Program Support Technician

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on August 26, 2021
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Job Description

This position will provide administrative support for the Department of Chemical Engineering in coordinating and completing human resources/payroll requests and transactions along with undergraduate support. In this role, the specialist is responsible for organization and maintenance of all personnel records, hiring wage positions, recruitment for salaried positions (staff, faculty, postdocs, and graduate students) and will serve as the departmental leave representative. Additionally, this position will provide undergraduate academic support to the department. The successfully selected candidate will have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a highly professional manner with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students. It is essential to the job to possess the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with a strong work ethic, exceptional customer service orientation, and ability to excel in a team environment.

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated administrative support and project coordination skills; strong fiscal support/bookkeeping experience, especially in payroll; experience with database management systems such as accounting and/or personnel/payroll systems; experience working with academic programs; working knowledge of software applications such as MS Word and MS Excel; excellent organizational skills; strong communication skills and effectiveness in working with a diverse clientele; and the desire and demonstrated ability to provide excellent support.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree or certificate in accounting, business administration or related field of study or equivalent experience. Knowledge of university policies and procedures related to personnel, payroll and student support; experience with Banner HRIS systems; TimeClock Plus; PageUp; working knowledge of the operations of higher education academic office operations.

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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