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Racing and Gaming Investigator Jobs in USA at State of Nebraska

State of Nebraska


Are you pursuing a career in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement? Looking to make an impact in the Gaming and Racing industry? Look no further!

The Nebraska Gaming and Racing commission is seeking Gaming and Racing Investigators. The Investigator position enforces the rules of the NRGC by conducting performance reviews and/or background investigations of racing officials, track employees, racing departments, authorized casino operators, casino employees, vendors, manufacturers, racing and gaming patrons.

Additionally, Investigators will patrol racetrack enclosures, casinos, and facilities to locate and prevent criminal activities while having the authority and power of a law enforcement officer to carry out the laws of this state.

Before we dive into more detail, let us show off what you get!

  • 13 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave that begin accruing immediately
  • Military leave
  • 156% (that’s not a typo!) state-matched retirement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • 79% employer paid health insurance plans
  • Dental and vision insurance plans
  • Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government
  • Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
  • Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
  • Training and Development based on your career aspirations
  • Fun, inviting teammates
  • A safe and secure environment

At the State, we stand by our core values of treating others with dignity and respect, acting ethically in all situations, and creating an environment where our customer is our top priority.

Apply to join our team today!

Schedule: Hours and days of week will vary depending on need.

Location: Grand Island, NE

Examples of Work

  • Conducts surveillance coverage, table/card/dice and electronic gaming device inspections, surveillance system inspections to ensure compliance with the Nebraska Racetrack Gaming Act, and rules established by NRGC internal controls of casino operations.
  • Directs efforts to eliminate the abuse of alcohol and drugs by persons in the racing industry. Assures compliance with the proper type of licensing and conducts thorough background investigations of all individuals licensed by the NRGC. Prepares Incident Reports, background reports, compliance reports regulatory reports for racing and gaming to be reviewed by the agency’s Director of Enforcement, the Executive Director, Commissioners and County Attorneys. Ensure Authorized Gaming operators are complying with all physical security at each facility including vaults, count room, cages, ATM, and voucher machines. Prepares and testifies in court to present the facts surrounding any civil, regulatory, criminal, or departmental action.
  • Review incident reports generated by the Gaming and Racing Operators. Review and share intelligence information with local, state, and federal law enforcement. Investigates violations of State Statutes or Commission Rules and Regulations. Investigates reports of illegal use or possession of prohibited medications and drugs to ensure compliance with the rules of racing.
  • Investigates reports of attempted fixing of race results, use of illegal equipment by jockeys, and illegal booking or touting during races to ensure compliance with the rules of racing. Patrols the racetrack enclosure including the gaming areas to locate and prevent criminal activities. Will patrol in civilian clothing, carry a firearm and wear protective equipment. Dealing with persons under the influence, disturbances, and other activities that may place the investigators in harm’s way. Responds to emergencies, disturbances, and other activities that may disrupt gaming and will be involved in assisting and investigating patron disputes.
  • Reviews and monitors access to restricted areas to ensure compliance with the rules of racing. Create, update, and maintain a list of undesirables, excluded, and self-excluded individuals so that their activities can be closely monitored. Reviews and evaluates the mutual areas, admissions procedures, and the duties of racing officials and other mutual, admissions, and security employees to ensure compliance with the rules of racing. Reviews and monitors sample testing procedures, test barns, and laboratory results to ensure required participation in the quality assurance program and compliance with the rules of racing. Reviews and recommends changes to the rules of racing and gaming to improve their clarity and efficiency to promote honesty and integrity. Other duties as assigned within the scope of the classification.
Qualifications / Requirements


  • Coursework/training in criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, criminology, or related field and experience conducting criminal investigations.
  • Must currently hold or able to obtain Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification for continued employment.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications required for admission into the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Academy in accordance with Title 79, Nebraska Administrative Code Chapter 8: Training Academy Admission Qualifications and Procedures.
  • In accordance with Title 79, Nebraska Administrative Code Chapter 17: Law Enforcement Continuing Education Requirements, incumbents must complete required continuing education to maintain active law enforcement certification.


  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • This position requires travel. As such, the incumbent must be able to present a valid driver’s license or another form of reliable transportation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: the Nebraska Rules of Racing and related statutes; specific drugs and medications used at the tracks; administrative hearings; rules of evidence, laws of arrest, search and seizure, and basic court procedures; policies and procedures of specific jurisdictions when making arrests; criminal investigation techniques and procedures; principles of identification, preservation, and presentation of evidence.

Ability to: interact with local public or political officials, the Racing and Gaming Commission, the Executive Director, stewards, track management, track officials, law enforcement officials, owners, trainers, jockeys, veterinarians, grooms, casino operators, and employees; interact with individuals in a fair and consistent manner; investigate; collect, organize, and present testimony effectively at hearings; review the rules and recommend needed changes.

We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

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