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Mail Services - Emerg. Hire

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: VP for Admin & Business Services
Department: Mail Services - Residential
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Other

Job Description

This all around position can be called upon to fill a variety of task, reporting to the Mail Services Supervisors at our South Main St, and Owen’s Hall locations. Daily duties include receiving inbound packages and USPS mail at the loading dock from a variety of shipping companies, sorting, scanning, labeling, and routing packages to our student indoor and outdoor delivery points on campus. Duties may also include stocking deliverable packages, scanning stock shelves, processing mail, and delivering packages at our customer service windows.

These are short term positions that run for 90 days, starting in July. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8am – 4:30pm, 40 hours per week.

Required Qualifications

• Ability to work as a departmental team member, comprehend and follow instructions, and adhere to a schedule in a self-motivated environment.
• Must be able to safely move and handle up to 70 pounds.
• Must be able to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb stairs and perform repetitive movements of reaching, lifting, sorting and carrying packages and boxes for long periods of time.
• Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and temperature extremes.
• May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.


**This position is expected to start in July 2022. 


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Must be able to: safely move and handle up to 70lbs.; sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb stairs, and perform repetitive movement of reaching, lifting, sorting and carrying mail, packages, and boxes for long periods of time. Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions. Must have a safe driving check completed.
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check and driving check.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military 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 on any other basis protected by law.

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