Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Lead Outrider

Location US-NM-Hobbs
Job ID
2020-75310
Casino Property
Zia Park Casino
Position Type
Seasonal-Full time
Category
Racing

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.

Your daily responsibilities include

Promotes safety for personnel, guests and horses at the Zia Park and Black Gold Casino by performing the following duties.

  • Must enforce the New Mexico Rules of Racing while on the racecourse, writing reports of all violations that take place while on duty.
  • Arrives on suitable pony at the appointed time to lead procession of riders 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.
  • 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 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 outrider pony.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervises all jockeys, assistant outriders, exercise riders and pony people while they are on the track.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the New Mexico Rules of Racing policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Must be an experienced rider, and have held 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 New Mexico Rules of Racing.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must qualify for an Outrider's License with the New Mexico Racing Commission. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

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.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  Employee must be able to ride for up to 5 hours at a time.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Something to leave you with

Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment.

 

Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what we're about!

 

   

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

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