Helm Officer

The Helm Officer or Conn as the position is often referred, is actually in charge of physically, piloting the ship. You will be assigned to the Operations department of the USS Vanguard, and your duty station is located in the forward center section of the main bridge.

Your direct supervisor is the First Officer.

Despite what others may think flying the ship is not simply punching in the right coordinates. As the Helm Officer you must simultaneously compute and plot courses, coordinate with engineering to monitor subspace field geometry in parallel with the engineering department, while you engage and disengage the engines during flight.

During warp flight, the Helm Officer continually monitors long-range sensor data and makes course corrections where needed.

The Helm Officer is responsible for monitoring relativistic effects as well as inertial dampening system status during impulse flight. And in some cases manually pilot the ship when in a combat situation. When the ship is engaged in combat you will be required to coordinate your maneuvers with the tactical station.

You will be required to obey the instructions of the Captain, First Officer or the Officer of the Day while at your duty station. When not at your duty station you will be required to obey orders from any officer who is placed in authority over you.

You may be called upon to attend an away team or pilot a shuttle during a mission.