Position Posting: ZFW Training Administrator

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Position Posting: ZFW Training Administrator
« on: January 15, 2020, 07:08:42 pm »
Position Posting - ZFW Training Administrator


The Fort Worth ARTCC (ZFW) is seeking a motivated individual to fulfill the role of Training Administrator (TA) to develop and maintain the ZFW training department.

Key Responsibilities

- Oversees and develops the ZFW training program.
- Reports to the ZFW Air Traffic Manager (ATM) and VATUSA Training Director (VATUSA3).
- Hires effective Instructors (I1) and Mentors as needed for ZFW requirements.
- Develops scenario files using Situation Editor for usage in Tower Trainer.
- Administers Over-the-Shoulder (OTS) Examinations on Sweatbox or the live VATSIM network.
- Maintains controller quality by adhereing to local standards and VATSIM GRP.
- Develops ZFW training policies and procedures.
- Trains ARTCC Mentors in effective teaching methods.
- Other duties as assigned by the ZFW ATM or VATUSA3.


- Hold at least a C1 rating for at least 90 days.
- Have previous training experience as an Instructor or Mentor on the network
- Have no history of disciplinary or unprofessional conduct in the last 12 months.
- Be capable of managing a team of Mentors and 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 all VATUSA/VATSIM policies as they apply to training and the granting of ratings.
- Have exceptional written and oral communication skills, including "bedside manner."
- Ability to create professional documents using Word or similar software.

Preferred Skills/Experience

- Supervisory, training, or management experience in the virtual or real world.
- Previous or current ARTCC Senior Staff experience.
- Instructor experience within VATSIM.
- A natural drive to help others.

Interested candidates should be aware that this is not an entry-level position and will require a significant time investment.  The successful Training Administrator must be able to maintain an active presence in the ARTCC, handle difficult situations, and lead by example for the training staff. 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
- Optional: Letter(s) of Recommendation from ATM/DATM of previous facility (if not a member of ZFW)
- Optional: Letter(s) of Recommendation from prior VATSIM students

Candidates should email their application package to atm@zfwartcc.net

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