Assistant Manager of Groundskeeping

Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay, TX

Posted January 14, 2020


The Assistant Grounds Manager assigns and supervises the grounds staff and is entrusted with the environmental responsibility for the application of herbicides, plant protection products, soil amendments, seed and fertilizers according to the recommended rates and label instructions while utilizing best management practices, proven agronomics and approved operating guidelines under the direction of the Grounds Manager.


• Have a basic understanding of normal agronomic and grounds maintenance practices as dictated by soil, water and tissue tests.

• Ability to help identify turf grass weeds, insects and disease symptoms and characteristics and understand the proper treatment.

• When post-application irrigation is required, coordinate the operation and scheduling of the irrigation system with the Grounds Manager and/or the Irrigation Technician.

• Have a working knowledge of all application products, including fertilizers, pesticides and soil amendments.  Responsible for comprehending and assisting to maintain a current file/library of labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on all products.

• Oversee all outside contractors scheduled to make custom applications.

• Responsible for product handling, mixing, package disposal and facility maintenance.

• Keep accurate and complete application records (including related weather data, irrigation, product, rate, amount used, calibration, applicator, etc.), environmental inspections, and inventories.

• Properly inspect, use and calibrate the application equipment under the supervision of the Grounds Manager.

• Continuously inspect the application area and operation of the equipment for uniformity of product application with a keen attention to detail.

• Assist in orientation and training of application assistants for the purpose of safe, efficient and responsible product storage, handling and mixing, packaging disposal, maintenance of the application equipment and maintenance facility.


• A minimum of 5 years experience grounds maintenance required.

• BS degree (preferred) or Associates degree (accepted) in horticulture or related field, or 5 years experience.

• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet the requirements of driver insurability as established by the insurance carrier.

• Obtain and retain a valid Texas pesticide applicator license (recommended).

• Encouraged to pursue Texas Nurseryman’s certification or related certification.

• Basic computer skills required.


• Communication with the mechanic staff and the administrative staff is essential.

• Must coordinate and communicate procedures and schedules with other supervisory staff.

• High degree of good common sense and math skills.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills and able to follow instructions.

• Experience with Budget Control/Responsibility.

• Working knowledge of agronomy, horticulture, turf grass management and grounds maintenance practices and products; including fertilizers, pesticides and soil amendments.

• Mechanical aptitude and detailed working knowledge of all types of product application and equipment calibration methods.

• Knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management of grounds maintenance operations - including, but not limited to, safety and environmental standards, laws and regulations.

• Resident, member and guest sensitivity.

• Majority of the work is performed outdoors in various weather conditions common to Texas.

• Exposure to maintenance equipment; including but not limited to moving parts, heights, noise, airborne debris, vibration and fumes.

• Maintain a clean, safe and environmentally responsible work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Horseshoe Bay Resort

200 Hi Circle North

Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657

Telephone (830) 598-2511

Current Openings At This Location

Our Resort

Resting along the shores of Lake LBJ, Horseshoe Bay Resort's upscale, lifestyle vacation destination, puts you just a short drive from Austin and San Antonio. The picture-perfect Texas Hill Country scenery inspires you to unwind in modern rooms, suites and villas, many with views of the lake. Taste creative local cuisine at our restaurants, play a round on three championship golf courses and enjoy fun family activities, from boating to tennis. Say "I do" with a romantic lakeside wedding, indulge with a day at our resort spa, or host an intimate celebration in one of our scenic outdoor venues. 

Crescent Hotels and Resorts are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

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