Operations Officer
and Helm Duties

The Operations Officer is responsible for coordinating ship activities so as not to overload any systems. He also handles communications, hailing, ship to ship, away teams, etc. You will also handle all transporter operations, and monitor the status of any away teams. You may be called on to fill in for the Helm Officer when necessary.

You will be assigned to the Operations Department and your direct supervisor will be the First Officer. Your duty station is located at the left rear section of the bridge.

The Ops officer is also required to coordinate with all the auxiliary stations throughout the bridge, these being Science, Environmental, Engineering, etc.

You will monitor incoming and outgoing communications, both internal and external, from the bridge operations station. Both personal and official messages may come in that require routing to the proper recipient. All official transmissions from the ship should be cleared through the Captain, First Officer or Officer of the Day.

In addition to your other duties you will be required to monitor and coordinate with all departments to properly allocate the ship's resources, such as sensors, power, environmental systems and if needed the coordination of damage control party along with the Chief Engineering Officer. Housing is also your responsibility as the Operations Officer.

You may be called on to attend an Away Team mission.

In additions to your ditues as the Operations Officer you may, at your discretion, choose to man the helm position. The helm position, or Conn as it is often referred, is actually in charge of physically, piloting the ship. The helm duty station is located in the forward center section of the main bridge.

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 on duty Bridge Officer while at your duty station.