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Penn National Gaming Seasonal - Assistant Clocker in Hobbs, New Mexico


Don’t just work. Work Happy.

A career in gaming? At Penn National Gaming we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include


The Entry Clerk takes entries from owners, trainers, agents or other authorized persons and performs those duties related to assembling all pertinent information and aid in producing an overnight. Used the RTO racing software to input entries into specified races listed for that entry days race card. Insures integrity at time of entry by keeping all entries confidential in order to assist in reaching profitability, guest satisfaction, workforce strength and compliance goals.



  • Promote and maintain all steps of the Red Carpet Customer Service program with each patron and employee you may come in contact with (eye contact, hi- greeting, goodbye as a departure)

  • Clocks and records work out times of horses during training to race a specified distance

  • Observes signal for official start and activates stopwatch to time work out

  • Observes horse crossing markers denoting fractional parts and finish line of work outs to note and record time elapsed

  • Compares recorded results with those obtained by automatic electronic timer and reports differences to racing officials

  • Writes daily report of name of horse and fractional and total time required for each work out to submit to track officials

  • Stands at the GAP by the race track and collects work out cards from horsemen – immediately reports via radio to the upstairs head clocker horses name, trainer, distance to be worked and any significant markings or colorings to help identify horse being worked

  • Maintains all work out cards and brings them to the racing office daily to match with eaHeaHead Clockers work tab

  • Presents oneself as a credit to the Company and encourages others to do the same

  • Adhere to all departments/company/racing commission policies and procedures

  • Performs all other related and compatible duties as assigned

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

  • Must qualify for licensing with the New Mexico Racing Commission

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 1-3 months previous experience or combination of experience and education

  • Some pre-existing knowledge of horse racing and related terminology preferred

  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English. Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus but not required

  • Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimels

  • Must have the ability to compute rate, ratio and percent

  • Must have the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos

  • Must have the ability to write simple correspondence

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and employee relations skills

  • Ability to respond calmly and make rational decisions in stressful situations with co-workers, guests and vendors

  • Ability to work as part of a team and to promote cooperative approach between departments

  • Ability to work unsupervised


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physically mobile with reasonable accommodations including ability to push, pull, carry and lift up to 10 lbs., and the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Must be able to walk/stand duration of shift.

  • Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

  • Exposure to unrestricted second-hand smoke in guest areas.

  • Frequent exposure to outdoor weather conditions.

Something to leave you with

Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment.

Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what we're about!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID 2019-68901

Casino Property Zia Park Casino

Position Type Seasonal

Category Racing Operations