• Seasonal - Outrider

    Location US-NM-Hobbs
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/17/2019 4:19 PM)
    Job ID
    Casino Property
    Zia Park Casino
    Position Type
    Racing Operations
  • Overview


    Don’t just work. Work Happy.


    A career in gaming? At Penn National Gaming we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.


    An individual could be successful if they possess the following.


    This Position is a Seasonal role from September - December 2019 

    Your daily responsibilities include

    Promotes safety for personnel, guests and horses at the Zia Park Racetrack by performing the following duties:

    • Must enforce the Racing Commission Rules of Racing while on the racetrack, writing reports of all violations that take place while on duty.
    • Arrives on sound trained horse at the appointed time to lead procession of horses in post-position order to starting gate.
    • Leads or trails the post parade of each live race, keeping horses in line for the parade and releasing them for "warm up" before the race.
    • If requested, arrives on suitable pony ready for work at the appointed time for opening the track for training during training hours.
    • Rides after runaway horse to aid rider to regain control.
    • Catches any loose horses on the track while on duty.
    • Diverts riders from competitor involved in accident on racetrack.
    • Assists horse ambulance workers to remove injured horse from track.
    • Must be available to work for any training or racing hours.
    • Grooms and cares for own horse.
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Racing Commission Rules of Racing policies and applicable laws.
    • Responsibilities include addressing complaints and resolving problems.
    • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and team members may also be asked to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned.

    To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

    • Must be minimum of 18 years of age
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Must be an experienced rider, and have a pony rider license. 
    • Must be able to catch loose or troubled horses while maintaining control of the pony being ridden.
    • Must be knowledgeable of the Rules of Racing.
    • Must qualify for an Outrider’s license with Racing Commission
    • Excellent customer service/communication skills
    • Must meet professional appearance standards as prescribed by company policy.


    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES                                                   

    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Racing Commission Rules of Racing policies and applicable laws.
    • Directly supervises all riders/pony personnel while they are on the track. 



    Ability to read and interpret documents in English, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to read and communicate verbally in English. Written communication skills in English may also be required. Ability to speak and understand Spanish is an asset.



    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.



    Employee must be able to qualify for licenses and permits required by federal, state and local regulations.



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Must be able to catch loose or troubled horses while maintaining control of the pony being ridden.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.


    The employee must regularly lift, push, pull and/or move up to 75 pounds and have the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces.



    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while

    performing the essential functions of this job. Able to perform duties in all weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


    Employee could be exposed to an environment containing unrestricted second hand tobacco smoke.




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