The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 21, 2001 · Page 20
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 20

Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, April 21, 2001
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C2 SATURDAY, APRIL 21. 2001 CLASSIFIED THE SAUNA JOURNAL CAREERS Hove paycheck questions? Factbook offers answers By News USA Whether you have just entered the workforce or have been working for many years, your paycheck is probably the main reason you work. - But like many employees, you may not really know how your pay is calculated and what the information shown on your pay stub means. You may also not be aware of your rights or many of the benefits available to employees and their families. Now there's a one-stop source where you can find answers to all your employment questions. The American Payroll Association — a non-profit organization of more than 13,000 members who make and administer the nation's payroll — has published "Your Paycheck Factbook." • Tliis step-by-step manual answers even the most basic questions about employment, while guiding the reader through their rights and responsibilities as a wage earner. The booklet provides valuable information about the employment and compensation process that carries the reader through liis or her working years. , The Factbook shows how to complete the federal forms employees must give their employees including Form W-4 Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate and Form 1-9 Employment EUgibility Verification. There also is an explanation of the often complex tax structures. APA designed "Your Paycheck Factbook" specifically to provide answers to common questions: • 'How can you check the accuracy of your overtime pay? •How can you be sure you are having too much or too Ut­ ile'tax withheld? As the nation's laws and regulations become more complex, it is difficult for the sawiest of individuals to clearly understand employment procedures. Tliis booklet is an inexpensive ($9.95) way for everyone to become familiar and educat­ ed'about the employment process and how it affects them. • To order "Your Paycheck Factbook," or for more information, call (210) 226-4600 or write to the American Payroll Association, 711 Navarro, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205. EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS Applications are accepted at Human Resources Department, 300 j 'West Ash, Room 200, RO. Box 736, Salina, KS 67402-0736, y (785) 309-5710. Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the ^ deadline date. Resumes may be included with completed > application form. City of Salina offers excellent benefits including ' health/ dental/prescription insurance, life and disability insurance, ^ vacation, sick' and holiday pay and retirement plan. Application J •form and additional information available from City of Salina •Website, Access TV-Channel 20 or > contact us by email at ^ PAYROLL TECHNICIAN > Application deadline: April 27, 2001 - Human Resources -{ ] Performs a wide variety of work in maintenance of the City's ' human resources program, including: established and f maintenance of payroll records and personnel files; processing i • garnishments and withholding orders, processing semi-monthly r payroll for over 500 employees, preparation of complex reports. r Experience with mainframe payroll systems. Excel and Word PC ' '. programs helpful. Minimum education is graduation from high ^ school and four years of office work, including two years with > responsibility for payroll, personnel, benefits or related matters. Pay range is $10.60 to $13.84 per hour. Starting salary is ^ dependent upon qualifications and experience. i CIVIL ENGINEER > Application deadline: May 17, 2001 - Department of Engineering { and General Services - Plans, organizes, directs and reviews the •vyork of engineering groups in the design and construction of > public works and ufility projects; coordinates planning and design i with other governmental agencies; prepares and reviews reports, research papers and studies; assists in direction and coordination ' of mapping, surveying, contract construction and contract review; ' supervises maintenance of engineering records; supervises office ' engineering work; coordinates filed engineering with contractors; reviews maps and plats; reviews purchase orders and expenditures. ; Minimum requirement of bachelor's degree in civil engineering I arid intern engineer status in Kansas. Pay range is $36,234 to ^ • $47,320. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. ^ POLICE OFFICER ^ Duties include providing law enforcement and protection for citizens of Salina. Qualification include: 21 years of age at time of )» appointment; high school diploma or GED (college preferred); < vision 20/100 correctable to 20/20, no upper acuity imit with contact lenses; good physical condition; no felony convictions. \ Successful candidates are prohibited from smoking or using < ; tobacco products at any time, on or off the job. Selection process ^ includes a written test administered Saturday, April 21, 2001, ' medical, polygraph and psychological examination; drug screen. * . Pay range is $26,811 to $36,712 per year. > ATHLETIC RECREATION SUPERVISOR * ; Ap'plication deadline: May 3, 2001 - Parks Sc Recreation - Plans, t supervises and coordinates the year round sports programs of the ^ • Parks & Recreation department for people of all ages. 