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Job Posting: PLUMBER

22nd DAA/Del Mar Fairgrounds


$4,995.00 - $5,755.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Working under the direction of the Facilities Manager/Maintenance & Operations Supervisor II, District Fairs, the duties of the Plumber I include, but are not limited to, performing a variety of professional level duties for the installation, repair, servicing, maintenance, troubleshooting, and inspection of plumbing systems and equipment in accordance with relevant building codes, regulations, policies, procedures, and safety protocols; coordinating plumbing work for various events; preparing and planning job layouts and projects; 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 work throughout the facility. Work activities involve: periods of standing for long periods of time; frequent walking including walking on uneven ground; sitting; kneeling; pushing and pulling; reaching above or at shoulder height; bending of neck in an upward and downward flexion and side-to-side turning of neck; ascending and descending ladders, scaffolds, and roofs; entering and exiting vehicles and electric cart; Performs physical demanding activities such as digging trenches to lay pipes, using the jackhammer to break cement, or moving or lifting heavy objects. Moving average-weight tools and equipment up to 75 pounds; power and simple grasping; repetitive hand movement and fine coordination to operate various plumbing equipment, tools, standard office equipment, and radio; verbally communicate and hear to exchange information; see to perform assigned tasks; read printed materials with or without vision aids; understand and follow oral and written instructions; and read, write, and speak English at a level required for successful job performance. Work is both indoors and outdoors throughout the facility and involves exposure to sounds associated with power tools, smells associated with sewer and water, unhealthy vapors and fumes, malodors, gases, dust, dirt, mechanical, and equipment 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:
$4,995.00 - $5,755.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Diego County
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

  • 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.
Eligibility Information / Standard State Application (Form STD. 678/Rev. 12/2021)

Possession of Minimum Qualifications (MQs) and list eligibility will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting MQs with education, you must include a copy of your license and/or verification.  If it is determined an applicant does not meet the MQs of the classification, the candidate may be withheld from the eligibility list.

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.  You may find exams for this position or comparable classifications on the and clicking on the Exams/Assessments search tab

When submitting an application package by mail, applicants are required to submit a standard application (Form STD. 678/Rev.7/2019) with an original signature, and clearly indicate the Classification and Job Control under "Job Title(s)" section of the State Application. On second page of State Application, under Employment History and Duties Performed section, all areas must be current and completed.  Resumes, cover letters or  other documents will not be considered responses for this section. Applications received without all areas of the State Applcations completed, may be rejected as incomplete.

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
08:00 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 four-years’ experience working as a plumber
  • Completion of Plumbing Trade School or AA Degree in Plumbing
  • Minimum of two-years’ experience working as a Plumber at a Large Venue, Hospital, College/University, or Fairgrounds      
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Experience installing, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing standard plumbing equipment concerned with water, gas, oil, sewage, fire control, pumps, steam and/or refrigeration systems


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

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.

Hiring Practices, As Result of the COVID-19

In accordance with Governor Newsome’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.

Del Mar Fairgrounds Commitment

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