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News / There's a new ATM in Chicago!
« on: June 16, 2020, 08:50:04 pm »
All,

First, I'd like to thank Matthew Campbell for his time as ATM in Chicago for the last 1.5 years. Thank you Matt!

Next, I'd like to introduce Dristin Rose as ZAUs newest ATM. Dristin comes with a wealth of VATSIM and real world experience that I'm confident prepared him well for this opportunity! Congratulations, Dristin and welcome back to the team!

Best,

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News / Position Posting: Chicago ATM
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:10:52 pm »
VATUSA Position Vacancy Announcement

Position: Air Traffic Manager
Location: Chicago ARTCC (ZAU)
Time Commitment: 4 to 8 hours per week+, and required monthly controller hours to maintain facility membership
Supervisor: Northeast Region Air Traffic Director (ATD)
Application Deadline: Closes June 6th, 2020 23:59z

VATUSA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Air Traffic Manager at the Chicago ARTCC.  This position is not an entry-level position and will require significant time commitments to effectively perform the duties of Air Traffic Manager.

Duties of the ATM:

- Reports to the Northeast Region Air Traffic Director and directs the operations and management of the assigned facility
- Must maintain an online presence on the VATSIM network
- Maintains facility website and TeamSpeak and/or Discord
- Drafts facility SOPs, LOAs and other appropriate documents; seeks ATD approval for the same
- Ensures facility SOPs, LOAs and other appropriate documents are readily available for viewing/download
- Functions as VATUSA staff member and attends meetings as necessary to discuss and stay current with region and division issues, policies, and initiatives
- Manages and defines the duties of facility staff; submits selection of Deputy ATM and Webmaster to the ATD for final approval; submits selection of Training Administrator to the ATD and Training Director for final approval
- Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers; may establish a staff of "Mentors" to assist with training
- Works with or delegates a liaison to work with region/division-level Event Coordinators on events as necessary
- Addresses disciplinary situations with the ATD when appropriate

Minimum Requirements:

- Possess a high degree of energy and commitment appropriate to the requirements of the position
- Must have at least a Controller (C1) rating
- Must be an active member of the network in good standing
- Must be able to work in a team environment and function as a team member
- Have no significant disciplinary record, no history of unprofessional behavior

Highly Desired Skills:

- Demonstrates qualities of understanding, patience, and maturity.
- Understands the role of the facility and facility staff within the Northeast Region, VATUSA, and VATNA
- Understands the position requires CONSIDERABLE commitment of time
- Prior facility Senior Staff experience
- Prior or current Instructor or Mentor experience
- Experience effectively managing others through good leadership practices
- Real world management experience

Only those candidates who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should apply.  Candidates can expect an initial evaluation of their application after which they may be contacted for a comprehensive interview.  All qualified candidates will be reviewed and considered.

Applications should include:

- Name, active email address, and VATSIM ID
- Resume (including any applicable real-world management experience).
- Letter of Intent / Cover-letter.

To Apply:
Submit the required information above to vatusa9@vatusa.net no later than June 6th, 2020 23:59z.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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News / New ATM in ZOB!!
« on: February 26, 2020, 09:56:59 pm »
All,

Please join me in congratulating Nick Lascko on being appointed to the Air Traffic Manager role in Cleveland. Nick has been instrumental in ZOBs continued success and look forward to working with him in his new role!

Congratulations!

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News / Position Posting: Cleveland ARTCC ATM
« on: January 19, 2020, 12:27:00 am »
VATUSA Position Vacancy Announcement

Position: Air Traffic Manager
Location: Cleveland ARTCC (ZOB)
Time Commitment: 4 to 8 hours per week+, and required monthly controller hours to maintain facility membership
Supervisor: Northeast Region Air Traffic Director (ATD)
Application Deadline: Closes February 2nd, 2020 23:59z

VATUSA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Air Traffic Manager at the Cleveland ARTCC.  This position is not an entry-level position and will require significant time commitments to effectively perform the duties of Air Traffic Manager.

