Assistant Steward - Washington

State of Washington
Horse Racing Commission

invites applications for the position of: 
Assistant Steward (Racing Official 2) / Seasonal, Part-Time

SALARY:
$18.67 - $24.43 Hourly

 

OPENING DATE: 02/01/19

 

CLOSING DATE: 02/24/19 11:59 PM

 

DESCRIPTION:

Work Shift:  This is a part-time, seasonal position based at the Emerald Downs Race Track in Auburn, Washington.  Live racing season typically runs from mid April to late September.  

The working environment is an office location, one in the administration office in the stable area and the other in the upper level of the grandstand to monitor and review live racing. The work schedule is flexible based on the scheduled times and dates that live racing is conducted.  The hours of work will range from week day, evenings, and weekend days plus holidays, usually a maximum of 32 hours per week. Work schedule and hours will vary based on the scheduled times and dates that live racing is conducted. 

As the agency responsible for regulating pari-mutuel horse racing in Washington State, the Washington Horse Racing Commission (WHRC) is committed to maintaining public's confidence in the integrity of the sport. You will be responsible to assist the board of stewards in a daily tasks. You must also cross train in the duties of clocker to be available to record official workouts of horses scheduled to compete. You should also be knowledgeable in other regulatory official duties to fill in when needed.
 
About the Commission
WHRC is comprised of three voting members (a chairperson and two commissioners) appointed by the Governor, and four non-voting ex-officio members (two members of the Senate and two members of the House of Representatives).  The commission appoints an Executive Secretary and staff to carry out its assigned duties and the day-to-day operation of the WHRC.  For more information about the agency, go to http://www.whrc.wa.gov.
 

 

DUTIES:

The Washington Horse Racing Commission is responsible for regulating pari-mutuel horse racing in the state of Washington.  The assistant steward provides support to the board of stewards and must also be knowledgeable in other racing official duties to substitute when needed.
 
Some of what you will be doing include:

  • Working with the board of stewards by assisting in recording daily minutes, prepare conference notices and official rulings.
  • Entering data into the software program to update licensees records and equine records.
  • Answering incoming telephone calls, contact various departments with changes in the daily racing program, (scratched horses, jockey overweights, horses scheduled for testing, and results of races).
  • Operating keyboard that displays final order of finish and notifies patrons of any inquires or objections.
  • Annual review of Title 260 WAC for needed amendments and updates.
  • Perform fill-in clocking duties such as timing and recording official workouts for horses scheduled to compete. Entering data into computer for submission to industry reporting publications.
  • Filling in at other regulatory official duties as needed (paddock judge, clerk of scales, photo finish operator, receiving barn, test barn, film analyst, and others).

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of the pari-mutuel horse racing industry
  • Knowledge of WAC 260 and the ability to enforce the regulations
  • Be able to perform in a fast-paced environment with potentially stressful situations
  • Good communication skills for interaction with the public and stakeholders

 
DESIRED:

  • Accreditation by the Racing Official Accreditation Program
  • Three (3) years of experience in the pari-mutuel industry
  • Three (3) years as a racing official as designated by WAC 260-24

*Applicants which have completed the Racing Official Accreditation Program will be given first consideration.
 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

How to Apply

To begin the online application process, click here and then the green "APPLY" button at the top of the page.

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

  • A current resume, detailing experience, and education

For information or questions about this recruitment, please email doug.moore@whrc.state.wa.us.

NOTE: This position is in a bargaining unit and falls under the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the state of Washington and the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).

The State of Washington is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. We encourage women, veterans, people of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or that need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.
 

 

 

Assistant Steward (Racing Official 2) / Seasonal, Part-Time Supplemental Questionnaire

 

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1.
Do you have knowledge of the pari-mutuel horse racing industry?

 
 Yes
 No

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2.
From the question above, describe your knowledge/experience and how long performed. If this does not apply to you, indicate "n/a" in this space.

 

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3.
Do you have knowledge of WAC 260 and the ability to enforce the regulations?

 
 Yes
 No

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4.
How many months of experience do you have in the pari-mutuel industry?

 
 0-11 months
 12-23 months
 24-35 months
 36-47 months
 48 months or more

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5.
How many months of experience do you have as a racing official as designated by WAC 260-24?

 
 0-11 months
 12-23 months
 24-35 months
 36-47 months
 48 months or more

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6.
Do you hold accreditation by the Racing Official Accreditation Program?

 
 Yes
 No

* Required Question

Accepting Application Dates: 
February 1, 2019 to February 21, 2019
Contact Info: 

Contact Information

First Name: 
Doug
Last Name: 
Moore
Address Form: 
6326 Martin Way
Suite 209
Olympia, WA 98516
United States

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