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Jacksonville Seeks a Training Administrator

Peter Shivery

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Peter Shivery

We're building a visionary ARTCC at Jacksonville. To help build this ARTCC, we're seeking a qualified, professional, and motivated individual to fill the role of Training Administrator. This individual will oversee the training department and will be responsible for maintaining our compliance with the VATSIM Global Ratings Policy. Additionally, this individual will play an essential role in pushing Jacksonville's cross-border, data-driven, and standardized training agenda.


Key Responsibilities

  • Oversees, develops, and manages the ZJX ARTCC Training Department
  • Reports directly to the ZJX ARTCC Air Traffic Manager (ATM), Deputy Air Traffic Manager (DATM), and VATUSA Training Director (VATUSA3)
  • Hires facility instructors and mentors, for the purpose of broadening the ARTCC?s training capacity, in consultation with the ZJX ATM and DATM
  • Develops scenario and training files for usage on Tower Trainer as well as ACSIM
  • Administers Over-the-Shoulder (OTS) Examinations on Sweatbox as well as live examinations on the VATSIM Network
  • Trains and evaluates members of varying skill levels and controller ratings for the purpose of expanding the ARTCC's controller base
  • Develop training policies, materials, and procedures for ZJX
  • [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ists in VATUSA Southern Region Initiatives
  • Other duties as [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned by the ZJX ATM, DATM, and/or VATUSA3


  • Hold at least a C1 rating
  • Have previous training staff experience
  • Have no history of disciplinary or unprofessional conduct
  • Be capable of working well in a team-oriented environment
  • Have a strong knowledge of the National Airspace System, as well as US terminology, phraseology, and US ATC systems.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the VATSIM Global Ratings Policy and how it applies to the development of the ZJX ARTCC Training Department
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills in the English Language
  • Have the ability to create professional looking docomeents using Microsoft Words or similar software

Preferred Skills

  • Supervisory, training, or management experience either on VATSIM or in your professional life
  • Previous or current ARTCC Senior Staff experience
  • Instructor or Mentor experience on VATSIM
  • Real-World ATC or flying experience
  • Knowledge of Aircraft Situation Editor, TWRTrainer, ACSIM, and their [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ociated files; training can be provided
  • A true p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ion and joy for teaching others and helping our members achieve greater heights in their VATSIM controlling experience

Interested candidates should be aware that this is not an entry-level position. The workload of this position is not to be taken lightly. Only those who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate time commitment should consider applying for this position.


How to Apply

To apply, please email the following information to [email protected] by August 12, 2018 at 2359z. After the due date, qualified candidates will be contacted to interview for the position.

  • Full Name
  • Active Email
  • Resume outlining relevant real world and VATSIM experience
  • Cover Letter detailing your intentions for the position

Good luck to all candidates!

Petey Shivery
Air Traffic Manager
Jacksonville ARTCC
[email protected]


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