Duties of the ATM:

- Reports to the Northeast Region Air Traffic Director and directs the operations and management of the assigned facility
- Must maintain an online presence on the VATSIM network
- Maintains facility website and TeamSpeak/Discord
- Drafts facility SOPs, LOAs and other appropriate documents; seeks ATD approval for the same
- Ensures facility SOPs, LOAs and other appropriate documents are readily available for viewing/download
- Functions as VATUSA staff member and attends meetings as necessary to discuss and stay current with region and division issues, policies, and initiatives
- Manages and defines the duties of facility staff; submits selection of Deputy ATM and Webmaster to the ATD for final approval; submits selection of Training Administrator to the ATD and Training Director for final approval
- Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers; may establish a staff of "Mentors" to assist with training
- Works with or delegates a liaison to work with region/division-level Event Coordinators on events as necessary
- Addresses disciplinary situations with the ATD when appropriate

Minimum Requirements:

- Possess a high degree of energy and commitment appropriate to the requirements of the position
- Must have at least a Controller (C1) rating
- Must be an active member of the network in good standing
- Must be able to work in a team environment and function as a team member
- Have no significant disciplinary record, no history of unprofessional behavior

Highly Desired Skills:

- Demonstrates qualities of understanding, patience, and maturity.
- Understands the role of the facility and facility staff within the Northeast Region, VATUSA, and VATNA
- Understands the position requires CONSIDERABLE commitment of time
- Prior facility Senior Staff experience
- Prior or current Instructor or Mentor experience
- Experience effectively managing others through good leadership practices
- Real world management experience

Only those candidates who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should apply.  Candidates can expect an initial evaluation of their application after which they may be contacted for a comprehensive interview.  All qualified candidates will be reviewed and considered.  Qualified candidates currently assigned to ZOB will be given special consideration.

Applications should include:

- Name, active email address, and CID
- Resume (including any applicable real-world management experience).
- Letter of Intent / Cover-letter.

To Apply:
Submit the required information above to vatusa9@vatusa.net no later than February 2nd, 2020 23:59z.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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News / There's a new ATM in Cleveland!
« on: December 06, 2019, 10:52:23 pm »
All,

Please join me in congratulating Andrew Sterling for being selected as ZOB's next Air Traffic Manager. Andrew brings  with him previous experience as ZJX EC, TA and DATM. Most recently, he has served as VATUSA5. Congratulations Andrew and I look forward to working with you in your new role!

Best,

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Simple Insanity / Ha
« on: November 06, 2019, 11:41:13 pm »
So - Quick backstory -

WAYYYY back when FSX was in its prime - my friends and I would mess around on gamespy (RIP)...and came across this video.

So, just going to leave it here ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UieFk6yq74w

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News / Honolulu seeks Training Administrator!
« on: October 24, 2019, 10:43:13 pm »
Position Posting - HCF Training Administrator

Purpose

The Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) is seeking a qualified, professional and motivated individual to fulfill the role of Training Administrator (TA) to develop and maintain the HCF training department and be the mediator between the CF and VATUSA regarding the hiring of Instructors and VATSIM GRP Training compliance.

Key Responsibilities

- Oversees, develops and Manages the HCF training program.
- Reports to the HCF Air Traffic Manager (ATM) and VATUSA Training Director (VATUSA3).
- Hires effective Instructors (I1) and Mentors as needed for HCF requirements.
- Develops scenario files using Situation Editor for usage in Tower Trainer.
- Administer Over-the-Shoulder (OTS) Examinations on Sweatbox or the live VATSIM network.
- Train and evaluate members of varying skill levels and controller rating.
- Maintains controller and student quality by adhereing to local standards and VATSIM GRP.
- Develop HCF training policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned by the HCF ATM or DATM, or VATUSA3

Requirements

- Hold at least a C1 rating for at least 3 months.
- Have held a rating of I1 for at least 30 days at any given time before hiring date.
- Have previous training experience.
- Have no history of disciplinary or unprofessional conduct in the last 12 months.
- Be capable of working well in a team-oriented environment.
- Have a strong knowledge of the United States Airspace and Air Traffic Control systems.
- Must be familiar with the FAA JO 7110.65
- Understanding of the VATSIM Global Ratings Policy and how it applies to the development of a training program.
- Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Have the ability to create professional looking documents using Word or similar software.

