You're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is no longer supported. Please update your browser.
BC Public Service

BAND 2 - Horse Racing Official (Judge, Standardbred)

Posted 3 days ago

Job Details



dollar sign74,300 to 105,000 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
BAND 2 - Horse Racing Official (Judge, Standardbred)

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 Unit 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 Unit 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 theIndependent Gambling Control Office (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 (some Secondary School plus experience)
  • Three (3) years of experience working in the pari-mutuel 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 horse racing industry in a non-Racing Official position that still involved interpreting the Rules of Horse Racing, such as Driver, or Trainer, OR
  • Ten (10) years of experience in the pari-mutuel horse racing industry in a non-Racing Official position that still involved interpreting the Rules of Horse Racing, such as Driver, or Trainer, where there is no formal secondary education

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

About this Position:
Currently, there is one (1) position available in Surrey and Vancouver.
This position may be required to travel between the two locations.
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 or 778-405-3452.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Leadership and Management

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-14

Current Openings

Back to search detail

Interested in jobs like this?

Sign up for email alerts
Get job alerts

Work with our Featured Employers

M space man icon M
Watch now
H O T Marketing. Tips. Sauce.
Marketing On Mars Podcast Full episodes twice per month