Position Posting: Seattle (ZSE) Air Traffic Manager

Brayden Manzella

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Position Posting: Seattle (ZSE) Air Traffic Manager
« on: October 12, 2020, 09:29:21 am »
VATUSA Position Vacancy Announcement

Position: Air Traffic Manager
Location: Seattle ARTCC (ZSE)
Time Commitment: 4 to 8 hours per week+, and required monthly controller hours to maintain facility membership
Supervisor: Western Region Air Traffic Director (ATD)
Application Deadline: Closes October 19, 2020 at 2359z

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


Duties of the ATM:

- Reports to the Western 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 discord
- Drafts ARTCC SOPs, LOAs and other appropriate documents; seeks ATD approval for the same
- Ensures ARTCC 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 ARTCC staff; submits selection of Deputy ATM and Webmaster to the ATD for division confirmation; submits selection of Training Administrator to the Training Director and ATD for division confirmation
- 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 Events Coordinators on events as necessary
- Addresses disciplinary situations with the Western Region ATD when appropriate
- Any other duties as assigned by the Western Region ATD


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
- Must conduct themselves in a professional manner in all interaction within their role
- Have no significant disciplinary record or 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 Western Region, VATUSA, and VATNA
- Understands the position requires CONSIDERABLE commitment of time
- Prior ARTCC 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.

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 Brayden Manzella, VATUSA Western Region Air Traffic Director, at vatusa7@vatusa.net no later than October 19, 2020 2359z.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Brayden Manzella
VATUSA Team Development Manager
Interim Western Region Manager