Test Barn Attendant in Shelbyville, IN 46176

State of Indiana

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Agency Statement:
About the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC): We know real Hoosier horsepower! The Indiana Horse Racing Commission oversees pari-mutuel horse racing in Indiana while protecting the integrity of the sport through active and diligent regulation.
Salary Statement:
This position typically pays $17.24 per hour, depending on qualifications, limited to working 180 calendar days.

Role Overview:
The Test Barn Attendants shall be responsible for the collection and sealing of horse urine samples in accordance with chain of custody procedures and adhering to test barn operational procedures. Working hours and days are designated in concurrence with scheduled post times at each racetrack. This position is at the Horseshoe Indianapolis facility Shelbyville, IN. This position is located at Horseshoe Indianapolis Shelbyville, IN. Position would be ~5-6 hours per day starting at approximately 1:30 pm and lasting until the last race is finished. Start times vary on some scheduled race days. This schedule would be for racing on selected Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays. The candidate must be available to work all shifts listed above. This position requires following each horse assigned through the entire process of both urine and blood drug testing.

Must be prepared to do manual labor
Work in all weather conditions
Must have appropriate attire for working in a horse barn
Must be willing and able to muck stalls and prepare barn for horse comfort
Large animal experience preferred

Racing Season: April – November – candidates must be available when races are hosted which will include holidays and weekends.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

As the initial link in the chain of custody for testing samples, the responsibility of the incumbent is substantial. The consequences of errors are considerable. An error or failure to follow proper procedures may result in jeopardizing through unwarranted suspension the livelihood of the horses’ licensed trainer. Also, substantial unwarranted fines (up to $10,000). Conversely, an error or failure to follow proper procedures may permit a trainer guilty of a drug violation rule to go unpunished. Cost, including legal fees, of incumbent mistakes may also be substantial. Incumbent will be fingerprinted and must be able to pass a limited criminal history check.

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You’ll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Incumbent is responsible for following commission rules, policies and procedures regarding sample collection and chain of custody. Knowledge of commission rules, policies and procedures regarding sample collection is a plus.
Hands-on experience with large animals, preferably horses, is desired.

Sample of Duties

The test barn attendants shall, in accordance with commission standard operating procedures, procure a urine sample of each horse entering the test barn for testing.
The test barn attendants shall be responsible for verifying the tattoo/freeze brand of each horse entering the test barn.
The test barn attendants may be responsible for verifying whip welts, cuts, etc. on horses as assigned. Filling and maintaining water buckets.
The test barn attendants shall maintain the test barn in a clean and orderly fashion.
Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at jobs@spd.IN.gov.

The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel have you the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.

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