Preferred Skills

- Supervisory, training, or management experience in the virtual or real world.
- Previous or current ARTCC Senior Staff experience.
- Instructor or Mentor experience within VATSIM.
- Knowledge of Aircraft Situation Editor and TWRTrainer; will train if never utilized.
- High Engagement with teaching and helping others develop relevant skills through their virtual ATC career.

Interested candidates should be aware that this is not an entry-level position and not for the inexperienced. The workload is considerable (4+ hours a week, in addition to facility activity requirements) and should not be taken lightly. Only those who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should consider applying.

Candidates can expect the following hiring process:

1. An initial evaluation of their application (ATM)
2. Comprehensive interview (ATM)
3. VATUSA Review
4. Selection of Candidate


Applications should include:

- Full Name, Active Email, and VATSIM CID
- Resume
- Cover Letter and/or Letter of Intent (Include your vision for the HCF Training department)

Candidates should email their application package to vatusa3@vatusa.net AND vatusa13@vatusa.net

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. Good Luck!

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News / HCF Seeks Webmaster!
« on: September 27, 2019, 07:06:06 pm »
Position Posting - HCF Webmaster

Purpose
The Honolulu Control Facility (HCF)  is currently seeking a Webmaster who will provide effective management and leadership our facilities data services, including but not limited to web content development and delivery, web services, email systems.

Key Responsibilities:
-   Report to HCF Air Traffic Manager and Deputy Air Traffic Manager
-   Develops, Manages and oversees HCF Teamspeak, HCF Discord, Web Services, IAPs, E-mail and Voice Server, etc;
-   Must respond reasonably and quickly to web site and data systems needs
-   Develops and implements policies and procedures for operation and maintenance of the ARTCC new web and data systems
-   Other duties as assigned by ATM/DATM.
-   Select an assistant as needed.
-   Functions as an Administrator and staff member to attend meetings are needed.


Requirements
-   Must be an active member of the VATSIM network in good standing with a with no history of unethical practices or misuse of technology.
-   An active member of HCF or willing to transfer to HCF if selected;
-   Capable of working well in a team-oriented environment
-   Must be proficient with modern web programming languages and techniques, including PHP Object Oriented Programming, HTML, PHP/MySQL, CSS
-   Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Skills
-   Demonstrated custom web programming skills and expertise.
-   AJAX/Javascript
-   RSS/XML and DOM
-   Familiarity with APIs for other applications (Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
-   Leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience
-   C1 Controller (not required)

How to Apply
Candidates can expect a 4-stage interview and hiring process:

1. An initial evaluation of their application
2. Comprehensive interview
3. Review
4. Selection of Candidate

Candidates will be contacted after each stage and advised of the next step.

Applications should include:

- Full Name, Active Email, and VATSIM CID
- Resume
- Cover Letter detailing your experience and any other relevant information you would like to provide

 Candidates from outside HCF must submit a Letter of Recommendation from
 a Senior Staff Member (ATM/DATM/TA) at their current facility.

Candidates may optionally include an extensive letter of intent that outlines in detail their plans and vision for HCF in this position.

Candidates should email their application package to atm@hcfartcc.net and CC datm@hcfartcc.net

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.  Good luck!

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Honolulu (vHCF) / HNL_CTR OTS - 9/21/2019
« on: September 19, 2019, 09:46:57 pm »
Come fly in paradise and help Jimmy Chen earn his C1 rating! The OTS will start at 2pm eastern time and run until 4pm eastern time. Come fly your big jumbos to the small Cessna's. If it flies, bring it along! All traffic welcome!!!! Make Jimmy sweat to know what it is really like to be a C1 rated controller!

Thank you - and hope to see you there!

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News / HCFs Newest EC
« on: August 04, 2019, 10:20:31 am »
Please join in congratulating Jimmy Chen on his appointment to the EC role here in HCF. He has a lot of exciting things in store for HCF, and we look forward to having him on our team.

Congratulations, Jimmy!

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News / Position Posting: Honolulu Event Coordinator
« on: July 07, 2019, 01:14:04 pm »
The Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) is now accepting applications for Events Coordinator.

