There are several
Security Officers aboard each vessel. They are assigned to their duties by the
Chief of Security and his/her Deputy and mostly guard sensitive areas, protect
people, patrol, and handle other threats to the Federation. The Security Officer
reports to the Chief Security Officer.
The Chief Operations Officer has the primary responsibility
of ensuring that ship functions, such as the use of the lateral sensor array,
do not interfere with one and another. S/he must prioritize resource allocations,
so that the most critical activities can have every chance of success. If so required,
s/he can curtail shipboard functions if s/he thinks they will interfere with the
ship's current mission or routine operations.The Chief Operations Officer oversees
the Operations department, and is a member of the senior staff.
The Chief Operations Officer cannot man the bridge at all times. Extra
personnel are needed to relive and maintain ship operations. The Operations Officers
are thus assistants to the Chief, fulfilling his/her duties when required, and
assuming the Operations consoles if required at any time. The Operations Officer
reports to the Chief Operations Officer.
There are several non-specialized engineers aboard of each vessel.
They are assigned to their duties by the Chief Engineer and his Assistant, performing
a number of different tasks as required, i.e. general maintenance and repair.
Generally, engineers as assigned to more specialized engineering person to assist
in there work is so requested by the specialized engineer.
There are several general Science Officers aboard each vessel. They
are assigned to their duties by the Chief Science Officer and his Assistant. Assignments
include work for the Specialized Section heads, as well as duties for work being
carried out by the Chief and Assistant.
- Biologist Specialized Science
Officer in charge of the Biology Section. This role entails the study of biology,
botany, zoology and many more Life Sciences. On larger ships there many be a number
of Science Officers within this section, under the lead of the Biologist.
Specialist Specialized Communications Officer in charge of the Linguistics section.
This role involves the study of new and old languages and text in an attempt to
better understand and interpret their meaning.
Answers to the Chief and Assistant
Chief Communications Officer.
- Stellar Cartographer Specialized
Science Officer in charge of the Stellar Cartography bay. This role entails the
mapping of all spatial phenomenon, and the implications of such phenomenon. Has
close ties with the Physicist and Astrometrics Officer.
Merging the responsibilities of ship to ship and personnel combat
into a single department, the security & tactical department is responsible
for the tactical readiness of the vessel and the security of the ship. The tactical
department is responsible for keeping ship weapondry systems functioning properly,
rerouting power, bypassing relays, and doing whatever else is necessary to keep
the ship battle and defense ready at all times.