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Test Barn Attendant

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  74261

Anderson, IN, US, 46013

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About the Indiana Horse Racing Commission:

Our Mission: It is the mission of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to oversee pari-mutuel horse racing in Indiana, and to protect the integrity of the sport through active and diligent regulation.



About The Job:

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 intermittent and located at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Indiana.



A Day In The Life:
  • The test barn technicians shall, in accordance with commission standard operating procedures, procure a urine sample of each horse entering the test barn for testing.
  • The test barn technicians shall be responsible for verifying the tattoo/freeze brand of each horse entering the test barn.
  • The test barn technicians may be responsible for verifying whip welts, cuts, etc. on horses as assigned.
  • The test barn technicians shall maintain the test barn in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • 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.
  • Incumbent will work with the Commission Veterinarian on duty, Test Barn Supervisor, licensed trainers and grooms.
Preferred Experience:
What You Will Need For Success:
  • Three (3) years employment or high school diploma. 
  • 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.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.



Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Anderson