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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 571E
Category: Agricultural Operations


As an assistant, performs various tasks needed to ensure that horse racing is conducted in accordance with state law and the regulations adopted by the Washington Horse Racing Commission.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under close supervision, typically performs the type of work described below:

  • Receiving Barn Clerk – Coordinates the movement of horses to and from the receiving barn before and after each race.  Ensures that “claimed” horses are properly transferred.  Performs necessary upkeep to receiving barn area.  Identifies and disseminates information to stakeholders on the types of horseshoes worn by racehorses.
  • Assistant Clerk of Scales – Performs various support duties assigned to them by the Clerk of Scales.
  • Assistant Clocker – Performs various support duties assigned to them by the Clocker.
  • Assistant Identifier – Performs various support duties assigned to them by the Identifier.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

High school education or GED and two years of customer service experience;


Two years of experience in the horse racing industry. 

Note:  Some positions in this class will require the incumbent to type at a net speed of 40 words per minute.

Class Specification History

New class: 3-15-02
Revised new class code: (formerly 98004) effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.