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Under general direction, to plan, coordinate and direct the accounting, licensing, and other specialized programs of the California Horse Racing Board, to assist in planning and implementing the overall program of the California Horse Racing Board, to act in the absence of the Secretary; and to do other related work.
Plans, coordinates, and directs the accounting, licensing, and specialized functions of the California Horse Racing Board; directs the planning, preparation of the budget and maintenance of accounts and records and reports relative to annual reports, biennial reports, financial condition reports, and record management programs; examines the operation and auditing of the parimutuel pools, prepares difficult correspondence relating to the activities of the Board with individuals and special interest groups; conducts special studies, and performs analysis of special problems as assigned; presides at informal hearings regarding appeals to the California Horse Racing Board and presents findings and recommendations for action to the Board; administers the Stallion Award Program and manages the disbursement of award money; develops and maintains cooperative relations with the public and with representatives of public and private agencies; analyzes, evaluates, and makes recommendations concerning complex license application problems and conducts inter views with applicants and their authorized representatives and interprets the provisions of the Business and Professions Code; prepares agenda, attends meetings of the Board, and handles administrative and executive details concerning administrative hearings, license applications, and licensees; in the absence of the Secretary, conducts Board meetings and manages the overall program of the Board.
Experience: Three years of technical or supervisory experience involving duties and responsibilities which would develop a knowledge of California horse racing and governmental accounting. (Experience in California service applied toward this requirement must be performing the duties of a class at a level of responsibility not less than that of Administrative Assistant I.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for four years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: The provisions of the California Horse Racing Law and the rules of racing established by the California Horse Racing Board; purposes, organization, and activities of the California Horse Racing Board and methods and procedures of conducting race meetings, parimutuel wagering and auditing parimutuel pools; principles of government accounting, statistical and research methods and the principles and management; the department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Interpret and apply to specific cases the provisions of the laws, rules, and regulations enforced and administered by the California Horse Racing Board; interpret and apply sections of the Business and Professions Code relating to horse racing; prepare oral and written reports; analyze administrative problems and situations and take effective action; supervise the staff of an administrative office; establish and maintain cooperative relations with the public and with representatives of public and private agencies; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated capacity for assuming increased responsibility; ability to analyze situations accurately, think and act quickly in emergencies, and confer with top level management of private racetrack corporations; impartiality and tact.