Casa Grande, AZ
What town:Casa Grande
Station: Casa Grande (CAG)
Telephone Co. Name: Qwest
Electric Co. Name: Arizona Public Service
Gas Co Name: Southwest Gas Co.
Cable Co. Name: Cox Communications
City Trash Name: City of Casa Grande
City Water Name: Arizona Water Co.
Hospital Name: Casa Grande Regional Medical Center
Parks and Rec.: City of Casa Grande
Newspaper Name: Casa Grande Dispatch
Chamber of Commerce: City of Casa Grande
Convention & Visitors Bureau:City of Casa Grande
Station type of work - This stations Area of Operations is located 2 1/2 hours south of Casa Grande; It is a tracking station, agents must work solo, with back up sometimes up to 45-60 minutes away.
CAG runs four overlapping 8-hour shifts, a new shift starts every six hours.
An agent starts work at muster, checks out vehicle and equipment, then drives south to his assigned duty area. It takes two hours to safely reach the southernmost assignments. Actual time on the border spent patrolling normally amounts up to about six hours, and then the NEXT shift shows up...then head back to the station on Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) for 2 hours.
If no last minute cases pop up, you can go home with 10 hours done. Do this daily, and you keep your AUO pay at 25% max.
But, if one of your apprehensions comes up as a prior immigration case, or criminal case, or has active warrants, MORE AUO!
Shopping - Promenade Mall: Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Claire’s, Cost Plus World Market,
Famous Footwear, Fashion Bug, JC Penney, Kohl's, Lane Bryant, Michaels, PetSmart, Shoe Pavilion, Sports Authority, Staples…Super Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target and Casa Grande Outlet Mall: Gap, Guess, Levi, Big Dog, Bass, Osh Kosh B’Gosh, PacSun, Cato, Samsonite, Dress Barn, Izod, Sears, Liz Clairborne, Reebok, Van Heusen…many more options also available in Chandler and Awatukee which is a short 30 minute drive away and Tucson 1 hr. south.
Eateries - Starbucks, Chili's, Macayo’s, Mimi’s Café, Olive Garden, Golden Coral, Cracker Barrell, JB's, Denny’s, IHOP, Pizza Hut, Lil’ Ceasers, Domino’s, Peter Pipers Pizza, Belgian Waffle House, McDonalds, Burger King, Arby’s, Jack in the Box, Wendy’s, Carl’s Jr, Taco Bell, Long John Silver, KFC, Church’s, Panda Express, Subway, Quizno's Subs and several locally owned restaurants, coffee houses and wine bars
Cellular Telephone - Alltel, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Cingular… all major carriers located here
Local Internet Providers - DSL provided by Qwest, Cox and other major providers… Also have local businesses providing ISP…
Other Services - Harkin’s Theater, Mall Cinema, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, Walgreens, CVS, Safeway, Albertson’s, Fry’s, Food City (Basha’s)
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Casa Grande is a great city with much more growth ahead…. Agents and their families can choose to live in Casa Grande (85222), Maricopa (85238 & 85239), Coolidge (85228), Arizona City (85223), Eloy (85231), Florence (85232) and can also commute from Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert and Tucson (these cities have multiple zip codes), among other cities to choose from. Commuting time can be as little as 5-10 minutes in town (Casa Grande) to 20 – 45 minutes from any other city listed above. Research your options and know what is important to the success of you and your family. Best wishes!!