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In response to increases in COVID-19 cases, California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is implementing COVID-19 testing of all unvaccinated state employees working on site as an additional health and safety standard to protect the state workforce and the public it serves.

Job Posting: Service Assistant (Maintenance)

22nd DAA/Del Mar Fairgrounds

Service Assistant (Maintenance)

$3,080.00 - $3,504.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Maintenance and Operations Supervisor I, the duties of the Service Assistant (Maintenance) include, but are not limited to, cleaning and maintaining the facility, operating a variety of equipment and tools, performing landscaping duties and assisting maintenance workers, trades and other departments as needed, and  performing other related responsibilities.

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. Safely use and care for equipment and supplies; safely use manual and/or electric cleaning equipment; keep accurate inventories; follow directions; learn and perform routine custodial tasks; work courteously and cooperatively with others; Work activities require ability to operate light vehicles including riding power equipment, verbally communicate and hear to exchange information, to see to perform assigned tasks, and to read, write, and speak English at a level required for successful job performance.  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.  Willingness to conform to the District’s uniform requirements.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Service Assistant (Maintenance)
$3,080.00 - $3,504.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Diego County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Work Week:

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

  • Medical Evaluation - If you are selected, you will be required to submit to a Medical Evaluation and receive clearance prior to being hired.
  • May be required to work outside during temperature extremes.
  • Ability to work around large crowds and noise.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must possess a valid Drivers License.
  • Please include “JC-300413 and Service Assistant (Maint)" in the “Job Titles For Which You Are Applying” box on your State Standard Application (Form STD 678).

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

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
Drop-Off location CLOSED due to impact of COVID-19. Submit Apps thru CalCareer Account or by Mail.
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:

  • Minimum of 3-months experience in performing maintenance and repair work of grounds and/or facilities
  • Minimum of 3-months experience using common hand tools and equipment used in routine maintenance and repair work
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License
  • Successful completion of a formal training or work experience program in parks, buildings, or grounds maintenance
  • Knowledge of safe and proper use and care of tools
  • Experience operating construction equipment such as, forklifts, manlifts, pull tractors, etc.


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 (e.g., medical, dental, vision, etc.); Time off benefits (e.g., paid vacation, sick leave, professional development days, personal holidays, 11-paid holidays per year, etc.); Financial security benefits (e.g., California Public Employees' Retirement (CalPERS) pension upon retirement, 401(k), life insurance for excluded employees: 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:
Cheryl Zinniger
(858) 794-1089

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.

Information on Upcoming Examination

No current examination offered at this time.  Please check back for more details on examination link and dates.

Hiring Practices, As Result of COVID-19

The Del Mar Fairgrounds is committed to the health and safety of our guests and team members. We continue to work diligently with State and local health officials to enhance our already strict health, safety and cleanliness standards. These protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving industry standards and methodologies, public health and governmental directives, and advancing scientific knowledge on the transmissibility of COVID-19.

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