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Careers at the USTA

From time to time we have positions open, and when we do they are posted below, on this page. The U.S. Trotting Association offers competitive wages, and a full range of benefits, including a self-directed retirement investment program; a 401k program with company matching; medical, dental, and vision insurance; and a comprehensive schedule of vacation days and holidays.

While background in the harness racing or Standardbred breeding industry is a plus, it is often not necessary for applicants to possess such expertise. When it is, it will be expressly stated in the job description.

The U.S. Trotting Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

Employment FAQ

What types of jobs are there?

We offer positions in multiple fields, including member service, information technology, journalism, and more. Many are skilled positions, for which specific knowledge is required. Such requirements will be clearly listed in any job posting.

Do you offer internships?

We offer two types of internships as the USTA. In our Communications Department, we offer quarterly internships in journalism and advertising. These internships typically require a 10 hour work week. We also offer full-time, summer internships in our Information & Research Department developing pedigrees. To learn more, send email inquiries to human.resources@ustrotting.com

How do I apply to an open position?

Your resume, including job history, should be sent to the U.S. Trotting Association via e-mail to human.resources@ustrotting.com or by U.S. mail, to The U.S. Trotting Association, Attn: Human Resources, 6130 S. Sunbury Rd. Westerville, OH 43081-9309, unless otherwise noted in the listing for a position.

Open Positions

Investigator

Position Summary: The investigator will aid in monitoring the harness racing industry by investigating alleged prohibited activities. The investigator will help build solid cases against suspects linked to a range of offenses, including, but not limited to, the procurement and administration of illicit performance-enhancing medication and the participation of ineligible and unlicensed individuals in harness racing. Responsibilities include interviewing tipsters, witnesses, and suspects, developing sources, conducting surveillance, and, most importantly, coordinating and interacting with the applicable state law enforcement and regulatory agencies. The desired applicant should have a minimum of five years' experience in law enforcement or related field as well as a strong understanding of the harness racing industry.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed investigations independently or in conjunction with state agencies to promote and ensure the integrity of the sport of harness racing.
  • Work closely with and serve as the USTA's liaison to the independent Standardbred Racing Investigative Fund.
  • Collect, analyze, and preserve evidence.
  • Employ deductive reasoning and analysis to make informed decisions and conclusions.
  • Write detailed case reports, and file and maintain records.
  • Testify in court regarding case evidence and findings.
  • Undergo continuous training and development as required.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, or related field, and/or equivalent training at a federal law enforcement college.
  • At least 5 years of prior experience in law enforcement or related field.
  • Self-starter that will maintain a high degree of confidentiality, trust, and dedication to the integrity of the industry.
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a diverse group of professionals.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in multimedia technology.
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving skills, deductive reasoning, and social perceptiveness.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, and over weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Additional certification may be required.

This job description describes the general nature of the duties and requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to limit the supervisors' ability to modify work assignments.