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News / HCF Has a New Facility Engineer
« on: December 29, 2023, 08:29:21 AM »
Please join me in congratulating Dirk Thorben Kottenhahn in his new role as Facility Engineer for HCF.  Dirk will bring to HCF much need assistance with all the new CRC platforms, SOP modifications, Discord editing and all the other duties that are associated with the FE position.  After an extensive search, we are very happy to have a new Facility Engineer and to have Dirk on our team.  Please send him your warmest "Aloha" !

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News / HCF Has a New Webmaster
« on: December 29, 2023, 08:22:07 AM »
Please join me in congratulating Davit Karapetyan in his new role as Webmaster for HCF.  Davit will bring with him an extensive background in web development and website modification.  After an extensive search, we are very happy to have a Webmaster and to have Davit on our team.  Please send him your warmest "Aloha" !

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General Discussion / We Need Some Staff!
« on: November 07, 2023, 11:34:50 AM »
Aloha to all!

I am throwing this out there to see if anyone would be interested in joining the staff at HCF.  We are a quiet, but fun facility.  Pilots love to fly here because of the beautiful surroundings.

What we really need is a Facility Engineer and a Webmaster.  We have a very young and energetic group of controllers at HCF who aren't quite ready to take on these positions just yet.  With all the new changes that have come about with CRC, GCAP and all the massive changes to these platforms that run them, we urgently need your help.  So if you have some spare time on your hands and would consider coming over to the Hawaiian Islands, we would be forever in your debt.  Even if it is just for the short term, getting us up and running to where we feel we need to be, would be ideal!

Please take the time to consider our request and if you wish to help out, please apply.  You can also private message me on our Discord channel if you have any questions.

MAHALO and hope to hear from you really soon.


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News / Position Posting: HCF Seeking a Webmaster
« on: November 01, 2023, 12:28:06 PM »
Position Posting: Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) Webmaster
Date Posted: November 1, 2023
Submission Deadline: Open until filled

The Honolulu Control Facility is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Webmaster.  Those wishing to apply, see below for responsibilities and requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

- Reports to the Air Traffic Manager regarding website matters
- Manages and oversees the ARTCCs data services including web content and delivery, web services, email systems, data storage systems, etc.
- Must respond quickly to website and data system needs
- Maintains a high online presence and community presence
- Completes other duties as assigned by ATM

Requirements:

- Must hold S2+ rating.  While not imperative, we would request that the applicant obtain S3 rating within 60 days of appointment.
-  Be able to remain professional and provide outstanding customer service to our pilots and controllers alike.  That is our "Aloha Spirit!"
- Must be proficient with modern web programming languages and techniques, including Linux, MySQL, and Golang.  Some VueJS experience would be very useful.  If you are not familiar with the Vue/JS, must be willing to learn it.
- Must be able to work in a team environment and have no disciplinary record with VATSIM, VATUSA or HCF within last year.
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

Desired Qualifications:
- Have previous staff experience in a VATSIM environment
- Previous VATUSA Webteam/personal web project experience
- Experience managing a small group of people
- Knowledge of HCF airspace including SIDs, STARS, Oceanic and local SOP's

How to Apply:
Please note that this position requires a significant time commitment. Interested applicants shall email their application package with the subject title “HCF WM Application Package” to [email protected] with the following:

-Full name, CID, and email address
-Resume, including any applicable real world/virtual experience
-Resume to include examples of previous work, including, if applicable, a GitHub or similar portfolio.
- Applications MAY include Letters of Recommendation and Cover Letter.

Applications will remain open until the position has been filled.

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News / Position Posting: HCF Seeking a new Training Administrator
« on: October 29, 2023, 11:34:10 AM »
Position Posting: HCF (Honolulu Control Facility) Training Administrator
Date Posted: October 29, 2023
Submission Deadline: November 11, 2023

Purpose:
HCF is looking for a motivated individual that possess a high degree of energy and commitment to serve as the Training Administrator.

