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News / Memphis Hires New Training Administrator
« on: May 15, 2020, 04:47:14 am »
Please join me in congratulating Brogan Lopez on his appointment as the new ZME Training Administrator.

Brogan has been a long-standing member of ZME having served as an Events Specialist, mentor and instructor.

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News / Position Posting: Memphis Seeks New Training Administrator
« on: January 24, 2020, 12:58:02 pm »
The Memphis ARTCC (ZME) is now accepting applications for the position of Training Administrator!

The Training Administrator is responsible for ensuring the success of the ZME training program. We're looking for a knowledgeable, professional, energetic and dedicated person for this role.

Duties and Responsibilities:
*Oversees and actively develops training program
*Understands and appropriately integrates VATSIM, VATUSA and ZME policies into the training program
*Manages training staff, including recruiting and selecting mentors and instructors
*Reports directly to the ZME Air Traffic Manager, the ZME Deputy Air Traffic Manager and the VATUSA Training Director
*Maintains and implements training materials and documents
*Tracks the progress of student controllers
*Quickly and accurately responds to training-related inquiries from students, mentors and instructors
*Serves as a Senior Staff member assisting with making decisions for the ARTCC

Required Qualifications:
*Be an active member of the VATSIM network in good standing with no previous derogatory marks
*Currently hold a rating of Controller (C1) or higher
*Have held a rating of I1 in the VATUSA Division for at least 30 days at any given time prior to hiring date
*Capable of working well in a team-oriented environment
*Strong knowledge of the United States Airspace and Air Traffic Control systems
*Well-versed in the VATUSA training policies and procedures that became effective July 1, 2019
*Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
*Current I1 or I3 rating
*Previous or current ARTCC Senior Staff experience
*Supervisory or management experience in virtual or real world
*Real world aviation experience

Please include the following in your application:
*Letter of Intent
*Resume (please include real world management and aviation experience if applicable)
*Candidates from outside ZME may optionally submit a Letter of Recommendation.

Interested candidates should understand that there is a considerable workload and should not be taken lightly. Only those who understand the requirements should consider applying.

Please submit your application to zme-atm@vatusa.net and zme-datm@vatusa.net.

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

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News / New ZME Facility Engineer
« on: January 18, 2019, 06:47:00 am »
Please join me in congratulating Jordan Jolenaar on his appointment to the ZME Facility Engineer position.

Jordan has lots of new ideas on improving the facility files to make the controller's job easier and give our pilots even better service.

Thanks for stepping up, Jordie!

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News / New ZME EC
« on: August 21, 2017, 05:06:59 am »
I am pleased to announce that Ayler Cruz has been appointed to the position of Events Coordinator at Memphis ARTCC. Ayler is a former EC at ZHU and is looking forward to fulfilling the duties and challenges of his new position. Please join me in congratulating Ayler on his appointment!

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News / ZME Seeks Events Coordinator
« on: August 01, 2017, 10:29:12 am »
ZME Seeks Events Coordinator

The Memphis ARTCC (ZME) is now accepting applications for Events Coordinator.

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

Core Requirements
The successful candidate will:
*be an active member of the network in good standing.
*have an S3 rating or above.
*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
ZME is particularly interested in persons who:
*are loyal to ZME 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 ZME home controllers
*Members with a high online presence
*Members with previous staff experience
*Members currently with an instructor rating or mentor status
*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.

Serious Inquiries only - failure to send proper resume could potentially disqualify applicant

Applicants are invited to submit the following to atm@vzme.org with a copy to datm@vzme.org at their earliest convenience but not later than August 11, 2017, 2359 UTC:

*Full Name, active e-mail address, and VATSIM CID
*Resume and brief letter of intent
*Your vision and goals for ZME events and ideas on how to increase pilot and controller participation in events sponsored by ZME and neighboring ARTCC events supported by ZME along with potential methods for achieving this.
*A letter of recommendation from your ATM, DATM or TA if you are not currently a home controller at ZME.

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News / New ZME EC
« on: June 07, 2017, 03:06:50 am »
I am pleased to announce that Christopher Kopp has been appointed to the position of Events Coordinator at Memphis ARTCC. Chris served as our Events Specialist for the last several months and is looking forward to fulfilling the duties and challenges of his new position.

