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Horse Racing Director

Date Posted:  Jun 25, 2022
Requisition ID:  338381

Anderson, IN, US, 46013


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population.  As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


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.


Position-Specific Information:


This position will report to the Veterinarian and will be responsible for the blood gas program blood draws.  The Director will keep a record of the Blood Gas chain of custody.  Additional responsibilities include ensuring proper regulations are met in the handling of biological hazardous waste, supervising the handling of all laboratory specimens to prevent tampering, confusion, or contamination and to ensure employees adhere to Commission policies related to protecting the integrity of the industry.

This pay for this position typically starts at $18.24 per hour. 


About the Job:


As the Horse Racing Director, you will be responsible for the Blood Gas program. In this position, you will be responsible for record keeping and ensuring proper regulations are met.

A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Provide oversight of Blood Gas program operations. 
  • Supervise the handling of all laboratory specimens to prevent tampering, confusion, or contamination. 
  • Keep proper records of blood gas activity and sample specimens to ensure the integrity of the chain of custody. 
  • Prepare and deliver samples for shipment to testing laboratory. 
  • Draw blood on horses as directed by Commission Blood Gas Policy. 
  • Serve as back up for the Veterinary Technician(s) in the Test Barn. 


The job description 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.  

What You'll Need for Success:


This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • A Registered Veterinary Technician (such as a graduate of Purdue University Veterinary Technology Program or its equivalent) is preferred. 
  • Record keeping, administrative and supervisory skills. 
  • Practical experience with large animals, preferably horses. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Indiana Horse Racing Commission rules and regulations.  
  • Broad knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and terminology. 
  • Broad knowledge of chemistry, laboratory procedures and terminology. 
  • Knowledge of security procedures as applied to laboratory organization and policies. 
  • Ability to obtain biological samples from animal subjects. 
  • Ability to apply analytical skills to select appropriate guidelines and formulate and follow through a variety of investigative and/or research projects. 
  • Fingerprinting and the ability to pass a limited criminal history check is required for this position. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.


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.

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Nearest Major Market: Anderson