NEB 2018

From left to right: Alaskan RVP Clint Lancaster, Western Pacific RVP Joel Ortiz, Central RVP Aaron Merrick, Southwest RVP Andrew LeBovidge, President Paul Rinaldi, Great Lakes RVP Drew MacQueen,

Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert, Northwest Mountain RVP Eddie DeLisle, Eastern RVP Rich Santa, New England RVP Mick Devine, Region X RVP Curt Howe, and Southern RVP Jim Marinitti.


Job Openings

Position: Information Technology Specialist    Travel Required: Some
Department: Public Affairs    FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Public Affairs    ONUE: Covered by CBA

Expectation for All Employees: Supports the Association’s mission, vision, and values, as defined in NATCA’s Constitution, and as articulated by NATCA’s leadership. Such support is exhibited by the following: excellence, competence, commitment, and innovation in the execution of the employee’s job duties; collaboration with leadership, membership, and staff; respect for diversity; accountability for performance, and actions within the scope of employment.

Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Public Affairs, the Information Technology Specialist identifies, recommends, installs, tests, maintains/upgrades, and resolves problems with all software and computer/server, copier/printer, network (Internet & Wi-Fi), and VOIP telephone hardware necessary to accomplish NATCA’s mission and goals. The Information Technology Specialist provides technical support and training to NATCA members and staff. The Information Technology Specialist performs systems development and computer services on hardware and servers, including managing passwords, security systems, and e-mail maintenance. The Information Technology Specialist coordinates work closely with NATCA’s Information Technology Manager, Web Specialist, and NATCA’s IT Committee members and will assist them as necessary with NATCA’s database, website(s), and other systems. The Information Technology Specialist performs other related duties as necessary.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: The principal duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Overseeing the daily performance of computer, telephone, Internet/Wi-Fi, and network storage systems. Responsible for keeping WAN/LAN operational.

2. Setting up equipment for employee use. Coordinating installation of new hardware and software. Installing, testing, and monitoring the operation of computer hardware and software. Configuring hardware and software to meet individual and departments’ need. Setting up equipment and installing cables as necessary.

3. Serving as a resource for software and hardware users. Instructing NATCA staff and members in the use of computer equipment and applications. Answering questions regarding the methods and procedures for using computer hardware and applications.

4. Providing ongoing support and routine maintenance. Troubleshooting and resolving routine problems by making minor repairs or configuration changes to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment. If necessary, identifies outside resources for the resolution of more complex problems. Manage repairs.

5. Managing security for all systems.

6. Responsible for back-ups and archiving data.

7. Managing day-to-day relationship with some of NATCA’s outside technology partners.

8. Understanding and staying current with hardware/software technologies, security best practices, and trends.

9. Evaluating needs for new and revised systems; identifying possible improvements in computers systems; making recommendations for procurement of new information systems hardware and software.

10. Modifying and customizing commercial programs for internal needs. Entering commands and observing system functioning to verify correct operations and detect errors.

11. Occasional travel to assist with NATCA member meetings and special events.

12. Working on special projects and other duties as required.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

• An Associate’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree from a two-year or four-year college or university (ideally a computer science or a related degree) preferred; or, in the alternative, at least four (4) years of relevant experience;

• Two (2) years of professional IT experience;

Ability to analyze and resolve user needs and problems; interpret and apply information from technical individuals with varying degrees of computer familiarity; and instruct others in the use of computerized information systems;

Expertise and day-to-day experience in managing and administering Mac OS and iOS devices is required. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Office also very helpful;

Knowledge and experience in backup and recovery systems;

• An understanding of current trends and developments in information technology;

The ability to work collaboratively with a close-knit team setting that values productivity; and

• Time management skills and the ability to react to a quickly changing policy environment, meet deadlines, and juggle multiple simultaneous responsibilities.

How to Apply: 

Please email your cover letter and resume.

