Position Overview The Test Barn Technicians shall be responsible for the collection and sealing of horse urine samples in accordance with chain of custody procedures and adhering to test barn operational procedures. Working hours and days are designated in concurrence with scheduled post times at each racetrack. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Incumbent is responsible for following commission rules, policies and procedures regarding sample collection and chain of custody. Knowledge of commission rules, policies and procedures regarding sample collection is a plus. 2. Hands-on experience with large animals, preferably horses, is desired. Sample of Duties 1. The test barn technicians shall, in accordance with commission standard operating procedures, procure a urine sample of each horse entering the test barn for testing. 2. The test barn technicians shall be responsible for verifying the tattoo/freeze brand of each horse entering the test barn. 3. The test barn technicians may be responsible for verifying whip welts, cuts, etc. on horses as assigned. 4. The test barn technicians shall maintain the test barn in a clean and orderly fashion. 5. Other duties as assigned. Responsibility As the initial link in the chain of custody for testing samples, the responsibility of the incumbent is substantial. The consequences of errors are considerable. An error or failure to follow proper procedures may result in an undeserved suspension to the livelihood of the horses’ licensed trainer. Such a licensee suspension could include substantial fines being levied (up to $10,000). On the other hand, an error or failure to follow proper procedures may permit a trainer guilty of a drug violation rule to go unpunished. Cost, including legal fees, of employee mistakes may also be substantial. Employee will be fingerprinted and must be able to pass a limited criminal history check.
Type: Contract | Location: Shelbyville, Indiana
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