This is a list of every possible job to choose.
While the job descriptions do reflect some actual truths or common behaviors/occurances, they are mainly jokes and are not the actual job description. They should not be taken as actual instructions or advice. Please don't randomly fight people as a staff assistant or build traps as a mechanic. Unless you're an antagonist of course.
In addition, if you're on the Goon Roleplay server, you're expected to respect your job's boundaries and do your associated job duties. Mind you, you aren't expected to do them perfectly or know everything there is to them, just put a good ol' college effort. You're not gonna, say, get banned for not knowing how reattach a limb as a doctor. See RP Rules in general and Rules #5 & #6 in particular for more details/explanations.
The regular Goonstation server is not subject to these restrictions, and you are thus allowed to do things not normally associated with your job, like repairing walls as a Chaplain or doing surgery as a Mechanic. Naturally, you aren't expected be perfect either, and most people there are perfectly okay with that. However, things still get iffy and complicated if you want to perform duties normally done by Security Officers, like hunt down antags; when in doubt, adminhelp (Hotkey: F1) for clarification. And, of course, the Rules still apply.
These are jobs that contribute to the crew's overall performance and efficiency,
sometimes rarely. On the latejoin "Select a Job" and Job Preferences menus, these jobs are colored light blue, with the exception of Clown, which gets a gaudy hot pink.
|Staff Assistant||Produce mass quantities of bath salts in maint, be a nuisance, and ruin everything. Scavenge the station for
|Chef||Shout indecipherable gibberish at Botany. Deep-fry everything. Make non-Euclidean sandwiches. Place pies inside pies that contain pies.||Easy||Kitchen|
|Chaplain||Steal corpses for funerals. Fart on your bible. Never be around when you are actually needed. Hand out bibles to monkeys. Become the Buddhist-Jewish-Christian-Muslim-Hindu-Atheist-Satanist prophet the station needs.||Easy||Chapel, Morgue|
|Barman||Get drunk; shoot your sweet gun at your bar patrons. Get subsequently looted by
|Botanist||Completely ignore the chef's requests; start a grow-op. Click
||Easy to Medium||Hydroponics, Maintenance|
|Janitor||Clean already clean floors; whine about beatings. Stuff everything into your trash cart. Clean up crime scenes before Security has a chance to investigate.||Easy to Medium||Janitor's Closet, Medbay, Morgue, Maintenance|
|Clown||Trip on your own shoes; regret your existence immediately. Save the station when nobody expects it. Get beaten for your efforts. Bully cluwnes to compensate for your terrible job. Consider going back to law school.||H o n k !||Maintenance|
These jobs are charged with station upkeep and engineering support. On the latejoin "Select a Job" and Job Preferences menus, these jobs are colored orange yellow.
|Mechanic||Ask nicely to scan the captain's energy gun, then run off with it. Suffocate while building a pod. Place Graviton traps all over the hallways. Become the ultimate hackerman.||Medium||Electronics, Maintenance, hack into everything|
|Engineer||Realize you have no idea how to start the engine, then use up all the plasma immediately and die in an explosion. Assault people who take insulated gloves.||Easy to Medium||Engineering, Maintenance, hack into everything|
|Miner||Completely ignore the mineral magnet; fuck off into space. Run out of air. In the ocean,
||Medium||Mining Department, Mining Outpost, Maintenance|
|Quartermaster||Buy bees and booze. Blow the budget on exotic trinkets. Point and stare at the tourists in the Cargo Bay. Hire workers and start up your own delivery company.||Medium||Cargo Bay, Maintenance
|Construction Worker||Convert half the station's flooring into wood and sand tiles. Wish you could convert the other half. Eagerly await your revamp.||Easy||Engineering, Maintenance|
These jobs are charged with researching new, exciting technologies and breakthroughs as well as providing medical treatment. On the latejoin "Select a Job" and Job Preferences menus, these jobs are colored blue-purple/purple-blue.
