Departments & Positions
Command (Primary Manifest)
The Command department is ultimately responsible for the station and its crew, and those within the department are responsible for commanding the station and representing the interests of the Planetary Union.
Commanding Officer Ultimately responsible for the station and crew, the Commanding Officer is the most senior officer aboard a vessel. S/he is responsible for carrying out the orders of and representing, the Planetary Union. Executive Officer The liaison between captain and crew, the Executive Officer acts as the disciplinarian, personnel manager, advisor to the captain, and much more. S/he is also one of only two officers, along with the Chief Medical Officer, that can remove a Commanding Officer from duty. Second Officer At times the XO must assume command of a Starship or base, when this happens the XO needs the help of another officer to assume his/her role as XO. The second officer is not a stand alone position, but a role given to the highest ranked and trusted officer aboard. When required the Second Officer will assume the role of XO, or if needed CO, and performs their duties as listed, for as long as required. Media Relations Specialist Like it or not, the public has a right to know what the Planetary Union is up to. To get the word out to journalists or in the case of classified missions, to keep word from getting out. A Media Relations Specialist will usually be appointed and assigned to Union stations and in some cases Union vessels.
With the exceptions of large stations and/or high profile diplomatic negotiations the Media Relations Officer duties consist of, but are not limited to keeping the Command personnel informed of all relevant media stories, dealing with the press on a daily basis, creating and issuing mission statements, conducting personal interviews, and answer questions from the media journalists.
Science (Primary Manifest)
From sensor readings to figuring out a way to enter the strange spacial anomaly, the science department is responsible for recording data, testing new ideas out, and making discoveries.
Chief Science Officer The Chief Science Officer is responsible for all the scientific data the facility collects, and the distribution of such data to specific section within the department for analysis. S/he is also responsible with providing the station's captain with scientific information needed for command decisions.
S/he also is a department head and a member of the Senior Staff and responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters.
Assistant Chief Science Officer The Assistant Chief Science Officer assists Chief Science Officer in all areas, such as administration, and analysis of scientific data. The Assistant often take part in specific analysis of important data along with the Chief Science Officer, however spends most time overseeing current project and their section heads. Geologist Specialized Science Officer in charge of the Environmental & Earth Section. This role entails the study of geology, botany, ecology and many more Earth Sciences. On larger ships there many be a number of Science Officers within this section, under the lead of the Geologist. 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. Cartographer Specialized Science Officer in charge of the Cartography bay. This role entails the mapping of all spatial phenomenon, and the implications of such phenomenon. Oversees the Stellar Sciences section. Language 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 (if present) or the Chief and Assistant Chief Science Officer.
Alien Archaeologist/Anthropologist Specialized Science Officer in charge of the Alien Culture Section. This role involves the study of all newly discovered alien species and life forms, from the long dead to thriving. Their knowledge also involves current known alien species.
Answers to the Chief Science Officer and Assistant Chief Science Officer.
Science Officer 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. Sensor Analyst Sensor analyst are science officers and enlisted personnel with a cross-trained background in operations or engineering, but fall within the Science Department. They have specialized training with sensor systems and are often at science stations on the bridge of starships or command area of stations. Laboratory Tehnician Responsible for a variety of tasks, including collecting tissue samples, running tests, and reporting on results. Laboratory Technicians use Union Science equipment regularly and are the enlisted backbone of the Science Department.
Medical (Primary Manifest)
The medical & counseling department is responsible for the mental and physical health of the crew, from running annual physicals to combatting a strange plague that is afflicting the crew to helping a crew member deal with the loss of a loved one.
Chief Medical Officer The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for the physical health of the entire crew, but does more than patch up injured crew members. His/her function is to ensure that they do not get sick or injured to begin with, and to this end monitors their health and conditioning with regular check ups. If necessary, the Chief Medical Officer can remove anyone from duty, even a Commanding Officer. Besides this s/he is available to provide medical advice to any individual who requests it.
Additionally the Chief is also responsible for all aspect of the medical deck, such as the Medical labs, Surgical suites and Dentistry labs.
S/he also is a department head and a member of the Senior Staff and responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters.
Chief Counselor Because of their training in psychology, technically the facility's Counselor is considered part of Union medical. The Counselor is responsible both for advising the Commanding Officer in dealing with other people and races, and in helping crew members with personal, psychological, and emotional problems.
The Chief Counselor is considered a member of the Senior Staff. S/he is responsible for the crew in his/her department. The Chief Counselor is the Counselor with the highest rank and most experience.
