Wednesday, November 23, 2011

City of Mesa Job Openings


City of Mesa Job Openings beginning 11/23/11

NEOGOV is adding Internet Explorer 9.0 and Firefox 5 browser support 
effective August 13th. Internet Explorer 6.0 will no longer be supported 
by NEOGOV as of October 1st, so please update your browser to Internet 
Explorer 7.0, 8.0 or 9.0 prior to that date.

When I checked the listings this morning there were over 23 positions available. You need to check http://mesaaz.gov/jobs/ and click on the Job Openings button to view the positions.


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Friday, November 11, 2011

Fake Honey - This does not sound good


Food Safety News reports that more than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn't exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done exclusively for them.

Their results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled "honey."

For example:

"100 percent of the honey sampled from drugstores like Walgreens, Rite-Aid and CVS Pharmacy had no pollen."

Read the complete article here.



Thursday, October 6, 2011

City of Mesa Job Openings beginning 10/06/11


City of Mesa Job Openings beginning 10/06/11

NEOGOV is adding Internet Explorer 9.0 and Firefox 5 browser support 
effective August 13th. Internet Explorer 6.0 will no longer be supported 
by NEOGOV as of October 1st, so please update your browser to Internet 
Explorer 7.0, 8.0 or 9.0 prior to that date.

When I checked the listings this morning there were over 21 positions available. You need to check http://mesaaz.gov/jobs/ and click on the Job Openings button to view the positions.


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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Free Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is celebrating it's 15th year with 15 days of free discovery. Check it out.




Thursday, September 22, 2011

Free Flu Shots Available for Children

The Mesa Fire Department will have free flu shots available for children, 0-18 years of age. No appointment is necessary, all residents are welcome. Flu shots are not currently available for adults.

Shots will be given from 5pm to 7pm, Wednesday, October 12th, at 1105 E. 2nd Avenue. 2nd Avenue is accessible off of Stapley Drive in between Broadway Road and Main Street.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hale Theatre is Now Hiring

Hale Theatre is currently looking for outgoing, friendly team members to join the Hale Theatre team.  Customer service experience is preferred, but not necessary and applicants must be willing to be flexible with their work schedule and hours.  Descriptions for the positions are listed below. 
Please email a resume to cameron.tryon@gmail.com with the positions you are interested in and interviews will be scheduled in the coming weeks.
House Managers: Hale Theatre is seeking two house managers to work part time during performances.  Must be willing to work as a team to supervise and assist ushers in the basic show time responsibilities.  Starting rate is $8/Hour and House Managers are only required to work during performances (Evenings & Weekends)
Part-Time Weekday Reservation Specialists (20-30 Hours/Week): Responsible for handling patrons by performing basic office responsibilities.  Morning and afternoon shifts are available.  Main duties are selling tickets, exchanging tickets, processing customer orders and giving information in a pleasing manner.  Applicant will also work closely building relationships with group leaders and managing group sales. Starting rate is $9.50/Hour.  
Part-Time Weekend Reservation Specialist: Same responsibilities as day-time office staff but would mainly work during performance times. (Evenings & Weekends).  Employees would be responsible for organizing and delivering tickets to customers in a speedy manner and quickly solving problems.  Starting rate is $8.50/Hour.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Employment Opportunities


Keith Merkley reports that the following are now hiring:

Fed Ex (877) 716-8753
Home Depot (877) 967-5443
U.P.S (888) 877-0922
Verizon (800) 511-8086
Staples (800) 378-2753

Donut Seeds

And to think I have several boxes of these in my pantry!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

National Preparedness Month

Be Prepared!
FEMA has put together a selection of Webinars to prepare businesses, children, schools, pet owners, and aging Americans. You can check them out here.
Why not sign up with the  National Preparedness Month Coalition?  You  you will have access to preparedness events taking shape across the country, templates, new ideas, and tools to promote your preparedness activities.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Civil Air Patrol workshop at Mesa Library


Do you have what it takes to be a civil air patrol pilot?  Regardless of your age or gender there is a position for you. Find out how you can help by attending one of the workshops on Saturday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mesa Public Library, 64 E. Main St., in the Saguaro Room.
	
