Open Position: Chief of Computer Operations
Members of STARFLEET: It is with heavy heart that I announce that I have accepted Lieutenant General Larry French’s resignation as Chief of Computer Operations. Larry was a member of our team from the early stages of the campaign and was part of our team almost from Day One. I have known him for several years now, having served with him for over five years in the Academy. I wish Larry the best in his future endeavors and want to publicly thank him for the hard work he has put into Computer Operations. Rear Admiral John Halliday, as the Vice Chief of Computer Operations, will step up as the “Acting Chief” until a permanent replacement can be made.
At this time I am opening the position of Chief of Computer Operations up for applications. Below is a list of the general duties of this position, as well as the general requirements we are looking for:
- Oversee all aspects of online assets owned/hosted by STARFLEET, including all SFI websites, forums, email addresses, discussion/announcement lists, and social media accounts.
- Coordinate with EC departments to maintain content and implement content strategy for all STARFLEET online assets.
- Appoint staff members as needed to adequately address STARFLEET’s technical needs.
- Regularly discuss Computer Operations business with department staff via email/discussion list.
- Interface with STARFLEET’s web hosting provider, domain hosting service, and other vendors with which we maintain an ongoing relationship.
- Serve as project manager for all major changes to STARFLEET website, email, and social media assets.
- Assist Computer Operations staff as needed for emergency issues and other situations in which Computer Operations staffers are unavailable or performing higher-priority tasks (i.e. handle updates to www.sfi.org when the Webmaster is out-of-pocket).
- Serve as a primary point of contact for outages and other emergency situations, as well as member issues, questions, and suggestions via email.
- Produce monthly reports for the Command Status Report, as well as quarterly reports for the Communique and annual reports for the International Conference.
- Participate in all meetings of the Executive Committee and the ECAB, including the annual ECAB Meeting at the International Conference.
- Samples of previous web design/development work, including information on which aspects of each project you performed.
- 2 references (either real-life or STARFLEET/Fandom) that can attest to your skills and work ethic.
- Experience working with web hosting services (setting up FTP services, creating email addresses, etc.) mandatory.
- Experience with WordPress/Content Management Systems a plus.
- Experience managing social media accounts a plus.
- Basic image editing skills (Photoshop/ImageReady/GIMP/etc.) a plus.
- Experience with Technical Crisis Management (and the patience of a Saint!) to deal with emergencies and member support issues as needed.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume (both STARFLEET and real-life), a letter of intent, samples of previous web design/development work, and your two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, September 30, 2014. A candidate will be selected and submitted to the Admiralty Board for confirmation at the October AB Conference Call. If you have any questions, please let me know.
In Service, Wayne
Fleet Admiral Wayne Lee Killough, Jr., SFMD
Commanding Officer, Retribution Station, SFR-1202
Director, College of Medicine, STARFLEET
Academy Toll Free: 1-888-SFI-TREK (734-8735) ext. 701
Wanted: Artists for Starship/Station Schematics
The Department of Technical Services (DTS) is seeking talented artists to help execute engineering drawings of starships and space stations. The selected candidates will create engineering schematics from rendered or
photographed images, work with groups creating new vessel designs to visualize those concepts, and extrapolate from existing schematic images to create other views that may not as yet exist. This work is both technical
and creative, and requires both an understanding of Star Trek’s technology and an ability to accurately draw Star Trek space vehicles, either by hand or by computer.
Volunteers can apply to serve on a stand-by basis, taking on projects on a periodic basis, or may volunteer for just a single project with no long-term commitment. All that DTS seeks is a willingness to contribute and the talent
to do so with quality work.
To volunteer for a project, please contact DTS and include the following:
1] A brief description of abilities and experience relevant to creating schematics. This can include either “real life” or STARFLEET experience.
2] An estimate of how quickly one can produce detailed and accurate drawings.
3] Top plan and side elevation drawings of any one of the following starships:
- Constitution-class heavy cruiser (Original Series Enterprise)
- Enterprise-class heavy cruiser (Enterprise from the “Classic Trek” feature
- films: refit-1701/1701-A)
- Galaxy-class large exploratory cruiser (Enterprise-D)
- Sovereign-class heavy cruiser (Enterprise-E)
[NOTE: Please submit one of only these four ships! Your creativity and ability to draw other vessels is appreciated and important, but by having potential artists submit drawings of the best known ships, it is possible to
demonstrate ability to portray Star Trek’s technologies, and it becomes easier to objectively assess everyone’s relative capabilities.]
Drawings may be submitted in either electronic or hardcopy format, but if submitting electronic files, please be sure they can be printed out in black-and-white. In general, .bmp, .gif, .png, and .jpg formats are preferred. Please check with me if you wish to use another format.
Send submissions to:
ADM Alex Rosenzweig
Director, Department of Technical Services, STARFLEET 980 Linwood Place
North Brunswick, NJ 08902-2267
E-Mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Current projects needing attention include:
- Alaska-Class Battlecruiser
- Aurora-Class Science Scout
- Bonaventure-Class (as created by Meni for the 2006 Ships of the Line
- Byrd-Class Exploratory Cruiser
- Centaur-Class Frigate
- Champion-Class Space Control Ship
- Conquest-Class Dreadnought
- Dahlgren-Class Strike Cruiser
- Darwin-Class Scout
- Edinburgh-Class Space Control Ship
- Excalibur-Class Cruiser
- Falcon-Class Exploratory Cruiser
- Frontier-Class Station (aka, “New Deep Space Nine”)
- Gasparilla-Class Combat Support Ship
- Kestral-Class Superscout
- Komsomolsk-Class Dreadnought
- Kresta-Class Heavy Frigate
- Midway-Class Shuttlecarrier
- Mitannic-Class Battlecruiser
- Navras-Class Star Cruiser (aka Emissary-Class from “Star Trek Online”)
- Odyssey-Class Star Cruiser (e.g., Enterprise-F from “Star Trek Online”)
- Oslo-Class Heavy Escort (from “Star Trek Online”)
- Palomar-Class Command Cruiser
- Saladin-Class, Siva-Subclass Destroyer
- Survey Vessel Antares (“Charlie X” Remastered)
- Utopia Planitia Station – Large
- Valor-Class Exploratory Cruiser
- Vesta-Class Cruiser
- (Others to follow.)
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to hearing from you and seeing what
you can do.
ADM Alex Rosenzweig
Director, Department of Technical Services
Director, Office of Technical Information
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org