Assistant Chief Medical Officer A facility has numerous personnel aboard, and thus the Chief Medical Officer cannot be expect to do all the work required. The Asst. Chief Medical Officer assists Chief in all areas, such as administration, and application of medical care. Medical Officer Medical Officer undertake the majority of the work aboard the facility, examining the crew, and administering medical care under the instruction of the Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Chief Medical Officer also run the other Medical areas not directly overseen by the Chief Medical Officer. Surgeon Doctors of the Union still specialize and mostly, the Chief Medical Officer position is usually held by a general practitioner. While simple surgery is part of their training, some doctors on larger vessels and starbases prefer to have a surgeon on staff. Counselor Because of their training in psychology, technically the facility's Counselor is considered part of Union medical. The Counselor is responsible both for advising the Commanding Officer in dealing with other people and races, and in helping crew members with personal, psychological, and emotional problems. Counselor's Aide The Counselor's Aide helps keep all the matters of the Counseling Department in order. S/he assigns appointments for anyone needing them, and assists the Counselors with anything that they may need. Head Nurse The Head Nurse oversees all the Nurses currently aboard, ensuring they are assigned to tasks and working as required in their area. Additionally the Head nurse performs the normal duties of the nurse, assisting the Duty Medical Officer in sickbay. Nurse Nurses are trained in basic medical care, and are capable of dealing with less serious medical cases. In more serious matters the nurse assists the medical officer in the examination and administration of medical care, be this injecting required drugs, or simply assuring the injured party that they will be ok. The Nurses also maintain the medical wards, overseeing the patients and ensuring they are receiving medication and care as instructed by the Medical Officer. Medical Technician Medical technicians use sophisticated equipment and often work in several areas of a clinical lab. However, specialists are also needed and have different responsibilities and levels of interaction with patients. Some work directly with patients—phlebotomists draw blood—while others work in a lab (histotechnicians).
Operations (Primary Manifest)
The operations department is responsible for keeping the station's supplies filled and maintaining operations with the mining facility. They do whatever is necessary to keep the station running smoothly.
Chief Operations 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 station functions if s/he thinks they will interfere with the station's current mission or routine operations.
The Chief Operations Officer oversees the Operations department, and is a member of the senior staff.
Assistant Chief Operations Officer The Chief Operations Officer cannot man the bridge at all times. Extra personnel are needed to relive and maintain station 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 Assistant Chief Operations Officer is the second-in-command of the Operations Department, and can assume the role of Chief Operations Officer on a temporary or permanent basis if so needed.
Operations Officer The Chief Operations Officer cannot man the bridge at all times. Extra personnel are needed to relive and maintain station 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.
Shuttlebay Manager The Shuttlebay Manager is responsible for pre and post flight checks of all support craft involved in away missions. Once a support craft has been brought to the flight line, it is his/her duty to ensure that it is mission capable. Upon returning from a mission, he/she must inspect the support craft and prepare a report on any maintenance that is required.
He/she is also responsible for the placement of support craft in order to allow for maximum efficiency of the shuttlebay.
Chief Support Craft Pilot All small spacecrafts aboard a starbase or a facility (Shuttles, Runabouts, Transports, Captain's yacht, Patrol Vessels etc.) but excluding fighters are flown by Support Craft Pilots. This is often the proving ground for pilots until they earn a berth on a station as a Flight Control Officer.
The Chief Support Craft Pilot reports to the Chief Flight Control Officer.
Support Craft Pilot All small spacecrafts aboard a starship, starbase or a facility (Shuttles, Runabouts, Transports, Captain's yacht, Patrol Vessels etc.) but excluding fighters are flown by Support Craft Pilots. This is often the proving ground for pilots until they earn a berth on a starship as a Flight Control Officer. They report to the Chief Support Craft Pilot. Boatswain Each base has one Warrant Officer (or Chief Warrant Officer) who holds the position of Boatswain. The Boatswain (pronounced and also written 'Bosun' or 'Bos'n') trains and supervises personnel (including both the ship's company or base personnel as well as passengers or vessels) in general ship and base operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Operations personnel; sets the agenda for instruction in general base operations; supervises auxiliary and utility service personnel and daily base 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 at Operations if so ordered.
The Boatswain reports to the Chief Operations Officer.
Quartermaster The Quartermaster specializes in distributing supplies and provisions to personnel aboard the station. In addition, the Quartermaster controls all physical assignments to quarters throughout the station. Yeoman The Captain's Yeoman is for Petty Officers who wish to continue as administrators. It is technically a non-Mate position. Use of this position is completely at the discretion of the Commanding Officer. File work, and sensitive message transport are but two examples of the Yeoman's possible duties. The Yeoman assists the CO in day-to-day duties that the CO would otherwise not have the time to do. Information Systems Technician Information System Technicians (IT specialists) are Enlisted Crewmen who engage in a broad range of responsibilities, including network administration, database management and computer hardware and software implementation. Personnel Specialist Personnel Specialist (PS) provide enlisted personnel with information and counseling related to Union occupations, opportunities for general education and job training, requirements for promotion, and rights and benefits. They also assist enlisted people and their families with special problems or personal hardships.
