In addition to the Specialized Experience requirement for this position, applicants must meet the Education Requirement described below:
Educational Requirement: A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts or higher level degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field (i.e. marketing, management information systems, management, law) from an accredited college or university.
Specialized Experience will include 6 years of compliance experience, 6 years of audit experience, 6 years of experience in the gaming industry and 3 years of training experience. This specialized experience is defined as:
1) Knowledge of gaming industry
o Utilize knowledge of the gaming industry regulations (i.e. IGRA, state/tribal relationship) to direct the monitoring of Class II and Class III gaming operations to ensure compliance with IGRA/NIGC regulations, tribal gaming ordinances and/or resolutions
2) Experience in Financial Auditing
o Utilize knowledge of auditing to analyze and report on findings in a financial statement;
o Oversee the receipt and review of the required annual audited financial statements for gaming operations (Indian gaming desired);
o Determine if audits have been conducted in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and that the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to analyze and investigate disclosures;
o Interpret financial analysis and formulate recommendations for higher level officials;
o Oversee the generation of financial records that may be used to conduct investigations;
o Provide management and technical expertise to audit personnel;
o Maintain oversight and allocation of assigned budget.
o Ability to forecast budget plans and present budget recommendations to senior officials.
o Interpret, develop, and implement policies and procedures.
3) Experience in Compliance
o Compliance experience to perform investigations that include interviewing witnesses, gathering various sources of information, handling evidence, testifying and formulating recommendations to higher level officials in the monitoring of Class II and Class III gaming operations;
o Experience with one of the following areas (tribal, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies) in regulating, enforcing laws, and prosecuting matters pertaining to Indian gaming;
o Management level experience with the responsibility for directing; and
o Advising, writing policy and procedures for investigations of violations of tribal gaming ordinances, gaming compacts, or for a gaming organization with authority over more than 20 employees. (Preferred IGRA, NIGC regulations)
4) Training Experience
o Experience assessing training needs using quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies for employees and/or tribal entities and report findings and recommendations to higher level officials;
o Preparing and presenting complex subject material to small and large audiences; and
o Providing oversight in training development, curriculum development, and technical assistance for maintaining compliance with NIGC regulations, other federal laws and policies.
Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify,
or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to
provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide
the documents will result in you receiving an ineligible rating.
Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may
be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must
provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to
that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. http://www.sss.gov.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the National Indian Gaming Commission. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau Security Office.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position. Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.
There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement
Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position. The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the (View Occupational Questionnaire) will be made. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Our review of your resume and/or supporting documentation must support your responses to the Online Questionnaire to accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of methods required to audit financial and gaming records of interest to the NIGC
Knowledge of the principals of supervision and management
Knowledge of various types of gaming encountered in Indian gaming operations and the ability to distinguish between class I, II and III gaming as defined by IGRA and NIGC regulations
Knowledge of methods required to investigate matters of interest to NIGC