|Approve orders given to Supply. Make sure the rest of the department isn't slacking. Keep track of the shuttles.|
|Difficulty: Very Easy|
|Access: Cargo Bay|
|EC branch ranks: Chief Explorer(E-7)|
|Fleet branch ranks: Senior Chief Petty Officer(E-8), Chief Petty Officer(E-7), Petty Officer First Class(E-6)|
|Part of the|
Head of Department |
Hangar, Supply Office
The Deck Chief is tasked with running the Cargo Bay. They are primarily concerned with approving orders given to the Supply department and ensuring that the Deck Technicians do their jobs in making sure that said orders are received, catalogued, and shipped out to their proper destinations.
As part of the Supply department, the Deck Chief answers to the Executive Officer.
The majority of the Deck Chief's role consists of paperwork. It is their responsibility to monitor incoming orders submitted to Supply by other departments, approve or reject them as appropriate, and place the final order for the supply shuttle to bring in. Ideally, this should all have a thoroughly-annotated paper trail.
Beyond this, the Deck Chief is responsible for making sure that the Deck Technicians aren't slacking off. Crates need to be loaded and unloaded from the supply shuttle. Deliveries need to be tagged and shipped through Disposals. Supply manifests need to be signed and stamped by the relevant department heads. And so on.
They are also responsible for the operation of the commissary on deck three and should ensure it is manned and stocked. Anything sold by the commissary is sold for real thalers, and it is the Deck Chief's job to keep track of inventory and payments for goods.
Finally, the Deck Chief is technically responsible for the care of the various shuttles kept in the hangar when they are not in use, and for making sure that the hangar itself stays in good repair. They may also need to refill a shuttle's fuel tank using the Shuttle Fuel Bay on the far end of the hangar. Unauthorized personnel should be kept out of the hangar in case of abrupt arrivals or departures.