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Lead Groundskeeper, Facilities

Posted February 23, 2021

San Manuel Casino
Highland, CA

About This Job


Under the direction of the Groundskeeping Supervisor, the Lead Groundskeeper is responsible for providing guidance and assistance to team members in completing all duties and responsibilities set forth by the department and SMC. This position is a working team leader.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in promoting brand loyalty by engaging in exceptional customer service to both our external and internal customers.
  • Assigns team members to daily, weekly and long term duties and functions as instructed by management.
  • Directs and guides team members on all duties and functions in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Trains team members on proper practices and procedures.
  • Assists team members on all duties and projects.
  • Provides safety instructions and ensures team works efficiently and safely in safe working conditions. Ensures use of proper safety precautions is taken (safety tape, caution signs, traffic signs, etc.).
  • Ensures that all team members are using the proper personal protective equipment on the various tasks (safety glasses, safety vest, etc.).
  • Ensures that equipment, material, and supplies are on-hand for the team.
  • Maintains inventory of existing stock; fills department supply requests; orders supplies, material, equipment, rags, mops, etc.
  • Ensures that all chemicals are properly identified and have proper Safety Data Sheet (SDS) labels.
  • Completes walk through of all areas and follows-up on completion of projects/tasks.
  • Reports all unsafe conditions to management.
  • Performs preventative maintenance checks on all equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.



  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum one (1) year grounds keeping experience.
  • OSHA knowledge helpful.
  • Basic understanding of computers required.
  • Ability to use all necessary tools and equipment required to complete all duties and jobs. 
  • Ability to follow safety guidelines when using required chemicals, equipment, tools, and techniques while performing job duties; ability to give safety instructions to team members. 
  • Must understand the SDS sheets.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Knowledge of emergency shut-off procedures for gas, water, electrical, etc.


  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid Commercial Class “B” driver’s license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the company’s insurance carrier.
  • Certification in related field a plus.

Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions Environment

The physical requirement demands described here are representatives of those that an employee encounters and must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • Occasional sitting.
  • Frequently walking and standing.
  • Occasionally operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Visual Acuity that best describes the requirements of the position: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection of employees, visitors or facility.
  • Hearing sufficient to hear conversational levels in person and over the telephone.
  • Speech sufficient to make oneself heard and understood in person, in front of groups, in meetings, and over the telephone.
  • Strength sufficient to exert up to 25 pounds of force occasionally: lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds occasionally.  
  • Mobility sufficient to safely move in an office environment; walk, stoop, bend, kneel, enter and exit.
  • Endurance sufficient to sit, walk and stand for extended periods, and maintain efficiency throughout the entire work shift and during extended work hours.
  • Physical activities that apply to the essential functions of the position are: balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions.
  • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high precarious places; outside weather conditions and vibration. 
  • Protective devices are required as needed.
  • Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles including secondhand smoke.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

Additional Information

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.


About this Employer

San Manuel Casino

777 San Manuel Boulevard
Highland, CA 92346


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About the company

San Manuel Casino  is located in Highlands, CA, just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and a short drive from LA-Ontario International Airport. The gaming facility is operated by the San Manuel Entertainment Authority, an economic instrumentality of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The casino floor contains over 4,800 of the latest and most innovative slot machines in a state-of-the-art facility. It features over 130 Vegas-style poker and blackjack tables, an exclusive high-limit room, and a designated Poker room.

Food & Beverage venues include Big Mo’ Cafe, Tutu's Food Court with fast-food options around the clock, Rock & Brews with a wide selection of craft burgers and craft beer from around the world, as well as legendary comedian George Lopez's Chingon Kitchen, which provides an authentic Mexican dining experience. Guests can dance the night away with DJ's at Bar Bar Bar, listen to Rock'n Roll tribute bands on stage at Rock & Brews, or enjoy Latin music at George Lopez's Chingon Tequila Lounge.

Indian gaming in California is an exciting, thriving industry. Whether working on the casino floor or providing support to gaming operations as a “behind the scenes” employee, you can contribute to a dynamic and challenging business and have opportunities to learn and grow with the gaming industry. At San Manuel, our team members define us. Working at San Manuel is more than just a job. It is a career that will help you grow into the successful professional you want to be. Apply today to join our team!