The On/Off Gap Attendant controls the gap; maintains and waters horse path between races; provides labor support to higher level staff; and performs related tasks within area of assignment.
(These function are intended as a general illustration of the work performed in this job classification and are not all inclusive for this position)
Assumes labor responsibility for control and operations of the gap; opens the gap to let horses on track and closes gap during races.
Cleans, waters and removes horse waste to ensure a clean path; disposes waste properly.
Responsible for safe and efficient use of tools and equipment; maintains and monitors maintenance of equipment as needed.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and innovations in the field of maintenance.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
(Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis)
Some grounds experience or ability to perform these duties.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: (Licenses, Certifications, Testing, etc.):
Possession of, and ability to maintain a valid drivers and gaming license within assigned state of employment.
Must successfully pass background check
Must successfully pass an alcohol and drug screening
Must be willing to work a variety of shifts to include swing shifts and holidays if needed
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Operations, services and activities of horse racing gap operations; principles and practices of equipment usage, management and maintenance; knowledge of thoroughbred racing; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Safely and effectively perform gap and maintenance work and perform duties in all weather conditions; ability to bend, squat, crawl and twist as position requires; dispose of animal waste properly; use tools and equipment; read and follow instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; interpret policies and procedures; interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations
Retama Park Racetrack is a class 1 pari-mutuel horse-racing track located in Selma, Texas a short 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio. The property hosts live racing on weekends with quarter horses running from June 7 through August 10 and live thoroughbred racing from October 4 through December 28; open daily for simulcast wagering. Retama Park features a wide variety of dining options including the Turf and Field Dining Room with panoramic views of the track, the Race Book & Sports Bar offering delicious fare enjoyed while watching simulcast racing or your favorite sports team; or more casual options at the concession stands throughout the facility.
One Retama Parkway
Selma, Texas 78154