Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
70921 11 ST A3 N 722-06 03/21/2016
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JOB CODE: 70921

DEFINITION: This is managerial work directing the overall administrative and enforcement operations of the Bureau of Thoroughbred Horse Racing or the Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing.

An employee in this job directs and coordinates all administrative and enforcement operations as directed by the Commissioners of the State Horse Racing Commission in accordance with applicable laws and policies. Work involves directing, through subordinate managers, the Commissions’ commonwealth-wide equine regulatory racing activities related to enforcement, licensing, marketing, breeding incentive programs, and procurement. Work includes overseeing the development and implementation of policies and procedures affecting the licensing of racing participants, processing of breeding incentive award payments, administration of racetrack-specific offices, utilization of staff, enforcement of racing laws, and the commission approved equine toxicology testing program. Work is performed with a high degree of independence, and is subject to review by administrative supervisors and the State Horse Racing Commission for effectiveness.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

Plans, organizes, and directs the operations of the Bureau of Thoroughbred Horse Racing or the Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing and their associated racetracks.

Oversees the regulation of pari-mutuel wagering through oversight of the Bureau of Thoroughbred Horse Racing or the Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing enforcement and licensing activities.

Serves as a State Horse Racing Commission liaison with the Department of Agriculture, and reviews and evaluates the work products prepared by agency staff in support of Commission programs and activities.

Directs the equine drug testing program.

Advises and consults with racing Commissioners and agency executive staff regarding trends in racing and issues related to the internal operation of the racetracks.

Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with members of the Legislature, Governor’s Office, equine racing industry representatives, and other Commonwealth agencies.

Directs the development, evaluation, and implementation of Bureau of Thoroughbred Horse Racing or Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing policies and procedures.

Plans and participates in the discussion of testing methodology, drafting language for commissioners to determine interpretation of testing protocols, and approving standard operational procedures involving the commission-approved testing program.

Evaluates the enforcement and security programs at racetracks and off-track wagering facilities.

Participates in the development and administration of the budget for the Bureau of Thoroughbred Horse Racing or the Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing.

Reviews mandated physical racetrack changes as approved by the Commission.

Conducts studies of race track operations, including investigations, enforcement, surveillance, and licensing activities to ensure regulatory integrity and compliance with racing rules, regulations, and laws and makes recommendations for improvement.

Provides direction and oversight to staff to ensure the racetrack and the racing surfaces are safe and properly maintained.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

An employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge of the methods, principles, and practices of investigation and law enforcement.

Knowledge of administrative management methods.

Knowledge of budget principles and practices.

Knowledge of the principles and methodology used in the collection, analysis, and presentation of data.

Knowledge of techniques used in policy research and program analysis and planning.

Ability to analyze and interpret policies, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (NOTE: These are expected of an employee performing the work of this job at the full performance level. These may not be evaluated by the State Civil Service commission or used for Civil Service examination purposes and are not position-specific performance standards.):

Ability to maintain racing integrity by integrating priorities of the Bureau with Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission officials.

Ability to formulate strategic planning initiatives.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

Five years of experience in the management of a licensed Thoroughbred or Standardbred horse racing entity or equivalent racing experience;


Certification as a Thoroughbred or Standardbred horse racing official;


Any other criteria established by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission.