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Special Assistant for State Government Relations

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Special Assistant for State Government Relations
Role Title: Administrative & Office Specialist III
Posting Number: SW0170311
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Virginia Tech Richmond Office, Special Assistant for State Government Relations manages the downtown Richmond office and serves as the primary support person for the Director of State Government Relations.
This position coordinates the administrative needs associated with the staff and events based in this office including the President’s office, Vice President for Finance’s office, Government Relations office, Alumni Association, Outreach and Information Technology. Insures office coverage, answers main telephone, schedules conference room, manages Banner accounts, uses HokieMart for procurement, and maintains supplies and equipment.

Required Qualifications:

- Experience providing administrative and office support in a professional, academic, or government office environment.
- Proficient utilizing software such as Microsoft Office and database applications.
- Experience such as scheduling with electronic calendar programs, word processing, and spreadsheets.
- Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage confidential matters.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Familiarity with Virginia’s executive and legislative systems, processes, and structure, and an interest in government.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent training and/or experience.
- Familiarity with university policies and procedures.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

To apply applicants must complete the online application at, posting #SW0170311, and submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on May 12, 2017.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: President's Staff
Work Location: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Richmond, VA
Location Zip Code: 23219
Work Schedule: 8am-5pm
Posting Date: 04/20/2017
Review Begin Date: 05/12/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you learn about this vacancy?
    • Virginia Tech Website
    • Virginia Jobs - state website
    • Inside Higher Ed - website
    • Other Website (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
    • From a Virginia Tech Employee
    • Word of Mouth
    • Job Fair
    • Professional Conference
    • Roanoke Times Newspaper
    • Local New River Valley Newspaper
    • Other Newspaper/Journal (please describe below)
    • Radio (please describe below)
    • Television (please describe below)
    • Other (please describe below)
  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc