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Gander Oceanic is seeking applications for the role of Deputy FIR Chief (ZQO2). This is a vital role within Gander, and is the second most crucial management position in the FIR. (Notice: Applicants do not need to currently hold an oceanic endorsement in order to be eligible for the position).


Position duties and responsiblities:


Reports to: Gander Oceanic FIR Chief (ZQO1)

Responsible for: [Mod - Happy Thoughts]isting the FIR Chief with his/her general duties, and delegation of tasks.



- Receives reports from all departments and forward to the FIR Chief

- [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ists with the monitoring of the day to day operations of the FIR and [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ist the FIR Chief where required

- Monitors the status and review schedule of FIR policies and official docomeents

- [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ists other staff members in the operation of their departments

- [Mod - Happy Thoughts]umes the role of Acting FIR Chief in the event of a temporary absence of the FIR Chief

- Attends quarterly staff meetings

- Able to [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ist with any other tasks as requested

- Maintains a regular online presence within the FIR, including on all social media channels


The ideal candidate must:

- Hold C1 rating or equivalent, or higher

- Be able to respond to emails and relevant notifications in a timely manner

- Be available to communicate via different mediums to support people of different cultures and backgrounds

- Be a member of good standing within VATSIM and their home division

- Have previous experience in any leadership role, internally or externally to VATSIM

- Have proficient command of both written and spoken English

- Be available to attend an interview


Command over one or more foreign languages is considered beneficial, although not a prerequisite for the position.


Applications must be submitted alongside a short CV to a.ogden(at)vatcan.ca. The application must at a minimum address the above stated points and ideally include an explanation for why you would be a suitable candidate for the position.


Applications will close strictly at 2300z on the 3rd of January 2020. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered. Please be reminded that a Gander Oceanic endorsement is not a prerequisite for the submission of your application.

Edited by Guest

Andrew Ogden
Gander Oceanic OCA Chief
Vancouver FIR Senior Instructor

Visit us: https://ganderoceanic.ca
Contact: [email protected] 


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