Job Posting: Agriculture Programs Supervisor

22nd DAA/Del Mar Fairgrounds

Agriculture Programs Supervisor

$5,426.00 - $6,742.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Director of Agriculture, Arts and Education, the duties of the Agriculture Programs Supervisor include but are not limited to planning, organizing, promoting, and executing the presentation of program exhibits for the 22nd District Agricultural Association (District). This includes competitive and non-competitive exhibits such as livestock; junior livestock auction; the Farm; flower and garden shows; PGE education and tours; California Grown; wine tasting; agriculture-themed festivals; and special exhibits, demonstrations, and events. Designs and supervises staff and contractors in the construction, erection, installation and decoration of agriculture exhibits; contacts prospective agriculture exhibitors; advises on suitable methods of exhibit display and arranges for exhibits; prepares rules, regulations and orders governing the entry, display and judging of exhibits and directs their execution; plans the programming of show events and the judging of animals and exhibit displays; determines exhibit classes and classifies exhibit entries; recommends the system of awards and prepares and distributes premium award catalogs; arranges for the services of judges; reviews the plans of proposed exhibits to see that the general physical, cultural and community interests of exhibit units are adhered to; acts as a consultant to participating agencies regarding the construction and installation of their exhibits; arranges for and supervises special events; addresses clubs and organizations; writes publicity articles and prepares reports.

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

Working Conditions

Work is performed 50 percent outside and 50 percent indoors in a standard office with artificial light and climate control. Work performed outdoors is generally before (set-up) and during the annual Fair and for event/space tours and coordination. Work activities involve working in an office setting; sitting for prolonged periods of time; bending neck in an upward and downward flexion and side-to-side turning of neck; pushing and pulling file drawers; moving bank boxes up to 25 pounds; and operating standard office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine finger dexterity and fine coordination including the use of a computer keyboard, mouse, calculator, telephone, and radio. Work responsibilities involve the abilities to verbally communicate and hear to express and exchange information, see to perform assigned tasks, and read, write, and speak English at a level required for successful job performance.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Agriculture Programs Supervisor
$5,426.00 - $6,742.00
# 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.

Check us out at

Department Website:

Special Requirements

In order to have list eligibility, you MUST have taken and passed an exam/assessment within the past 12-months.  Your eligibility should be listed in your CalCareer account under the “eligibility” tab. Please click on the link below to take the Deputy Manager I exam:

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: HR 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 required and must be included.
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:
  • Three or more years of increasingly responsible experience leading a team or department focused on agriculture education, administration, and execution of public livestock exhibits and programs
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in education, agriculture, or exhibit-related field of study
  • Experience in planning, organizing, and managing Fair agriculture exhibits and event layouts for presentation to the public
  • Experience organizing Fair competitions. 
  • Knowledge of trends in education and agriculture exhibits outside the Fair industry
  • Knowledge or experience with the logistics and operational elements of Fair, exhibit, competitive, educational, and agricultural programs that educate the public and accomplish the organization's mission related to celebrating the community
  • Knowledge of Fair livestock programs and animal welfare best practices and principles
  • Excellent presentation and oral and written communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with the San Diego County Fair and/or the Del Mar Fairgrounds is a plus


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), life insurance for supervisors/managers, 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.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Narges Alaedini
(858) 755-1161 ext: 2014

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.


Transcripts:  If you are meeting minimum qualifications with education in conjunction with experience to satisfy the minimum qualifications, applicants must attach a copy of their degree / transcripts / accounting curriculum (unofficial or official) to their application.  

All applicants are required 
to submit a copy of their transcripts with all the required courses underlined and/or their diploma, if applicable.  Applicants must also submit ALL degrees that apply to their application, i.e., if you submit a Master’s Degree you must also submit proof of your Bachelor’s Degree All documents will be verified 

Foreign transcripts must include official verification of U.S equivalency prior to appointment by an organization found here. This is the responsibility of the applicant to provide this information.

Official transcripts 
will be required when selected candidate is offered the job, if applicable.

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.