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  1. VATSIM seeks Vice President, Conflict Resolution (VATGOV8) VATSIM is an international online flight simulation network with well over 90,000 active members. An exciting vacancy on our Board of Governors is now open for applications. If you're a well-established VATSIM member who has a real passion for the network and the drive to support and work with other departments in VATSIM to support our membership, we want to hear from you! The Vice President, Conflict Resolution coordinates the activities of various Regional and Divisional Conflict Resolution Panels. Receives complaints and assigns those complaints to the appropriate area for investigation and resolution. Receives, reviews and acts upon appeals as outlined in the Code of Regulations. Responsible to: VATSIM Founders Team VATSIM BoG Team Position Duties: Ensures that each Region has an appointed Regional Conflict Resolution Panel Ensures that each Division has an appointed Divisional Conflict Resolution Manager Coordinates the activities of Regional Conflict Resolution Panels Manages the activities of Board of Governors Appeals Panel Receives, reviews and acts upon appeals as outlined in the Code of Regulations Reassigns DCRM or RCRP cases when a DCRM or RCRP is unavailable or has a potential conflict of interest in a specific case or cases Board of Governor Duties: Attend Board of Governors meetings as outlined in Article §2.07 of the VATSIM Code of Regulations Maintain a regular monthly online presence and be willing to answer questions from members if connected with staff callsign Assist with duties as a VATSIM Supervisor when logged into the network with a rating of Administrator Enforce the policies of VATSIM both on and off the network Interact with other members of the Board of Governors, the VATSIM Executive Committee and/or individual Regional Directors as needed to accomplish their individual and collective duties Actively contribute to the development of VATSIM policy, procedures and plans Position Holder Attributes: Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than two years at the time of application Demonstrated ability to make and keep commitments Expectation of availability to attend all scheduled meetings for the duration of the meeting and engage daily in email and voice communications with other BoG members in furtherance of VATSIM policy and procedures and effectively engage with staff, members, and the professional media in problem-solving and relationship building Have excellent knowledge of all of the VATSIM policies, including but not limited to the Code of Conduct, Code of Regulations and User Agreement Have proven ability in the management of a small group of people Be able to work effectively and build relationships within a volunteer organization Have proven ability with the use of Flight Simulation software and VATSIM Pilot and ATC Client Software Able to leverage the strength of the organization to solve problems and find resources to apply to issues globally Please send your CV (which may include real-world elements but must also address your history with VATSIM including any staff positions) and covering letter (which demonstrates how and why you are the best candidate for this role, no longer than 2 pages, single sided) to [email protected] by 2359z on Sunday August 2, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We look forward to hearing from you!
  2. Dear Members, We are approaching the one-year anniversary of the implementation of VATSIM's revised Code of Conduct. At the time it was drafted, changes were made which included prohibitions against using the network to simulate, or otherwise reference events which may be considered disrespectful, or upsetting to our members. Specifically, Section A17 reads in part that "The re-creation of, or organization of events recognizing real world disasters, tragedies, or other such events, particularly those which resulted in loss of life, are not permitted." With the global COVID-19 pandemic affecting so many people, we remind you that connecting to the network with callsigns referencing this event, or making comments in a flightplan referencing the same is not permitted. Thank you, The VATSIM Board of Governors
  3. What is a VATSIM Network Supervisor? VATSIM Supervisors are volunteers who use their experience and knowledge of VATSIM to help our pilots and controllers enjoy the network by answering questions, providing technical support and, where necessary, enforcing the VATSIM Code of Conduct and other global policies. We are looking for mature, engaging and level-headed individuals who have the time and enthusiasm to give back to the network in this crucial role. VATSIM Supervisors are ambassadors of the network and the first port of call for new and seasoned members who have questions or are experiencing a problem. There is no material reward or prestige associated with this role: the reward comes in the form of knowing that you have helped a fellow member enhance their enjoyment of the network. That's all there is to it. VATSIM Supervisors are appointed year-round on a when-required basis. Could you be one? In order to be considered for this role, you must:- - be 18 years of age or older; - have at least 2 years of VATSIM membership and at least 200 hours connected; - have at least 60 hours connection time to the network during the three consecutive months before you submit an application; - have a good knowledge of at least one controller client and one pilot client used on VATSIM; - be fluent in English; - have no serious disciplinary history for at least two years prior to your application; - have a good knowledge of VATSIM rules and regulations, especially the Code of Conduct; - have some demonstrable experience of resolving conflict and have the mindset of wanting to help others; - be prepared to spend at least 20 hours per month online either flying or controlling, which will include at least 5 hours per month exclusively Supervising (without pilot or ATC duties). Having any of the following will help you:- - experience of a position of responsibility within VATSIM or related virtual flying organisation; - an excellent knowledge of all VATSIM rules and regulations; - fluency in languages other than English. How do I express an interest to become one? Follow these steps to get your application started:- 1) Confirm you meet all the essential criteria above. 