This job opportunity is being advertised on behalf of the following organization and is not a Manitoba government civil service position.


(6XH) Grade 8


June to September

Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA)

Manitoba Horse Racing Commission

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37149

Salary(s):   (6XH) $288.59 – $293.30 per year Judge-in-Training – Per race day, based on experience

Closing Date:   March 3, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

The successful candidate must have:

  • High school diploma and work experience in working directly with the pari-mutuel horse racing industry and/or a regulatory environment. An equivalent combination of education and particularly experience may be considered
  • 1-3 years’ experience in the horse racing industry, including interpreting rules, officiating horse races, and observing for compliance
  • Strong inspection and investigative skills, with experience ensuring compliance as well as knowledge of conducting hearings on alleged rule violations, including hearing testimony and evidence on the allegations and determine the appropriate action/penalty
  • Knowledge and experience interpreting and applying legislation, policies and procedures, and supporting regulatory standards and requirements including but not limited to The Horse Racing Commission Act, Regulations, Criminal Code (Canada), and Rules of Standardbred Racing
  • Strong communication skills to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, as well as to prepare reports and recommendations
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain professional relationships with diverse clients and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated political acumen when dealing with confidential and sensitive information
  • Demonstrated decision-making and analytical skills to support organizational and legal requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment

Under the supervision of MHRC staff, the judge-in-training position will be responsible for enforcing all rules and regulations pertaining to licensed horse racing in Manitoba during the standardbred live racing season. Duties include officiating live races, making decisions regarding possible rule violations, assisting in drug testing for human and equine participants, reviewing licence applications, and conducting investigations. The judge-in-training will interact with internal and external stakeholders, and other horse racing regulators across North America. 

Additional Information:

  • An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months
  • Applicants may be required to write a screening/selection test
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada Circumstances may arise where the competition may need to be withdrawn
  • A valid Manitoba’s driver’s licence, access to a vehicle and ability to travel periodically throughout Manitoba are required
  • Working hours will be irregular and involve days, evenings and weekends
  • May be required to meet medical examination requirements upon request
  • Must be physically capable of performing the routine manual labour components of the position, which may include but are not limited to: occasional lifting of objects weighing 7-23 kilograms (i.e. saddles), walking considerable distances, climbing stairs, exposure to inclement weather conditions and exposure to moderate noise levels
  • Work for the judge-in-training takes places at various standardbred tracks throughout Manitoba  
  • The standardbred live racing season is June to September

Please quote your name and the advertisement number in the subject line of your application email. When possible, please submit your cover letter, resume and any other documents in PDF format (refrain from using .zip files). The LGCA does not accept links to Google Docs, Drop Box or any cloud based storage systems as a replacement for real documents. This will eliminate formatting issues for different versions of software.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37149

Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority

Human Resource Services

1055 Milt Stegall Drive

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 0Z6

Fax: 204-927-5384

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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