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Job Posting: Seasonal Security

CA Exposition and State Fair

Seasonal Security

$14.00 - $14.50 per Hour

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Non-sworn uniformed seasonal security staff provide for the safety and security of the Cal Expo Fairgrounds property.  This is accomplished through physical security screening, mobile (vehicle) security patrols, and assigned (fixed) security posts.  Using walk-through metal detectors and hand-held metal detectors, incumbent will security screen check guests entering the Cal Expo property; conduct a visual and physical search of guests' personal belongings for weapons and prohibited items, i.e., handbags, backpacks and verbally direct guests to empty their pockets.  Notify a police officer of non-compliance or discovery of weapon or other prohibited items. Incumbent will patrol  State Fair property, ensuring access gates and property buildings are locked and secured at night and will be responsible for unlocking and opening gates and doors in the morning.  Notify a police officer or appropriate staff of suspicious activity or of the need for law enforcement by means of a hand-held police radio.  Incumbent will provide fixed or interval inspections of Cal Expo grounds and buildings, making sure all doors and windows are properly shut and locked, and all lights are turned off; inspect electrical devices and plumbing, heating and other equipment for proper adjustment; prevent admittance to the premises of unauthorized persons; investigate unusual conditions and report as necessary. Incumbent may be required to climb stairs to inspect security conditions on rooftops and/or raise/lower flags on rooftops.

Working Conditions

Incumbent may be exposed to extreme temperatures, vehicle exhaust, airborne dust, fumes, vapors, chemicals, medical waste and blood borne pathogens; prolong periods of sitting, standing, kneeling and bending.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Seasonal Security
$14.00 - $14.50
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Non-Tenured, Intermittent

Department Information

The mission of the California Exposition and State Fair Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property, provide a safe environment, and enhance the experience for all who visit and work at Cal Expo.  This mission is accomplished through the fair and prompt enforcement of all laws and regulations established to protect and maintain order at Cal Expo.

The Police Department has immediate openings for Seasonal Security (State Fair Worker). 81# 21-023

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

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

This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs.

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:

CA Exposition and State Fair
Attn: 81# 21-023
1600 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

CA Exposition and State Fair
81# 21-023
1600 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815
Due to Covid-19, follow drop-off instructions posted on entrance doors
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.
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:
  • Possess strong and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work  and multi task in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
  • Exceptional attendance, punctuality and dependability
  • Outstanding customer service skills, consultative abilities, exhibit tact and diplomacy in verbal and written communication and possess a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a group setting
  • Possess computer skills to allow for the completion of reports and related paperwork
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and irregular shifts
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision

Special Physical Characteristics

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The following is a definition of the on-the-job time spent in physical activities:

Constantly - involves 2/3 or more of a workday
Frequently - involves 1/2 to 2/3 of a workday
Occasionally - involves 1/3 or less of a workday

Standing: Constantly - stands for period of time
Walking:  Constantly - walking throughout the fairground property
Sitting:  Varies between Occasionally and Frequently - at a desk, computer table or in a golf cart or motor vehicle
Lifting:  Frequently - including heavy objects
Carrying:  Constantly - this activity can be considered to require the same physical demands as lifting
Stooping/Bending/Kneeling/Crouching:  Frequently - this activity can be considered to require the same physical demands as lifting
Reaching in front of the body:  Frequently - reaching in front of the body or overhead
Climbing:  Frequently, on stairways, ramps, or graduated surfaces
Balancing: Frequently - on uneven surfaces
Pushing/Pulling:  Frequently - with or without utilizing equipment
Fine Finger Dexterity:  Frequently - uses fine-finger dexterity to write information onto documents and to type information in the computer
Hand/Wrist Movement:  Constantly - to complete most work tasks


Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
81# 21-023
(916) 263-3114

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:
EEO Officer
(916) 263-3040
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