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Salary: $5,079.00 - $6,127.00
Posted: 04/19/2013

Job Description:

The California Exposition & State Fair (Cal Expo), home of BIG FUN!, year round events and the annual California State Fair, is a diverse, family-friendly State department with a mission unlike any other! Conveniently located off Business 80 – away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.

The Competitive Programs Section has an immediate opening for a Deputy Manager II 81# 13-078.

The California Exposition & State Fair Competitive Programs Section exists to showcase and educate the public as part of the overall mission of Cal Expo to create a State Fair experience reflecting California industries, agriculture and diversity of its people, traditions and trends shaping the future.

Desireable Qualifications:

Experience with developing, coordinating and operating agriculture competitive programs and agricultural exhibits such as Junior Livestock, Open Livestock, commercial commodity competitions, Equine shows and programs.

Experience and detailed understanding of residue avoidance testing in livestock.

Willingness to participate in industry leadership roles including but not limited to presentations, conferences, committee membership and elected positions.

Experience in directing and managing full time, part time, seasonal staff and volunteers.

Experience with coordinating, planning and implementing public events.

Experience in reviewing, creating, updating and adhering to policies as they pertain to the livestock community.

Experience performing conflict resolution and superior customer service skills.

Experience and in-depth knowledge of CDFA’s State Rules For California Fairs.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of: Good business practices and methods; principles, procedures and practices of budget development and control, fiscal management, procurement and contract administration; long-range capital planning; resource development; principles and practices of human resources management, including training, labor relations and safety; event planning, coordination, and management; principles and techniques of designing, constructing and installing exhibits; building construction and maintenance; event and facility security requirements and methods; marketing principles and public relations; multi-purpose facility programs, such as annual fairs, commercial and competitive exhibits, conventions, trade shows, concerts, live horse racing and satellite wagering; equal employment opportunity objectives and a supervisor's role in the processes available to meet equal employment opportunity objectives.

Ability to: Effectively manage, organize, coordinate, and oversee a variety of a DAA's operations, programs, and services; be a successful and effective program administrator; communicate effectively at a level required for successful job performance; motivate, develop, and train staff; provide work evaluations for assigned staff; work independently on a variety of assignments; work under pressure and meet established deadlines; express ideas effectively; develop and make public presentations to community organizations and groups; interpret policies and procedures; resolve emergency situations promptly and effectively; develop budgets and control expenditures; gather, organize, and summarize data; reason logically and creatively, utilizing a variety of analytical techniques to develop and evaluate alternatives; prepare reports and correspondence; organize and establish work objectives and priorities for assigned operations and services; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; effectively contribute to the Department's equal employment opportunity objectives.

Willingness to work long and irregular hours; ability to effectively contribute to new business-building opportunities based on the DAA's objectives and strategy; ability to evaluate program issues, draw sound conclusions, and develop long-range plans to achieve objectives which are both aggressive and realistic.

Experience in fair and exposition management, including knowledge of California agriculture and the specialized products of the region.

When applying for a Job Opening, you must be sure to submit one state application per 81#. You must indicate the 81 # you are applying for on your application; otherwise, your application will not be processed.

All interested applicants must submit a Standard State Application Form 678, with original signature, and clearly indicate the position number you are applying for in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” box. Also indicate your eligibility for the position (i.e., list eligibility, transfer,SROA, surplus, reemployment, reinstatement, or CalWorks). If this position requires a certificate, degree, or license, please attach a copy.

An equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation. It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free State workplace. 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.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
DEPUTY MANAGER II 313 - 430 - 4387 - 078
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/08/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
ATTN: 81# 13-078

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