'Work '. varies, requiring judgment within prescribed standards and i procedures. Minimum education and experience equivalent to a < : bachelor's degree in recreation, physica education or a related ; field, plus two years of experience in formal recreation and leisure y programs; certification as a Parks & Recreation Professional < • desirable; possession of a valid Kansas driver's license. Pay range is - $12.86 to $16.82 per hour. Starting salary is dependent upon f. qualifications and experience. ' J Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace Eyes and the workplace: Preventing computer vision syndrome is easier than you may thinic By Rodney Tahran, O.D., F.A.A.O. For the North American Precis Syndicate In today's digital society, 75 million Americans work at a computer for three hours or more each day. Because vision is the main motor skill involved in using a computer, that means 150 million tired eyes. A survey of optometrists, conducted by the American Optometric Association, shows that 70 to 75 percent of computer users report eye and vision problems as their most frequent health-related problem. Symptoms such as headaches, blurry vision, sore and tired eyes and neck and back pain from extensive computer use have been collectively called Computer 'Vision Syndrome (CVS). While other factors may contribute to CVS, the first step for people who work on computers is to get a professional eye exam. Especially with today's smaller mobile computer devices, such as laptops, handheld devices and cell phones, computer use has become even more visually demanding. It is important to tell your eye doctor that you use a computer daily. He or she needs to know if you experience symptoms of CVS. This all helps in providing a correct eye diagnosis. The eye faces many challenges when someone works on a computer. It must con- stantiy refocus between what is being typed and the computer screen. In addition, we tend to blink less while staring intently at the computer screen. The unusual contrast of a computer screen also can create subtle focusing problems for the eye. Wlien you go for an eye exam, give a detailed history of your symptoms, how you use a computer and the amount of time, the position you sit in and the distance from the computer screen. Another important point to remember is the layout of your workspace, such as lighting, glare and ergonomic arrangement. Eyeglasses are the simplest solution for CVS. Progressive lenses, such as Varilux® Panamic® lenses, provide comfortable, continuous vision at all distances for the 40-plus age group with presbyopia. Progressive lenses provide the best solution because they allow people to see clearly at any distance and angle. In addition, lei\ses treated with anti-reflective coating such as Crizal® can cut the glare from other sources that hinder seemg the computer screen clearly. Even in minor cases of computer-related vision problems, current eyeglass lenses can help reduce eye fatigue, maintain good eyesight longer and, in turn, take care of the symptoms of CVS. Maintaining an appropriate office environment is also important for preventing CVS. Some suggestions for maximizing your office space to maintain good eyesight include: •Take short eye breaks by glancing around the room or looking at a window. The goal is not to focus on an object for a long period. •Be aware of blinking and purposefully blink more while you work on a computer. Blinking lubricates the eye and prevents dryness. •Position your monitor directiy in front of you. Set monitor height so the top of the screen is approximately at forehead level. For large monitors (19 to 21 niches), keep the top of tlie document you are working on at about forehead level. •Keep reference documents you are typing as close to the computer screen as possible. This reduces the amount of refocusing the eye must do from screen to document. •Reduce glare from windows with blinds and position your computer screen to reduce glare from overhead lights and task lighting. Limit reflections by removing reflective objects from your work area. One thing to remember is that changing your office layout will only be a temporary solution if your eyesight is the real culprit. A professional eye exam violl not only pick up symptoms of CVS, but it can also catch more serious problems, such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Essilor of America, Inc., is the leading manufactiu-er and distributor of optical lenses in the United States and is the market leader in progressive, high-index and anti-reflective coated lenses under the Essilor, Varilux®, Air- wear® and Crizal® brand names. To receive the free newsletter, Essilor Vision, vrith general information on eye care, send your name and address to essilor newslet-; or fax the information to Es­ silor Newsletter at (972) 443-5342; or send a postcard request to Essilor Newsletter, 6555 