Two workshops will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The workshop includes aspects of the Civil Air Patrol history, how to serve as a Senior or as Young Cadet Members, Intro to Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, and Drug Awareness and Prevention.  You can also test your flying skills with the flight simulator, which is open to all ages from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  A traveling aerospace museum will be on display outside the Library that will showcase vintage uniforms, medals and other memorabilia dating back to the 1940’s.

For more information contact Mesa Librarian, Larry Lee at (480) 644-4707 or visit the Civil Air Patrol website at: http://www.azwg.org.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Job Fair at Main Library in Mesa

The City of Mesa, in collaboration with Maricopa Workforce Connections and Maximum Arizona, is hosting a Job Fair Thursday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 64 E. First St.  

The Job Fair is free and open to the public.  It will focus on customer service, sales and administrative opportunities.

Approximately 22 employers are expected to participate.  Employers will provide information about upcoming openings and may interview on the spot! Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.  

SRP Outage Updates Online

I'm not sure how helpful this is but SRP has a new online service that lets you view outage information from your My Account page. Of course, this assumes you have access to the Internet when you do not have power. Nevertheless...

To use the service make sure you have gone to srpnet.com/myaccount and created a username and password. Then select "Outages & Storms" to show a map of your area. You can zoom out to eight miles around your house. Pushpins on the map indicate an outage. Mouse over the pin to read outage details, such as affected areas and the estimated time of restoration.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ham Radio Class

There will be a new Ham Radio Class at the Legacy School, N/E corner of Sossaman & University.

Classes will be held Aug.27, Sept. 10, &  Sept. 17 from 8am to 12pm.

The FCC exam will be on Sept. 17 from 1pm.-3pm.

Call 480-699-0086 or E-Mail Radio-tek@cox.net

Cost is $25.00.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Celebrate Tau Day

6.28 is Tau Day. I'm not sure how to celebrate, but I guess I will eat 2 pies.

Tau is the ratio of circumference to radius of a circle, and circles are more naturally defined by their radius than diameter.

To see understand this more clearly check out the Tau Manifesto,

As the Manifesto points out, 2π occurs frequently in mathematics, such as the Fourier Transform:

f(x)=F(k)e2πikxdk
F(k)=f(x)e2πikxdx.


Now to go look for some pie...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mesa Hydration Program

Looking for a way to assist your neighbors? Need a project to help teach your family about assisting others?

With temperatures about to hit triple digits on a regular basis, the City of Mesa is working with nonprofit agencies to provide supplies of water to the homeless and unsheltered. The fifth annual Mesa Hydration Donation campaign began on Wednesday, June 1. Residents are being asked to donate water at various drop-off locations throughout the City:

• Mesa Fire Department Volunteer Center
2830 E. Adobe (located behind Fire Station 206 at Lindsay and Adobe)
24-hour drop-off in parking lot

• Red Mountain Multigenerational Center
7550 E. Adobe
5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday

• United Food Bank
245 S. Nina Drive (north of Broadway between Extension and Alma School)
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
Collection bins will be available on weekends

• Paz de Cristo
424 W. Broadway
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday

• A New Leaf – MesaCAN
635 E. Broadway
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday in front lobby

Last year, 109,125 bottles of water were donated during the campaign, far exceeding the previous year’s total of approximately 60,000. The water is distributed through United Food Bank to numerous agencies in the valley, including A New Leaf-East Valley Men’s Center, Paz de Cristo, Saint Vincent de Paul and Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS).

The Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign will be collecting water until Friday, September 16. For more information, contact Mesa Housing and Community Development Management Assistant Mischelle Durkovic at (480) 644-3983 or mischelle.durkovic@mesaaz.gov.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Home Invasion

In case you have not heard, there was a home invasion in your neighborhood this week. It was at 2258 E. Diamond, which is just north of Robson Elementary School. If you have any information call the Mesa Police Department, Detective Steve Johnson, 480-644-2695, #9111.