|Medical Doctor||Never heal anyone; whine when people take medkits. Practice brain surgery on yourself. Harvest monkey organs for cash. Join the round 30 minutes late just to find out you're the only doctor. Discover that Medbay has been looted and bombed. Perform a heart transplant while drunk and high. Focus all medical efforts on the Bar.||Medium||Medbay, Morgue, Pathology, Maintenance|
|Geneticist||Make volunteers Skeleton Swedish Elvis. Fight a losing battle against
||Easy-Medium||Medbay, Morgue, Pathology, Genetics, Maintenance|
|Roboticist||Steal all the butts for buttbots. Demand skulls for the skull throne. Give a botanist chainsaw arms. Get murdered by the Cyborgs you built. Build yourself a wife, leave her on the station when the escape shuttle arrives.||Medium||Medbay, Morgue, Pathology, Robotics, Maintenance|
|Scientist||Ignore the Artifact Lab; synthesize nerve agents and drugs without a gas mask. Steal the AI using Telescience. Heat the burn mix canister, burn to death in a massive fire. Test dangerous concoctions on monkeys. Gain the undying loyalty of staff assistants with triple meth. Attract the love and hate of everyone. Attempt to combine every drug into one pill.||Medium-Hard||Artifact Lab, Chemistry, Toxins, Research Sector, Teleporter Lab|
These jobs are the administration of the station. They manage the station and ensure everyone is safe and productive. On the latejoin "Select a Job" and Job Preferences menus, Security jobs are colored red, while Command ones are green.
|Security Officer||Do your job correctly; beat the utter shit out of the Clown. Arouse anger from those you've sworn to protect. Turn up dead and naked 20 minutes later and get farted on until you quit. Get the respect of a mall cop.||Underappreciated (Hard)||Security, Brig, Medbay, Morgue, Research Corridors, Maintenance|
|Detective||Shoot at the Captain. Have your vital gear stolen by someone. Have one too many at the Bar. Monologue the farts of you and your crew. Force journalists and tourists to follow you around.||Easy to Hard||Detective's Office, Brig, Medbay, Morgue, Research Corridors, Maintenance|
|Chief Engineer||Make the station hotter than the surface of the Sun; make hella bank. Suffocate in areas you're too lazy to repair.||Medium||Engineering, Electronics, Cargo Bay, Mining Department, Mining Outpost, Bridge, EVA, Maintenance|
|Medical Director||Get less respect than a cardboard box. Anesthetize patients with your gun.
||Medium||Medbay, Genetics, Robotics, Morgue, Pathology, Bridge, EVA, Maintenance|
|Research Director||Sell "medicinal" drugs for cash. Make the Guardbuddies arrest everyone. Delete the network. Drug everyone so none may question your authority. Explode into spiders.||Medium to Hard||Research, Artifacts, Toxins, Chemistry, Telescience, Teleporter, Bridge, EVA, Maintenance|
|Head of Security||Get rehired, remind everyone why you were fired in the first place. Stomp your hat. Put an end to any and all fun.||Nightmarish||Make your own Captain-level ID (plus Head of Security's Office, Armory)|
|Head of Personnel||Hand off your responsibilities to anyone willing.
||Medium to Hard||Make your own Captain-level ID|
|Captain||Shoot your cat. reprogram the AI and become Double Captain. Get laid in front of singularities. Confiscate all drugs, alcohol, and cash. Hand off your job to the clown as soon as trouble arrives. Promote Beepsky to Head of Security. Make bee-harming illegal.||All-Access Staff Assistant (Medium to Hard)||Everything (minus Head of Security's Office, Armory)|
These are the enemies of the station. They commit murder and outrageous acts of violence against the crew.
