Job Posting: Maintenance Worker

22nd DAA/Del Mar Fairgrounds

Maintenance Worker

$4,057.00 - $4,672.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Maintenance and Operations Supervisor II, the duties of a Maintenance Worker include, but are not limited to, performing a wide variety of maintenance functions necessary to maintain and operate the facilities of the 22nd District Agricultural Association/Del Mar Fairgrounds. Maintenance work performed includes, but is not limited to the following: painting; carpentry; plumbing; electrical work; landscaping; mechanical and equipment repairs; operating equipment such as tractors, dump trucks, blowers, sweepers, loaders, fork lifts; janitorial functions; ordering and record keeping of supplies; installing blacktop and grade; cement work, brick work; setting up and/or installing temporary structures or events; roofing; digging irrigation ditches; repair work of buildings, arena operations, operating various types of equipment, tools, and light motor vehicles, and leading the activities of temporary and/or unskilled workers.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Essential job functions require considerable physical strength, agility, and mobility to perform heavy, sustained physical work. Work activities involve occasional periods of sitting, standing, balancing, crawling, kneeling, reaching, squatting, stooping, bending and twisting of waist and neck, bending of neck in an upward and downward flexion, and side-to-side turning of neck. Work involves frequent walking including walking on uneven ground. Work activities also include frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling average-weight cleaning and maintenance equipment, tools, materials, supplies, and furniture up to 50 pounds; occasional ascending and descending stairs and ladders; and occasional power grasping and repetitive hand movement and fine finger dexterity and fine coordination to operate various cleaning and maintenance equipment, tools, radio, and standard office equipment. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors under adverse weather conditions. Work involves occasional exposure to the elements consisting of dust, dirt, fumes, chemicals, and unpleasant odors. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risk that require following basic safety precautions. 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Maintenance Worker
$4,057.00 - $4,672.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Diego County
In Office
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information


The 22nd District Agricultural Association manages and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds on behalf of the State of California, and is governed by a nine-member board appointed by the governor. Fairgrounds operations are primarily funded by revenues generated by hosting events, the largest being the annual San Diego County Fair.


We are a timeless community treasure where all can flourish, connect, and interact through year-round exceptional experiences.


We connect our community through shared interests, diverse experiences, and service to one another in an inclusive, accessible, and safe place with an emphasis on entertainmentrecreationagriculture, and education.


We will be the community’s iconic place for social interaction and cultural expression, honoring traditions, embracing innovation, celebrating excellence, and having fun.

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Special Requirements

IF NEW to State Service: Individuals new to State service must have list eligibility in order to gain employment with any State Agency.  Individuals must take the Maintenance Worker, District Fairs exam and pass to be eligible prior to job offer.    

Visit the link below for the examination bulletin, information and instructions:

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

22nd DAA/Del Mar Fairgrounds
Attn: Exams/Certs
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014
Del Mar, CA 92014

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

22nd DAA/Del Mar Fairgrounds
Attn: HR Exams/Certs
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Two or more years of experience completing building and grounds maintenance.
  • Knowledge of: common methods, practices, materials, and equipment used in construction, general maintenance, and repair work of buildings including electrical, carpentry, mechanical, plumbing, painting, welding, machine repair, landscaping, and grounds maintenance.
  • Ability to lead a crew of unskilled or seasonal workers.
  • Completion of a trades school or AA/AS in a skilled trade.
  • Two or more years’ experience working in a large venue, hospital, college, university, or fairgrounds completing building and grounds maintenance.
  • Customer service experience and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Experience setting up and tearing down events including, but not limited to, moving and setting tables, chairs, dance floors, portable stages, bleachers, fence lines, crowd control barriers, traffic barricades, sidings, ramps, carpets, platforms, risers, and/or temporary structures.
  • Experience performing manual labor associated with building and grounds maintenance such as installing blacktop and grade, concrete and asphalt pavement repair, loading materials on trucks, digging ditches, demolition, and remodel work using jackhammers, sledgehammers, digging bars, shovels, wheel barrels, and other common hand tools and equipment.
  • Experience performing custodial work such as sweeping, moping, vacuuming, and cleaning restrooms, surfaces, appliances, refrigerator/freezers, etc.
  • Experience operating various types of equipment and tools (e.g., forklifts, man lifts, scissor lifts, aerial lifts, tractors, skip loaders, front loaders, skid-steers tractors, garbage compactors, buffers, scrubbers, vacuums, sweepers, brooms, mops, shovels, hoes, picks, pitchforks, etc.)
  • Willingness and ability to work irregular hours.


Our Amazing Perks!

There are many benefits to joining our team, we have a Comprehensive Employee's Benefits Package which includes:

Health and wellness benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.);

Time off benefits (paid vacation, sick leave, professional development days, personal holidays, 11-paid holidays per year, etc.);

Financial security benefits (California Public Employees' Retirement (CalPERS) pension upon retirement, 401(k), etc.).

To learn more about benefits for State employees, visit the CalHR Website at:   

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Danielle Stephenson
(858) 755-1161 ext: 2011

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
22nd DAA - EEO
(858) 792-4203
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail