Virtual Washington ARTCC

ZDC Staff


Rick Rump

Air Traffic Manager | atm@vzdc.org

-Responsible for all operations associated with the Washington D.C. 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.

Steve Fedor

Deputy Air Traffic Manager | datm@vzdc.org

-Monitors the day-to-day activities of the ARTCC.
-Reports to the ARTCC's Air Traffic Manager.
-Assists in the development and execution of ARTCC projects.
-Maintains an on line presence on the VATSIM server.
-Functions as ARTCC senior staff member. Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities and to stay abreast of VATUSA issues and policies.
-Assists in coordination of position assignments and position restrictions when necessary.
-Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests.
-Conducts testing and training as defined, and in accordance with, the VATUSA Training SOP.
-Optionally, conducts additional training and testing on area-specific subjects.
-Assumes the duties of the ATM when he is unavailable.

VACANT

Training Administrator | ta@vzdc.org

-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 ZDC.

Brad King

Events Coordiantor | events@vzdc.org

-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 ZDC-hosted events, and arranges support for neighboring events.
-Maintains relationships with virtual airlines, coordinates support for VA-hosted events affecting ZDC airspace.
-Develops and distributes marketing material (graphics, news posts, forum posts, etc) to promote events and the ARTCC.
-Leads and manages events division of ZDC.

Gia Pham

Facility Engineer | facilities@vzdc.org

-Reports to the ATM.
-Maintains and updates sector files, SOP's LOA's and the ARTCC Operating Policy.
-Manages the ZDC facility resources.
-Works with VATUSA and other ARTCC's to approve LOA's and SOP's.

Rebecca Murphy

Webmaster | webmaster@vzdc.org

-Reports to the DATM.
-Maintains, updates and manages the ARTCC web site.
-Manages the ARTCC-assigned email accounts at the direction of the ATM.
-Technical advisor to the ATM.

Mentors:
Gia Pham
Josh Sarchiapone


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