Spectrum - Volume 17 Issue 27 April 6, 1995 - Jobs

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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 27 - April 6, 1995

Complete information on the following positions is available from job listing notebooks in Personnel Services, bulletin boards in Newman Library, Litton Reaves Hall, the Maintenance Building, and Burruss Hall. The complete listing is also available electronically on VM1 under INFO VPIJOBS and on Gopher (personnel. ps.vt.edu). Call 231-6196 (Clerical), 231-6160 (Technical), 231-6176 (Service) or 231-4649 (Professional). Persons with hearing impairments may contact the personnel services office TDD service at 231-6258. If you are interested in applying for classified positions, you must submit a state application to the Personnel Office by the deadline noted for the position. Persons with disabilities who desire assistance or accommodation in the application or interviewing process should contact personnel services at 231-5301.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Application deadline is noted on each advertised position.




(6497J) Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $18,765 (Grade 7)

Manages vice president's office including maintenance of administrative records. Performs special studies and analysis of administrative data. Prepares materials for $30-million annual budget and monitors expenditure activities. Participates as team leader for Virginia Community College systems project. Monitors and responds to reports from internal and state auditors, assisting departments in compliance with audit recommendations. Monitors hiring procedures to insure compliance with EEO regulations. Coordinates activities among the VP office, information systems directors, and government agencies on ad-hoc and on-going projects. Serves as principle contact point for vendors. Handles all correspondence and contractual arrangements. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to research, analyze, and disseminate data. Excellent communication skills. Ability to work independently and take initiative. Micro computer experience performing spreadsheet analysis and word processing. Bookkeeping experience. Ability to function with a high degree of confidentiality. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Working knowledge of university procedures and policies. Experience working in higher education, preferably a university setting. Familiarity with community college system. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: April 7.


(LC053P) Athletics. Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5)

Serves as receptionist for the administrative offices. Compiles all insurance information related to student athletes, filing claims, contacting physician's offices, hospitals, etc. to obtain proper documentation for submission of claims; maintains confidential insurance claims records. Performs various clerical duties such as scheduling appointments and travel, typing letters and forms, sorting and distributing correspondence. Assists with fiscal activities such as preparing voucher payments, logging incoming checks/payments and making deposits, maintaining accounts receivable listing. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview. General office and receptionist experience; basic accounting/bookkeeping experience; working knowledge of word-processing software; working knowledge of medical terminology; experience filing and processing insurance-claim forms; ability to handle confidential files/records and payments accurately; ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks; excellent communications and interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with the public. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing test score of 55 wpm with good accuracy; experience with WordPerfect; knowledge of university and state policies relating to fiscal activities. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: April 7.


(6498S) Recreational Sports. Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5)

Processes wage payroll. Performs computerized and manual bookkeeping. Generates monthly budget-summary reports on spreadsheets for management and all coordinators. Processes all financial transactions including SPO's, ISR's and accounting vouchers. Reconciles all accounts to expense and revenue ledgers and monitors department cash handling procedures. Assists the director and assistant director with the preparation and analysis of the department budget. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education or experience in general bookkeeping or accounting practices; experience using spreadsheet software and processing payroll for a large number of employees; and ability to follow established university procedures. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience using the university FRS system and processing university wage payroll; experience demonstrating a knowledge of state purchasing regulations and university accounting procedures; experience demonstrating a knowledge of recreation and/or student organizations; education in finance or accounting. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: April 7.


(1138R) 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 safely move and handle 25 lbs. independently, to follow instructions, and to work effectively under time limits or deadlines. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Hotel/motel cleaning experience. FULL-TIME POSITION. Hours vary and include some weekend work. Application deadline: April 7.


(2346R) Donaldson Brown Hotel. Normal Starting Pay: $10,995 (Grade 1)

Will vacuum floors; wash walls; clean windows, baseboards, doors and frames, light fixtures; empty trash; polish, clean and/or dust furniture; shampoo carpets; mop, strip and wax floors in the conference rooms, lobby area, offices and public restrooms. Maintains cleanliness of front and rear entrance areas and other areas as directed by the supervisor. Empties all outside trashcans, sweeps porches, picks up litter, removes snow as necessary and applies snow melting chemicals as needed. Cleans lodging rooms as needed. Notifies supervisor of maintenance needs and performs routine maintenance as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Cleaning experience; ability to safely move and handle 65 lbs. independently, to follow instructions, to work effectively under deadlines, and to work as a team member. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Commercial/institutional cleaning experience. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: April 7.


(1071R) Residential & Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $10,995 (Grade 1)

Removes trash from buildings, cleans and restocks restrooms and showers. Cleans corridors, lounges, study rooms and stairways. Clears debris from outside of buildings. Reports maintenance problems to supervisor. Moves and places furniture. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Cleaning experience; ability to independently and safely move and handle up to 50 pounds 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 or commercial cleaning experience. TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Work schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: April 7.


