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Dear friends and family,
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
I am truly excited to ride for such a great cause. Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports provides great programs for the great people of Vermont and surrounding areas that want to enjoy the outdoors through sports like skiing and sailing.
Much of their success is thanks to all the great people who contribute their time and money to make sure this organization continues to strive.
I thank you for your conitrubutions and support as I take on the hills of VT in this 100 mile ride to raise money and awareness. In that spirit, I ask that you make a contribution and spread the word by telling your friend and family by word of mouth and by sharing my link to this page so they too can contribute.
That link is:
Also if your interested in more information on this event and Vermont Adaptive please vist the follwing links:
Guess its time to get back on my bike and start training ! :)
A few months ago I wrote about my friend Jarod. He is a 15 year old boy in my town who suffers from "lysomal storage disorder. His family wanted to purchase a tandem bicycle for him but the cost was between 4,000 and 8,00 dollars. A friend reached out to me to ask if I would share his story with my friends. Your response to my post was overwhelming. in a few short weeks the word spread quickly and here is Jarod.on his bike I would like to thank everyone who donated and helped spread the word. Dreams do come true.
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CITY OF LOWELL
Please Post ~ March 26, 2013
Deadline ~ April 9, 2013
Job Title: Network Systems Specialist
Department: Management Information Systems (MIS)
Reports To: Chief Information Officer; other designated personnel
Salary: $55,371.68 (min) to $59,586.80 (max) annual salary (40hrs/week)
SUMMARY - The Network Systems Specialist provides support to the City of Lowell's various departments through guidance, assistance, coordination, administration, and follow-up on questions, problems or malfunctions of the enterprise-level network installed or maintained by the City. The successful candidate will install, configure, maintain, administer, support and troubleshoot the City's core network infrastructure and environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Serve as a "Tier II" escalation point for problems and inquiries.
Under supervision, install, configure, maintain, upgrade and troubleshoot network infrastructure, including hardware, applications, operating systems, and services as necessary.
Under supervision, manage, monitor, and maintain core network infrastructure and environment. This includes routers, bridges, switches, hubs, wireless links, firewalls, VoIP telecommunications equipment, OS upgrades, and hardware provisioning.
Under supervision, manage, monitor and maintain network application environment. This includes SNMP monitoring tools, firewalls, security, and IOS.
Deliver 99% uptime of all systems. Complete small projects under supervision.
Assist with identifying sources and trends of technical problems to prevent future occurrences.
Assist with the review, testing, and assessment of new technologies and tools as assigned.
Provide courteous and quality email, telephone, on-site and web-based technical support to City staff.
Strive to solve technical issues directly, or diagnose them and deploy technical staff or 3rd parties as appropriate.
Use help desk software to accurately enter, maintain, track and close communications involving support requests in a timely manner.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and outside agencies; exhibit professional conduct in assignments and administrative duties.
Ensure City computing policies are adhered to; coordinate/maintain resources and inventories.
Maintain technical competence through training, reading appropriate technical journals/periodicals, and through attendance at appropriate forums and presentations.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES - Either minimal or not applicable.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Skills, Experience & Competencies:
3+ Years of hands-on experience in a customer service oriented, fast-paced, systems environment providing network administration, support and system maintenance.
Demonstrable understanding and experience in the full spectrum of standard network administrative tasks. This includes network equipment builds, administration, and rollouts; TCP/IP networking concepts; account and security management, including DMZ, VPNs, VLANs; and Ethernet.
Working knowledge of IT operations, responsibilities, work flow processes, best practices and procedures.
Firm understanding of network system configurations, their applications, and networking principals.
Ability to effectively express, interact with and communicate technical concepts, ideas and information to management, peers, and a non=technical audience; must work well in a team environment.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as application manuals, knowledge bases, and other technical and procedural materials/manuals geared to all levels and furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to multitask, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situation with limited information; good analytical and problem solving skills; able to interpret, assess, and diagnose symptoms; able to use the Internet for research and problem resolution.