Corey Burt has been our Events Coordinator for the past two years. Corey decided to step down from his EC duties to focus on his academic career. I wish to thank Corey for his excellent service throughout his tenure.

Please join me in congratulating Chris on his appointment and Corey for a job well done!

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News / New ZME DATM
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:05:10 pm »
I am pleased to announce Jeffrey Sydenham as our new Memphis Deputy Air Traffic Manager.  Jeff's commitment and loyalty to ZME and the excellent service as Facility Engineer are highly regarded. I look forward to our continued relationship as he joins ZME senior staff.

Congratulations, Jeff!

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News / ZME Seeks Events Coordinator
« on: May 07, 2017, 10:50:50 am »
The Memphis ARTCC (ZME) is now accepting applications for Events Coordinator.

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

Core Requirements
The successful candidate will:
*be an active member of the network in good standing.
*have an S3 rating or above. Applicants holding an S2 rating actively training as an S3 will be considered, but must achieve an S3 rating in order to qualify for a permanent appointment to the position.
*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
ZME is particularly interested in persons who:
*are loyal to ZME 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 ZME home controllers
*Members with a high online presence
*Members with previous staff experience
*Members currently with an instructor rating or mentor status
*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.

Serious Inquiries only - failure to send proper resume could potentially disqualify applicant

Applicants are invited to submit the following to atm@vzme.org at their earliest convenience but not later than May 21, 2017, 2359 UTC:

*Full Name, active e-mail address, and VATSIM CID
*Resume and brief letter of intent
*Your vision and goals for ZME events and ideas on how to increase pilot and controller participation in events sponsored by ZME and neighboring ARTCC events supported by ZME along with potential methods for achieving this.
*A letter of recommendation from your ATM, DATM or TA if you are not currently a home controller at ZME.

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News / ZME Seeks Deputy Air Traffic Manager
« on: April 30, 2017, 08:50:28 am »
The Memphis ARTCC (ZME) is now accepting applications for Deputy Air Traffic Manager

Duties
* Report directly to the Air Traffic Manager (ATM)
* Proactively manage the ARTCC Roster.
* Assist the ATM with general operations and management.
* Monitor the day-to-day activities of the ARTCC.
* Maintain an active online presence on the VATSIM network and the ZME TeamSpeak.
* Coordinate on events that may affect ZME's operations.
* Perform other duties as assigned by the ATM
* Stay abreast of topical issues related to VATSIM and VATUSA activities and policies

Core Requirements
The successful candidate will:
* be an active member of the network in good standing.
* have a Controller (C1) rating or above.
* maintain active membership and home controller 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.

Highly Desired Skills and Abilities
ZME is particularly interested in persons who:
* are loyal to ZME 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 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.
* have real world instructional experience.
* have experience as a duly authorized VATUSA instructor or mentor on the VATSIM network.
* have real world and or vatsim-related managerial or administration experience.

Please note that special considerations will be given to:
*Current, loyal, long-standing ZME home controllers
*Members with a high online presence
*Members with previous staff experience
*Members currently with an instructor rating or mentor status
*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.

Serious Inquiries only - failure to send proper resume could potentially disqualify applicant

Applicants are invited to submit the following to atm@vzme.org at their earliest convenience but not later than May 14, 2017, 2359 UTC:

* Full Name, active e-mail address, and VATSIM CID
* Resume and brief letter of intent
* Your vision and goals for the ZME ARTCC and ideas on how to increase pilot activity and controller membership along with potential methods for achieving this.
* A letter of recommendation from your ATM or DATM if you are not currently a home controller at ZME.

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News / New ZME Facility Engineer
« on: December 24, 2016, 04:25:36 am »
Please join me in congratulating Jeffrey Sydenham on his appointment to the ZME Facility Engineer position.

Jeff has served as our Events Specialist since early July 2016 and will be relieving Stu Limont who has been doing double duty as DATM and FE for the past couple of months.

Well done Jeff!

Richard Sill
ZME ATM

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News / ZME Seeks Facility Engineer
« on: November 21, 2016, 09:17:59 am »
The Memphis ARTCC (ZME) is now accepting applications for the position of Facility Engineer.