2) Send an email to "supapps (at) vatsim.net" 3) Wait for a return e-mail which will contain a link to an application. 4) Complete all parts of the application accurately and with enough detail to demonstrate how you meet the requirements we are looking for (see 'Helping you apply' below); 5) Select your references. These must be members of the network, and people that know you personally. You references will be checked. 6) Your application will be reviewed to confirm if you meet the requirements. You will be informed if you have met the requirements; 7) Accepted applications will be put in a 'holding pool'. This does not indicate you have been selected; 8 ) When we need more VATSIM Supervisors to join our team, should your skills and availability match our needs, you will receive an email to your VATSIM registered address giving you further instructions; 9) New members of the team have a period of initial training. After this is completed you will be upgraded to the rating of Supervisor. Please note that applications not selected from the 'holding pool' will expire after a period of time. Should you still be interested in the VATSIM Supervisor role, you need to re-submit an application in this case. Helping you apply Every month, we process many applications. As a result, it's important you use your application to:- - give a good first impression; - make your application stand out. You can demonstrate the above in a variety of ways. Please find below a summary of common problems with applications. Lack of detail Short applications give the impression that you are not willing to spend time on achieving your goals. Applications with only one sentence per information field are rarely enough to get across the key points that help us understand why you are the best person to take on the responsibilities of a Supervisor. Lack of focus In order to write an outstanding application, you will need to cover each aspect of the role’s criteria and how you are able to perform the role to a high standard. As an example, Network Supervisors spend a lot of time [Mod - Happy Thoughts]isting new members. This requires patience, empathy and the ability to convey complicated instructions into easily understandable sentences. You may like to demonstrate how you are able to do this and any ideas you have for improvement. Vague and/or unsubstantiated statements One of the most common faults we come across is the lack of evidence for claims such as, “I’m an excellent team player”. To demonstrate your personal qualities, any statement must be accompanied with evidence. Poor spelling and grammar Unfortunately, one of the most common faults is spelling and grammar. You should ensure that spelling is checked using the inbuilt feature of your word processor, web browser and/or online facilities. Taking the time to proof read your application and then spell checking it will pay dividends as it will make your application stand out. We understand that many applicant's first language is not English, and this will be taken into consideration. Candidates with accepted applications not continuing to meet the activity requirements When a candidate has been advised their application has been accepted into the ‘pool’ they must continue to meet the activity requirement of 60 hours per calendar quarter. Your references have no idea who you are Make sure your references know you are applying, and that they are willing to speak to someone about your suitability for the role. We hope this is helpful Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to seeing your application. If you have any questions about VATSIM Supervisors or any part of the application process, please contact the team at supervisors (at) vatsim.net.
  4. Canada is the solution to everything. (reaches for his Timmies double double....)
  5. Does it disconnect you from the network, or do you just lose voice? If you lose voice only, does pushing your PTT resolve the issue momentarily?
  6. CoC Sections A11 and A12 will apply to TS servers administered and used by its Regions and Divisions. TB
  7. This is the guide I used for My Traffic 6 and it worked perfectly with vPilot... http://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6306&t=122412&p=159473#p159473
  8. Thanks Ross....worked like a charm.
  9. Lots of activity at FlightSimCon in Windsor Locks today. Boston Virtual ARTCC has a dedicated room up with controllers working ZBW and BDL. VATUSA also has a room with ZNY ZSE and ZLA up, as well as MSP. If you have a chance, jump online and support these controllers with aircraft traffic - today and tomorrow 14z-22z.
  10. As previously mentioned, I will be in attendance in London, and I am looking forward to meeting all in attendance. The two days of the conference will be the beginning of a week touring Europe for me, with stops in Belgium, France and Austria. Anyone else making an extended holiday out of it?
  11. An e-mail to Kyle Ramsay, VATGOV1, may get you the information you are looking for. Send an e-mail to [email protected]
  12. Johan, Welcome to VATSIM....as you can see, there are always people around ready and willing to help you out. You are in great hands with Deon Matthews. Enjoy! TB
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