Engineering (Primary Manifest)
The engineering department has the enormous task of keeping the station working; they are responsible for making repairs, fixing problems, and making sure that the station is ready for anything.
Chief Engineering Officer The Chief Engineer is responsible for the condition of all systems and equipment on board a facility. S/he oversees maintenance, repairs and upgrades of all equipment. S/he is also responsible for the many repair teams during crisis situations.
The Chief Engineer is not only the department head but also a senior officer, responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and maintenance of the duty rosters.
Assistant Chief Engineering Officer The Assistant Chief Engineer assists the Chief Engineer in the daily work; in issues regarding mechanical, administrative matters and coordinating repairs with other departments.
If so required, the Assistant Chief Engineer must be able to take over as Chief Engineer, and thus must be versed in current information regarding the ship or facility.
Engineering Officer Engineers are the backbone of the Engineering Corps and are responsible for, under the guidance of the Chief Engineer, maintaining and repairing the station. Damage Control Specialist The Damage Control Specialist is a specialized Engineer. The Damage Control Specialist controls all damage control aboard the station when it gets damaged in battle. S/he oversees all damage repair aboard the ship, and coordinates repair teams on the smaller jobs so the Chief Engineer can worry about other matters.
A small team is assigned to the Damage Control Specialist which is made up from NCO personnel assigned by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Damage Control Specialist reports to the Assistant and Chief Engineer.
Engineer's Mate Specializing in impulse and warp propulsion, these specialists are often specific to even a single class of ship due to the complexity of warp and impulse systems. Structural/Environmental Specialist The Structural and Environmental Systems Specialist is a specialized Engineer. From a small facility to a large one, all requires constant monitoring. The hull, bulkheads, walls, Jeffrey's tubes, turbolifts, structural integrity field, inertial dampening field, and environmental systems are all monitored and maintained by this officer and his/her team.
The team assigned to the Structural and Environmental Systems Specialist is made up from NCO personnel, assigned by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Structural and Environmental Systems Specialist reports to the Asst and Chief Engineer.
Technician Logistics Specialist Logistic specialists are tasked with maintaining station and mining company military supply stores. Their responsibilities generally include purchasing and procurement, shipping and receiving, and issuing of equipment, tools, consumable items or anything else obtained through the Union supply system. Electronics Technician Electronics Technicians (ETs) are an exclusive group of professionals specially trained in electrical engineering, computer and aerospace. They help operate and manage the electronics systems and subsystems of the station.
Defense (Primary Manifest)
Merging the responsibilities of ship-to-ship and personnel combat into a single department, the security department is responsible for the tactical readiness and the security of the station.
Chief of Security The Chief Security Officer is called Chief of Security. Her/his duty is to ensure the safety of station and crew. Some take it as their personal duty to protect the Commanding Officer/Executive Officer on away teams. She/he is also responsible for people under arrest and the safety of guests, liked or not. S/he also is a department head and a member of the senior staff, responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters. Security could be called the 25th century police force.
The Chief of Security role can also be combined with the Chief Tactical Officer position.
Assistant Chief of Security The Assistant Chief Security Officer is sometimes called Deputy of Security. S/he assists the Chief of Security in the daily work; in issues regarding Security and any administrative matters. If required the Deputy must be able to take command of the Security department. Master-at-Arms The Master-at-Arms trains and supervises Security crewmen in departmental operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Security personnel; supervises weapons locker access and firearm deployment; and is qualified to temporarily act as Chief of Security if so ordered. The Master-at-Arms reports to the Chief of Security. Intelligence Officer Responsible for gathering intelligence, an Intelligence officer has the patience to read through a database for hours on end, and the cunning to coax information from an unwilling giver. S/he must provide this information to the Chief Intelligence officer as it becomes needed. Cryptologic Technician Cryptologic Technician (CT) is a Union enlisted rating or job specialty. The CT community performs a wide range of tasks in support of the national intelligence-gathering effort, with an emphasis on cryptology and signal intelligence related products. Security Officer There are several Security Officers aboard each station. 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 Union. Security Guard Gunner's Mate Gunner's mates (GM) are responsible for the operation and maintenance of photon torpedo bays, phaser cannons, and other ordnance equipment, as well as small arms and magazines.
Civilian Affairs (Primary Manifest)
Civilians play an important role in the Planetary Union. Many civilian specialists across a number of fields work on occasion with Union personnel as a Mission Specialist. In other cases, station duties, such as running the station's lounge, are outsourced to a civilian contract.
Chef Responsible for preparing all meals served in the Mess Hall and for the food during any diplomatic functions that may be held onboard. Shopkeeper A number of shops are located in the recreation ring. These business owners are made up of the civilian population and run a variety of shops. Bartender