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News / PCFs Newest DATM
« on: August 12, 2020, 07:55:21 AM »
Congratulations to Jason Diket on becoming PCFs newest DATM, welcome to the team!

News / Pacific Control Facility has a new EC!!
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:55:19 PM »
I would like to introduce Sean OBrien as PCFs new Events Coordinator. Sean previously served as PCFs Assistant Events Coordinator. Please join me in congratulating Sean on his promotion to EC!

News / Position Posting: PCF Seeking all Staff Positions
« on: June 29, 2020, 01:15:08 PM »
The Pacific Control Facility is seeking qualified candidates to fill all positions within the Facility. This includes the following positions:

  • Deputy Air Traffic Manager
  • Training Administrator
  • Webmaster
  • Facility Engineer
  • Events Coordinator

Anyone who is interested in any of these positions should email [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] for questions regarding the application process or to submit an application.

News / PCF Seeking a Qualified DATM
« on: June 25, 2020, 08:57:43 AM »
Attention all!!

The Pacific Control Facility is seeking a DATM!

  • Rated C1 or greater.
  • Be in good standing with the network and have no substantial disciplinary history.
  • Work well in a team environment.
  • Strong knowledge of the US ATC system.
  • Strong knowledge of the 7110.65.
  • Excellent communications skills.

  • Reports to PCF ATM.
  • Manage the PCF roster.
  • Assist in development of PCF Policies and Procedures.
  • Attend meetings as necessary.
  • Respond to emails in a timely manner.
  • Maintain an active presence on the VATUSA forums as well as the PCF discord.
  • Must meet the PCF activity requirements.

Recommended Skills:
  • Prior experience as a Training Administrator.
  • Prior experience as a VATUSA Instructor or Mentor
  • Prior experience in a leadership position in VATSIM or Real Life.
  • Prior knowledge of PCF procedures.

How to Apply:
Please send applications to [email protected], all applications should include a resume. Applicants should attempt to get a letter of recommendation from their current ATM, and should have a cover letter, although not required to. Please note that this is not an entry level position, this position requires lots of work and dedication. Applications will close when a candidate has been selected. Candidates should expect an email regarding their application status within five days of submission.

News / Pacific Control Facility Seeking a Facilities Engineer
« on: April 20, 2020, 06:16:36 PM »
Hello all!!

Pacific Control Facility (PCF) is seeking an Facilities Engineer to update and maintain the current facility files.

The responsibilities are as follows:
  • Manage, create, and update the current facility sector files.
  • Maintain and updates the alias and POF files.
  • Develop policies and procedures for fields in the PCF airspace.
  • Maintain the vATIS configuration file.
  • Coordinate with adjacent facilities as needed.
  • Report to the ATM.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned by the ATM.
  • Attend staff meetings as needed.

The application requirements are as follows:
  • Applicant must be able to meet the PCF activity standards.
  • Applicant must be able to dedicate 3-4 hours of activity to the staff position.
  • Applicant must be knowledgeable regarding vATIS, VRC, vSTARS, vERAM, and Euroscope.
  • Applicant must be an active member and in good standing.
  • Applicant must be able to work in a team environment.

Some preferred skills:
  • Experience as an AFE or an FE.
  • Hold a rating of S2 or greater.

The application should include the following:
  • Full Name, E-Mail Address, and VATSIM CID.
  • Résumé.
  • List of your availability for an interview.

Applications should be emailed to [email protected].

News / Anchorage seeks, DATM, T/A, FE and Events Coordinator.
« on: December 20, 2019, 11:50:31 AM »
The Anchorage ARTCC is seeking qualified and well motivated individuals to fill all staff positions other than ATM. If you are interested please email me at [email protected] for more information.

Events / Turkey Day in Anchorage [11/23/2019 21:00z - 00:01z]
« on: October 19, 2019, 06:18:28 AM »

The Anchorage ARTCC presents Turkey Day in Anchorage! Come out and enjoy a staffed up Anchorage (PANC). Fly from controlled field to control field or from controlled to on of out hundreds of uncontrolled fields. This event will take place on November 23 from 2100z to 0001z or from 1800est or 2100est.

News / Position Posting: Anchorage ARTCC Seeks Facilities Engineer
« on: October 14, 2019, 07:29:46 AM »
The Anchorage ARTCC seeks a Facilities Engineer.

