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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 28 - April 13, 1995




FISCAL ASSISTANT (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 14.

FISCAL ASSISTANT (6479R) International Research and Development. Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5)

Prepares account status reports for departmental project accounts; monitors budget expenditures; processes accounting vouchers for payments and purchases; makes arrangements for project-related domestic/international travel and conference/seminar meetings; processes departmental wage and student payroll; types project related reports and correspondence. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Strong computer skills; accounting/bookkeeping experience and knowledge of computerized accounting; word-processing experience; excellent communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Formal training in accounting or related area; good typing speed; experience with Lotus, Exel, Word, WordPerfect and FRS; experience working with a variety of people. FULL-TIME POSITION. Position is renewed yearly. Application deadline: April 21.


(1901S) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $24,514 (Grade 10)

Manages and supervises the food and beverage operation of the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Works with the food managers to coordinate, plan, and improve the preparation and service of a-la-carte and banquet food activities. Works with the steward to order food supplies, and wine and liquor and to ensure equipment is properly maintained.

Prepares work schedule for food-preparation employees. Prepares kitchen production schedule by assigning food-preparation tasks and banquet jobs to cooks and kitchen staff based on their availability, talents and abilities. Develops new menus and creates special menus for groups reflecting creativity and resourcefulness. Institutes controls to minimize food, beverage and labor costs. Reports directly to the executive food director. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience as an executive chef in a quality restaurant, hotel or banquet facility; ability to manage, plan and organize work; ability to communicate effectively. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Culinary education and ACF Certification. FULL-TIME POSITION. Schedule varies to include some evening and weekend work. Application deadline: April 28.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (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 14.

OPERATIONS SUPPORT MANAGER (Housekeeping Manager) (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: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; on-call as required. Application deadline: April 14.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (2253R) Dean of Students. Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6)

Provides program support to the administrative functions of the university-wide orientation and parent/family programs.

Specific duties include management of a large database, generation of reports for departments and colleges, coordination of all orientation mailings and registration, monitoring of orientation and parents/family budgets, and coordination of marketing ads for program publications. This is a front-line position for the orientation program; the point at which approximately 12,000 perspective students and their families make initial contact with the program. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse groups. Ability to work independently while managing multiple tasks. Office experience involving the use of computers, knowledge of budgets and data bases. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Knowledge of university policies and the administrative structure; experience working with students, courses in public speaking, business management or secretarial science; experience with Macintosh and Hypercard. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: April 21.

UNIVERSITY RECORDS MANAGER (Agency Management Analyst Sr.) (831P) Records Management Services. Normal Starting Pay: $26,800 (Grade 11)

Administers the records management program for all functional units of the university. Acts as the designated liaison with the Library of Virginia to insure compliance with the provisions of the Virginia Public Records Act and the Emergency Services and Disaster Law of the Code of Virginia. Provides expertise, assistance and direction to administrators and staff on records management matters. Serves as contact for departmental records coordinators. Coordinates and facilitates the establishment and maintenance of the university's records-management program including record receipt, storage, retrieval, destruction, and security. Manages the university's records center which includes planning and directing the operational, fiscal and personnel functions of the department. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of large-scale records organization and retention procedures and methods. Knowledge of automated records and information systems technologies. Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving ability. Ability to develop and implement fiscal and operational plans. Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of people. Ability to plan and direct the work of others. Strong communication skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A bachelor's degree in library science, management-information systems or areas related to records management. Considerable experience administering a large scale records management program with supervisory/management experience; experience developing and implementing fiscal and operational plans; experience with automated records and information systems related to records management. Knowledge of governmental records management policies and procedures. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: April 21.


HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (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 14.

OFFICE SERVICES ASSISTANT (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 14.

RADIOLOGIST TECHNOLOGIST (W40R) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $9.02 (Grade 7)

PART-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: Saturday 9 a.m.-noon during academic year and weekday hours throughout the year as scheduled by the radiologic technologist. Application deadline: April 14.

Faculty Jobs



Nontenure-track teaching position beginning August 1995. Candidates should have at least one graduate degree in computer science or a related discipline and be able to teach a range of undergraduate courses. Full-time position; two-year contract. Application deadline is April 14, 1995, or until position is filled. Please send letter of application and vita to Dr. John Carroll, Department Head, Computer Science, 562 McBryde Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0106.


UNIVERSITY WRITING PROGRAM. Coordinator of the University Writing Program.

Candidates must be tenured faculty members at Virginia Tech. The coordinator will serve half-time in the program and continue to serve as a half-time faculty member in his or her home department. The coordinator works closely with the director of the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and reports to the associate provost for undergraduate programs. The appointment is for a two-year period. The coordinator will act as an advocate and facilitator for the new University Core Curriculum's Area 1 requirements, which call for an expanded role for writing in the undergraduate experience. The coordinator chairs an interdisciplinary Advisory Committee and serves as a liaison between this committee and the University Core Curriculum Committee. The coordinator is responsible for promoting writing throughout the curricula of the university's programs and will organize a team of workshop leaders to offer a varried program of faculty development (brown bags, seminars, teleconferences, outside speakers, etc.). The program publishes a newsletter under the director of the coordinator. The program office is located in Hillcrest Hall, and the coordinator will work closely not only with the CEUT but also with the University Honors Program, the Office of Academic Enrichment Programs, and the Academic Assessment Program on a variety of projects related to the improvement and assessment of undergraduate education. Secretarial support and assistance with desktop publishing and publicity are provided. Applicants outside the English department are especially invited to apply for this rotating position. Review of letters of application with an accompanying vita will begin April 20. Applications should include names of three references. The position will be available August 14, 1995. Nominations and applications should be sent to Dr. Susan Brooker-Gross, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs, 201 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0132. Phone (703) 231-6122; fax (703) 231-7211; e-mail srb144@vt.edu.

UNIVERSITY COUNSELING SERVICES. Counseling or Clinical Psychologist.

Ph.D. preferred but will consider A.B.D. or master's degree and relevant experience. Individual counseling, group counseling, outreach, crisis management, mental-health consultation with physicians. To begin August 1, 1995. Salary competitive for entry level. Send application letter, vita, and three recommendation letters to Dr. Marshall D. Tessnear, Chair, Search Committee, University Counseling Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0108.