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Horse Racing Official (Judge, Standardbred) - Closing date extended

By: Talk Of The Turf


Surrey, BC


Annual Salary: 105000 CAD

Job Description

Posting Title

BAND 2 - Horse Racing Official (Judge, Standardbred) - Closing date extended

Position Classification

Band 2



Work Options



Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA (Primary)

Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA

Salary Range

$74,300.00 - $105,000.04 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Public Safety & Sol General

Ministry Branch / Division

Gaming Policy & Enforcement Branch

Job Summary

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, race tracks, and designated horse racing training centres in order to ensure the safety and integrity of horse racing.

To accomplish this, the position 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. As an effective communicator with analytical and problem-solving skills, we encourage you to apply to this challenging and rewarding opportunity.

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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience with administrative law
  • Experience with veterinary medicine and related drugs in context of the Racing Industry
  • Experience with the Gaming Control Act of BC
  • Accreditation with the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI)/Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP), as a Judge.

For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected].

About this Position:

Amendment (November 28, 2023): Posting closing date extended to December 10, 2023.

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.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

This position is excluded from union membership.

Working for the BC Public Service:

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact [email protected] or 778-405-3452.


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