Minneapolis ARTCC Management
Air Traffic Manager
- Responsible for all operations associated with the Minneapolis ARTCC.
- Reports to the region's Air Traffic Director and oversees operations and management for an assigned ARTCC.
- Maintains an on line presence on the VATSIM server.
- Functions as VATUSA HQ staff member. Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities and to stay abreast of VATUSA issues and policies.
- Establishes an ARTCC web page and oversees its maintenance.
- Initiates, obtains Air Traffic Director approval for, and maintains ARTCC Standard Operating Procedures.
- Provides for coordination of position assignments and position restrictions when necessary.
- Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests. Optionally, establishes a staff of "Mentors" to assist new controllers and guests.
- Works with Region Events Coordinator on events that may affect the ARTCC's operations.
- Conducts testing and training as defined, and in accordance with, the VATUSA Training SOP.
- Optionally, conducts additional training and testing on area-specific subjects.
- Establishes an Assistant ATM position and defines the duties of that position. Submits selection to the region Air Traffic Director for final approval and announcement.
- Nominates Instructor candidates to the Training Administrator or Training Director for Training Department approval and announcement
- Recommends disciplinary actions to the region Air Traffic Director.
Deputy Air Traffic Manager
- Oversees the day-to-day operation of the facility
- Reports to the Air Traffic Manager
- Maintains an active online presence within the facility and on the VATSIM network
- Functions as ARTCC Staff Member and attends periodic meetings as necessary
- Provides for coordination of position assignments and position restrictions when necessary
- Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests
- Assists in the coordination of events that may affect the ARTCC's airspace
- Assists in management of the facility member and visiting controller roster
- Other duties as assigned by the Air Traffic Manager
- Responsible for the quality of the staff instructors and mentors.
- Reports to the ARTCC's Air Traffic Manager and to the VATUSA Training Director.
- Oversees and administers the ARTCC training program.
- Develops an implements training-related material and projects.
- Ensures that ARTCC instructor positions are adequately staffed. Recruits new instructors and recommends appointments to the ARTCC ATM and the VATUSA Training Department.
- Works with instructors and mentors to develop their knowledge and to ensure that training standards are being uniformly applied to all students.
- Tracks the progress of student controllers, including testing, promotions, and recurrent and remedial instruction.
- Manages and leads the Training Division of ZMP.
- Reports to the ARTCC DATM and ATM.
- Identifies and develops events to generate traffic and to promote the ARTCC.
- Implements and oversees approved events.
- Coordinates with neighboring ARTCCs to arrange support for ZMP-hosted events, and arranges ZMP support for neighboring events.
- Maintains relationships with virtual airlines, coordinates support for VA-hosted events affecting the ZMP airspace.
- Develops and distributes marketing material (graphics, news posts, forum posts, etc) to promote events and the ARTCC.
- Leads and manages events division of ZMP.
- Reports to the ATM.
- Maintains and updates sector files, SOP's LOA's and the ARTCC Operating Policy.
- Manages the ZMP Engineering Division.
- Works with VATUSA and other ARTCC's to approve LOAs and SOPs.
- Reports to the DATM.
- Maintains, updates and manages the ARTCC web site.
- Manages the ARTCC-assigned email accounts at the direction of the ATM.
- Responsible for further development and modernization of the ZMP website.
- Technical advisor to the ATM.
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