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:

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

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.