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CCIA Staff Application


Basic Information
Byond key: Sycmos
Character names: Nikita Yutani, Saulden Ramses, Kasper Kallstrom, Cygnus Rey, Tlaloc Cuahquentzi, Andeimir Chukho
Age: 27
Timezone: EST (Detroit, MI)
What times are you most available?: 8PM-10AM Mon - Fri

Experience
How long have you played SS13?: I have been playing SS13 on and off since September of 2014, with a three year break between 2017 and March of last year. I have been consistently for the last year or so.

How long have you played on Aurora?: The same time that I began playing, September of 2014. It remains the only server that I've regularly returned to.

How active on the forums, discord and/or server are you? I am very, very active on both the server and the Discord, usually at the times that I've listed above.

Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: I have a few notes and expired warnings over the period I've been on Aurora, but I have not been banned.

Have you ever volunteered as moderation staff for any other servers, SS13 or otherwise?: I have not. This is my first official staff application for an SS13 server. 

Do you have any other experience that you believe would be relevant to a position in the CCIA?: I spent most of the last five years knee-deep in paperwork and coordinating with teams in network security positions with Quicken Loans in Detroit and Sonalysts in Colorado Springs before that, and was a data entry clerk while in college at Wayne State University in Detroit. As for nerd experience, I was a senior officer for the guilds <Aphotic> and <Rage> in WoW (Skullcrusher PvP) for the better part of four years (late Vanilla to Wrath of the Lich King), and routinely organized endgame raiding in a guild of 150+ members.

Personality
Why do you want to join the CCIA?: Honestly? The allure of being the administrative/investigative hand of NanoTrasen appeals to the suit part of my brain that enjoys facilitation and management. I also enjoy Investigations (Saulden being one of my oldest characters and having been a prior Detective/Forensic Tech before the Investigator merge, I just recently started playing it again), and being able to plan and conduct interviews ICly is very appealing to my enjoyment of RP and what I mentioned previously. 

What do you think are the most important qualities for a CCIA Agent to possess?: Patience, thoroughness, partialness.

Patience to deal with the often irrational and whimsical attitudes of Aurora's staff, to uphold the standard of the unshakable authority of Central Command Internal Affairs, and in investigating often convoluted, misspoken and unresolved affairs. CCIA act as the ICly left hand to the moderator staff's right, both steering the ship that is the server in a stable and safe direction ICly and OOCly. As moderator staff are expected to behave in a fair and just manner when handling situations with players, CCIA is expected to handle ICly situations with clarity, calm and respect for those involved. 

Thoroughness in investigating each and every facet of an investigation, knowing that no stone should be left unturned as it could spell certain doom for a player character. It is by CCIA's hand that a character is either exonerated or exiled, and it is of the utmost importance to examine each and every shred of evidence and testimony to filter the purest conclusion possible. It is the only way that one, at that point, can execute a decision of absolute fairness for every party involved.

Partialness for the two above factors is the most important, as the CCIA member is also a member of the community and not immune to bias, whether it be through the lens of friendship or disdain. Engineering favorable conclusions for friends who find themselves in trouble can lead to disaster for not only the players involved in the case, but also for the reputation of CCIA in that it casts doubt on their ability to judge effectively and fairly. For that reason a degree of partialness is required when assuming the suit and tie of an agent, and all pretenses and predetermined notions should be left at the door. You stop being yourself, your likes, your dislikes - you become the avatar of administrative interdiction incarnate, and there should only be the work ahead to be concerned about.

What do you think the purpose of a CCIA Agent is in an ongoing round?: The CCIA Agent in round is responsible for the execution of the bureau's goals and nothing else. This may or may not involve ongoing station operations, and it is important in that aspect to remember a degree of partialness in separating one's self from what one knows of the microcosm that makes the station community. Every staff member an agent encounters via fax or face-to-face is only credible as far as what the bureau is educated on, and no amount of outside interference should interrupt the aspiration's of the agent responding. There is a time for escalation, and a time for inhibition. Knowing when to do either is important.

What do you think the purpose of a CCIA Agent is outside of the server?: A CCIA staff member should know when to behave as CCIA when it is important to the image of the team, and when not to exercise their powers in maintaining a sense of humility. Keeping a distinct separation between how one acts OOCly as themselves in the community and how one acts on behalf of the CCIA is important to upholding the community's belief in its fair execution of authority, and not painting it as an ICly weapon to use against others.

How do you handle stress?: I generally like to think that I am attuned well enough with how my body reacts to stress that I know how much I can take, and when I need to take a break. I routinely take breaks from playing to spare myself the constant deluge that is the everyday flood of discussion, drama and other goings-on to maintain my enjoyment of the community.

How well do you work autonomously?: I worked from home for the first quarter of 2020 during the opening of the COVID crisis, and I honestly preferred it to the claustrophobic, loud setting of the office. I felt much more productive, and was able to put a better foot forward when able to dictate when to work and when to breathe.

Additional Notes:Lancer no booli pls

Edited by The lancer
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Although we haven't interacted much, I really like the effort you put in your characters, and this app is no exception. Honestly I thought you were already CCIA, I hope you get your bureaucracy dream become true. +1

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I've been talking to Scymos for awhile now, and I believe he's a good person to fit on the team. He's level headed, flexible, reliable, and relaxed. He has a pretty damn good head on his shoulders, and knows how to use it too. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He's not one to act irrationally or impulsively, and has incredibly good judgement of how to act. I cannot recommend him enough

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I have no doubt that Sycmos would be a great addition to CCIA. He's active, reasonable, puts a great deal of thought into his characters, and is generally someone I would trust to judge the various IC drama blowouts that tend to lead to IRs. He also likes paperwork-- which isn't normal but I guess is a positive here. +1

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