Duties
*Reports to HCF Senior Staff (ATM, DATM) and the VATUSA Events Manager/VA Liaison (VATUSA5)
*Creates, plans, manages and executes events to generate pilot and controller participation while promoting HCF
*Coordinates with neighboring facilities to arrange support for HCF events and arranges HCF support for events held by neighboring facilities
*Maintains active relationships with virtual airlines, coordinates for VA-hosted events affecting HCF's airspace
*Develops and distributes marketing materials to promote events and HCF
*Attends staff meetings as called by the senior staff
*Maintains active online presence on the HCF website, TeamSpeak, VATUSA Forum and the VATSIM network

Core Requirements
The successful candidate will:
*Be an active member of the network in good standing.
*Maintain active membership and home controller proficiency and currency.
*Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
*Be able to work in a team environment.
*Have no disciplinary history or record of unprofessional behavior.
*Have experience with a raster graphics editor such as Photoshop or GIMP.
 
Highly Desired Skills and Abilities
Honolulu is particularly interested in persons who:
*Are loyal to HCF and its mission and are self-motivated and proactive.
*Will be an active controller both during events and normal daily operations.
*Are able to demonstrate the qualities of understanding, honesty, patience, maturity and restraint.
*Can bring a verifiable level of experience sufficient to ensure the ability to manage events in a complex aviation environment.
*Understand and commit to a high level of participation with the knowledge that the position requires considerable devotion and commitment of time.

Please note that special considerations will be given to:
*Current, loyal, long-standing Honolulu home controllers
*Members with a high online presence
*Members with previous staff experience
*Mature individuals

Only those who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should apply.
Candidates can expect an initial evaluation of their application after which they MAY be contacted for a comprehensive interview.

Applicants are invited to submit the following to datm@hcfartcc.net at their earliest convenience. Applications will be accepted until a qualified candidate is selected.

*Full Name, active e-mail address, and VATSIM CID
*Resume and brief letter of intent
*Your vision and goals for HCF events and ideas on how to increase pilot and controller participation in events.
*A letter of recommendation from your ATM, DATM or TA if you are not currently a home controller at HCF.

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Events / Explore Hawaii: Crossfire
« on: July 06, 2019, 11:39:35 pm »
Join Honolulu Control Facility as we staff up Lahui (PHLI) and Kahului (PHOG) airports for our Explore Hawaii Event! Kahuilui, Maui has been voted the “Best Island in the World” 16 times by Conde Nast Traveler  Magazine. Making it a perfect island to depart or arrive at. On the other side, Kauai has more beaches, rivers,  streams and waterfalls than any of the other Hawaiian  island, so bring your swimsuit, when you land be ready to make a splash into the beautiful crystal blue waters.

Preferred Routings:

PHOG - PHLI: MAUI5 OGG LNY V16 NAPUA
PHLI - PHOG: V15 HNL V2 LNY CAMPS3

Come one, come all! See the best Hawaii has to offer!

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News / Position Posting: Honolulu Training Administrator
« on: July 06, 2019, 06:13:22 pm »
Position Posting - HCF Training Administrator

Purpose

The Honolulu CF (HCF) is seeking a qualified, professional and motivated individual to fulfill the role of Training Administrator (TA) to develop and maintain the HCF training department and be the mediator between the CF and VATUSA regarding the hiring of Instructors and VATSIM GRP Training compliance.

Key Responsibilities

- Oversees, develops and Manages the HCF training program.
- Reports to the HCF Air Traffic Manager (ATM) and VATUSA Training Director (VATUSA3).
- Hires effective Instructors (I1) and Mentors as needed for HCF requirements.
- Develops scenario files using Situation Editor for usage in Tower Trainer.
- Administer Over-the-Shoulder (OTS) Examinations on Sweatbox or the live VATSIM network.
- Train and evaluate members of varying skill levels and controller rating.
- Maintains controller and student quality by adhereing to local standards and VATSIM GRP.
- Develop HCF training policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned by the HCF ATM or DATM, or VATUSA3

Requirements

- Hold at least a C1 rating for at least 6 months.
- Have held a rating of I1 for at least 30 days at any given time before hiring date.
- Have previous training experience.
- Have no history of disciplinary or unprofessional conduct in the last 12 months.
- Be capable of working well in a team-oriented environment.
- Have a strong knowledge of the United States Airspace and Air Traffic Control systems.
- Must be familiar with the FAA JO 7110.65X.
- Understanding of the VATSIM Global Ratings Policy and how it applies to the development of a training program.
- Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Have the ability to create professional looking documents using Word or similar software.

