SEALAB

Department Overviews

To: Open Announcement to Public
From: SEALAB Joint Command
Date: March 01, 1988
Subject: Departmental Overviews, Personnel

Thank you for your interest in a staff or research position on board the Self-contained Engineering And Lifeform Analysis Bio-enclosure (SEALAB). At this time, we are conducting a broad search for the most talented and capable crew members to make the dream of SEALAB a new reality.

Please review the following department overviews and address your application and cover letter to the department leads that interest you most. If you have no preference in which department you would best be suited to working in, you may send your application and cover letter for general consideration as well.

We are expecting a good many candidate for the inaugural positions aboard the SEALAB. Based on our current timeline, we expect to review all applications and make all staffing decisions no later than June 30, 1988.

Sincerely,

Human Resources Team

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Department Overviews

Department Overviews

Command

Leadership and organization are crucial aboard the SEALAB habitat. Most individuals who are selected to work within SEALABs command structure are expected to have previous leadership experience. Command positions are expected to be filled by both active duty or retired military personnel. Outside exceptions may be considered.

Duties to be undertaken by these individuals:
(including but not limited to)

  • Diplomatic negotiation and cooperation
  • Operation of the shipboard Red Alert system
  • Managing and understanding crew talents and strengths
  • Settling departmental disputes over staff or resources
  • Prioritize dives and personnel needs

Interdepartmental Specialists

There are a number of research and staff positions that have been made to accommodate corporate exchanges and international agreements. These persons are on board the ship to maintain oversight of valuable corporate assets and to oversee highly specialized research tasks.

Duties to be undertaken by these individuals:
(including but not limited to)

  • [Classified]

Security

The security team is composed primarily of active duty and retired military staff. There are a couple of civilians openings in this department. The security team works very closely with command to monitor radars and provide threat assessments.

Duties to be undertaken by these individuals:
(including but not limited to)

  • Perform threat assessments and categorize hazards to the SEALAB
  • Radar station operation
  • Location and disarmament of wartime devices
  • [Classified]

Medical

The medical staff is to be composed of experts with both military and civilian training. The corporation is currently seeking experts from a variety of specialty backgrounds (immunology, toxicology, etc.) in order to maintain crew health and to oversee cutting edge medical research in the habitat.

Duties to be undertaken by these individuals:
(including but not limited to)

  • Assess the mental, physical, and emotional health of all crew members
  • Diagnose and treat illness
  • Conduct medical research and carry out experiments at depth
  • Collect and assess new species for therapeutic qualities and uses.

Life Science

The Life Science staff on board the SEALAB will be conducting a variety of surveys and experiments at depth in the ocean. Marine botanists will work alongside ecological experts and many others to get first hand information about the life that exists at the unencountered depths of SEALAB.  Both government and private corporations have a great deal of vested interest in any and all of the scientific findings from this department.

Duties to be undertaken by these individuals:
(including but not limited to)

  • Perform various scans and surveys of aquatic microbiomes
  • Collect and sample newly acquired specimen
  • [Classified]

Engineering

The engineering team monitors the health of SEALAB and works to make sure that the habitat is a safe living space for its crew. These staff members will be responsible for monitoring a plethora of systems and providing habitat repairs as needed. Like their counterparts in the Life Science team, there are both corporate and government interests in some engineering research slated to be conducted at depth.

Duties to be undertaken by these individuals:
(including but not limited to)

  • Monitor habitat life support systems and make adjustments as needed
  • Build, repair, and maintain habitat structures and facilities
  • [Classified]

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