Sierra Drive, Irving, TX 75039. Essilor Vision will be distributed in Summer/Fall and Winter/Spring editions. Articles from the newsletter can also be viewed at For additional information on eye care, •visit the Web site: www. vi- Dr. Rodney Tahran is vice president of professional relations and clinical affairs for Essilor of America, Inc., and serves as an adjunct professor at the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Talu-an is co-chair of the Computer Vision Task Force of the Vision Council of America He has sensed on the board of Prevent Blindness Florida, and is a member of the American Optometric Association, The Institute for Contact Lens Research and the Association for Research in Vision Ophthalmology. ASSOCIATE FACULTY Barton County Community College is seeking applicants for associate faculty positions to teacin classes for the College's fall Bushton, Ellsworth and Wilson Outreach and College Advantage programs. Available teaching position Include: Principles of Microbiology, Technical Communications and Basic Algebra - Ellsworth (evening classes), Elementary Spanish I, Microcomputer Applications and Fundamentals of Speech - Bushton (day classes). Business Math - Wilson (evening class), and Fundamentals of Speech - Wilson (day class). Bachelor's degree is required: master's degree preferred with 18 graduate hours in teaching field. Applicants working towards their graduate degree could be considered. Please call (620) 792-9237, email or write Barton County Community College, Office of Human Resources, 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend, KS 67530 for an application packet. TDD (620) 792-9327 also available. Positions open until filled. Review of completed packets begins immediately. EOE Smoky Hill, LLC. 645 E. Crawford #E1 Salina, KS 67401 Heavy Construction Opportunities in Kansas Formsetter/Concrete Finishers • Equipment Operators (Excavator, Loader) For projects near Salina, Hays, Clay Center, Osage City, Seneca. To apply, call 785-825-1224 or 1-800-558-5437, Email sericl<son @ smoi< Women & Minorities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer Drug Testing Required. Security Savir^ Bank MORTGAGE LOAN PROCESSOR Security Savings Bank is looking for an experienced mortgage loan processor to assist loan officers in processing mortgage loans from application to completion of flics after loan closing. Position requires general knowledge of mortgage loans, computer experience, good verbal and written commvmication skills, good math skills and reasoning ability. The successful candidate must be detail oriented and able to complete duties accurately and in a timely manner. Excellent benefits include health, dental, vacation, sick leave and 401(k). If interested in joining our bank team, please send a resume or stop by 317 S. Santa Fe for an application. Security Savings Bank An Equal Opportunity Employer Member FDIC 317 S. Santa Fe, Salina M ai£d D Enterprises 1112 Albert Ave. Salina, Kansas 67401 Taking applications for part time and/or fu I time employment. Must be at least 17 years of age, possess a valid Kansas Drivers License, be insurable and have a good w^ork record. Applications are for positions working our contracts at Safety Rest Areas. You may apply at 1112 Albert Ave., Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. after April 2, 2001. M and D Enterprises offers competitive benefits and is an E.O. Employer. SuQce^s lasts a lifetime. Job Corps Get the training, the education, tlie job! A safe and drug-free environment For more information, call 1 -800-475-8021 KWU NOW ENROLLING FOR THE FALL 2001 SEMESTER! ill " IDI KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY For more information, call •(785) 827-5541 ext. 1285 or 100 E. Claflin • Salina TEAMWORK. The wonderful thing about a team is the combination of different ideas and talents. Not only do individuals have the opportunity to contribute, but the combined effort results in creative solutions. Abbott Laboratories is a $13.2 billion health care leader with 57,000 employees worldwide. We seek the following individuals to join our sensational team dedicated to improving lives. PRODUCTION LINE MECHANICS 2nd & 3rd Shifts $17.30 to $19.47 per hour + $.45/$.55 shift differential In this role, you will perform machine set-up, repairs, adjustments, changeovers and preventive maintenance on production equipment. A H.S. diploma or equivalent, one year formal training, plus 4 years mechanical repair experience or equivalent required. Must possess the mechanical skills necessary to perform machine set-up, repairs and adjustments in order to keep equipment operating efficiently. In addition, you must be able to read and understand equipment drawings. Refrigeration and lyophilization experience preferred. Abbott Laboratories offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. For immediate consideration, please forward your resume to: Abbott Laboratories, 1776 N. Centennial Drive, P.O. Box 1247, McPherson, KS 67480-1247, Fax: (620) 241-6250. An EOE, we are committed to employee diversity. ABBOTT LABORATORIES Quality Health Cara Worldwide

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