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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 22 - March 2, 1995




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 data base 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: March 3.

PRACTICAL NURSE B (6491R) Student Health Services Normal Starting Pay: $18,765 (Grade 7)

Will work as a clinical nurse in an outpatient setting. Responsibilities include history taking, triage, assisting physicians, and patient education. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be licensed to practice nursing as an LPN in the state of Virginia. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience working with young adults; familiarity with computers. Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m., with occasional Saturday hours of 9 a.m.-noon. TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS. Application deadline: March 10.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (2202J) University Development Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6)

Provides administrative support to the manager of donor relations. Assists manager in the management and coordination of donor relation programs and special events. Plans off-site events, dealing with other institutions' policies and regulations. Provides supervision and guidance to other support staff associated with donor stewardship programs. Manages donor program data bases. Prepares correspondence insuring accuracy and completeness and performs mailings. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with donor relations and special events. Experience supporting fund-raising activities. Experience working with corporate or similar executives. Familiarity with software such as word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and presentation packages. Excellent communication and organizational skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Familiarity with university policies and procedures, CMS, and IMS; understanding of Windows and Mac platform. FULL-TIME POSITION. Position ends 6/3/95, renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 10.


FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT A (Dishwasher) (W28R) Donaldson Brown Hotel Normal Starting Pay: $5.29 (Grade 1)

Operates an automatic dish-washing machine; scrubs pots and pans, including pre-scrubbing; sweeps and mops the kitchen and related kitchen area flooring; empties trash and assists in clean up of the dining room as needed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of cleaning requirements in food service or related area; ability to safely move and handle 60 lbs.; ability to follow instructions. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience in sorting and washing dishes. TWO PART-TIME POSITIONS. Work schedule: Afternoon/early evening hours for 32 hours a week. Some weekend work required. Application deadline: March 3.

FOOD PRODUCTION WORKER A (W27R) Donaldson Brown Hotel Normal Starting Pay: $6.32 (Grade 3)

Duties include emptying trash, operating a Hobart automated dish-washing machine, cleaning of kitchen floors and all equipment used in the preparation of food. Responsible for securing kitchen and related food-service areas upon closing. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of good sanitation practices as related to a food-service environment; ability to follow instructions; ability to safely move and handle 60 lbs. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience in the appropriate use of cleaning supplies such as oven cleaners, detergents, etc.; experience operating an electric floor machine. PART-TIME POSITION. Work schedule: Evening hours for 32 hours a week. Application deadline: March 3.

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

Removes trash from buildings, cleans and restocks restrooms. Cleans dining rooms, service areas, offices, and restrooms. Clears debris from outside of buildings. Reports maintenance problems to supervisor. Moves and places furniture. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in a service environment; ability to independently and safely move and handle up to 50 lbs. and to safely and efficiently operate powered and manual cleaning equipment; ability to follow instructions and to work with minimum supervision; good communication and interpersonal skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Institutional cleaning experience. 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: March 3.



ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN C (2178) Normal Starting Pay: $21,449 (Grade 7))

Position Location: Leesburg, Va. Apply To: Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, P.O. Box 1938, Leesburg, VA 22075. FULL- TIME POSITION. Application deadline: March 10.

Faculty Jobs


WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM. Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track.

Position available August 1995. A Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree, area specialization open, and formal educational background in issues of race, class, and gender is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach feminist theory and introductory courses in Women's Studies; advise undergraduates pursuing a concentration in Women's Studies; publish and present a strong program of scholarship/creative work; and participate in curriculum development and on committees associated with the ongoing evolution of the program. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating teaching and scholarly interests, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Ann Kilkelly, Director, Women's Studies Program, 10 Sandy Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0338. Application review will begin March 31, 1995.


Teach business policy and strategic management; secondary interest in organization theory. Applicants should have the following credentials: doctorate in management or a related field completed by August 1996; strong training in empirical research methods; demonstrated strong research interests. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 1, 1995, or until the position is filled. Appointment will be on a nine-month basis and salary will be competitive. The position is available on Aug. 16, 1996. Applications and nominations should be sent to Dr. Richard E. Wokutch, Search Committee Chair, Department of Management, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0233.


RESIDENTIAL AND DINING PROGRAMS. Area Coordinator of Residence Education.

Twelve-month, live-in position with primary responsibilities for direct supervision and leadership of 50-60 undergraduate and one-four graduate student residence education staff in an assigned community of 1,600-2,500 resident students, which may include cadet, graduate, or Greek housing. Other duties include advising the Residence Hall Federation hall councils; assisting with the implementation of all staff selection, training, and evaluation; leadership development; rotating on-call duty and crisis management; serving as a university judicial hearing officer; coordination of an area night monitor program; providing support and structure for educational programming; and assisting with the overall leadership of a comprehensive student life program. Co-lateral responsibilities will include Residence Hall Federation executive board advisement, summer conference administration, new student orientation, or management of special housing services. Salary: $19,000-21,000, full state benefits, flexible meal plan, and furnished apartment. Requirements include master's degree in college student affairs or related field and one to three years of full-time employment experience. July 1, 1995, starting date. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references to Ms. Gail M. Kirby, Assistant Director of Residence Education, Residential and Dining Programs, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0428. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by March 27, 1995. First day of interviews at ACPA Conference/Placement Service may be arranged in advance for candidates who submit applications prior to March 14.