Mission, Values, and Vision

NATCA Mission

Our mission guides planning and judgment. NATCA is a membership-owned organization. We advance the status, professionalism, and working conditions of all air traffic controllers and other aviation safety-related employees through collective bargaining, political action, and other lawful concerted activity.

NATCA Values

Our values guide decisions and behavior. Those include honesty, tenacity, leadership by example, hard work, integrity, loyalty to the profession, open communication, and the collective spirit.

NATCA Vision

NATCA is a labor organization comprised of dedicated aviation safety professionals acting in unity to enhance the lives and professions of our members while leading the effort to improve, modernize, and preserve the safety of the National Airspace System.

NATCA in the Military

Are you, or a union brother or sister you know, serving in the military?

In appreciation for all members of the NATCA family who are currently serving or have once served our country, we would like you to send us your military pictures for proud display below! Send any pictures you would like added, as well as the military branch, years of service, and current NATCA facility to publicaffairs@natcadc.org.

The NATCA in the Military page is currently under construction! Please view all of our dedicated military members on the NATCA Flickr page.

Scholarship Program

THE 2018-2019 PROGRAM

Eligibility: This scholarship fund is established for the spouses, children, stepchildren, and legally adopted children of active, retired, and deceased NATCA members with continuous membership in good standing of at least two years. These scholarships are for full-time attendance at accredited colleges and universities within the United States and its territories for an undergraduate degree program.

Award Criteria: NATCA will administer the award of scholarships based on a lottery system. Applicants must apply in writing via the online application to the NATCA National President no later than March 1, 2019 for college/university attendance within that calendar year. Applicants must also submit a qualifying 500-word essay.

Essay Instructions: The essay should be no more than 500 words. The NATCA President and Executive Vice President will judge applicants’ qualifications for the lottery based on the applicant’s completed application, which must include the essay.

NATCA Scholarship Essay Theme Options (choose one):

  • Values: NATCA’s values include honesty, tenacity, leadership by example, hard work, integrity, loyalty to the aviation safety profession, open communication, and the collective spirit. These values guide our decisions and behavior, including how NATCA chooses to assist those applying for aid with their educational goals. Explain how you understand and apply NATCA’s values to your studies, community activism, family life, and/or future aspirations.
  • Labor and Civil Rights: As a Labor Union, NATCA serves to represent and provide a voice for the working men and women in aviation safety professions. As such, we are a small part of a broader movement for social and civil rights for workers in all industries. Describe why it is important to continue to battle for social and civil justice today. Use examples from your own life, current events, or history.
  • Service: NATCA is committed to service through volunteerism, community service, and civil engagement. We work to give back to the communities we live in -- from local charities to national disaster relief -- and to build strong civil engagement among our members and their families. Describe your engagement in community, social, or civil service and how that experience shaped your understanding of service.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019 to be considered for the 2019-2020 school year. NATCA will notify applicants as to whether they will receive the scholarship by April 30, 2019.


Check back when we are accepting applications


Our President's Award winner ($2,000 from NATCA and, thanks to SkyOne Federal Credit Union, an extra $1,000) is Alexandria Hudzinski (NATCA relative is Frank Hudzinski, Houston TRACON, I90). Our $1,000 scholarship winners are listed below:

