Executive Director of Thoroughbred Racing Commission - Deleware

(Exempt Position)

Salary Range - $75,000 - $85,000 Closing Date: March 31, 2020


Delaware Department of Agriculture
       State-wide Responsibilities

As an employee of the State of Delaware Department of Agriculture, the Executive Director (ED) represents the state's interests at the Thoroughbred Race Track Delaware Park. The  ED  oversees the daily activities of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (DTRC) including enforcement of racing rules and regulations, licensing all aspects of racing, ensuring health and safety, drug testing, and staff supervision.  The DTRC staff includes: Stewards, Veterinarians, Investigators, laboratory personnel, and office staff. The ED serves as liaison between the state and track management as well as  the  primary  contact  between  the  DTRC and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horseman's association. In addition, the ED is the point of contact between the DTRC and other state agencies such as the Department of Justice, the Department of Finance and the Lottery Office. The DTRC contracts the required laboratory services for equine and human drug testing to the private sector and the ED is responsible for oversight of those contracts and associated activities.

Specifically the Executive Director is the chief regulatory officer; tracks industry trends and develops new rules and regulations as needed; assigns, delegates and tracks investigative work; supervises all DTRC staff; tracks all fees, fines and penalties; [on a monthly basis reports] all racing activities to the Secretary of Agriculture and the DTRC; prepares annual reports; prepares yearly budgets; monitors and tracks all DTRC 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 Thoroughbred 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 https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302)739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-
5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware - An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Interested applicants must submit a resume by March 31, 2020 to the following address: Department of Agriculture, Human Resources, 2320 South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.


Accepting Application Dates: 
March 10, 2020 to March 31, 2020
Contact Info: 

Contact Information

First Name: 
Department of Agriculture,
Last Name: 
Human Resources
Address Form: 
2320 South DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
United States

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