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TWHBEA Seeking Applications



 

 

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association is soliciting applications for a Director of Judges and a Director of DQP/Animal Welfare for their newly formed horse Industry Organization.

            The DQP/Animal Welfare Director must have a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and the salary is in the $100,000 range. The Director of Judges must have a bachelor’s degree with preference given to more than five years of equine related experience. The salary range for this position is $60,000.

            The qualifications, duties and salary are a follows:

DIRECTOR OF JUDGES

            The Horse Industry Organization Committee (“HIO” Committee) hereby solicits applications from qualified persons for the position of Director of Judges:

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

            Bachelor’s Degree with preference given to more than five years of equine or related experience.

 

DUTIES:

            The Director of Judges (Director for the remainder of this paragraph) (i) will have the usual customary duties of an executive officer of a corporation; (ii) will be responsible for investigating, testing, training, licensing and disciplining applicants and judges in the judging of Tennessee Walking Horses; (iii) will be responsible for the drafting and proposing of rules, procedures, and guidelines to the HIO Committee in regard to training, appointing, licensing and disciplining of judges; (iv) will be responsible for a Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, and Oath of Office for judges; (v) will be responsible for maintaining a procedure to monitor the performance of judges, to include a short Director’s administrative suspension for a perceived violation or shortcoming; (vi) will be responsible for maintaining an apprentice program; (vii) will be responsible for instituting a Special Judge’s program; (viii) will be responsible for presenting evidence in the licensing or disciplining of judges to the Hearing Committee or HIO Committee; (ix) will investigate complaints or violations relating to HIO Committee judges, including but not limited to, their conflicts, conduct, methods, ability, or integrity; and (x) will have such other duties as may be directed.  As part of the process of testing, appointing, training, and licensing judges, the Director will conduct a consent criminal record exam, a specific knowledge and skill exam, and may conduct a polygraph examination related solely to activities as a judge.  All of the results will be considered in the decision-making process.

 

SALARY:

            The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications of the applicant, in the general range of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) plus benefits and expenses.

 

APPLICATIONS:

            Applications may be obtained by contacting Kristi Lane, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors AssociationSM, by mail at 250 North Ellington Parkway, P. O. Box 286, Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091, by telephone at (931) 359-1574, or by email at klane@twhbea.com.

 

 

DIRECTOR OF DQP/ANIMAL WELFARE

            The Horse Industry Organization Committee (“HIO” Committee) hereby solicits applications from qualified persons for the position of Director of DQP/Animal Welfare:

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

            Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with preference given to (i) more than five years of equine experience; (ii) board certification(s); (iii) membership and active participation in the American Association of Equine Practitioners; and (iv) membership and participation in the American Veterinary Medical Association.

 

DUTIES:

            The Director of DQP/Animal Welfare (i) will have the usual customary duties of an executive officer of a corporation; (ii) will be responsible for testing, training, reporting, replacing when deemed necessary, and certifying Designated Qualified Persons (“DQP’s those persons trained and licensed to detect ‘soring’ and other Horse Protection Act and industry rule violations by USDA certified programs); (iii) will be responsible for the drafting and proposing of rules and procedures in regard to animal welfare and DQPs; (iv) will be responsible for presenting evidence to a Hearing Committee or an HIO in regard to DQPs; (v) will be responsible for working in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture to achieve compliance and enforcement of the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and HPA Regulations; and (vi) will have such other duties as may be directed by the HIO Committee.  As part of the process of certifying DQPs, initial and renewals, the Director of DQP/Animal Welfare will conduct a consent criminal record exam, a specific knowledge and skill exam, and may conduct a polygraph examination related solely to activities as a DQP.  All of the results will be considered in the decision-making process.

            The Director of DQP/Animal Welfare will be responsible for the selection of independent Hearing Committee members (the equivalent of jurors).  This Committee will be chosen by the Director of DQP/Animal Welfare, or his designees, on a random basis from a master list of individuals qualified and expressing a willingness to serve in response to an open invitation, in accordance with adopted rules and procedures.  In addition, the Director of DQP/Animal Welfare will select a competent lawyer to prosecute violations, as well as a competent Hearing Officer to preside over the proceedings.  The prosecutor and Hearing Officer may be local or may be the same for all regions of the country in the sole discretion of the Director of DQP/Animal Welfare.

 

SALARY:

            The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications of the applicant, in the general range of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) plus benefits and expenses.

 

APPLICATIONS:

            Applications may be obtained by contacting Kristi Lane, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors AssociationSM, by mail at 250 North Ellington Parkway, P. O. Box 286, Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091, by telephone at (931) 359-1574, or by email at klane@twhbea.com.

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