Under direction, to assist in coordinating and approving business, financial, and management policies of the District Agricultural Associations and county fairs; and to do other related work.
Assists in coordination and approving business, financial, and management policies of the District Agricultural Associations and county fairs; directs and counsels fair managements on preliminary planning of annual budgets; reviews annual budgets and subsequent adjustments; acts for the Chief in matters pertaining to the Fair Budget Review Board; directs compilation of the�Master Premium List and rules and regulations for entry and judging; supervises the examination and approval of premium lists; directs accounting services for fairs, including the establishment of uniform procedures; recommends maintenance projects for district and county fairs; promotes year-round use of fairgrounds; counsels and advises fair managements on planning and organization of new fairs and other problems of fair operations; gives cooperative advisory service to organizations regarding fair business such as boards of supervisors, city councils, chambers of commerce, farm, agricultural, livestock breeding associations, and youth organizations.
Experience: Two years of experience involving responsibility for policy formulation and program development in any one or a combination of the following:
1.In a full supervisory or administrative capacity responsible for the development, organization, or direction of fairs or expositions; or
2.As a supervisor or director of a major activity of a fair or exposition, such as administration, finance, promotion or exhibits; or
3.In a full managerial capacity in a public or private organization performing an agricultural regulatory function or promotion or sales service relating to agriculture.
(Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must have been in a class at a salary level at least equivalent to an Area Supervisor, Pest Detection.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Organization, operation and financing of livestock shows, horse shows and other agriculture fairs; principles and modern methods of public and business administration with special reference to organization, fiscal and personnel management, budgetary preparation and control, and public relations; purposes, organization, and activities of district agricultural associations; functions and procedures of governmental agencies such as the Department of Food and Agriculture, the State Legislature, and county governments; familiar ity with the needs of and physical layout required for different types and sizes of fairs; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Make administrative studies of problems of organization and management; plan, organize, and direct the work of others; address an audience effectively; maintain cooperative relations with the Legislature, administra tive officers, public and private organizations, and representatives of the media; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.