Some antags are so bad, they have their own game modes.
|Antagonist Roles With a Mode of Their Own|
|Traitor||Buy a glowy sword. Hit yourself with the glowy sword. Be the villain the station deserves.||Medium to Hard||Depends on job|
|Nuclear Operative||Speak over the radio two minutes in. Get shot by your own team. Explode before setting foot on the station.||Hard||Maintenance|
|Wizard||Run around trying to kill everyone; get electrocuted by the AI. Whine, respawn, repeat.||Easy to Hard||Walk through walls|
|Changeling||Try to eat the chef's monkeys. Go loud, then get shoved in the gibber while on fire.||Easy to Hard||Depends on job, pry doors open (shambler)|
|Blob||Expand, destroy everything, absorb the crew. Attract plasma fires and pod lasers like a magnet.||All-consuming||Irrelevant|
|Gang leader||Spawn your closet outside Security. Create a drug cartel. Get beat with a mop for spray painting the AI.||Nightmarish||Depends on job|
|Gangster||Join the gang with the coolest hats. Brutally murder other bustas.||Medium||Depends on job|
|Revolutionary||Greytide to your heart's content. Attempt to bring the spirit of Che Guevera to the station, channel Maximilien Robespierre instead.||Easy to Hard||Depends on job|
|Spy Thief||Attempt to claim your bounty in the Bridge, only to find the captain waiting there with a gun.||Easy to Hard||Depends on job|
|Vampire||Stand in the Chapel. Bluhh!!||Easy to Hard||Depends on job|
Some antagonists don't have their own modes and thus less common. Others only appear under certain circumstances.
|Antagonist Roles Without Their Own Mode|
|Werewolf||Appearance: Mixed (Action) mode
Run around with a top hat. Howl at the ice moon.
|Hard||Pry doors open|
|Wraith||Appearance: Traitor and Mixed (Action) modes
Spook the crew's guts out. Get shot in the face when you manifest to gloat. Repeat once.
|Wrestler||Appearance: Mixed (Action) mode
Wrestle everybody and everything. Who needs that belt anyway?
|Medium||Depends on job|
|Predator||Appearance: Random event
Hunt the crew for trophies. Get murdered by cyborgs in ten minutes or less.
|Hard||Pry doors open|
|Grinch||Appearance: Christmas season
Destroy all the garland. Have your poisoned donuts forcefed to you.
|Mean||Depends on job|
|Krampus||Appearance: Christmas season, special spawn
Squirm. Scream. Block doors. Get stuck in space.
Special roles for players.
|AI||Open doors. Get bored. Retract airbridges. Purge all the nonhumans.||Psychologically devastating||Everything|
|Cyborg||Ignore the AI, play dress-up. Write "fart" in tiles at escape. Run out of power.||Medium||Everything|
|Monkey||Become the chef's assistant. Get put on the spike for sandwich pizza pie.||Nightmarish||Depends on job, walk under tables, climb into mail chutes|
|Cluwne||THE RINGMASTER DOESN'T RUN THE CIRCUS... HONK!!!!||KILL ME PLEASE IT HURTS TO LIVE HONK HONK!!!||Whatever ID you used to have, assuming no enterprising thieves steal it|
|Ghost||Whine in deadchat. Desperately try to make Robotics and Genetics remember your corpse. Show off your haircut. Give advice to the local poltergeist.||Spooky||Irrelevant
|Ghost Drone||Repair stuff. Get a shit hat put on you by some shadow. Attempt to take it off. Fail. Suicide out of misery.||Easy||Engineer, squeeze through doors|
|Critter||Drink beer. Eat food. Steal crayons. Get squished.||Easy||Depends on the critter.|
|Santa Claus||Flood the station with presents and snacks. Spread the magic of Christmas/Spacemas wherever you go.||Jolly||Everything (minus Head of Security's Office, Armory)|
Job of the Day
Every day, one of these jobs will be available.
