Collateral duties are additional duties added on to a sailors normal duties. Collateral duties my have nothing to do with a sailor's rating. Some collateral duties are minor and only take up a small amount of the sailors times, while other are major and may consume a large portion of the sailors time.
Some collateral duties actually become the sailor's primary job. Some collateral duties include:
- Damage Control Petty Officer (DCPO). Responsible for damage control functions of the division and maintenance of related equipment. Reports to the Damage Control Assistant (DCA).
- Career Counselor. Responsible for retention, conversions, and career paths within a department. Reports to the Command Career Counselor.
- Ship's 3-M Coordinator. Responsible to the CO for the completion of all maintenance and the training and testing of all maintenance personnel. Departments have designated 3-M Coordinators
- Ombudsman. Liaison between the CO and the families of all personnel.
- Financial Specialist. Advises crewmembers in budgeting, savings, and basic money management.
- Drug and Alcohol Program Assistant (DAPA). Advises the CO and XO on all matters concerning the Navy Drug and Alcohol Program. Provides onboard screening, education, prevention, counseling, aftercare, and referrals.
- Quality Assurance Coordinator (QAC). Conducts quality control checks.
- Safety Officer (SO). Responsible to the CO for the identifying safety problems and training the crew on proper safety procedures for all evolutions. Investigates all mishaps and provides a Mishap report to the NAVSAFCEN via the CO. Trains and monitors Division Safety Petty Officers.
- Division Safety Petty Officer (DSPO). Responsible to the Safety Officer for identifying safety problems and completing safety mishap reports.
- Security Manager. Responsible for the safe handling of all sensitive material.