Turning Stone Resort Casino - Verona, NY
Job Code
Travel Involved
Employment Status

Assistant Resort Grounds Manager

Job Description

Summary:  The Assistant Grounds Manager reports directly to the Resort Grounds Manager. Under the Resort Grounds Manager's supervision, the Assistant Grounds Manager is responsible for the landscaping and maintenance of grounds outside of the golf courses including the clubhouse area, Turning Stone Resort property, the RV Park, and The Inn.  The Assistant Grounds Manager may serve in the Resort Grounds Manager's capacity during his/her absence.


  • Under the direction of the Resort Grounds Manager, oversees the grounds maintenance, ornamental beds, and cleanliness of grounds outside the golf courses including the clubhouse areas, Turning Stone Resort property, Tower Winter Garden, The RV Park, The Inn, and SavOn flower areas.
  • Assists with managing a large staff of employees which includes assigning and directing work, developing work schedules, conducting performance reviews and administering corrective counselings as required.
  • Continually inspects all grounds for their condition and maturity and notes those areas requiring maintenance.
  • Assists staff with hands-on work including weeding, edging, trimming, pruning, and deadheading of existing materials.
  • Assists with managing all snow removal for all Turning Stone properties, delegating tasks to all Golf & Grounds employees during the winter months.
  • Maintains a working relationship with contracted vendors.  Entrusted with yearly annual orders from local growers.
  • Ensures that the staff is fully trained in all aspects of their positions including the proper and safe use of equipment.
  • Reviews payroll reports for accurate work hour totals and makes adjustments when needed.
  • Participates in the interviewing and selection process for new employees, ensuring that staffing levels are maintained and the most qualified candidates are hired.
  • Assists in the development of departmental budgets, implementing cost control measures to keep expenses in line with approved budgets.
  • Consistently follows all administrative procedures to ensure appropriate information is submitted to Human Resources regarding each employee in a timely manner (i.e. Leave of Absences, terminations, status changes, etc).
  • Develops and maintains departmental policies and procedures.
  • Conducts performance appraisals of direct reports and ensures performance standards are achieved by staff; participates in and/or makes recommendations related to employment actions such as hiring/firing, promotion and disciplinary procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree in Horticulture, Landscape Design or related field; Bachelor’s preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience required; supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience in supervising, hiring and training grounds staff.
  • Requires knowledge of the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers, soil conditioners and pest control methods and materials.
  • Valid New York State driver’s license (or ability to obtain one upon establishing residency).
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and administrative skills.
  • Must be available to maintain flexible schedule.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a state pesticide license within three months of hire date.


Physical Requirements:

  • Repetitive motion of hands, wrists and fingers for constant pushing, pulling, fingering and grasping in the use of tools and equipment.
  • Must be able to frequently bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach.
  • Must have close visual acuity in order to inspect, operate and repair equipment.
  • Must be able to work outdoors under conditions ranging from extreme hot to extreme cold.
  • Subject to noise and electrical, mechanical, chemical and explosive hazards.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. using proper lifting techniques.