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The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Dog Racing Supervisor is responsible for supervising the audit of pari-mutuel wagering to ensure monies due the state of Arkansas are collected, confirming that all entities are properly licensed, and ensuring that the judging of greyhound racing events are properly conducted and official results properly recorded. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Special Job Requirements:

Shift work involving irregular working hours, to include holidays and weekends, is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small professional staff charged with regulating Arkansas greyhound racing by interviewing and selecting applicants, training employees, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Oversees auditing of live, inter-track, and instant pari-mutuel racing to ensure adherence with national and state laws governing greyhound racing and pari-mutuel wagering. Oversees judging of greyhounds prior to and at the conclusion of racing events, and ensures judge’s information for hearings, rulings, and fine impositions are in accordance with Racing Commission rules and regulations. Reviews applications and issues state licenses to owners, trainers, and partnerships, and registers dog kennels. Provides assistance to members of the greyhound racing community and general public concerning licensing requirements and application preparation. Develops and maintains spreadsheets to report all monies collected and prepares weekly financial deposits of licensing fees, fines levied, and first-time start greyhound registration fees. Monitors and inspects greyhounds, verifies and registers litters, and collects registration fees to promote the Arkansas Bred Greyhound program. Acts as Racing Commission Office Auditor and Racing Commission Judge as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of national and state laws, rules, and regulations governing greyhound racing and pari-mutuel wagering. Knowledge of the principals and practices of accounting and auditing. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Ability to utilize existing software to calculate, reconcile, and prepare required reports and to develop and maintain databases. Ability to interpret and explain licensing and registration regulations. Ability to conduct hearings and apply appropriate rules and regulations to determine results. Ability to observe and record official race information according to established policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field; plus two years of experience in accounting, auditing, or a related field, including one year in a supervisory capacity.

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