• ON/OFF GAP WORKER

    Requisition ID
    2018-33158
    Property
    Retama Park Racetrack - San Antonio, TX
    Category
    Racing
    Position Type
    Seasonal/Temporary
  • What would I be doing?

    POSITION SUMMARY

    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.

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    (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.

    What are we looking for?

    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:

     

    Knowledge of:

    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.

     

    Ability to:

    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

     

    What would it be like to work at this property?

    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.

     

    Retama Park

    One Retama Parkway

    Selma, Texas 78154

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