Job Posting: Deputy General Manager

22nd DAA/Del Mar Fairgrounds

Deputy General Manager
C. E. A.

$7,190.00 - $10,334.00

Final Filing Date: 11/5/2018

Job Description and Duties

Under the administrative direction of the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the duties of the Deputy General Manager include, but are not limited to, business development, project financial model preparation and analysis for the District, and all aspects of business management, with a primary focus on non-fairtime, non-District sponsored events and operations. Specific management responsibilities include: oversight of the Events and Operations Departments and the Del Mar Horsepark Equestrian Facility. This position is also responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of District financial management strategies and strategic goals. Additional duties include assisting with development and implementation of District policies and program management, Master Plan development and implementation, and District liaison with local, county, and state government entities.

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Deputy General Manager
    C. E. A.
    $7,190.00 - $10,334.00 A
    Note: The monthly salary listed above does not include a 20% pay differential.  With the inclusion of the pay differential the salary range is: $8,628.00 - $12,401.00.
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    San Diego County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 22nd District Agricultural Association (DAA), located in N. San Diego County, is a State owned 350 acre multi-use entertainment, exhibit and horse racing facility consisting of 200,000 sf of trade show and meeting space, a 14,000 seat grandstand, a 3,500-9,000 seat multi-use outdoor arena, a 100,000 sf satellite Wagering facility, 550 seat theater, a 1 mile dirt/turf surface racetrack, 2,000 horse stalls, a 10 acre golf/tennis retail park and Del Mar Horsepark, a 64 acre equestrian facility.

    Special Requirements

    A "Statement of Qualifications" must be submitted along with each Standard State Application (STD 678).  The statement of qualifications is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position.  The statement of qualifications serves as a documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed with no more than three-pages in length.

    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 11/5/2018

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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: Marianne McColl, HR Director
    HR Examinations and Certifications
    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:

    Marianne McColl, HR Director
    HR Examinations and Certifications
    2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
    Del Mar, CA 92014
    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.
    • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    • Degree/Diploma
    • Statement of Qualifications - Please refer to the Special Requirements section for instructions on responding to the Desirable Qualifications.
    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    Minimum Qualifications

    CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements as described in the examination bulletin. Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    (1.) Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; personnel management techniques; the Department's or Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program objectives; and a manager's role in the EEO.

    (2.) Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multi-disciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organizational procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislative and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend executive courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the Department's or Agency's EEO objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    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:

    Applications will be screened on the basis of knowledge, experience, and potential to meet the following desirable qualifications:

    Desirable Qualifications (Factors that will be the basis for competitively evaluating each candidates state application and statement of qualifications.)

    • A minimum of 10 years of management experience at a convention center, arena, Fair, stadium or other multipurpose entertainment or public assembly facility
    • M.B.A. – preferably with a focus on Finance
    • Strong financial analysis skills

    • Thorough understanding of diverse business processes and strategy development

    • Thorough understanding of financial statements

    • Excellent understanding of research methods and data analysis

    • Experience formulating and implementing procedures, policies and programs relating to the operation of a convention center, arena, Fair, stadium or other multipurpose entertainment or public assembly facility

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    • Ability to advise the CEO on a wide range of administrative and business development issues and formulate strategies to solve challenges

    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

    • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with staff, the Board of Directors, governmental agencies and business development partners

    Examination Information

    The examination process will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's application and Statement of Qualifications by a designated screening committee. The minimum and desirable qualifications listed on this bulletin will be used to screen and evaluate the application and statement of qualifications. Therefore, it is important that each applicant provides specific information and examples on his/her experience, education, training, knowledge, skills, and abilities are applicable to the evaluation criteria, as the Statement of Qualifications will be the basis for each candidate's final score and rank on the eligible list. Candidate's will be ranked competitively, and each candidate will be notified, in writing,  of his/her examination results.

    Each applicant's signature on his/her application signifies that the information provided on his/her application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications is true and factual, and that any false, incomplete, or inaccurate statements may result in disqualification from the examination process.  Note:  All submitted applications must include the CEA Job Control #, Working Title for the position applying for and an original signature and date.

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

    Contact Information

    The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Marianne McColl, HR Director
    (858) 792-4203

    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.

    Filing Instructions

    All application packages must be POSTMARKED no later than the final filing date. Application packages personally delivered, postmarked, or received via interoffice mail after the final filing date will not be accepted for any reason.   Please include the CEA Exam Number and title of the position applied for on the STD. 678 application form.  All submitted applications must have an original signature and date.   Applicants who fail to submit all the required documents will be eliminated from the examination. A Statement of Qualifications submitted without specific examples for each Desirable Qualifications factor will be given a disqualifying score. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

    Interested applicants must submit:

    A completed Standard State Application (Form 678).  A "Statement of Qualifications".  The Statement is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position.  The Statement of Qualifications serves as a documentation of each candidates ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and no more than three-pages in length.  Resumes do not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications.

    Applications received without a Statement of Qualification shall be rejected.

    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