[Position Posting] Seattle Training Administrator

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[Position Posting] Seattle Training Administrator
« on: February 15, 2024, 09:49:09 PM »

Position: Training Administrator
Location: Seattle ARTCC (ZSE)
Time Commitment: 8 to 10 hours per week+, and required controller hours to maintain facility membership
Supervisor: Seattle ARTCC Air Traffic Manager
Application Deadline: 8 March 2024


The virtual Seattle ARTCC is currently seeking applications for the position of Training Administrator.


-   Report to Air Traffic Manager and VATUSA Deputy Director - Training Services
-   Manage an effective and efficient training program the meets ARTCC needs
-   Maintain training website and update as necessary
-   Lead and effectively manage a team of mentors and instructors
-   Maintain an online presence in facility Discord and on VATSIM network
-   Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings
-   Develop and maintain training materials for ATCTrainer and Academy
-   Other duties as assigned by the Air Traffic Manager


-   Hold a rating of Controller 1 (C1) or higher
-   Active member in good standing on the VATSIM network with no significant disciplinary record
-   Have no history of unprofessional behavior
-   Have a strong knowledge of the United States ATC system, VATSIM ATC system, and FAA JO 7110.65
-   Hold no staff position on any competing networks
-   Be a ZSE home controller at the time of appointment or willing to transfer upon selection


-   Instructor 1 (I1) rating
-   Familiarity with the Seattle ARTCC
-   Understanding of the ZSE training program
-   Prior staff experience
-   Prior teaching/education experience

The ideal candidate is highly motivated with a drive for training, works well in a team atmosphere, has unique ideas to bring to the table and holds themselves and others accountable to high performance standards. Candidates should understand the time commitment and responsibility requirements associated with this position. Qualified candidates should expect an initial evaluation of their application after which they may be contacted for a comprehensive interview.


Email [email protected] with the subject line “ZSE TA Application Package” and include:

A detailed VATSIM/relevant real-world résumé, cover letter and a mock training scenario for a home controller to progress from S3 to their C1 rating.

The letter of application should summarize the applicant's reasons for wanting to help lead the ZSE ARTCC, compelling evidence to show how the position requirements are met, and how the facility training program will thrive under the applicant's leadership.

Your virtual resume should consist of all prior VATSIM experience and any real-world experience you feel is applicable. Please also include your name, active email address, CID, current ARTCC, and current rating.

The mock training scenario should include the competencies that should be covered, the type of session, (classroom/sweatbox/live monitoring) and clear expectations with specific training to work on a certain skill (departure rush, sequencing, holding...etc).

Applications will be considered until 5:00 PM PST on 8 March 2024.