Squaxin Island Tribe

10 SE Squaxin LN
Shelton , WA
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Squaxin Island Tribe
Shelton, WA Full time
Posted on September 8, 2017

Licensing Agent 2


Reports To:
Administration Manager, Amber Guzman      

FLSA Status:
Non- Exempt

TS Range:

Opening Date:
September 8, 2017

Closing Date:
September 22, 2017           

Has the responsibility to contribute to the mission of SIGC in developing and enforcing regulations and policies affecting the licensing of gaming employees and vendors for the protection of the Tribal assets and gaming public thereby maintaining the honesty, fairness, integrity, and security of the gaming operation.

Monitors the licensing and background process to ensure compliance with the Tribal Gaming Ordinance, NIGC, MICS, Tribal-State Compact and Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. Conducts background investigations in conjunction with licensing of gaming employees, vendors and suppliers and management personnel employed by doing business or otherwise affiliated with the Squaxin Island Tribe gaming activities under the supervision of the Tribal Gaming Director/Deputy Director.

(Other duties may be assigned)

 Provides assistance to less experienced Licensing staff. .

Assists in developing and identifying effective systems and services to complete background investigations and to develop investigative reports for use by the Commission in licensing decisions.

Reviews and maintains sensitive and confidential licensing information and files.

Assists in the development of guidelines for thorough and consistent investigation of all applicants.

Reviews and recommends changes in licensing application forms and processing techniques.

Develops cooperative working relationships with other gaming investigative bodies at the tribal, state, local and federal levels.

Contributes to a favorable public image of the Tribe by establishing and maintaining relationships and participation in the community (civic, industry and professional).

Provides support to other units of the gaming commission by developing and providing investigations of incidents, audits or alleged criminal activity and follow-up on license suspensions, revocations and denials.

Maintains tracking systems for licensing renewals and for follow up on license suspensions, revocations and denials.

 Conducts interviews in person, on the phone, and via video of licensing applicants and references for gaming employees, vendors, suppliers and other applicants and references.

 Performs background investigation to determine suitability of gaming license applicants and vendor license applicants in accordance with standards established by the Squaxin Island Tribe.

Reviews all FBI reports to ensure fingerprint cards are submitted to NIGC for FBI in a timely manner.

Interacts with licensee regarding confidential and sensitive issues regarding employment, criminal histories and reference checks. Must be able to make independent decisions regarding suitability of applicants for gaming licenses.

Prepares License Determination reports.

Maintains accurate list of current licenses and vendors and completes audits to determine accuracy of information as it compares to WSGC and NIGC.

Prepares monthly report for employee payroll deducts.

Reviews and/or completes financial/criminal background gaming license investigation and ensure each applicant is within the guidelines and criteria as approved by the Squaxin Island Tribal Gaming Commission.

Prepares and presents monthly statistical reports as directed.

Responsible for monitoring progress and compliance and immediately reporting any issues and concerns to the Administration Manager.

Drafts and makes recommendations for licensing policies and procedures in compliance with Squaxin Island Tribe/Squaxin Island Gaming Agency regulations.

Other duties as assigned.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High School Diploma/GED and five years’ experience in Tribal Gaming with a minimum of five (5) years in licensing and/or regulatory/investigative experience.

Must have general knowledge of investigative techniques and practices, knowledge of criminal procedure and judicial process.

Must demonstrate skill in examining and evaluating complex documentation and other related materials.

Must demonstrate the ability to maintain an unbiased opinion on investigative reports.

Must have reliable transportation.


The successful applicant must have the ability to:

Work effectively with the public and other enforcement agencies;

Be skilled in dealing with people and in communicating effectively;

Understand human relations and maintain satisfactory relationships with applicants;

Be skilled in oral and written communication to effectively convey such matters as licensing issues and findings;

Type accurately;

Operate computers and database programs accurately and timely;

Prepare comprehensive and concise reports and plans;

Exercise good judgment, make decisions and maintain strict confidentiality.

Work independently and without supervision;

Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, and understanding of computerized accounting systems.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to read, interpret and follow documents, procedures, regulations and rules. Must possess an understanding of legal concepts, processes and interpretations.

Must have or be able to qualify for a Class III Gaming License per licensing requirements established by the Squaxin Island Gaming Agency. Must successfully pass a criminal history background check and have a valid Washington State Driver’s License

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, and, see. The employee must occasionally lift and or/move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include excellent eyesight for close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and an ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must have tolerance to work in a smoke filled environment.

The successful applicant will be required to sign an oath of confidentiality.

he successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.