Oversee race meetings and enforce the rules of racing that are applicable in their home jurisdiction. Coordinates and directs racing activities at the racetrack.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
•Confers with track management and studies prior racing and attendance records to plan types of races to schedule.
•Assigns workers to duties, such as inspecting entrants, starting and judging races to comply with racing commission regulations
•Observes workers performing duties to ensure compliance with commission rules and track policy
•Approves or disapproves requests of handlers to change equipment on horses
•Confers with veterinary personnel regarding horses unfit to race
•Writes reports to comply with state racing commission rules, such as recording and reporting all complaints, actions taken and penalties imposed
•Ability to work required overtime
•Regular punctual attendance required
•Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The equivalent of two years of full-time experience which involved working directly with the pari-mutuel horse racing industry as a racing official, such as a placing judge, paddock judge, racing secretary, clerk of scales, steward, assistant steward, or other racing official that involved interpreting rules of horse racing and making judgments or the equivalent of five years of full-time experience in the pari-mutuel horse racing industry in a non-official capacity that still involved interpreting the rules of horse racing, such as jockey, trainer, owner or closely related occupation.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
• Must be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays
• Occasionally required to stand, walk and sit throughout the assigned shift
• Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
Education and Experience Requirements
Applicant must be accredited throught the Racing Officials Accreditation Program as a Racing Official or Steward, meet the experience and continuing education requirements of the program, and be in good standing with all racing jurisdictions.
Must be able to obtain and maintain Arkansas State Licensing
Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check that may include fingerprinting, driver's and credit check