Winner's Name (Member Relative and Facility)
Zakarius Ausama (Patrick Massie, Engineers Southwest, ESW)
Jada Cato (Marvin Cato, Memphis Center, ZME)
Adam Cook (Jack Cook, Cleveland Center, ZOB)
Skye Curry (Christopher Keyes, Washington Center, ZDC)
Katelyn Doss (William Doss, ZME)
Eban Grasty (Stuart Hahn, Miami Center, ZMA)
Ryan Hedeen (Thomas Hedeen, Denver ATCT, DEN)
Alec Hoagland (Michelle Bowden, Salt Lake Center, ZLC)
Weston Johnson (Christopher Johnson, Seattle Center, ZSE)
Benjamin Mearkle (Michael Mearkle, New York Center, ZNY)
Sarah Medina (Rigoberto Medina, Atlanta Center, ZTL)
Owen Mooso (Kristine Mooso, Boston Center, ZBW)
Tristan Moore (William Carr, Northern California TRACON, NCT)
Tori Peckosh (Trent Peckosh, Denver Center, ZDV)
Auveanna Robinson (George Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth TRACON, D10)
Garrett Robinson (Robert Robinson, Potomac TRACON, PCT)
Trevor Rowand (Kevin Long, I90)
Gillian Sneve (Chad Sneve, Atlanta TRACON, A80)
Edward Szczuka Jr. (Edward Szczuka, Engineers Central, ECE)
Ellery VanZee (James VanZee, Grand Rapids, GRR)


Congratulations to our 2017 NATCA Scholarship Program winners! Our President's Award winners ($2,000 from NATCA and, thanks to SkyOne Federal Credit Union, an extra $500 each) are Kaylie Killian (Christopher Killian, ZHU), Sophia Leonard (Donald Leonard, ZOB, retired), and Samantha Melton (Larry Melton, STL). Below is the list of $1,000 scholarship winners:

Winner's Name (Member Relative and Facility)
Madison Aitken (Robert Aitken, ENE)
Tara Bahr (Joel Bahr, MKE)
Gregory Baker (Angela and Gregory Baker, ZTL)
Brittany Brooks (Paul Brooks, JRF)
Olivia Cain (James Cain, MRY, retired)
Madeline Clark (Patrick Clark, ZOA)
Samantha Hasmi-Delgado (Martha Delgado, ZMA)
Sarah Faust (Patricia Brace (Faust), ESW)
Lydia Fregosi (Kevin Fregosi, ROC)
Kathleen Glancey (Daniel Glancey, ZDC)
Taylor Grider (Jason Grider, ZFW)
Philip Hughes IV (Philip Hughes III, A90)
John "Jack" Richards (Jeffrey Richards, ZAU)
Cooper Skoric (Michael Skoric, ZDV)
Kirby Skoric (Michael Skoric, ZDV)
Sierra Dawn Smith-Sandland (Jennie Sandland, ZAN)
Ethan Reese Spencer (Brian and Denise Spencer, ZSE)
Kevin Stafford (Donald Stafford, ROA)
Roberto Torres (Roberto Torres, ZSU)
Sydney Velasquez (Fred Velasquez, IAH)


Samantha Melton

Kaylie Killian

Sophia Leonard




Congratulations to our 2016 NATCA Scholarship Program winners! Our President's Award winner ($2,000 scholarship) is Rebecca Kerr, daughter of Robert Kerr (Cleveland, Great Lakes Region). Below is the list of $1,000 scholarship winners:



Past Scholarship Winners

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For site security purposes, and to help make this site available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Be aware that no transmission of data over the Internet can be completely secure. We do not employ secure socket layer (SSL) encryption or like technology.

Notification of Changes

NATCA may change this policy at any time.

International Users

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The natca.org website contains links to other websites. If you choose to use any of these links, you will be leaving our website and going to a third-party (external) website. Protection of your privacy at these linked sites will be governed by the privacy policy at that third party site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies at these third party sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices at these third party sites, nor for the use of any information you may provide at these third party sites.


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The terms “you” and “User,” as used herein, refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing the natca.org website for any reason:

Eligibility: By accessing the natca.org website, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and that you have the right, authority and capacity to agree and abide by these Terms of Use.

Restrictions: NATCA hereby grants you permission to access and use the website as set forth in these Terms of Use, provided that:

  • You may not use the natca.org website in violation of any applicable law or regulation; and
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NATCA’s designated Copyright Agent for receipt of notices of claimed infringement is:

ATTN: General Counsel
1325 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

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These Terms of Use are effective as of December 10, 2015.