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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 29 - April 20, 1995




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.

FOOD OPERATIONS MANAGER A (Executive Chef) (1901S) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $20,514 (Grade 8)

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 members 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.

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 programs and records center including record transfer, storage, retrieval, destruction, and security. Manages the university's records-management department, 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.



SECRETARY SENIOR (5134) Virginia Cooperative Extension. Normal Starting Pay: $15,703 (Grade 5))

Position Location: Stafford County, Falmouth, VA Apply To: Virginia Cooperative Extension, 359 Butler Road, Falmouth, VA 22405 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 21.

OFFICE SERVICES ASSISTANT (W41R) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $6.91 (Grade 4)

PART-TIME POSITION. Must be available to work varying schedules, including most weekends and holidays that the hotel is in operation, for approximately 30 hours each week. Application deadline: April 21.

Faculty Jobs



Temporary, part-time position. This one-time opening will be for an individual to conduct the introductory course in Veterinary Histology, a core course for first-year students in the DVM curriculum. Duties include delivering 30 lectures, running 30 laboratory sessions, administering and supervising major and minor exams, and maintaining course records. The course will use current handouts, exercises, autotutorials, and slides, and no development of materials will be expected. Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree in a life science, and a higher degree is greatly preferred. Preference will be given to individuals who hold the degree of DVM or Ph.D., or both. Evidence of training and/or significant work in histology or microscopic anatomy is required; prior teaching experience in a classroom or laboratory setting is desirable. Applicants must be available for work beginning on Aug. 15, 1995. The position terminates on Dec. 22, 1995. Gross salary is $6,000; there are no fringe benefits. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Thomas Caceci, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virignia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0442. (703) 231-7666 (voice); (703) 231-7367 (fax); elitist@vt.edu (e-mail). Applicants should send curriculum vitae as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT. Head Women's Softball Coach.

The head coach is responsible for planning, implementing and developing a successful Division I softball program including: coaching, recruiting, scheduling, budget management, selection of athletic scholarship recipients, alumni relations and a commitment to the academic success of student athletes. Candidates must demonstrate thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. Previous intercollegiate coaching experience preferred. Bachelor's degree required. Closing date for applications is May 5, 1995, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 1995. Applicants should forward a resume with names and phone numbers of three references to Sharon McCloskey, Assistant Athletic Director, Virginia Tech Athletic Department, 360 Jamerson Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0502.