmental needs. Application deadline: Feb. 24.

FISCAL ASSISTANT (6488R) Horticulture Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5)

Using FOXBASE PLUS data-management system, implements and maintains bookkeeping records. Reports quarterly to department head the unencumbered balance of all accounts and special budgets reports upon request. Reconciles all accounting printouts with departmental paperwork and computer program. Serves as backup to enter wage payroll. Responsible for daily recording and deposit of all money coming into the department. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of bookkeeping principles and procedures; knowledge of database management for data inquiry and record keeping; ability to prepare routine financial reports, to understand and apply various policies and procedures, to maintain accurate records and files and to communicate effectively with others; ability to type. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Work experience in accounting/bookkeeping. PART-TIME POSITION for 20 hours each week. Position is renewed yearly. Application deadline: Feb. 17.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (1142R) Donaldson Brown Hotel Normal Starting Pay: $10,995 (Grade 1)

Performs general housekeeping duties. Removes soiled bed and bath linen from guest rooms and replaces with fresh, clean linens; inspects and turns mattresses; picks up paper from floors, removes and empties trash; cleans mirrors, doors, etc.; dusts furniture, lighting fixtures, window sills, venetian blinds and baseboards; vacuums; scrubs basins, tubs, showers, toilets, and other fixtures; reports to supervisor. May be assigned to clean offices and public areas as well. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Cleaning experience; ability to stand for extended periods of time, to safely move and handle 25 lbs. independently, to reach and stoop, to follow instructions, and to work effectively under time limits or deadlines. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Hotel/Motel cleaning experience. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: February 17.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (1778P) Economics Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5)

Performs all bookkeeping duties, types requisitions, purchase orders, invoices and service requests; makes travel arrangements, types travel and expense vouchers and reimbursements for faculty; logs all departmental expenditures; checks each expenditure on FRS printout against files using Lotus 1-2-3, and types correspondence relating to expenditures. Acts as receptionist; performs data entry of wage payroll; personnel information, and student force adds and drops. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview. Experience or training in bookkeeping/accounting; spreadsheet experience; ability to accurately review and reconcile accounts; working knowledge of office practices and procedures; ability to compile information into reports; demonstrated ability to work effectively with the public; strong communication and interpersonal skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Typing test score of 45 wpm with high accuracy; experience using Lotus 1-2-3; experience using CMS, IMS or similar systems; knowledge of FRS and the policies and procedures relating to state expenditures. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Feb. 17.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (3474S) Electrical Engineering Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6)

Manages office operations and provides administrative and clerical support to the Satellite Communications Group. Serves as a resource person to the group leader on office matters. Types research proposals and other technical manuscripts; schedules meetings and conferences; arranges trips and visits for the group. Prepares financial/budget reports as needed. Supervises wage and student employees. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview; experience and/or education in bookkeeping or related area; ability to establish priorities and work independently; ability to communicate effectively and to deal effectively with internal and external customers. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing score of 45 wpm with high accuracy; experience that has demonstrated a knowledge of university purchasing/accounting procedures; experience managing office operations and interacting extensively with the business community. FULL-TIME POSITION, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Feb. 24.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (6490J) ISE/Software Technologies Lab Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6)

Provides program and administrative support to the Software Technologies Laboratory of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. Manages multiple tasks and coordinates all personnel-related activities. Manages financial data transactions including accounting-related activities, payroll, purchasing, and travel. Reconciles financial records with FRS. Allocates labor charges to project tasks codes. Completes and verifies travel-reimbursement vouchers. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Considerable experience working in an office setting performing personnel, payroll, purchasing, and accounting-related duties. Knowledge of DOS-based computer systems and programs. Ability to manage multiple activities. Must be a U.S. citizen. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Knowledge of university personnel, payroll, accounting, and purchasing policies and procedures. Education with concentration in business. FULL-TIME POSITION. Position ends 2-15-96, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Feb. 17.

PROGRAMMER/ANALYST (4399R) Entomology Normal Starting Pay: $29,297 (Grade 12)

As part of a large integrated-pest-management program, develop and implement, using programming tools such as Perl, HTML, CGI, and C, real-time interactive access to data base and GIS products over the Internet using the World Wide Web. Assist with continued database development within existing Oracle DBMS. Provide basic systems administration and support for UNIX, Macintosh and DOS computers. Work with field-based personnel in implementing the above-mentioned data access environment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Strong analytical, design, and programming skills; familiarity with networked/distributed computing environment, client-server technology, and UNIX programming; strong communication skills; ability to work well within teams; experience with DOS and Macintosh systems and with Oracle DBMS. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Programming experience with HTML/WWW/CGI, C, and shell programming languages; system administration experience such as installing, configuring, and maintaining small sites. FULL-TIME POSITION. Position is renewed yearly. Application deadline: Feb. 24.

SECRETARY SENIOR (6489S) Materials Science and Engineering Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5)

Provides secretarial support and general assistance to a faculty member in the area of research projects, teaching assignments, and university or professional society activities. Also provides budgetary assistance for individual research projects and proposals. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview; word-processing experience; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing test score of 55 wpm with good accuracy; experience providing clerical and administrative support for fiscal activities; experience using a wide range of PC-based software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, and communication packages. FULL-TIME POSITION, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Feb. 17.


FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (3RD COOK) (W19R) Culinary Services Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2)

FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule varies during the academic year and includes nights and weekends for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Feb. 17.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (W7S) Residential and Dining Programs Normal Starting Pay: $5.29 (Grade 1)

SEVERAL PART-TIME POSITIONS for 32 hours a week not to exceed a maximum of 1,500 hrs. within a 365-day period. Work schedule: 11 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Some weekend work required. Application deadline: Feb. 24.

RESEARCH SPECIALIST (W29R) Animal and Poultry Science Normal Starting Pay: $9.86 (Grade 8)

PART-TIME POSITION. Will work approximately 20-30 hours each week. Position ends 7-95, may be extended. Application deadline: Feb. 17.

SECURITY GUARD (ESCORT SERVICE) (W25S) Police Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2)

TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule includes evenings and nights. Application deadline: Feb. 17.

STARTER/MARSHALL/SHOP ATTENDANT (Office Services Aide) (W3R) Virginia Tech Golf Course Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2)

PART-TIME POSITION. Work schedule varies with the season for approximately 17-20 hours per week. Must be able to work weekends. Position ends approximately. October or November 1995, depending on the weather. Application deadline: Feb. 17.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT A (FOA-1R) Culinary Services Normal Starting Pay: $5.29 (Grade 1)

An applicant pool is now being established to fill wage Food Operations Assistant A positions.

Applications will be accepted at the Personnel Services Office, Southgate Center, through 5 p.m. Friday, February 17. You need submit only one application for this pool. Be sure that you include your complete related background such as dates and places of employment, duties performed and type of food service equipment used. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process are requested to call by the application deadline. Any questions should be directed to the Personnel Services Office, Southgate Center (703) 231-5301.