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.
The Trades/Labor Temporary Pool opens on or about January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. It closes March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31. You are responsible for reapplying each quarter to ensure your application is active.
These emergency hire positions will be temporary hourly appointments providing general maintenance, grounds-keeping, trades, and labor support to various departments on campus.
Duties and responsibilities vary depending on departmental needs. Duties may include but are not limited to miscellaneous service and minor repairs in a variety of trades areas such as carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, heating and air conditioning and grounds. Work is routine and manual, such as cleaning and lubricating equipment, replacing and cleaning filters, painting, moving furniture, mowing, weed eating and snow removal.
Emergency Hire opportunities are limited to 130 calendar days of employment.
Required qualifications may vary based on assignment. Candidates with the appropriate combination of experience and skills will be considered. Knowledge of trades and grounds maintenance; basic skills in techniques, tools, materials and equipment; must be able to use hand and power tools to perform manual labor; must be able to complete assignments in a timely manner; strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all individuals in a diverse multicultural environment.
Employee Category: Emergency Hire (temp wage staff)
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
Percent Employment: Part-time
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.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).