Key Responsibilities:
- Reports to the Air Traffic Manager and VATUSA3.
- Oversees a comprehensive ARTCC Training Department and academy.
- Develops and maintains a training policy, sweatbox files, use of ATC Trainer and training materials.
- Manages a team of Instructors and Mentors

Requirements:
- Oversees and actively develops and maintains the training program.
- Must be completely familiar with VATSIM/VATUSA new GCAP policies and procedures.
- Reports directly to the HCF Air Traffic Manager and VATUSA Training Director (VATUSA3).
- Serves as a senior staff member, assisting with making decisions for the ARTCC.
- Leads and effectively manages training staff including a team of mentors and instructors.
- Prior I1 experience.
- Serves as a leader to coach and motivate controllers while upholding a culture that builds exceptional internal and external pilot experiences.
- Perform multiple functions, instructional design, instructional writing, implementing and maintaining training materials and documents.
- Assess learning needs accurately and propose creative and effective learning solutions.
- Supports and participates in initiatives that give back to the VATSIM community.
- Supports the recruitment, retention and development of a diverse range of talented people to fill the roles of Instructors and Mentors.
- Holds self and others accountable to high performance standards while providing pilots with memorable experiences.
- Ability to listen to feedback and take constructive action.
- Track the progress of student controllers, including adding training notes to HCF website.
- Maintain, updates and manages training program, lessons, sweatbox scenarios, exam rubrics.
- Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities.
- Ensures that HCF is following all VATSIM and VATUSA training directives.
- Be able to meet all activity requirements as outlined in the HCF General Operating Policy and all sections thereof (as appropriate).

Preferred Skills:
- Teaching/Education experience (on or off VATSIM).
- Current I1 Rating.
- Leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience (real world or VATSIM applicable).
- Familiarity with the HCF policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates the qualities of understanding, patience and professionalism.

How to Apply:
Please note that this position requires a significant time commitment. Interested applicants shall email their application package with the subject title “HCF TA Application Package” to [email protected] with the following:

- Full name, CID, and email address
- Resume, including any applicable real world/virtual experience
- Letter of intent explaining “Why HCF and why this position is for you”
- Letter of Recommendation from a current or previous ARTCC/VATUSA staff member (not required but highly encouraged).

Applications must be received no later than November 11, 2023 at 23:59z. Incomplete applications or applications submitted past the deadline will not be considered.  Mahalo in advance for applying.

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News / HCF Seeks a Facility Engenieer
« on: October 09, 2023, 12:43:16 PM »
Facility Engineer for HCF!

We are looking for a motivated individual who is experienced and able to take on the new challenges that lie ahead at VATUSA and specifically HCF.  The new facility engineer will be responsible for keeping controllers and Staff up-to-date with new procedures and airspace changes that CRC and vNAS have brought to our virtual controlling world.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintains HCF and ZUA sector, position and alias files for vSTARS and vERAM
- Leads the transition to CRC
- Stays up-to-date with new procedures and airspace changes
- Maintains the HCF Discord channel
- Assists with creation and maintenance of sweatbox simulation files and scenarios on ATC Trainer
- Maintains an active presence within the facility and on the VATSIM network
- Other duties as required


Required Qualifications
- Be an active member of the VATSIM network in good standing along with a clean record
- Currently hold a rating of S2 or higher
- Capable of working well in a team-oriented environment
- Strong knowledge of the United States Airspace and Air Traffic Control systems
- Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
- Previous or current ARTCC staff experience is preferable
- Real world aviation experience would be an asset

This position requires a significant commitment to HCF, VATUSA and VATSIM.

Please include the following in your application:
- Full name, email address and VATSIM CID
- Letter of intent or cover letter
- Resume detailing VATSIM experience
- Optional: Letter of recommendation from a current or previous ARTCC/VATUSA staff member

Please submit applications to the HCF Air Traffic Manager at [email protected] and Deputy Air Traffic Manager at [email protected].

Applications to be received as soon as possible please.  The position will remain open until at least October 23, 2023.  If at that time we have received applications, we will close the posting and interview the candidates.  Otherwise, the position will remain open until we have received an application.

Mahalo for your consideration.

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News / HCF Has a New DATM!
« on: September 16, 2023, 07:55:59 AM »
HCF is very happy to announce that after a long anticipated wait,  Joe Forti has been appointed to the position of DATM at HCF!

Joe has served on the HCF staff previously as Training Administrator and now brings even more experience with him from his "Real World"  job as an Air Traffic Controller.  I look forward having Joe in the "right seat"  and help administrate and provide guidance to our facility.

Please join me in welcoming Joe back to HCF and to congratulate him on his new role of Deputy Air Traffic Manager at HCF!

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News / HCF has a "new" Training Administrator
« on: September 08, 2023, 06:08:34 AM »
I am very pleased to announce that Alex Long has returned to HCF after many years and will now fulfil the the position of Training Administrator!

We are extremely excited to welcome Alex back to the HCF staff. Alex brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge and I look forward to have him modify our current training system and develop new methods to push our training program forward.  Not only is he experienced with training systems, he also has extensive knowledge to help guide our other Senior Staff in their positions.

Please join me in welcoming Alex back to HCF and to congratulate him on his new role of Training Administrator role at HCF!

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Position Posting: Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) Deputy Air Traffic Manager
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2023 23:59z


Come and join our CERAP (Center Radar Approach Control) and experience the beautiful Hawaiian Islands and the Micronesian Island of Guam.  We are in search of an energetic and committed individual to assist in managing our facility. 

Responsibilities:
- Reports to the ATM and fulfills ATM responsibilities in the ATM's absence
- Maintains an online presence within the facility/community and on the VATSIM network
- Acts as a senior staff member, leading and supporting ARTCC members
- Attends staff meetings and public town halls regularly
- Ensures that members comply with HCF, VATUSA, and VATSIM policies
- Functions as a senior staff member to assist in conflict resolution matters
- Assists in development of ARTCC SOPs, LOAs, policies, and other resources
- Assists in management of ATC roster, permissions, and access
- Assists in management and guidance of ARTCC staff and their subsequent departments
- Assist in the role of an ARTCC staff member in their absence and act as a member of the interview committee during the staff application process
- Any other duty assigned by the ATM

Requirements:
- Hold a Controller (C1) rating or above at the time of application
- Able to fulfill HCF activity requirements
- Have no history of unprofessional behavior nor significant disciplinary record
- Ability to work in a team-based environment

Desired Qualifications:
- Possess a high degree of commitment, motivation, and attention to detail
- Demonstrates qualities of understanding, patience, and maturity
- Previously held a mentor and/or instructor role in a VATUSA facility or is/was a Real World Air Traffic Controller
- Previously held a leadership/staff role in a VATUSA facility
- Have a good working knowledge of HCF and Oceanic airspace

Interested candidates should understand the requirements of the position and be prepared to commit a significant amount of time associated with being on the HCF Senior Staff.  All qualified candidates can expect an initial evaluation of their application after which they MAY be contacted for a comprehensive interview.

Applications must include:
- Full name, active email address, and VATSIM CID
- Resume and Letter of Intent/Cover Letter which includes why you would like to be with HCF and why you believe you are the best candidate for this role

Candidates from outside HCF are highly encouraged to submit a Letter of Recommendation from a senior or divisional staff member at their current facility.

To Apply:
Please submit the required information to [email protected] no later than September 15, 2023.

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Position Posting: HCF (Honolulu Control Facility) ARTCC Training Administrator
Date Posted: August 19, 2023
Submission Deadline: August 26, 2023

Purpose:
HCF is looking for a motivated individual that possess a high degree of energy and commitment to serve as the Training Administrator.

Key Responsibilities:
- Reports to the Air Traffic Manager and VATUSA3.
- Oversees a comprehensive ARTCC Training Department and academy.
- Develops and maintains a training policy, sweatbox files, use of ATC Trainer and training materials.
- Manages a team of Instructors and Mentors

