Something that was brought up at the last staff meeting. Senior staff positions in the different departments. Departments that would have the positions would be Engineering, Medical, Security.
Basic tasks of the jobs would be, to assist the command staff of their departments with the duties of managing and operating the department, taking over the department in the absence of command staff, and training new people in the department. Though it would vary from department to department
They would not be alt titles for existing roles (we don’t need 4 senior engineers). They would be new job positions that may or may not have alt titles, but only one slot. They will not get command access headsets, as their position is to help facilitate their own department, not to help facilitate coordination necessarily with other departments.
To be blunt, this has not been fully thought out, but some ideas include
There are some potential flaws with this idea. But the reasoning for suggesting it is due to the amount of times where it has been seen that someone plays a character that for all intents and purposes is qualified for a command position in the department. However, for one reason or another they do not want to actually take the command slot. Or a department needs a small amount of more guidance, (an example being security with junior officers and having no one allotted to train them) or if command staff in general are unable for some reason to lead their departments for whatever reason.Engineering:
Senior Engineer (Alt Title) – Access to both the engine and atmospherics. Second in command to the CE.
??? (Alt Title) – Not sure if there should be an atmospheric technician equivalent.
??? – No title yet (Security Sergeant doesn’t sound right). No extra access over a regular security officer. Authority in regards to potentially being the second in command to the HoS. Authority in regards to the Warden, unknown. In theory the warden is only supposed to be basically a security officer with extra duties in the brig and armory. But that has never been properly solidified.
Training Officer (Alt Title) – Junior Officers would be first assigned to them and their job would be to show new JO’s how to do the role. No extra access. No extra authority over the Warden.
Dispatcher (Alt Title) – Uncertain this is even needed. No Extra Access. No Extra authority over the Warden. Potentially not above anyone else in security in rank but would sit around manning cameras and directing officers to potential issues.
Senior Physician – Medical Doctor with access to chemistry. Second in command to the CMO. Would prefer a different name, cannot think of one.
Nurse Manager (Alt Title) – Probably unneeded since we never have nurses.
Does not get a senior staff role as research is basically multiple tiny science departments in one large department.
See Above, research.
Anyways, discuss, suggest, bash, as you will.