The information below is from the Mesa Police Department:


White or Hispanic male 508-510, stocky build, dirty or darker complexion. Late 30’s to early 40’s. Scruffy one day growth of facial hair. Dark hair slightly spiked in front. Brown eyes. Spoke English w/ no accent.


Suspect came to victim’s door and asked if she had seen his lost “puppy dog.” Victim spoke with him through a locked security door. Does not recognize the suspect as living in the neighborhood. Victim is recently divorced and living alone. Suspect then went a few doors down to 2308 E. Diamond and rang the doorbell of another female who was home alone. Her husband is working out of state. She observed the suspect through the peep hole but did not answer the door. She spoke with him through the door. Suspect told her he was looking for his lost puppy. Suspect then went back to victim’s home and started ringing the doorbell non-stop for about 5 minutes. Victim called PD, however before officers arrived; the suspect tried prying open the door. He then went into the back yard and pried open the arcadia door. Victim came out of bedroom and saw the suspect standing in her living room holding a crow bar. She ran back into the bedroom locking the door. Suspect broke in the bedroom door and raised the crowbar threateningly toward the victim. She told him she had called the police. Suspect then observed a jewelry box on the dresser and went toward it. Victim ran out of the house screaming. A neighbor observed the suspect coming out of the house carrying something, and leave on foot east bound. See suspect sketch below.


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Thursday, June 16, 2011

June Landscape Water Reminder

From the City of Mesa:

View our web version at www.mesaaz.gov/conservation/LWR.aspx

We’ve enjoyed some mild temperatures so far for June but summer’s sizzle will be here soon. Though average temperatures are slightly lower in June than July, water demand by plants can be at its highest this month due to the low humidity levels.
These recommendations are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years).

Lawn watering:
Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 3 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – grass dies out If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted - once every 14 days
High Water Use - once every 7 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 16 days
High Water Use - once every 8 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 12 days
High Water Use - once every 5 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 12 days
High Water Use - once every 4 days

Cacti and succulent watering - once every 21 days Annual & vegetable watering - once every 2-3 days

Note: These recommendations are a general guideline only and may need to be modified for your specific site conditions.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

City of Mesa Job Openings

When I checked the listings this morning there were over 29 positions available. You need to check http://mesaaz.gov/jobs/ and click on the Job Openings button to view the positions.


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Don’t forget that as of May 9, 2011, the City’s of Mesa opened a new online recruitment system called NEOGOV. Information on City jobs will be accessed via http://mesaaz.gov/jobs/.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mobile Devices

I just optimized this blog for viewing on mobile devices. It looks really good on the Droid.



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Choi, Sung-Bong

This is an amazing story, be patient and read the subtitles.



Sung-bong has my vote any day. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Lead from the Front

There will be many tributes today for those that have given their all to defend us and our liberties. This past week a one of those tributes was shared with me and I would like to share it today.  It is an article that tells of the sacrifice of Major Douglas A. Zembiec, killed outside Baghdad in May, 2007. 

You are read the entire article at the Washington Post.

What touched me most was an excerpt from one of Major Zembiec’s notebooks that he had described as “Principles my father taught me.”

"Be a man of principle. Fight for what you believe in. Keep your word. Live with integrity. Be brave. Believe in something bigger than yourself. Serve your country.

"Teach. Mentor. Give something back to society. Lead from the front. Conquer your fears. Be a good friend. Be humble and be self-confident.

"Appreciate your friends and family. Be a leader and not a follower. Be valorous on the field of battle. And take responsibility for your actions."

I hope I have been able to instill just some of these values into my children.

