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Library Building Management Assistant

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Library Building Management Assistant
Role Title: Administrative & Office Specialist III
Posting Number: SW0170949
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:

Under the direction of the Library Building Manager provides support for the daily operations of University Libraries by working with the University Facilities staff as well as contract groups such as the (contract housekeeping) BUDD Group. Assists with resetting of furniture, ordering and picks up office supplies, and gathering of items for process of surplus. Places tickets in an online ticketing system to request work to be completed for the library building. Works with Library Stack Supervisor to search and resolve issues with library material.

Required Qualifications:

- Experience working with online request forms.
- Experience working in a highly visible public service capacity environment with diverse population of people.
- Experience organizing and prioritizing work tasks with attention to detail; and in reporting progress and results to supervisors and managers while respecting confidentiality.
- Experience working without supervision and independently make decisions during shifts.
- Effective written and oral communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
- Previous work experience standing for extended periods of time, to safely and frequently move/handle heavy material, weighing 75 pounds or more.
- Working knowledge of Library of Congress classification system and/or previous work experience in a library.
- Ability to adapt readily to changes in workflow, responsibility, or assignment.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience working with an Integrated Library System.
- Working knowledge of personal computers and software, including MS Word and Excel, Google Drive, Sheets, & Docs.
- Work experience in an academic library.

Employment Conditions: Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- Must be able to safely move and handle heavy materials weighing 75 pounds or more.

Employment Comments:

- Must be able to safely move and handle heavy materials weighing 75 pounds or more.

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Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
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Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: $12 to $13.50 per hour.
Department: Library
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Between the hours of M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
Posting Date: 12/04/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/18/2017
Job Close Date: 12/18/2017
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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