NATURE OF WORK
DHSES Training Extras function as actors in exercise simulations to ensure the readiness of New York States law enforcement and emergency personnel to respond to natural, technological and terrorism related disasters. The exercises may include hundreds of participants with simulated gun fire, explosions, serious vehicular accidents, hostage situations, infrastructure disaster, and traumatic or fatal injury.
DHSES Training Extras participate in various exercises incorporating real-life scenarios, and portray such roles as aggressor, perpetrator, terrorist, or a non-combatant who is assigned a specific role such as hostage, victim, bystander or an endangered citizen; follow instructions and physically maintain positions for long periods of time, wearing clothing or gear that relates to the assigned role; operate equipment, including simulated firearms and weaponry, as directed; and participate in post-exercise interviews and debriefings.
Note: The minimum qualifications and duties for each role vary according to the specific nature of the simulation, and the role required of the training extra.
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.