Job Posting: Security Guard

22nd DAA/Del Mar Fairgrounds

Security Guard

$2,718.00 - $3,402.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Public Safety Director and the Public Safety Manager, the duties of the Security Guard include, but are not limited to, guarding and protecting the Fairgrounds and other State properties, maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and the public, writing and completing reports, assisting various agencies, and doing other related responsibilities.

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

Working Conditions

Essential job functions require considerable physical ability and mobility to work throughout the Fairgrounds and other State properties. Work activities involve: prolonged periods of sitting in and driving of vehicle(s); continuous walking including walking on uneven ground; standing and sitting for long periods other than in vehicle; continuously required to hear, see, smell, and be aware and alert of surroundings; occasionally requires lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling average-weight objects up to 50 pounds or moving objects up to 100 feet; often requires ascending and descending stairs and occasionally ladders; occasionally requires kneeling, reaching, squatting, bending, stooping, and twisting; and frequently requires grasping and repetitive hand movement and fine finger dexterity and fine coordination to operate standard office equipment, security equipment, tools, doors, door knobs, roll up doors, gates, keys, etc. 

Work activities involve specific vision abilities required including near vision and far vision; ability to operate vehicles, golf carts, and bicycle; ability to use hand signals; 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.

Outdoor work and exposure to weather is common, although indoor work is required while making some security rounds. Work involves occasional exposure to the elements consisting of dust, dirt, unpleasant odors, and smoke. 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:
Security Guard
$2,718.00 - $3,402.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Diego County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Who We Are

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.

Our Purpose

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

Our Mission

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 entertainment, recreation, agriculture, and education.

Our Vision

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

  • 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) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
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 Security Guard exam and pass to be eligible prior to job offer.  Note: This Statewide exam is being administered by the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) for all State Departments. The Del Mar Fairgrounds will be utilizing this Security Guard list for employment purposes.      

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

When submitting an application package by mail, applicants are required to submit a Standard State Application (Form Std. 678/Rev.12/2021) with an original signature, and clearly indicate the Classification and Job Code in the "Job Title(s)" section of the State Application (Std.678/Rev. 7/2019) or you will not be considered for the position.

Applications must include
a description of the duties performed for each position held; reference to a resume (“See Resume”) in place of a description of the duties performed or submitted blank, will not be accepted.  Applications received without the following information for each job entry will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted: "To" and "from" dates (month/day/year); Hours worked per week; Private sector job titles; Supervisor name and phone number; Job duties performed, etc.  State employees must list the specific departments for which they worked and indicate the specific civil service classification titles held (not working titles).

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 Weekends and Holidays.
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:

  • Working knowledge of all emergency policies, procedures, and regulations to be able to respond to alarms, incidents, and emergency situations.
  • Strong verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in writing and submitting complete, accurate, and informative reports.
  • Excellent customer service, empathy, and conciliatory attitude/approach.
  • Good judgement and professionalism.


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.

Additional Transcripts / Degree Instructions

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.

Del Mar Fairgrounds Hiring Practices, Re: COVID-19

In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 and, as a result of the COVID-19 rapid out-break, the 22nd District Agricultural Association/Del Mar Fairgrounds will continue its hiring practices as they are deemed necessary to “maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure..…,”  Candidates who participate in the interview process will be considered essential in promoting this effort and are not in violation of Executive Order N-33-20.  Phone interviews will be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager.  Standard in-person interviews will still be offered ‘if’ conditions permit.

The Del Mar Fairgrounds is committed to the health and safety of our guests and team members. We have worked 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