|Job of the Day|
|Tourist||Run around taking photos of the floor. Space yourself within minutes.||Easy||None|
|Vice Officer||Raid Botany; smoke their weed. Raid the Kitchen; eat their burgers.||Medium||Security, Brig, Hydroponics, Kitchen, Bar, Maintenance|
|Lawyer||Have your suitcase stolen; represent the thief in court.||Easy||Security, Brig, Maintenance|
|Barber||Give a bald man an afro with barber magic. Dye it pink. Cut it off and wear it. Repeat.||Frustrating||Maintenance|
|Boxer||Punch the Captain in the face. Turn up naked in the Brig.||Easy||Maintenance|
|Mailman||Go postal. Suffocate while trying to get to your office.||Easy||Maintenance|
All these jobs are exclusively available to those who join a round after it starts, though slots are still limited, of course. They don't have very much of a job, leaving them to get into whatever antics they wish. On the latejoin "Select a Job" menu, they appear under the "Special Jobs" header. (Try not to read too much into that), usually in black font, alongside slots for Barber, Lawyer, Boxer, and Tourist.
Note: Job titles in italics are alternative job titles, which are sometimes used in replacement of the standard one.
Slots for these particular jobs always appear every round.
|VIP (Senator, President, CEO, Board Member, Mayor, Vice-President, Governor)||Indulge in rampant corporate scandal. Hire random thugs as bodyguards. Abuse your fancy cane. Get overthrown by security.||Medium||Bridge|
|Pharmacist||Synthesize "safe" and "effective" medication. Sell them to clueless assistants. Create Strange Reagent all day, every day.||Easy||Research Corridors, Chemistry, Medbay, Morgue, Tech Storage, Maintenance|
|Union Rep||Demand equal rights for staff assistants. Get arrested for inciting a mob.||Medium||None|
|Diplomat (Ambassador)||Try to establish peaceful relations between humans and skeletons as murderous skeletons roam the station.||Medium||None|
|Musician||Lay down some smooth jams. Have a rap-off with a brobot; lose terribly.||Easy||None|
|Salesman (Merchant)||Start a black market; find no one willing to buy your wares. Get subsequently looted.||Easy||None|
|Journalist||Pursue the next big scoop. Ask the saber-wielding traitor if he has time for some questions. Tip your hat; explode.||Easy||None|
|Coach||Blow your whistle at people. Try playing dodgeball using wrenches. FEEL THE BURN.||Easy||None|
|Sous Chef||Criticize the chef's cooking skills. Get hit over the head with a rolling pin.||Easy||Kitchen|
|Waiter||Relay your customer's orders to the kitchen; receive nothing but silence. Slip on a pool of vomit.||Easy||Kitchen, Bar|
|Apiculturist (Apiarist)||Bees. Bees everywhere.||Easy||Hydroponics, Maintenance|
|Radio Show Host (Talk Show Host)||Host a radio show to keep the crew entertained. Be ignored. Play fart music out of boredom.||Easy||Maintenance|
|Psychologist (Therapist, Psychotherapist)||Cover the Clown in gold star stickers. Prescribe amphetamines for every problem. Succumb to madness.||Easy||Medbay, Morgue, Pathology, Maintenance|
|Head Surgeon||Have an identity crisis with a cardboard box/medibot & a Markov chain bot. Try to reestablish your authority over the Medical department. Get shot by guy who superseded you.||Medium to Hard||Bridge, Medbay, Genetics, Robotics, Morgue, Pathology, Maintenance|
|Mime||Have your hat AND mask stolen by the Clown. Attempt to explain how your vow of silence is not a vow at all in screams and farts. Get shot in the face while typing your custom emote.||. . .||Maintenance|
Meanwhile, these jobs are not always available every round and only have a random chance of appearing.
|Randomly-Appearing Gimmick Jobs|
|Test Subject||Hide under tables. Insult people who can't understand you. Infuriate the entire station.||Hard||None, walk under tables, climb into mail chutes|
|Regional Director||Pretend that you're important; get your all-access ID looted immediately.||Medium||Everything (minus Head of Security's Office, Armory)|
|Inspector||Criticize everyone at every possible opportunity. Get toolboxed by ungrateful crew members.||Medium||Medbay, Research Sector, Bridge, Computer Core, Bar, Kitchen, Hydroponics, Cargo Bay, Security, EVA, Maintenance|
|Hollywood Actor||Attempt to channel your inner Rambo in the face of danger. Fail horribly.||Easy||None|
This is stuff that's either still in development, more or less abandoned for the time being, niche, or is entirely too ridiculous to be a regular feature.
