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Under the general direction of the California Horse Racing Board, to direct the investigation of illegal practices and of undesirable persons and to enforce the Rules of Racing at race meetings held throughout the State; and to do other related work.
Directs the investigation, arrest or ejection from race tracks of touts or other undesirable persons and assists in the apprehension and prosecution of illegal operators; detects and prohibits the use of illicit systems and devices used in the transmission of information; supervises the inspection of or personally inspects the stables, pad dock, parimutuel betting areas and other parts of the track and its environs for any evidence of malpractice and investigates questionable conditions or activities; secures and reviews information concerning applicants for licenses issued by the Horse Racing Board; supervises the maintenance of files of criminals and of undesirables; prepares daily reports on parimutuel statistics, conduct of the track and policing problems; prepares special reports on irregularities in the conduct of races and on violations of the Rules of Racing; cooperates with the various governmental law enforcement agencies and with the National Association of State Racing Commissioners.
Two years of experience performing investigation work comparable in level of responsibility to Senior Special Investigator in the California state service. or
One year of supervisory experience performing investigation work comparab1e in level of responsibility to Supervising Special Investigator I in the California state service.
Experience: Three years of experience in criminal investigation work, at least two years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. and
Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Racing procedure and terminology; rules of evidence and laws of arrest; provisions of the California Horse Racing Act and related laws and the Rules of Racing established by the California Horse Racing Board; signaling systems and devices commonly used in transmitting illicit information from race tracks; bookmaking operations and equipment and supplies used in such operations; parimutuel method of wagering and illegal methods of wagering; 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 provisions of the California Horse Racing Act and related laws and the Rules of Racing established by the California Horse Racing Board; detect, investigate, and obtain evidence of irregular or illegal practices on and off the race tracks of the State and enforce the law tactfully and effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work; direct the work of others and get them to work together effectively; dictate correspondence and prepare complete and comprehensive reports; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Willingness to work at irregular hours and to travel throughout the State, ability to furnish a surety bond, good moral character, tact, persistence, keenness of observation, good memory for names, faces, and incidents, and neat personal appearance.