(6441R) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $20,514 (Grade 8)

Duties involve establishing and implementing policies, procedures, systems and controls dealing with the Residential Programs Department to ensure quality housekeeping services are provided to all residence halls and students. Will supervise and manage a work force of 60-90 workers, perform administrative tasks, maintain inventory control, develop and implement training programs for staff, and plan and coordinate all cleaning work required for the summer schedule. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of basic personnel practices and administration; basic computer literacy; ability to supervise a large and diverse work force; knowledge of housekeeping practices; ability to communicate effectively. Must have a valid operator's license and good driving record. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Basic knowledge of physical plant maintenance; education in business administration, building maintenance, or related area. FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; on-call as required. Application deadline: April 14.


(1862D) Library/Inter-library Loan. Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6)

Coordinates and supervises the lending section of the inter-library loan/document delivery unit; expedites requests for information; performs bibliographic searches of VTLS, card catalogues, shelflist, technical reference sources and other reference tools; verifies that materials retrieved match those requested; hires, trains and supervises student assistants. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of automated library procedures and operations including knowledge of library of congress classification and bibliographic records; data-entry experience; ability to apply and interpret policy, to work independently with attention to detail and to analyze, investigate and resolve discrepancies; strong communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively with the public. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Supervisory experience; knowledge of on-line bibliographic databases such as OCLC and VTLS. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: April 7.


(1019S) College of Business. Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5)

Performs secretarial and receptionist duties for the Graduate MBA and International Programs. Greets and directs students, corporate recruiters, faculty members, and alumni to the appropriate personnel. Provides and monitors responses to inquiries for MBA program information and updates candidate data base. Coordinates MBA and International Program events such as on-campus recruitment visits and conferences. Answers telephones, schedules appointments, types correspondence, photocopies, processes expense vouchers and travel requests, and maintains office supplies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview; experience using personal computers; experience answering telephones in a busy environment; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently with good organizational skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Typing test score of 45 wpm with high accuracy; experience using spreadsheet and data base applications; experience working in an office with high public contact and ability to handle multiple tasks. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: April 7.



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

TWO 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: April 7.


(W39R) University Unions and Student Activities. Normal Starting Pay: $6.91 (Grade 4)

PART-TIME POSITION. Hours vary Monday-Saturday for approximately 30 hours each week. Application deadline: April 7.

Faculty Jobs


UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM. Part-time Instructors.

Part-time instructors needed by the Upward Bound Program at Virginia Tech for the period 6-23 to 8-5-95 in English, chemistry, reading/literature, computer science, Spanish, French and special education. Minimum qualifications: B.A. in appropriate field. Submit resume, letter of application, and two letters of reference postmarked by April 10, 1995 to Ms. Jimmie Johnson, Upward Bound, Hillcrest Suite Lower Level, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0146.


Courses taught may include leadership/administration of special programs. Some off-campus teaching will be expected. Applicants should hold a doctorate appropriate to the administration and/or supervision of special education and have teaching experience in special education and experience as a program supervisor in public day school or supervisory experience in residential schools for individuals with disabilities. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a high level of skill in writing, research, and evaluation as evidenced by outstanding success in scholarly publications, grant writing, presentation of papers, professional activities, and innovative practices in previous employment. Experience as a special-education director/supervisor in a local educational agency is highly desirable. Preference will be given to any candidates who meet the above requirements and also have experience in doctoral-student advisement in higher education. This tenure-track appointment will be made effective Aug. 16, 1995. The position is an academic-year position with probable summer appointment. The salary is open and highly competitive. Applications and nominations should be received as soon as possible. The letter of application should be accompanied by a complete curriculum vita and the names of three to five persons from whom letters of reference have been requested. Review of applicants and interviews will begin April 20, 1995, and continue until an appointment is made. Please address all letters of application and inquiries to Dean Wayne Worner, College of Education, 226 War Memorial Gym, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0317.


RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES. Director, University Center for Transportation Research.

The university invites applications and nominations for the position of director of the University Center for Transportation Research to head the center and manage the Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS)-related research, education, and information dissemination missions of the center. Applicants should be qualified for appointment to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in a suitable department. The director will lead research in the center by identifying funding opportunities, by coordinating and encouraging interdisciplinary efforts to prepare proposals for external funding, and by actively guiding the center's research efforts. The director will teach transportation-related courses, supervise student research at M.S. and Ph.D. levels, and aid in the further development of a transportation curriculum. The administrative responsibilities of the director will include planning, overseeing budget and staff, as well as managing and expanding the center's current facility. The director will also facilitate intra- and inter-university program development efforts. The Virginia Tech Center for Transportation Research is one of three nationwide IVHS Research Centers of Excellence designated by the Federal Highway Administration. Its research sponsors include: FHWA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, AT&T, TRW, Raytheon, Farradyne, JHK Associates, SRI, and a wide range of other public and private agencies. Qualified applicants should send a current curriculum vita and a letter of application explaining their interest and qualifications for this position, and names of three references to The Chair, UCTR Director Search Committee, 333 Norris Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0217. Full consideration in initial screening will be given to applications received by July 15, 1995. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM. Resident, Tutor/Counselors.

The program needs male and female counselors to live in the dorm to assist and supervise high school students, 6-22 to 8-5-95. Education and/or experience in counseling or secondary education preferred. Salary plus room and board for all tutor/counselors. Submit resume, letter of application, college transcript, and two letters of reference postmarked by April 10, 1995 to Ms. Jimmie Johnson, Upward Bound, Hillcrest Suite Lower Level, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0146.