Job Posting: Facilities Director

22nd DAA/Del Mar Fairgrounds

Facilities Director

$7,976.00 - $9,059.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the administrative direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, the duties of the Facilities Director include, but are not limited to, developing, and implementing strategies, goals, and plans aligned with the 22nd District Agricultural Association’s (District) mission and vision to emphasize agriculture, education, recreation, and entertainment.  The Facilities Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the work of the Administrative Assistant and the Maintenance and Operations Supervisors who oversee the trades and maintenance teams, including civil service, volunteers, temporary and/or seasonal employees to maintain and improve the 325-acres of infrastructure, landscape, and facilities of the District.
This position has significant responsibilities in executing, managing, and directing a diverse team of employees and contractors to provide a wide variety of facility services in support of the multitude of events and activities that occur on District properties, including the annual San Diego County Fair. In addition, this position is responsible for
facilities planning and management, maintenance and repairs, janitorial services, safety and regulatory compliance, and ensuring excellent customer service.

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

Working Conditions

Work environment is primary performed in a standard office with artificial light and climate control.  Essential job functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and throughout the facility; to sit for prolonged periods of time; and to frequently walk including walking on uneven ground. Work activities involve to occasionally bend neck in an upward and downward flexion and side-to-side turning of neck; to reach above, at, and below shoulder height; to lift, carry, push, and pull average-weight maintenance equipment and tools up to 50 pounds; and to operate standard office equipment and maintenance equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine finger dexterity and fine coordination including the use of a computer keyboard, mouse, calculator, telephone, and radio. Essential duties require the abilities to verbally communicate and to hear to express and exchange information; to see to perform assigned tasks; to hear, see, and smell to detect and monitor facility and maintenance operations; to use hand signals; to read, write, and speak English at a level required for successful job performance; and to work in a high pressure, fast-paced environment, under time critical demand, and to sustain periods of mental activity. Work environment may involve some exposure to hazards, dangerous environment, or physical risk that require following safety precautions.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Facilities Director
$7,976.00 - $9,059.00
# 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.

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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. To take the Staff Services Manager II (Managerial) Exam/Assessment click on the link below:

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
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:
  • Five or more years of increasingly responsible managerial experience, over a staff performing maintenance and repair work of grounds and facilities.
  • Five or more years of experience performing semiskilled or skilled maintenance and repair functions of buildings and grounds.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • Two or more years’ experience working as a manager in a large venue, hospital, college, university, or fairgrounds.
  • Knowledge and experience in methods of heating, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, and ventilation of large buildings.
  • Advanced knowledge of building codes, safety codes, and fire provisions applicable to entertainment venues / fairgrounds facilities.
  • Experience supervising represented employees to ensure compliance with labor relations / collective bargaining agreements (CBAs).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of report writing and all forms of written and verbal communication.
  • Strong time management and customer services skills.
  • Experience developing and working with budgets of one million or more in expense.
  • Experience maintaining a strong ethical culture, working well with staff and supervisors in a collaborative, team environment.
  • Construction project management experience; including experience in programming and planning for additional facilities or for repairs or modifications to existing facilities such as construction, plumbing, and electrical work.


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), 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.

Human Resources Contact:
Danielle Stephenson
(858) 755-1161 ext: 2011

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) 792-4293
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.

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