I have worked for the City of Mesquite for over 2 years now. It is by far the best job I have ever had, and great for a college student. The only problem is the recent hours being cut means you can only work 20 hours max a week. Other than that the starting pay is good and the people are great!
Public Works Construction Inspector (Current Employee) – Mesquite, TX – September 17, 2016
I have no complaints. I have opportunities there that just a few years ago, I did not have. I weathered the Economic downturn and horrible job market for 9 years. It's the best job I have had in 10 years.
Super fun working everyday got a nice tan and was around beautiful children everyday that knew how to make me laugh. It was always scary trying to save someone but that what you gotta do when your a lifeguard!
A typical day at work for the Budget Analyst consisted of approving invoices for contracts, going over contracts, helping others with issues that they might have with the budget. Year long cycles consist of setting up budgets and helping the departments set up for the next fiscal year.
I learned the MUNIS system very well.
Management for the budget office could work on their communication skills. More often than not the management staff would not communicate their desires effectively. Co-Workers are some of the best people that you will work with.
The hardest part about this job is keeping busy. There are times that you will be done with work and there will be nothing that you can help with. If you can't find anything to do they will hit you with a "loafing" violation.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the work life balance. The job is 8-5 and once it hits 5, you can go home and not worry.
The employees are some of the best people that you will work with, Work is mainly 8-5 with an hour break for lunch
The compensation is lacking, the benefits are lacking, there is no upward movement within the city, You will have to stay in a position at least 10 years before you can be considered a higher position, Lateral movement is limited, Training at the City of Mesquite is almost nonexistent
Chemical Applicator (Current Employee) – Mesquite, TX – July 24, 2015
Working at the city of mesquite is very laid back and the average age of workers there is 45. Although laid back im looking for something more challenging. My typical day consist of clocking in and driving from park to park spraying herbicides.
•a typical day at work - busy •what you learned - new software •management •your co-workers - small business •the hardest part of the job - keeping up with 15 plants •the most enjoyable part of the job not being micro manager
Community Services (Current Employee) – Mesquite, Texas – May 24, 2015
Getting a job with a city is very hard but the benefits are great. I work full time, hands on training, love my co workers. City has it's on health insurance that you are qualified for after 30 days of full time employment. City matches retirement. City has it's own health clinic and free membership to the recreation center.
A typical day at work is easy going, all instructions are clearly demonstrated and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I have learned stellar communication skills as well as how to be a leader and handle management duties. Fortunately, there are no hard parts to this job in my opinion and the most enjoyable part of it is being able to interact with the parents/customers on a daily basis.
Have been able to run the Code Enforcement Division with little or no direction from the Department Director.
Manager of Environmental Code (Former Employee) – Mesquite, TX – January 15, 2015
My typical day starts at 6:00am when I come in and review all of the web complaints that have come in for Code Enforcement during the night. I approve any invoices for Code Enforcement and check the invoices sent by the property preservation contractor along with photos for review. I have 7 code officers and 1 field supervisor that report to me on a daily basis. I've worked for the City of Mesquite for the last 6 years, but have been in municipal government for the last 30 years. The hardest part of this job is making sure that all code officers are doing what they need to be doing on a daily basis and tracking their cases to be sure nothing slips through the cracks. The most enjoyable part of the job is dealing with people on a daily basis.
a great place to work and awesome people who love animals
Animal Control Officer (Current Employee) – Mesquite, NV – August 23, 2014
I never stop learning. I start out cleaning all dog kennels and cleaning food and water bowls. prepare food and give medication as needed. we patrol the streets for animals that are stray or have lost their way. go on bite calls, set traps for critters, and rescue all the animals we can. we talk to people and educate them on rules and regulations and give citations as needed. my co workers,and volunteers are wonderful to work with.
Greetings, I'm Jarvis Harden. I really have a passion for working with the youth,planning programs, and supervising. I have managerial experience. I bring great enthusiasm to the workplace, great team player and always willing to assist in any capacity needed. The hardest part of my job is saying no to a fellow team member because if I see a team member in need I want to help but in the end if I keep helping he or she will not get the concept of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job being around people and being the assistance that customers need and want.
Swimmer and Coach for summer competitive swim team (Former Employee) – mesquite TX – October 25, 2013
I taught kids to swim and helped others get ready for the competitions. This is where I learned how to communicate well and be a good leader. I loved this job more than any other. The best part was watching someone get their best time and record at a competition and knowing you had a part of helping them achieve that. There was no part that I did not like. The managers and co-workers were such wonderful people, we all got along great and became a family.