Friday, May 13, 2011

City of Mesa Job Openings

City of Mesa Job Openings beginning 5/12/11

Aquatics Coach - Seasonal   $11.35 - $13.16
Assistant Pool Manager - Seasonal $12.50 - $14.57
Chief Financial Officer  Full-Time $121,638.40 - $162,968.00
Grants Coordinator  Full-Time $64,043.20 - $86,444.80
Head Lifeguard – Seasonal  $11.35 - $13.16
Information Technology Architect I  $74,464.00 - $100,380.80
Information Technology Engineer II  $67,371.20 - $90,979.20
Information Technology Project Manager I  $78,249.60 - $105,497.60
Information Technology Services Leader  $78,249.60 - $105,497.60
Lifeguard (Swim Lesson Instructor) - Seasonal $10.78 - $12.50
Lifeguard - Seasonal Staff Position  Seasonal $9.75 - $11.35
Pool Manager – Seasonal  $14.57 - $16.89
Recreation Aide – Seasonal  $8.83 - $10.22
Recreation Assistant - PT & Seasonal  $11.92 - $13.82
Recreation Trainee – Seasonal  $7.35/Hour
Swim Lesson Instructor – Seasonal  $10.78 - $12.50
Volunteer Coordinator  $45,177.60 - $60,964.80
Water Reclamation Operator II  $45,177.60 - $60,964.80
Water/Wastewater Field Supervisor  $55,161.60 - $74,464.00

Applications cannot be submitted until the position opens. To apply for open positions, please visit: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Have 2 Acres?

I am not sure I agree with her math, but it does bring up some interesting ideas. I originally saw this on the Ready.Set.Plan blog. You can check out the original here.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

City of Mesa Job Openings

Announcement from the City of Mesa:

NEOGOV Coming May 9th!

NEOGOV, the City’s new online recruitment system, rolls out Monday, May 9th! Job applicants seeking employment can look forward to the streamlined functionality available through NEOGOV. If you had created favorites or links to the PeopleSoft e-recruit system you will need to update your links to the new site. Information on City jobs will be accessed via http://mesaaz.gov/jobs/.

On May 9, 2011, from 12:01 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. no job openings will appear.  Please check back at 7 a.m. for all job postings. If you’ve already applied for one of the job openings listed for May 9th, you won’t need to apply for it again in NEOGOV.

All job applicants will need to create a new profile in NEOGOV when
applying for a job. NOTE: Applicants who have applied to organizations
that use NEOGOV and have an existing profile will not need to create another profile. However, profiles created in the City’s previous hiring system – PeopleSoft - will not carry over into NEOGOV.

Monday, April 25, 2011

City of Mesa Job Openings

New or revised this week:

Heavy Equipment Operator II (Citywide)  $37,024 - $49,837
Management Assistant I and II (Citywide)  $47,424 - $78,250
Water/Wastewater Field Supervisor  $55,162 - $74,464


To apply for open positions, please visit: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs

Monday, April 18, 2011

April Landscape Watering Schedule

From the City of Mesa:

It's warm, it's cool, it's raining, it's dry - welcome to spring in the desert! Temperatures will continue to increase through the month. Find out how to prepare your landscape and irrigation for our summer sizzle at http://tinyurl.com/3leporg.

These recommendations are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years).

Lawn watering:

Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 7 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - once every 4 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted – once every 20 days
High Water Use – once every 10 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 24 days
High Water Use – once every 12 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 16 days
High Water Use – once every 8 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 16 days
High Water Use – once every 8 days

Cacti and succulent watering – once every 28 days

Annuals watering – once every 4 days

Native wildflowers – once every 7 days

Note: These recommendations are a general guideline only and may need to be modified for your specific site conditions.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Celebrate Urban Birds

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Here is all you need to participate in Celebrate Urban Birds! You can download, copy, and share materials.

Please register (for free).  We would like as many people as possible to participate in Celebrate Urban Birds and use the project resources. The 10-minute bird observation is at the heart of the project and the kit materials support that 10-minute citizen science observation, but there are lots of other materials and resources on the web site.