Extensive experience with the following software and utilities is essential:
MS Windows 98/NT/2K/XP; MS Office 2K/XP Suite & Tools; MS Windows Server NT, 200x; MS Active Directory & LDAP; MS DNS, WINS, DHCP, RAS; Internet Explorer; UNIX/LINUX; Networking tools (e.g., Ping, FTP); MS Visio; Intuit TrackIt!; RRAS, NAT, and Routing; EtherPeek, and other packet trace tools; SNMP, SMTP, and other protocols; DMZs, VLANs, and VPNs; IOS, ISA, and other firewall tools; Documentation tools (e.g., Crystal Reports); Cisco Works for Windows; MUNIS; Scripting tools; Network Registrar & SNMPc
Extensive experience with the following hardware and tools is critical:
Cisco 4000 Series Core Switch; Cisco 1400 Series Wireless Bridges; Cisco 1600/1700 Series Routers; Cisco 2900 Series Switches; Cisco 900 Series UBR Routers; Cisco Configuration Writer; Broadband (RF) technologies; IP and Subnetting; Wireless technologies; RJ11/45 assembly equipment; Basic hardware tools; Network equipment (switches, etc); Cabling Standards; Telco
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associates Degree in Business, Computer Science, or information Systems, or 3 years relevant experience in a similar environment. Network+ certification or equivalent experience.
CCDA and CCNA certification desired. CCDP or CCNE certification desired.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally with assistance, may lift, carry and position heavy objects up to 75 pounds utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock while working with equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
The City of Lowell is a smoke and drug free employer and requires a physical and drug screen and CORI, post offer.
Qualified applicants send resume and/or application to the Human Relations Office, Rm 19 ~ City Hall, Lowell, MA 01852 by 4:00 PM: Deadline ~ Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Boston Tutoring Services, LLC is hiring tutors to conduct one-on-one tutoring in students' homes. We offer in-home tutoring in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, in Academic Subject Tutoring for grades K-12, as well as test preparation (MCAS/ISEE/SSAT/SAT/ACT).
Tutoring jobs are offered anywhere in Boston/MetroWest/North & South Shores, and tutors would choose which locations they would like to commute to. We are also looking to expand into Southern NH.
We are looking for tutors for Academic Subject Tutoring:
English & Math, grades K-12
Must have at least 2 years teaching/tutoring experience.
Must have at least a Bachelor's Degree.
For standardized tests: Must have prior experience tutoring for MCAS and/or ISEE/SSAT and/or SAT/ACT.
Applicants should email a resume to BostonTutoringServices@gmail.com
Our website is http://BostonTutoringServices.com
The office address is 56 Doyle Ave, Dracut, MA 01826.
Phone number is (781) 248-4558
Sharon F. Sullivan
13 West Main Street
Groton, Massachusetts 01450
Personable, experienced, goal oriented inside sales and marketing professional. Efficient, highly organized and self motivated. Extensive experience organizing work processes in a logical order to achieve effective and efficient work acumen. Expertise providing the after sale support needed to cement long-term business relationships.
Introduced cold calling procedures and established initial contacts. Educated national sales force achieving millions of dollars of diverse equity sales product. Managed selling period and product allocation. Effectively not underselling or overselling product. Liaison between due diligence and marketing departments
Co-recommending sales product and volume. Coordinated documentation to assure full compliance with SEC, NASD and State Blue Sky Regulations.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Ability to meet critical deadlines Excellent Time Management
Develop Effective Marketing Strategies Coordinate Education Seminars
Key Account Management Produce Sales Reports
Manage Administrative Work Flow Excellent Written/Verbal Communication
SYNDICATION COORDINATOR 1983-1986
New England Life Equity Services Corporation; Boston, MA
SYNDICATION/MARKETING ASSISTANT 1980-1983
Moseley, Hallgarten, Estabrook & Weeden, Inc; Boston, MA
Pine Manor College; Chestnut Hill, MA
Northern Essex Community College
MS Office Suite