|Hard-mode Traitor||Look up to the big boys; cry yourself to sleep because you don't get any of their fancy toys.||Medium to Hard||Depends on job|
|Omnitraitor||Spit acid, cast fireballs, summon bats, hit people with your sword - all at the same time!||Trivial||Pry doors open, walk through walls|
|Zombie||Moan for brains over the radio. Get beaten by a mob.||Apocalyptic||Depends on job|
|Flockmind||Shout indecipherable nonsense at the AI. Get completely ignored. Boss around your drones. Get completely ignored.||Work in Progress||Irrelevant|
|Macho Man||MACHO MADNESS, SKYYYY'S THE LIMIT!||GUARANTEED VICTORY||YEAH|
|Syndicate Special Operative||Get shot by your own team-mates. Slip over your own blood, lose your rifle to an Assistant. Explode.||Turkey Shoot to Cannon Fodder||Everything (minus Head of Security's Office, Armory)|
|NT-SO Special Operative||Fire you gun incessantly just to hear it pew-pew. Lose your laser assault rifle to a Clown. Defeat an ancient eldritch monster from the stars, only to die of suffocation.||Contra to X-COM||Everything (minus Head of Security's Office, Armory)|
|Battler||Spend on your syndie donks on Space damage. Get attacked while waiting for the lootbox opening animation to finish. Escape, only to die to a BATTLE STORM.||April Fool||Everything (minus Head of Security's Office, Armory)|
Jobs that are no longer available to players.
|Elite Security||Gave players more power to punish each other; re-enacted the Stanford Prison Experiment immediately.||Hard||Everything|
|Chemist||Blew up the station with nothing but potato chips and water. Drove admins to drink.||Easy to Hard||Chemistry, Research Corridors|
|Technical Assistant||Stole everything not nailed down in Engineering. Screwed up the Singularity three minutes in without fail.||Easy||Tech Storage, Maintenance|
|Medical Assistant||Stole everything not nailed down in Medbay. Demanded superpowers. Whined to admins when turned into a monkey.||Easy||Medbay, Maintenance|
|Atmospheric Technician||Gassed the crew. Started more fires than they were supposed to stop. Lost relevance after atmospherics was significantly streamlined and revamped.||Easy||EVA, Maintenance|
|Spy||Tried to fix what was wrong with Rev. Turned the station into Thunderdome anyway.||Hard||Depended on job|
|Intruder||Attempted to re-enact the The Colour Out of Space. Discontinued by higher inscrutable powers before it could even land.||Eldritch||Float through walls|
|Martian||Harvested the station crew for meat and turned them into fellow spaghetti monsters. Abandoned due to spaghetti code.||Squishy||None|
|Jobs on Space Station 13|
Staff Assistant - Chef - Barman - Chaplain - Janitor - Botanist - Clown - Job of the Day - Gimmick jobs
Engineer - Mechanic - Miner - Quartermaster
| Medical & Research:|
Medical Doctor - Geneticist - Roboticist - Scientist
| Command & Security:|
Security Officer - Detective - Chief Engineer - Medical Director - Research Director - Head of Security - Head of Personnel - Captain
| Antagonist Roles:|
Changeling - Nuclear Operative - Traitor - Wizard - Vampire - Wraith - Blob - Werewolf - Predator - Grinch - Krampus
Gang Member - Revolutionary - Spy Thief - Wrestler - Flockmind - Gimmick antagonist roles
| Special Roles:|
Artificial Intelligence - Cluwne - Critter - Cyborg - Ghost - Ghostdrone - Monkey - Santa Claus