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Horse Racing Official (Judge, Standardbred)

Website BC Public Service - Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Government of British Columbia

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Currently, there is one (1) position available in Surrey or Vancouver.

This position has full time on-site requirements. 
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Horse Racing Official (Judge, Standardbred)

$74,300.00 – $105,000.04 annually

The Racing Division is responsible for overseeing horse racing events, determining the outcome of each race and adjudicating any related matters to ensure and improve public confidence in the racing industry. Horse Racing Officials (Stewards & Judges) are responsible for monitoring and enforcing the Rules of Thoroughbred & Standardbred Racing, Regulations and Policies at all race meetings, racetracks and designated horse racing training centres to ensure the safety and integrity of horse racing.

To accomplish this, the Horse Racing Official (Judge, Standardbred) works with horse racing regulatory agencies and associations in other jurisdictions, nationally and internationally, to identify problem businesses and individuals; the horse racing industry to ensure processes and safeguards are effective without creating bureaucratic delays; racing officials, medical, veterinary and drug testing functionaries, owners, and racing trades including drivers, jockeys, trainers, grooms, and blacksmiths concerning licences to work in the horse racing industry; other Judges and Stewards to ensure consistency in practices; and other members of the Racing Division who work together to ensure the integrity of horse racing in the province. This position assumes a leadership role in developing and maintaining key relations within the BC government, federal and provincial government officials and external agencies. 

The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion in every business now and as we transition to the IGCO. We recognize the intersectionality of our workforce, partners and the BC residents whom we serve, and we support and foster culturally sensitive and safer workplaces and service delivery.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Grade twelve (12) education or equivalent
  • Five (5) years of experience working in the pari-mutuel standardbred horse racing industry as a Racing Official, (Judge, Inspector, Paddock Judge, Racing Secretary or other racing official involved interpreting the rules of horse racing and making judgements), OR,
  • Seven (7) years of experience in the pari-mutuel standardbred horse racing industry in a non-Racing Official position that still involved interpreting the Rules of Horse Racing, such as Driver, or Trainer.

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