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Job Title:Director of Compliance, AD-1801-00

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Indian Gaming Commission

Job Announcement Number:NIGC-NB-12-MM744202 (EX)

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, September 12, 2012 to Wednesday, October 03, 2012




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

The National Indian Gaming Commission in an independent Federal regulatory agency whose primary mission is to regulate gaming activities on Indian lands for the purpose of shielding Indian tribes from organized crime and other corrupting influences; to ensure that Indian tribes are the primary beneficiaries of gaming revenue; and to assure that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly by both operators and players.


This is a director level position.

The salary range for this position is equivalent to the GS-15 salary.
If hired, the salary range will be $123,758- $155,500.


These positions are in the Excepted Service. Competitive Service Status is not acquired under this appointment. Merit promotion procedures do not apply.


  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • 20%-30% of travel is required.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • A 2 year trial period is required for this position.


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The major duties of this position include but are not limited to:
1. Prepare and present compliance actions to the Chief of Staff and Commission, in coordination with the Office of General Counsel.
2. Directs the monitoring of Class II and Class III gaming operations to ensure compliance with Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) regulations and the provisions of tribal gaming ordinances and/or resolutions.
3. Maintains liaison with tribal governments as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies concerned with Indian gaming.
4. Maintains and exhibits knowledge, insight, and understanding of the assigned specialized segment of NIGC's Compliance Division, monitoring legislative and regulatory developments and rulemaking that impacts Commission decisions; utilizing and developing databases and technological tools; anticipating trends and practices in the gaming industry; developing novel and non-traditional pro-active approaches; fostering productive work relationships with all organizations within  the gaming industry; and engaging in public outreach and representational opportunities to showcase the goals and strategic vision of the Commission
5. Directs the work of the assigned office through subordinate supervisors within the Regional Offices, the Audit program and the training program.
6. Performs full range of supervisory duties to include planning, assigning, and evaluating work, performance management, and determining training needs and arranging for necessary training.


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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.

Foreign Education: 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:

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.



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.


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


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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at .


Important Note: All National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information will be required annually.


Employees must be totally objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work related interactions with friends, family members or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

This position is in the excepted service and not subject to competitive service procedures.

When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES (political) employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office.

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age.


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To Apply Online
• Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register.
• Answer the Questionnaire in its entirety and click on SUBMIT my answers.
• UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents.
• To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at  .
• Click on Application Status.
• Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144 by following the steps below.
To Apply by Fax:
• Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX found here.
• Answer the assessment questionnaire (View Occupational Questionnaire)
• When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed.


Combination Online/Fax:
• Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
• ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
• Print the official FAX coversheet found here 
• Clearly include the Vacancy Identification Number MM(744202), SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
FAX the official fax coversheet and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144

All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by (Wednesday, October 03, 2012)

For additional information about the National Indian Gaming Commission, please visit: .


Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.  It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed.  The Resume Builder is available at .Your application package must include:
• Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words
• Completed online Assessment Questionnaire or faxed OPM Form 1203FX
• College transcript is required for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.
• Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable)

NOTE: If you submit an incomplete application, you will be given credit only for the information you provide. You are responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of your application in order to receive full credit for your experience, education, training, and/or veterans preference.


HR Assistant
Phone: (703)787-1446
Agency Information:
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Herndon, VA


If you are rated as one of the best qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. After a selection is made all applicants for this position will be notified of their status either by letter or e-mail.

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