Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel located in Altoona, Iowa.
POSITION TITLE: Placing Judge / Entry Clerk
TYPE OF POSITION: Seasonal
RACING SEASON DATES: 84-days from May 1 - September 26 (Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse Racing)
JOB DUTIES: Determine exact order of finish for each race. Post results on totalizator board. Send running numbers during the running of the live race to the tote board. Work in Racing Dept. during non-live racing hours. Takes entries in the Racing Office. Assist with the drawing of entries. Proof read overnight with entry slips for errors/corrections. Proof program pages for errors and report them to the Assistant Racing Secretary or Racing Secretary. Assist in registration of foal papers and other documentation to be on file in the Racing Office. Regular and reliable atttendance. Performs other duties as assigned. Reports unsafe working conditions, takes safety precautions and reports injuries promptly to supervisor or manager. Participates in and fully completes all required safety training. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the Department Director, formally or informally, verbally or in writing.
PHYSICAL CAPACITIES & ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Indoor and outdoor environment. Requires minimal travel from Backside Office and Grandstand. Able to lift up to 25 lbs.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year prior experience as a Racing Official.
LICENSURE: Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission
SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with persons of diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of racing industry as it pertains to daily activity of Racing Department. Demonstrate the ability to uphold the rules of racing and conduct themselves with the highest standards of integrity. Able to use copier, fax machine, computer, phone and radio. Good working knowledge of InCompass / Track Manager system preferred.
This position requires acknowledgment, understanding and adherence to the Mutual Respect Policy. This position requires that co-workers and others be treated with respect, honesty, consideration and cooperation. This position serves "at will" however, two weeks working notice is the proper period.
Interested applicants will need to contact the Racing Office at Prairie Meadows and request an employee application via either regular mail, email or by fax and return it along with a resume to the Prairie Meadows Racing Office. Applicants must be able to pass pre-employment screening which includes physical/drug screen as well as background check and approval by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission in order to be licensed and hired for this position.