Thanks for the input Nick...
I was heading down that path, but I was not sure how or what event would initiate the jsFunction? I was playing around with f:view and the f:event but those did not seem to work (I was thinking they may be jsf 2.0 functions).
Call it from 'onload' attribute of body.
Ok I have not tried that because I am using facelet templates so was not 100% sure how...but I will attempt to do that. I think I should be able to use jquery to add the code to the body onload. But I am definatly a jquery rookie.