Job Description

•   Answers directly to the Air Traffic Manager (ATM) and Deputy Air Traffic Manager (DATM)
•   Maintains and updates the sector files for all ATC clients approved for use on the VATSIM Network
•   Maintains the Video Maps, POF and Alias files for ATC Clients
•   Maintains the vATIS configuration files
•   Coordinates with adjoining ARTCCs to maintain inter-facility LOAs and Frequency use
•   Maintains a frequent online presence on the VATISM Network
•   Able to receive constructive feedback and make corrective action
•   Notify Senior ARTCC Staff of AIRAC cycle updates affecting the ARTCC operations
•   Support and represent the ARTCC in a professional manner at all times
•   Attend periodic meetings called by the ARTCC Staff

Minimum Requirements

•   Hold a rating of S3 or higher
•   Be in good standing on the VATSIM Network with no significant disciplinary actions in the last 12 months
•   Have extensive knowledge of VRC and vATIS, and at least a basic understanding of vSTARS and vERAM
•   Must be able to create and/or modify sector files for all ATC Clients and all associated support files
•   Committed to the advancement of the Flight Simulation hobby on the VATSIM Network

Desired Skills

•   Able to create training scenario files for use with TWRTrainer and ACSim
•   Have knowledge of obtaining resource materials to produce Sector, POF and Alias files for the various ATC Clients

Any and all works generated for use of the ARTCC while holding this position become the sole property of the ARTCC once accepted by the ARTCC Senior Staff.

Interested candidates shall submit the following to the ZAN ARTCC ATM at [email protected]

1.   Letter of interest. This should include:
   a.   a brief description of qualifications
   b.   list of prior, verifiable, experience

This position announcement will remain open until filled. Qualified candidates can expect to be contacted for an interview within two weeks of submission of all required information.

News / Position Posting: Anchorage ARTCC Seeks Webmaster
« on: September 26, 2019, 01:51:00 PM »
The Anchorage ARTCC is seeking a qualified individual to maintain the website, as well as any other web-related services.

Key Responsibilities
  • Report to Air Traffic Manager and Deputy Air Traffic Manager
  • Manage all web-related services ex: discord, Anchorage ARTCC website and forums, and other responsibilities as assigned by VATUSA, the ATM, or DATM.
  • Maintain a high online presence.
  • Attend preidoc meetings with ARTCC senior staff.

  • Must be proficient in modern programming languages (PHP, CSS, HTML, Laravel, etc.).
  • Must be an active member of the network without any major dispensary record.
  • Must have excellent English skills (reading/writing and speaking).
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment.

Preferred Skills
  • Previous administration experience.
  • Previous web development experience.
  • JavaScript knowledge.

Applicants should email [email protected] with any previous experience as well as their Full Name, VATSIM CID, and email. It is preferred that applicants proved a Resume but it is not required.

Applications will close 10/25/2019 or when a candidate is selected.

News / Anchorage ARTCC Seeks Training Adminstartor
« on: September 25, 2019, 07:51:37 AM »
ZAN (Anchorage) is currently seeking a Training Administrator who will provide compelling training capability and effective management and leadership of the ZAN ARTCC training program.

Key Responsibilities
•   Report to VATUSA 3/13 as required
•   Report to Air Traffic Manager and Deputy Air Traffic Manager
•   Manage and lead the training program to make it effective and efficient for all ARTCC controllers
•   Maintain an adequate staff of instructors and mentors to meet ARTCC training needs
•   Update and maintain training website material and certification system
•   Assist in the development and implementation of training policies, SOPs, and more
•   Perform duties as a staff Instructor
•   Maintain a high online presence
•   Other duties as assigned by ATM/DATM

•   C1 rating or higher
•   Active member on the network in good standing with a clean history
•   Capable of working well in team-oriented environment
•   Strong knowledge of VATSIM/US ATC system
•   Strong knowledge of FAA Order 7110.65
•   Excellent written and oral communication skills
•   Able to work with students in a calm and respectful manner, including some students which may prove to be difficult

Preferred Skills
•   Prior ATC Mentor/Instructor experience
•   Teaching/Education experience (on or off VATSIM)
•   Leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience
•   Real world aviation/pilot experience

How to Apply

Interested candidates should be aware that this is not an entry-level position and not for the inexperienced. The workload can be considerable at times and should not be taken lightly. Only those who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should consider applying. Candidates can expect an initial evaluation of their application after which they may be contacted for a comprehensive interview.

Prospective applicants shall submit a letter of application, which provides answers to the following questions:

1.   Why are you interested in this position?
2.   What do you wish to get out of the role you have applied to?

The letter of application shall also include your name, CID, and current VATSIM rating. Applications should be submitted to [email protected] Once received applicants will be vetted with their current ARTCC and Division staff prior to progressing to the interview process. Applications will close as of 10/25/2019 or when a candidate has been selected.

Anchorage (vZAN) / ZAN May Newsletter!!
« on: May 01, 2019, 01:24:20 PM »
The ZAN newsletter has been posted on the Anchorage ARTCC forums!! You can find it at

Anchorage (vZAN) / ZAN January Newsletter
« on: January 01, 2019, 02:08:47 PM »
Anchorage is indeed alive, in fact, we just released a newsletter! You can look at it here.

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