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Date: Oct 6, 2020

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Requisition No: 246922 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations


Position Number: 79900141 

Salary:  $14.25 PER HOUR 

Posting Closing Date: 10/23/2020 



Position Number: 79900141

$14.25 per hour




Minimum Requirements:

  • Three (3) years of experience working with large animals.
  • An associate's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


**Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work history with month

and year, hours worked and formal education ar required to qualify for this position.

Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes

and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.


Notes: This is a seasonal position. The selected candidate will work approximately 30 hours per week during the racing season at the State Detention Barn at Tampa Bay Downs Race Track in Oldsmar, Florida, at the rate of $14.25 per hour.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for supervising, monitoring, and coordinating all activites related to the collection, marking, preparation, custody and shipment of urine and blood samples collected from horses participating in pari-mutuel racing at Tampa Bay Downs.
  • The selected candidate monitors collection of all urine and blood samples pursuant to Section 550.2415, Florida Statutes, to ensure applicable chain of custody compliance; ensures that detention barn staff study and practice the procedures outlined in the Detention Barn Guidelines.
  • Reviews sampling documentation for accuracy and responsible for daily log of samples collected.
  • Supervises, directs, trains and evaluates OPS employees in the detention barn; supervises the preparation of collected samples for shipment; plans work schedules, work flow, and makes job assignments.
  • Responsible for preliminary new hire processing, time and attendance monitoring and timely submission of employee time sheets for approval.
  • Responsible for enforcing detention barn-specific safety protocols, providing all employees with consistent safety information, education, instruction and training.
  • Orders supplies.
  • Inspects detention barn area for sanitation, safety and security.
  • Responsible for timely, accurate completion and appropriate distribution (as required) of various daily reports, including but not limited to: sample collection forms, employee log in/out, security logs, daily checklist, report of injury, and employee performance documentation etc., and ensures that only current approved forms are utilized.
  • Works with state veterinarian and steward, and reports any instances of non-compliance with the laws and rules.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain strong, positive relationships with colleagues, internal and external customers, and get along with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal communication.
  • Ability to walk on various surfaces, including concrete and sand for several hours.
  • Able to perform work in inclement weather conditions.
  • Must be available to work afternoons and evenings, including weekends, as needed.


Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status. 


NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.


Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by applying online. All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement. If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.


The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is committed

to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities

and improving employment outcomes.


Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.




Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. 



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tampa