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External Vacancy No: MKJK-2010-05

Job: Director of IT

Grade: Senior Staff Position

Department: Information and Technology

Hours: Hours As Necessary

Location: Kingston, Jamaica

Closing date: 14-Apr-2010



Job Purpose:

To design, develop, launch, monitor, update, and maintain all IT systems related to Kingston FIR;

This position reports to DATM.



Job Outline

  • To become the primary webmaster for the existing VATCAR-hosted Kingston FIR Website located at: http://www.kingston.vatcar.org
  • Updating all pertinent information contained on the website in a timely manner, including but not limited to Events, Staff Changes, Files available for download, charts, etc.
  • Monitoring Website development trends and redeveloping the Kingston FIR Website to keep it in line with, or better than, industry best practice.
  • To maintain, update, and optimise the Kingston FIR Exams Moodle Webpage to ensure that it is user friendly and benefits training.
  • Developing innovative applications to help controllers
  • Developing YouTube Videos to promote Kingston FIR
  • Maintaining Kingston FIR Facebook Group
  • Maintaining the Kingston account on VATCAR TS Server
  • Coordinate Website interaction with VATCAR IS Department
  • Creating and updating docomeentation related to Kingston Website functions.
  • Troubleshooting and solving problems related to Kingston Website and IT Support to Staff
  • Creating and maintaining periodic Kingston Website Backups
  • Liasion with the Training Department and the Events and Marketing Department to [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ist in their needs.
  • Participate in and / or observe at various meetings, such as FIR Meeting, VATCAR Meeting, etc.
  • To maintain an online presence above minimum required



Critical Competencies

  • Attention to Detail and Quality
  • Organising for Results
  • Interpersonal Ability
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Good docomeentation skills




Qualifications & Experience

  • A working knowledge on popular website development tools like HTML, PHP, CSS, MySQL, JavaScript, Flash, AJAX.
  • A working knowledge on popular CMS including Joomla. Drupal and Wordpress.
  • Must have basic knowledge about web hosting and domain names.
  • Must resign from previous FIR and transfer to Kingston FIR for minimum a period of 1 year
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience developing and maintaining VATSIM Websites
  • Excellent ability in technical report writing, in English
  • No previous disciplinary history anywhere on the VATSIM network
  • Must have adequate free time available to perform above duties



Expression of Interest:

Submit the following to Kingston FIR DATM at [email protected]

  • A cover letter explaining how Kingston FIR will benefit from your tenure as an IT Director
  • A resume listing experience and qualifications



This position is open to both external and internal candidates.

ATM - Kingston FIR (Jamaica)


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