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Please contact Alexis Witherspoon, Employee Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, at or (859)288.4158 should you have any questions or concerns.

Keeneland is hiring for a Full Time Security Officer.  This employee will protect Keeneland property and insure the safety of patrons and employees by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Patrols buildings and grounds of Keeneland to insure safety of patrons and security of property.

• Escorts money handlers/tellers to different locations in grandstand during race meet/ITW.

• Regulates vehicle and pedestrian traffic to maintain orderly flow.

• Enters sales information into the computer system.

• Records data and completes report forms regarding traffic accidents, thefts, vandalism, assaults, and other incidents or suspicious activities, daily log sheets, car lock outs, and security vehicle logs.

• Controls the entry/exit to Keeneland Lodge.

• Calls 911/ police/ fire department during emergency situations and provide assistance if needed.

• Assists with first aid and other medical emergencies.

• Completes van releases and enters all van release information in the computer.

• Assists Keeneland visitors with information and directions.

• Assists handicapped visitors, Turf Catering, and Mutual Department with escorts, etc.

• Helps Keeneland patrons with injuries, illness, or other emergencies.

• Works in grandstands during race meets and ITW.

• Assists the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission with the expulsion of undesirables from the grounds.

• Assists the stewards during race meets.

• Helps with the location of lost visitors during the live race meet.

• Examines all buildings to make sure they are secure.

• Works in Operations as dispatcher, answer phones, take messages, and assign rooms.

• Provides security in barns/stables for fire safety.

Occasionally assigned to oversee activities of part-time officers.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this 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.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to write and complete incident reports in a accurate manner. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of United States currency and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Valid driver's license, valid Kentucky Horse Racing Authority license, certification in firearms, defensive tactics, CPR and AED training and drivers training

Phone experience, public relations, ability to think on your feet, effective communication skills, typing, computer literacy, radio operation, and writing skills.  Must demonstrate proficiency, after training, with a firearm.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job 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 job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.




Keeneland Association, Inc. 4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40510
Telephone: (859) 254-3412 Toll Free: (800) 456-3412 Fax: (859) 255-2484

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