Operations Positions

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The Operations Department is usually the second largest on a vessel or base. They work hand-in-hand with Engineering in performing maintenance and damage control, but their primary role is the routine operation and upkeep of all systems.


Chief Of Operations (C-OPS)

The Chief of Operations is a senior staff position. Aboard vessels the Chief of Operations controls power allocation, and coordinates with Engineering to ensure that enough power is available for needed systems. Aboard some bases/stations the Chief of Operations may also be the head of Engineering, particularly for small and medium sized bases. The Chief of Operations reports to the bridge Duty Officer, or the XO as needed.

Operations Officer (OPS)

OPS Officers man most of the control systems aboard the station, coordinating everything from sensor usage to maintenance to weapons targeting, and generally ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Can handle COMM, Transporters and Sensors, and Tactical. Can tie in with all station functions. Reports to Duty Officer.

Boatswain (BSN)

One of the highest Enlisted Officers holds the position of Boatswain. The Boatswain (pronounced and also written "Bosun" or "Bos'n") trains and supervises personnel (including base personnel as well as passengers or vessels personnel) in general base / ship operations, repairs, and protocols; assists the CMC in maintaining duty assignments for all Operations personnel; carries out the agenda for instruction in general base and/or ship operations; supervises auxiliary and utility service personnel and daily base and/or ship maintenance; coordinates all personnel cross-trained in damage control operations and supervises damage control and emergency operations; may assume any Bridge or Operations role as required; and is qualified to temporarily act as Chef of Operations or Quartermaster if so ordered. The Boatswain reports to the Chief of Operations or Quartermaster as needed.

Boatswain's Mate (BM)

Reports to the Boatswain and is responsible for the execution and administration of his/her orders. He/she assists in the maintenance of duty rosters for all crewmen, petty officers, and chief petty officers and coordination with the senior staff; the training and supervision of all personnel (whether civilian, enlisted, or commissioned officer) in general ship operations, repairs and protocols; the supervision of auxiliary and utility service personnel who conduct daily ship maintenance; the coordination and supervision of cross-trained personnel in damage control operations; the supervision of emergency operations; and the store-keeping of emergency equipment. Boatswain's Mates render honors during official functions. The senior most Boatswain's Mate may be appointed to Boatswain by the Chief of Operations when necessary.

EPS Technician (O-EPS)

Maintains the Electro-Plasma System for the station including: power transfer conduits, EPS power taps, and EPS power distribution; reports to the Boatswain's Mate.

Communications Officer (O-COMM)

The Communications Officer is an Engineer specialized in voice and data Communication aboard the Starbase. The vastness and complexity of this system requires a dedicated team to maintain the system. The Communications Engineer is the Officer in charge of this team, which is made up from NCO personnel, assigned to the team by the Asst. and Chief Engineer. He/she monitors all COMM traffic in the sector, and directs all incoming an outgoing communications for the starbase. The Communications Engineer reports to the Asst. and Chief Engineer, and to the Duty Officer as needed.

Communications Mate (O-CmM)

Reports to the Chief Communications Officer and is responsible for the execution and administration of his/her orders. He/she assists in the maintenance of duty rosters for communications personnel; the training and supervision of communications personnel; the supervision of the operation and technical maintenance of communications systems; and the storekeeping of communications equipment. The seniormost Communication's Mate may be appointed to Chief Communications Officer by the Chief of Operations when necessary. Reports to the Chief Communications Officer

Communications Technician (O-CmT)

Reports to the Communications Mate and is responsible for the safe operation, maintenance and repair of personal communicators, internal ship communications, short-range RF communications, and long-range subspace communications.

Environmental Technician (O-EvT)

Responsible for the safe operation, maintenance and repair of station's life support system, environmental controls, atmospheric system and artificial gravity system. Reports to the Boatswain's Mate.

Service Technician (O-ST)

Responsible for the safe operation, maintenance and repair of the station's internal decor, lighting, heating, sanitation, locksmithing, laundry, housekeeping, replicators, holographics, tractor beams, and turbolifts. Reports to the Boatswain's Mate.

Chief Damage Control Officer (O-CDC)

The CDC is must ensure that all the station's safety and emergency systems are operational at all times. The CDC conducts inspections, testing, and repairs as necessary and also assists in systems repair during Red Alert Mode conditions. Also oversees conversion of base sections into emergency triage centers. Reports to the Asst. Chief of Operations.

Damage Controlman (E-DC)

Responsible for the safe operation and administration of the ship's safety and emergency systems including diagnostics, fire suppression, environmental shelters, force fields, and lifeboats. conducts systems repair during Red Alert Mode conditions; and conversion of ship sections into emergency triage centers. Reports to the Chief Damage Control Officer.

Sensor Maintenance (O-SNS)

The Sensor Maintenance Officer is a specialized Engineer trained in the maintenance and operation of all sensor systems. A small team is usually assigned to the Sensor Maintenance Engineer, which is made up from NCO personnel, assigned by the Asst. and/or Chief of Operations. The Sensor Maintenance Engineer reports to the Asst. Chief of Operations, or Asst. Chief Engineer as needed.

Materials Officer (E-MO)

Also known as Logistics and Supply Officer. He/She must maintain a significant stock of spare parts and supplies in inventory at all times, the Materials Officer is the person responsible for the requesting part from Star Fleet and maintaining the stock and inventory of all spare parts. He/she is also responsible for large scale replicator usage, and the fabrication of nearly any critical ship part if it is not available through other sources. On Bases or similar outposts the MO may also responsible for assigning quarters to new personnel. All request for supplies and equipment that cannot be processed through a standard Replicator must be passed to the Materials Officer, who check and send the final request to the XO for final approval. A good Materials Officer is never caught short on supplies. Reports to the Quartermaster.

Chief Transporter Officer (O-CTO)

Responsible for the operation of all Transporter systems including duty rosters, maintenance, and training / supervision of transporter personnel. Reports to the Asst. Chief Engineer, and/or to the Chief OPS Officer as needed.

Transporter Mate (O-TM)

Responsible for the execution and administration of his/her orders. He/she assists in the maintenance of duty rosters for transporter personnel; the training and supervision of transporter personnel; the supervision of the operation and technical maintenance of transporter systems; and the store keeping of transporters equipment. The most senior Transporter Mate may be appointed to Chief Transporter Officer by the Chief of Operations when necessary. Reports to the Chief Transporter Officer.

Transporter Technician (O-TT)

Responsible for the safe operation, maintenance and repair of targeting and locking systems, power generation and conversion, phase transition control, molecular imaging, pattern buffer, and biofilter control, and matter stream transmission control. Reports to the Transporter Mate.

Flight Deck OPS (FDO)

The Flight Deck Operations Officer oversees the operations that are undertaken in the shuttlebays and maintenance bay that is part of the ship or facility. All request for launch and landing clearance must pass to the Flight Deck Operations Officer, who in turn must pass on requests to the Operations Officer manning the bridge. Assists in the maintenance of duty rosters for flight deck personnel; the training and supervision of flight deck personnel; the supervision of the operation and technical maintenance of flight deck systems; and the store keeping of flight deck equipment. Reports to the Flight Deck XO.

Flight Deck Controller (FDC)

The Flight Deck Controller conducts quality assurance tests and drills and ensures Flight Deck readiness through the Flight Deck Mates. The most senior Flight Deck Controller may be appointed to Flight Deck OPS by the Flight Deck CO when necessary. Reports to the Flight Deck OPS.

See Also: Engineering Positions and Aerospace Positions