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Breed Development Residency Program Coordinator

Date Posted:  Oct 13, 2021
Requisition ID:  270621

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC):

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.



The salary for this position may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

The individual serves as the Breed Development Residency Program Coordinator for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC).  The individual is responsible for coordinating and administering the residency inspection program for the Quarter Horse, Standardbred and Thoroughbred Breed Development Programs within the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.  This position involves a high degree of discretion in interpretation, application and execution of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission’s rules and regulations.  The individual often speaks for representatives of the Governor appointed Indiana Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred and Standardbred Breed Development Advisory Committees, and reports to the Director of Racing for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 


  • Oversee the inspection programs for the Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Breed Development Programs which are regulated by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission;
  • Coordinate schedules for contract field inspectors;
  • Review and verify inspection reports submitted by contract field inspectors on a weekly basis. Organize any follow-up that may be necessary due to irregularities contained within weekly reports;
  • Initiate and coordinate investigations, when needed, into suspected violations of Breed Development Program rules and regulations. Provide documentation of investigations by issuing reports, recommendations and plans of action;
  • Develop informational and promotional materials to aid in the education of participants regarding the guidelines of residency components of the Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Breed Development Programs;
  • Review, verify and input incoming registrations to the Breed Development monitoring system.  From this information, develop inspection schedules for contract field inspectors, and reporting functions for program metrics;
  • Maintain, verify and provide weekly updates to the registration lists on the three Breed Development websites utilizing the information contained within the Breed Development monitoring system;
  • Perform periodic reviews of the inspection program to identify ways to streamline the effectiveness of the program;
  • Produce quarterly, and as requested, statistics and reports on program participation;
  • Perform field inspections during peak periods, or as needed;
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Racing and Breed Development for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission;

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: 


  • Ability to organize an inspection work team and efficiently and effectively accomplish a specified task;
  • Ability to assimilate and apply program policies and IHRC rules to situations encountered;
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an environment that relies on modern communications and computer devices and services such as cell phones, laptop computers, the Internet, computer office products, databases, geographic information systems, etc;
  • Ability to manage and maintain multiple programs on a daily basis;
  • Ability to communicate all three Breed Development Programs and IHRC rules and regulations to industry participants;
  • Ability to tactfully gain the cooperation of program participants;
  • Ability to manage and control individual or groups of horses;
  • Ability to communicate both written and orally; 
  • Ability to anticipate problems and initiate corrective action;
  • Ability to work with persons of all social and economic backgrounds.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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