Duties of the Facility Engineer (hereinafter referred to as FE)
* Reports to the ATM and DATM
* Maintains and updates sector files for all approved ATC client software, updating at least every AIRAC cycle.
* Maintains vATIS configuration files.
* Maintains POF and alias files.
* Coordinates with adjacent ARTCCs as required, specifically relating to frequency issues.
* Ensures established LOAs are fully represented within sector files and other procedures.
* Maintains the ZME Quick Reference Card and Frequency Lists.
* Performs other facility related work as directed by the Senior Staff at ZME.

Requirements for Applicants
Applications are invited from candidates who meet the following requirements:
* Applicants must hold a VATSIM S3 rating or higher.
* Applicants must in good standing with VATSIM, VATUSA and their home ARTCC with no disciplinary history or record of unprofessional behavior.
* Applicants must be a member of ZME or be willing to transfer to ZME upon selection.
* Applicants must have a thorough working knowledge of VRC and vATIS, at least a good knowledge of Euroscope and be familiar with vSTARS and vERAM.
* Applicants must have maintained at least the minimum hours required by their home ARTCC for the previous 3 months prior to the application closing date.

Preferred Skills and Abilities
The following skills and abilities will be considered favorable to an applicant:
* The applicant is able to provide evidence of commitment and self-motivation.
* The applicant has previous experience either as a FE or in assisting an existing FE.
* The applicant has demonstrated the ability to work well as a part of an established team.

How to apply
Applicants are invited to submit the following information to atm@vzme.org, copy to datm@vzme.org at their earliest convenience but not later than December 05, 2016 at 2359z:
* Full Name, active e-mail address, and VATSIM CID
* Resume and brief letter of intent
* Your vision and goals for the ZME FE and ideas on how the FE could enhance controller and pilot experience in ZME airspace, along with potential methods for achieving this.
* A letter of recommendation from your ATM or DATM if you are not currently a home controller at ZME.

Applicants may be requested to attend an interview on the ZME Teamspeak server. All applicants will be advised of the success of their application.
Priority will be given to ZME home controllers.

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News / New ZME DATM
« on: October 14, 2016, 09:46:18 am »
I am pleased to announce Stu Limont as our new Memphis Deputy Air Traffic Manager.  Stu's commitment and loyalty to ZME and the excellent service he provided as Facility Engineer are highly regarded. I look forward to our continued relationship as he joins senior staff.  Congratulations, Stu!

Richard Sill
ZME ATM

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News / ZME Seeks Deputy Air Traffic Manager
« on: September 14, 2016, 11:03:11 am »
The Memphis ARTCC (ZME) is now accepting applications for Deputy Air Traffic Manager

Duties
* Report directly to the Air Traffic Manager (ATM)
* Proactively manage the ARTCC Roster.
* Assist the ATM with general operations and management.
* Monitor the day-to-day activities of the ARTCC.
* Maintain an active online presence on the VATSIM network and the ZME TeamSpeak.
* Coordinate on events that may affect ZME's operations.
* Perform other duties as assigned by the ATM
* Stay abreast of topical issues related to VATSIM and VATUSA activities and policies

Core Requirements
The successful candidate will:
* be an active member of the network in good standing.
* have a Controller (C1) rating or above.
* maintain active membership and home controller 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.

Highly Desired Skills and Abilities
ZME is particularly interested in persons who:
* are loyal to ZME 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 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.
* have real world instructional experience.
* have experience as a duly-authorized VATUSA instructor or mentor on the VATSIM network.
* have real world and or VATSIM-related managerial or administration experience.

Please note that special considerations will be given to:
*Current, loyal, long-standing ZME home controllers
*Members with a high online presence
*Members with previous staff experience
*Members with an instructor rating or mentor status
*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.

Serious Inquiries only - failure to send proper resume could potentially disqualify applicant

Applicants are invited to submit the following to atm@vzme.org at their earliest convenience but not later than October 3, 2016, 2359 UTC:

* Full Name, active e-mail address, and VATSIM CID
* Resume and brief letter of intent
* Your vision and goals for the ZME ARTCC and ideas on how to increase activity along with potential methods for achieving this.
* A letter of recommendation from your ATM or DATM if you are not currently a home controller at ZME.

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