ASSISTANT RACE SECRETARY
Job Description

Penn National Gaming has thrilled and entertained guests since 1971 when it all began as a horse racing venue.  From a single race track, we have grown to be one of the nation’s largest gaming companies, operating properties that offer broad and diverse gaming and pari-mutuel wagering experiences.  PENN is dedicated to becoming the undisputed leader in guest service by offering a Red Carpet experience for each and every guest.

Your daily responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for fostering a fun environment

  • Responsible for being a gracious host to all guests and co-workers

  • Responsible for promoting a positive influence in the community and participating in company-sponsored events
  • Works with Racing Secretary to analyze official past performance records to create and arrange races between horses of equal experience and ability.
  • Confers with racing secretary  to plan types of races to schedule and to determine purse for each race
  • Reviews application requesting permission to enter and train horse for competition
  • Accepts application and entrance fees from owners-trainers
  • Registers names of persons having financial interest in horse
  • Reviews racing information to be published in newspaper, racing form, and daily racing program
  •  Assists Racing Secretary in overseeing other racing personnel. Records information regarding official racing result to keep file on each horse's ability
  • Observes race to study ability and form of horse, verifies selection of entries,
  • Acts as liaison with horsemen on racing related matters
To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set:

Job Requirements

  • Must have an outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic attitude
  • Must enjoy hosting others
  • Must be comfortable initiating conversations and creating a fun environment with our guests
  • Must be 18 years of age

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Read, write legibly, understand and speak English

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications (Excel, Access, Word)

  • Must be licensed with United States Trotting Association

  • Must be licensed with Ohio Racing Commission

  • Excellent customer service/communication skills

  • Must meet professional appearance standards as prescribed by company policy.

  • Must be able to respond to visual and oral cues

  • Able to work at a fast pace in often crowded/noisy environment

  • Physically mobile with reasonable accommodations including ability to push, pull, carry and lift up to 25 lbs., and the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces

Something to leave you with:

Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment.

Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what we're about!

Equal Opportunity Employer


Company Overview

Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The Company presently operates twenty-nine facilities in nineteen jurisdictions, including Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario. In aggregate, Penn National's operated facilities feature approximately 36,800 gaming machines, 850 table games, 2,900 hotel rooms and 1.6 million square feet of gaming floor space.


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