Preferred Skills

- Supervisory, training, or management experience in the virtual or real world.
- Previous or current ARTCC Senior Staff experience.
- Instructor or Mentor experience within VATSIM.
- Knowledge of Aircraft Situation Editor and TWRTrainer; will train if never utilized.
- High Engagement with teaching and helping others develop relevant skills through their virtual ATC career.

Interested candidates should be aware that this is not an entry-level position and not for the inexperienced. The workload is considerable (4+ hours a week, in addition to facility activity requirements) and should not be taken lightly. Only those who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should consider applying.

Candidates can expect the following hiring process:

1. An initial evaluation of their application (ATM)
2. Comprehensive interview (ATM)
3. VATUSA Review
4. Selection of Candidate


Applications should include:

- Full Name, Active Email, and VATSIM CID
- Resume
- Cover Letter and/or Letter of Intent (Include your vision for the HCF Training department)

Candidates should email their application package to atm[at]hcfartcc.net (atm@hcfartcc.net)

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. Good Luck!

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News / HCFs Newest DATM!
« on: April 05, 2019, 07:44:51 pm »
All,

Please join me in congratulating Christian Birch as HCFs newest Deputy Air Traffic Manager. Christian brings with him a wealth of knowledge of VATSIM, and real world airline experience. There is no doubt that Christian will be instrumental to our success at HCF moving forward!

Congratulations and Welcome aboard, Christian!

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News / HCF Seeks DATM
« on: March 29, 2019, 09:26:39 am »
With the recent promotion of Austin Wilkins to VATUSA13, the position of DATM at HCF is now Vacant and accepting applications.


Job Posting: Deputy Air Traffic Manager
Location: Honolulu Control Facility
Date Posted: 03/29/2019
Submission Deadline: This posting will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.


Job Requirements:

   - To motivate controllers while upholding a culture that builds exceptional internal and external pilot experiences.
   - Supports and participates in initiatives that give back to the VATSIM community.
   - Works in collaboration with Virtual Airlines and other VATUSA ARTCC’s to leverage synergy opportunities across the United States.
   - Supports the recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse range of students and controllers.
   - Strengthens others through consistent feedback while driving productivity and morale.
   - Holds self and others accountable to high-performance standards while providing pilots with memorable experiences.
   - Partners in the development of strategy and help to translate into specific priorities, objectives and action plans.
   - Understands and drives appropriate metrics to assess controller performance.
   - Ability to listen to feedback and take constructive action.
   - Monitors the daily activities of the Control Facility.
   - Maintains an online presence on the VATSIM network and HCF Teamspeak
   - Assumes the duties of the ATM when the ATM is unavailable.
   - Attends periodic meetings to report on Facility activities.
   - Ensures that HCF is following all VATSIM and VATUSA directives.
 

Application Requirements:

   - Must have at least a C1 rating.
   - Must be able to maintain an activity of 5+ hours per week working on DATM duties
   - Must be an active member of the network in good standing.
   - Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
   - Must be able to work in a team environment.
   - Must have no significant disciplinary record with VATSIM or VATUSA.

Bonus:

   - Real World experience in management or leading others a plus.
   - Previous or current ARTCC staff experience.
   - Previous or current Instructor or Mentor experience

Interested candidates should be aware that this is not an entry-level position and not for the inexperienced. The workload is considerable 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.

Applications should include:
Cover letter and/or Letter of Intent
Full Name, active email, CID
Resume



Please send applications to atm@hcfartcc.net AND cc:  dylan.lundberg@hcfartcc.net
 After your application is received you will receive a confirmation email from me with next steps.

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