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Delaware looking for harness racing administrator

February 19, 2014

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The Delaware Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Delaware Harness Racing Administrator position.

As an employee of the State of Delaware, Department of Agriculture, the Administrator will represent the state's interests at the two harness racing tracks, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway. The Administrator oversees the daily activities of the Delaware Harness Racing Commission (DHRC) including enforcement of harness racing rules and regulations, licensing all aspects of harness racing, ensuring health and safety, drug testing and staff supervision.

The DHRC staff includes: judges, veterinarians, inspectors, investigators, laboratory personnel and office staff. The Administrator will serve as liaison between the state and track management as well as the primary contact between the Commission and the horseman's association. In addition, the Administrator is the point of contact between the DHRC and other state agencies such as the Department of Justice, the Department of Finance and the Lottery Office. The DHRC contracts most of the required laboratory services for equine and human drug testing to the private sector and the Administrator is responsible for oversight of those contracts and associated activities.

Specifically the Administrator is chief regulatory officer; tracks industry trends and develops new rules and regulations as needed; assigns, delegates and tracks investigative work; supervises all DHRC staff; tracks all fees, fines and penalties; on a monthly basis, reports all harness racing activities to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Delaware Harness Racing Commission; prepares annual reports; prepares yearly budgets; monitors and tracks all DHRC revenue and expenditures; stays apprised of industry trends and participates in national racing associations; and performs other duties as assigned by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Delaware Harness Racing Commission.

This is an exempt position with the State of Delaware within the Department of Agriculture and comes with a generous benefits package, details of which can be reviewed at: http://ben.omb.delaware.gov/.
Job Posting
Administrator of Harness Racing
(Exempt Position)
Salary Range: $60,000-$83,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2014
Delaware Department of Agriculture
State-wide Responsibilities

Interested applicants must submit a resume by March 31, 2014 to the following address: Department of Agriculture, Human Resources, 2320 South DuPont Highway, Dover, Del. 19901. (DHRC)

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