Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Backstretch Security

Location US-OH-Youngstown
Job ID
Casino Property
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley
Security/Surveillance/ EMT




Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley 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.

Your daily responsibilities include

  • Provide for a secure work environment for all personnel in the Stable Area
  • Constantly be alert for any safety concerns that may jeopardize the well being of any persons or animals on the property
  • Protect against any potential loss or damage
  • Requires vigilant observation, accurate reporting, adherence to all policy directives
  • Maintain a conspicuous presence at controlled entry points and during routine patrols
  • Required to manually monitor all activity in assigned area of responsibility, as well as the immediate surroundings
  • Responsible for the reporting of incidents that are suspicious in nature
  • Assignment to the Backside will perform regular safety patrols throughout the entire Stable Area each shift and note any unusual incidents or hazards encountered and the actions taken to address or correct each incident
  • Utilize the Security Vehicle and provide detailed foot patrol in an effort to ensure compliance with all Stable Area Rules, as well as to maintain a highly visible presence
  • Security Officers will be carefully selected for positions of trust and responsibility in our Company; in addition, selection for duty in the Stable Area requires a commitment to working in an environment that may expose the Officer to extremes in weather as well as exposure to persons from various backgrounds and locations who may not be at all familiar with our policies or procedures.
  • Officers are expected to work well under pressure and with little direct supervision, and to maintain a friendly, professional demeanor at all times.
  • All Officers, during the course of their Stable Area Barn Walks, will be constantly alert for any condition that presents a safety hazard to persons or horses on property, or otherwise impedes the safe operation of all fire suppression systems available as well as the routine conduct of daily business operation.
  • Any safety concerns discovered will be immediately abated using any means necessary. Officers will correct any condition they themselves can address; if the condition exists in a barn and a Trainer is responsible, the Trainer will be instructed to correct the condition immediately.
  • Issues or conditions that are the responsibility of HGMV will be brought to the attention of the Facilities department or any other contracted service provider as appropriate to address serious physical issues. All such incidents will be documented by the responding Officer – routine (non-emergency) incidents will be recorded on the Daily Activity Log, while more serious incidents will be documented in the form of an Incident Report.
  • 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. Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises with appropriate notification to Team Members. 

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

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Able to handle stressful situations dealing with the general public
  • Ability to work in an environment, which may be noisy
  • Employing tact when dealing with difficult team members, guests or situations.
  • Ability to identify and quickly respond to potential problems, conflicts and to defend oneself and others in combative situations
  • Run on level or graded surfaces, as well as, up and down stairs
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently move around all work areas, including walking and standing for long periods of time
  • Must possess a valid state issued driver’s license
  • Ability to multi-task as required, officers cover a wide variety of different posts and work with all departments
  • Physically mobile with reasonable accommodations, including the ability to push, pull, carry and lift up to 35lbs., and the ability to push , pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job related duties in varying work areas, such as confined spaces.
  • Ability to adapt and adjust as necessary

Something to leave you with

Whether you prefer being at the center of it all or working behind the scenes, there’s a role for you at Penn National Gaming. We are a growing company but as big as we are, we still feel like family.  The areas of career opportunity with Penn are ideal for just about any skill set.  Our company wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment anywhere within the organization.



Equal Opportunity Employer



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