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Announcements / Please help Toby
« Last post by Brandon Wening on February 03, 2019, 06:25:15 PM »
ZJX Instructor, and a friend of ZDV, Toby Rice, and his family have just endured an unthinkable tragedy.  On Saturday morning around 2 a.m., the family of 11 lost their Dickson, Tennessee home to a fire.

Thankfully, David, Courtney, Toby, Leah, Aaron, Levi, Sophie, Evie, James, Havalah, and Ruthie are safe.  All of their belongings, however, burned in the fire.

Toby has countlessly illustrated selflessness and generosity.  As an instructor at Jacksonville ARTCC, he willingly gave his time to teach others and further their knowledge of aviation.  He is the type of person who goes out of his way to help others, allowing them to be the best they can be.  Now is our opportunity to help him.
 
Donations will be used to cover the Rice family?s basic needs, including clothing and food. Toby and his family appreciate the outpouring of love and generosity in this difficult time.

Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/rice-family-fire-fund

Please please consider donating. His family will appreciate any donation you give :)
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Announcements / Denver has a new EC
« Last post by Brandon Wening on December 09, 2018, 09:58:11 PM »
It is my pleasure to announce Jordan Cohen as the new EC for Denver. Jordan has been an active member in Denver for over a year, and currently is a mentor. Jordan has some great ideas for some new events, and we are looking forward to seeing them come to fruition. Congrats Jordan!!
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Announcements / Denver has a new Training Administrator
« Last post by Brandon Wening on December 08, 2018, 06:37:42 PM »
Denver would like to congratulate Odin Morris as the new Denver TA! Odin has been the EC and a training staff member for the past few months at Denver, and he has been an influential member in helping improve our community every day! Odin displays a positive attitude and is determined to make sure controllers are enjoying their experience as much as possible. We look forward to seeing what our training department becomes under Odin's direction. Congratulations Odin!
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Announcements / Position Posting: Denver ARTCC Events Coordinator
« Last post by Brandon Wening on December 02, 2018, 02:30:15 AM »
Position Posting: Denver ARTCC Events Coordinator
Date Posted: 12/1/18
Submission Deadline: 12/8/18
 
Purpose:

The Denver ARTCC is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to help promote the facility as well as plan and execute quality events by bringing in unique and creative ideas while building on those that already exist within the facility.
 
Key Responsibilities:

 - Reports to the ZDV ATM and DATM
 - Creates, Plans, and Executes events to generate pilot and controller participation while promoting ZDV
 - Coordinates with neighboring facilities to arrange support for events and arranges ZDV support for events held by neighboring facilities.
 - Maintains active relationships with virtual airlines, coordinates for VA-hosted events affecting ZDV
 - Develops and distributes marketing materials to promote events and the ARTCC
 - Marketing advisor the Senior Staff
 
Requirements:

 - Must be an active member of the network in good standing
 - Currently holds at least a Senior Student (S3) rating
 - Capable of working well in a team-oriented environment
 - Excellent written and oral communication skills
 
Preferred Qualifications:

 - Previous or current staff experience
 - Real world marketing experience
 - Training Staff experience

This position requires a significant commitment to ZDV and VATSIM. Role and responsibilities may change as needed.
 
Applications Should Include:
 - Full Name, Active Email, and VATSIM CID
 - Resume detailing VATSIM experience (include any applicable real-world experience)
 - Letter of Intent / Cover Letter
 
Candidates should email their application package to brandonw[at]denartcc.org
 
Applications must be received no later than 23:59z, 8 December 2018
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Announcements / Facility Meeting DEC 16
« Last post by Chris James on November 23, 2018, 06:15:58 AM »
Immediately following the staff meeting on December 16th we will be having a facility-wide meeting.  Use this time to address any concerns you have with ZDV.  Plan to be on discord no later than 2000 Mountain (DEC 17 0300Z)
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Announcements / Denver has a new WM!
« Last post by Brandon Wening on November 04, 2018, 08:22:47 PM »
Congratulations to Wyatt Whorton, the new WM for Denver! Wyatt brings great website and api experience with him, and is eager to continue learning on VATSIM. Wyatt also has a strong sense of leadership, and he can?t wait to expand upon that in his new role. Congratulations Wyatt!!
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Announcements / Position Posting: Denver Seeks Training Administrator
« Last post by Brandon Wening on November 04, 2018, 08:22:08 PM »
Job Title: Training Administrator
Location: Denver ARTCC and all ATC facilities within its area of control.
Date Posted: 10/28/2018
Submission Deadline: 11/11/2018

Denver is looking for a motivated individual that possess a high degree of energy and commitment to serve as the Training Administrator.

Job Requirements:
-Supports the Denver ARTCC?s mission of ?Creating a Positive Environment to Learn, Control, and Fly?
-Serves as a Leader to coach and motivate controllers while upholding a culture that builds exceptional internal and external pilot experiences
-Oversees the quality of the training program
-Perform multiple functions, including: project management, instructional design, and instructional writing
-Assess learning needs accurately and propose creative and effective learning solutions
-Initiate and manage throughout the lifecycle of the project, including: initiating projects, creating project plans, executing all milestones and tasks, monitoring risk, and evaluating success
-Organization design for Denver Training, inclusive of consulting to understand needs, building project roadmaps, and guiding/managing the org design process in partnership with ARTCC Partners to support ZDV goals
-Supports and participates in initiatives that give back to the VATSIM community.
-Supports the recruitment, retention and development of a diverse range of talented people to fill the roles of Instructors and Mentors
-Holds self and others accountable to high performance standards while providing pilots with memorable experiences.
-Ability to listen to feedback and take constructive action.
-Maintains an online presence on the VATSIM server and ZDV TeamSpeak.
-Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities.
-Maintains, updates and manages training program, lessons, sweatbox scenarios, exam rubrics

Application Requirements:
-Hold at least a C1
-Have previous training experience
-Have no disciplinary or unprofessional conduct in the last twelve months
-Can work well in a team-oriented environment
-Have a strong knowledge of the United States Airspace and Air Traffic Control systems
-Comprehensive understanding of the VATSIM Global Ratings Policy and how it applies to the development of a training program
-Have excellent English written and oral communication skills

Preferred Skills
-C1 rated controller for at least 12 months.
-I1 rated controller for at least 30 days.
-Supervisory, trainer, or management experience in the virtual or real world.
-Previous or current ARTCC Senior Staff experience.
-Instructor or Mentor experience on the network.
-Real-World ATC or flying experience.
-Prior VATSIM events coordination experience.
-Facility Engineer experience (VRC, vSTARS, etc.).
-Immensely enjoys teaching and helping others develop relevant skills through their virtual ATC career

Candidates can expect an initial evaluation of their application after which they may be contacted for a comprehensive interview.

Applications should include:
-Cover letter answering the question, ?Why Denver??
-Another page with 3 goals that you would like to achieve during your first 6 months as TA.
-Full Name, active e-mail, and VATSIM CID.
-R?sum?
-Availability for an interview.

Applications must be received no later than 23:59z November 11 2018
Please send applications to the Denver ATM: chrisj@denartcc.org
Subject line: Denver Training Administrator Application - (Your Name)
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