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The DFA Horse Racing Supervisor is responsible for the reconciliation and audit of pari-mutuel wagering, licensing fees, and fines to ensure monies due the

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Special Job Requirements:

Shift work involving irregular working hours to include holidays and weekends, is required during live racing season.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small professional and security staff charged with regulating Arkansas thoroughbred racing activities including reconciliation of various fees and fines collected, licensing of participants, and maintenance of reports, correspondence, and rulings. Interviews and selects applicants, trains employees, assigns and reviews work, and sets work hours during live thoroughbred racing season. Provides assistance to members of the thoroughbred racing community and general public concerning licensing requirements and application preparation. Monitors proper licensing of participants per racing program, ensures that a scratch card is submitted to the Board of Stewards to remove the horse from racing, and meets with the Board of Stewards daily to proof racing programs. Develops and maintains spreadsheets to report all monies collected, oversees the collection and balancing of money received from franchise holders, tote reports, licenses, and fines. Deposits funds daily and forwards information to Racing Commission Manager. Reviews and maintains rulings issued by Board of Stewards regarding thoroughbred racing participants and forwards rulings to the Racing Commission for approval. Responds to inquiries and/or complaints by licensees, employees, and the general public regarding state or federal laws, Commission rules and regulations, or agency policy. Prepares annual comparison report of yearly wagering, attendance, state collections, and other statistical information for use in responding to inquiries received by the Racing Commission. Maintains inventory of equipment, supplies, license application forms, and other required Racing Commission forms. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of national and state laws, rules, and regulations governing thoroughbred racing and pari-mutuel wagering. Knowledge of the principals and practices of accounting and auditing. Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices. 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 monitor pari-mutuel wagering activity and ensure compliance with State racing rules and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field; plus five years of experience in accounting, auditing, or a related field, including one year in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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