Position Posting: Indianapolis ARTCC Air Traffic Manager

Brandon Wening

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Position Posting: Indianapolis ARTCC Air Traffic Manager
« on: May 29, 2023, 06:01:37 PM »
Indianapolis ARTCC Air Traffic Manager Vacancy Announcement

Position: Air Traffic Manager
Location: Indianapolis ARTCC (ZID)
Time Commitment: 4 to 8 hours per week+, and required monthly controller hours to maintain facility membership
Supervisor: Deputy Division Director - Air Traffic Services (ATS)
Application Deadline: Closes June 5th, 2023 23:59z

The Air Traffic Manager (ATM) is the overseer of all ARTCC operations. The ATM's primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth operation of the ARTCC, along with drafting and implementing ARTCC policies and LOAs. The ATM is the primary point of contact and representative of the facility for VATUSA management.
 
Main responsibilities:

Manage the ARTCC
Handle Transfer/Visiting requests
Maintain the ARTCC roster
Communicate regularly with VATUSA2
Manage the community
Develop/Grow the ARTCC in alignment with division goals
Oversee the TA and DATM directly
Implement and maintain ARTCC policy alongside the DATM
Manage an active staff of DATM, TA, EC, FE, and WM

Potential responsibilities (based on ARTCC needs):

VATUSA Workgroups
Assisting the Junior and Senior staff in all aspects
Community moderation/development

Requirements for the role:

Active member of VATSIM in good standing
Ability to maintain ARTCC activity requirement standards
Strong understanding of the WM, EC, FE, TA, and DATM roles
Obtained a rating of C1
Ability to manage a team of at least 5
Positive attitude with the time commitment necessary to lead the ARTCC
Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred qualifications for this role:

Familiarity with the ARTCC
VATUSA Member
Strong understanding of US Airspace and the NAS
Understanding of the VATUSA Structure

ATM is a Senior Staff role and therefore is not an entry-level position. The ATM will be required to dedicate several hours daily to managing the ARTCC. However, the ATM must also be able to utilize his/her staff to effectively delegate tasks to assure the continued operation of the ARTCC.

If you wish to apply for the ATM position, please email Brandon Wening, Deputy Division Director - Air Traffic Services ([email protected]) with a detailed VATSIM/relevant real-world résumé and cover letter by June 5th, 2023 23:59z.
Brandon Wening
Deputy Division Director, ATS
VATUSA