Requirements:
- Oversees and actively develops and maintains the training program.
- Reports directly to the HCF Air Traffic Manager and VATUSA Training Director (VATUSA3).
- Serves as a senior staff member, assisting with making decisions for the ARTCC.
- Understands and integrates VATSIM, VATUSA and HCF policies into the training program.
- Leads and effectively manages training staff including a team of mentors and instructors.
- Prior I1 experience.
- Serves as a leader to coach and motivate controllers while upholding a culture that builds exceptional internal and external pilot experiences.
- Oversees the quality of the training program.
- Perform multiple functions, instructional design, instructional writing, implementing and maintaining training materials and documents.
- Assess learning needs accurately and propose creative and effective learning solutions.
- Supports and participates in initiatives that give back to the VATSIM community.
- Supports the recruitment, retention and development of a diverse range of talented people to fill the roles of Instructors and Mentors.
- Holds self and others accountable to high performance standards while providing pilots with memorable experiences
- Ability to listen to feedback and take constructive action.
- Track the progress of student controllers, including adding training notes to HCF website.
- Maintain, updates and manages training program, lessons, sweatbox scenarios, exam rubrics.
- Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities.
- Ensures that HCF is following all VATSIM and VATUSA training directives.
- Be able to meet all activity requirements as outlined in the HCF General Operating Policy and all sections thereof (as appropriate).

Preferred Skills:
- Teaching/Education experience (on or off VATSIM).
- Current I1 Rating.
- Leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience (real world or VATSIM applicable).
- Familiarity with the HCF policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates the qualities of understanding, patience and professionalism.

How to Apply:
Please note that this position requires a significant time commitment. Interested applicants shall email their application package with the subject title “HCF TA Application Package” to [email protected] with the following:

-Full name, CID, and email address
-Resume, including any applicable real world/virtual experience
-Letter of intent explaining “Why HCF and why this position is for you”
- Letter of Recommendation from a current or previous ARTCC/VATUSA staff member (not required but highly encouraged).

Applications must be received no later than August 26, 2023 at 23:59 PDT. Incomplete applications or applications submitted past the deadline will not be considered.  Mahalo in advance for applying.

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Honolulu Control Facility ARTCC (HCF)

The Honolulu ARTCC (HCF) is currently seeking applications for Webmaster (WM).

Duties:
Reports to the ATM regarding website matters.
Maintain an active online presence on the website, discord, email, and network.
Manages and oversees the ARTCCs data services including web content and delivery, web services, email systems, data storage systems, etc.
Must respond quickly to website and data system needs.
Develops and implements policies and procedures for the operation and maintenance of the ARTCC web and data systems.
Attends staff meetings as called by the ATM.
Any other duty assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
Must be an active member of the network in good standing.
Be a member of HCF, or willing to transfer upon selection.
Must be proficient with modern web programming languages and techniques, including Kubernetes, Golong, and Linux. Some MySQL, and PHP. experience useful
Must be able to work in a team environment.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Highly Desired Skills:
Have previous staff experience in a VATSIM ATC facility.
Previous VATUSA Webteam and/or personal career web project experience.
Experience managing a small group of people.

Application Instructions:
Submit the following items to the HCF ATM and DATM ([email protected], [email protected]) with the subject line "Webmaster Application":

Name, active email address, and CID
Resume to include examples of previous work.
Short summary of any prior experience with any of the above listed web-based platforms.
The application period will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

All applications will be considered. Suitable candidates will be contacted via email for an interview. All applicants will be informed of the final decision.

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General Discussion / Re: Help with CRC
« on: February 03, 2023, 09:24:53 AM »
Thanks Nathan.  I will show this to our FE.  I think he has already seen this but I will let him know anyway.  <fingers crossed>

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General Discussion / Help with CRC
« on: January 23, 2023, 03:38:35 PM »
Aloha Everyone.  I am Dave, the DATM at HCF.  I am just reaching out to anyone out there that could find the time to assist two of our members with CRC Tower Cab Files and QJIS.   They have both been working very hard in getting things up and running for the big change over but have run into roadblocks that they need a lot of assistance with.  Both do have extensive experience with computer programming etc. and I am sure if someone could lead them in the direction, it shouldn't take too long.  Thank you in advance very much for your consideration.

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News / Re: New ATM at ZJX
« on: November 25, 2020, 05:56:37 PM »
Excellent choice!!  Congratulations Brin.   =)

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News / Re: HCFs Newest EC
« on: August 07, 2019, 09:28:08 AM »
Congratulations Jimmy!

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