The Maryland Horse Industry Board is in search of its next Executive Director!
MHIB is a quasi-government organization, a unique private/public partnership created by legislation for the purpose of marketing and developing the equine industry and equine-business related opportunities in Maryland.
MHIB also oversee the State Stable licensing program, administers and develops grants for education, youth and other endeavors, and supports education and research.
The Executive Director may work closely with the Secretary of Agriculture, the Governor’s office and legislators on various industry initiatives.
The funding for the Executive Director position comes from the horse industry, from us, via the money we put into the Feed Fund through every bag or ton of feed we purchase.
Although the position is administered through the government, ultimately, the Executive Director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board works for the horse people of Maryland, represented by those horse people serving on MHIB in a volunteer, advisory capacity.
Board members are appointed by the Governor for four year terms.
The legislation that authorizes the existence of the Maryland Horse Industry Board must be reauthorized every few years by the Maryland General Assembly…so ultimately, the horse people of Maryland must approve of the work being done by the MHIB and its Executive Director.
This position is critical for the Maryland equestrian community, and any candidate does have large shoes to fill; click here for our August 2010 article about the former MHIB Executive Director.
To learn more about the Maryland Horse Industry Board, visit The Equiery’s extensive archives.
The Equiery hopes to see robust interest in this position and a healthy pool of qualified candidates. Please forward this e-mail to anyone who you think might be interested.
Maryland Department of Agriculture Administrator II
Executive Director, Maryland Horse Industry Board
Announcement Number: 10-2587-927 – Please list the job title and announcement number on you application.
SALARY: $42,891 – $68,664 – Salary reductions may apply per Executive Order 01.01.2009.11 – State Employees’ Furlough and Temporary Salary Reduction Plan effective 6/30/2010. See the hiring manager for further details.
LOCATION: ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND; CLOSING DATE: OCTOBER 18, 2010
POSITION DUTIES: The Department of Agriculture is seeking a motivated individual to administer the activities of the Maryland Horse Industry Board under the guidance of an appointed Board of Directors. The position is responsible for the collection and administration of fees and assessments used to carry out the Board’s statutory duties. Duties include licensing and inspection of commercial horse stables and the enforcement of related regulatory requirements; promoting the development and use of horses in the State; creating public awareness of the value of equine activities. This is a supervisory level position. Occasional overnight travel is required.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience:Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work
1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-to-year basis for the required general experience.
SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS: At least two of the four years of administrative or professional experience must be directly related to the equine industry.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working in a non-profit setting or performing professional agricultural-related work is desirable.
*** A COPY OF YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT IS TO BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION IF COLLEGE CREDITS ARE BEING — USED TO QUALIFY.***
SELECTION PROCESS: Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Successful candidates will be ranked as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.
EXAMINATION: The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. The rating will be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.
TO APPLY: Applications will be evaluated based on the materials submitted in relation to the above position responsibilities and requirements. Therefore, it is important to provide complete and accurate information. Please include the title of the position for which you are applying, as well as the announcement number, on your State application (MS-100). Applications must be received by the closing date.
Please mail your completed State application to:
MDA – Human Resources Office, Testing Unit, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
NOTE: This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting eligibile list will be used to staff this position or function only. Interested persons need to reapply for any future recruitment for this classification. Applicants certified to this list will remain eligible only for this particular position for a period of one year.
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