In addition to the Specialized Experience requirement for this position, applicants must meet the Education Requirement described below:
Minimum Qualification Requirements GS-12:
To qualify for the GS-12 level, you must possess one full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11).
Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of Electronic Gaming Machines, relevant internal controls, participating manufacturers, industry protocols and industry best practices. The knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply IGRA and NIGC regulations, bulletins and other NIGC documents that pertain to Indian gaming. As well as knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply methods required to conduct audits pertaining to matters of interest to NIGC, including, but not limited to, following a prescribed audit plan or developing an audit plan to address a specific inquiry, appropriately documenting substantive testing, observations and questionnaires, preparing concise and clear written reports reflecting audit findings and testifying in administrative hearings or other proceedings. In addition, knowledge of various types of gaming encountered in Indian gaming operations and the ability to distinguish between Class II and III gaming as defined in IGRA and NIGC regulations.
- Possess a high degree of network systems security; both physical and logical, i.e. privileged user accounts, user authorizations, system access authentications, system access monitoring, denial and reporting.
- Possess a working knowledge of networked financial, accounting and gaming software systems, i.e. wide-area gaming networks and stand-alone computerized systems.
- Possess a working knowledge of Information Technology Department operations, i.e. IT policy and procedures, asset management, IT personnel and non-IT end-user management, vendor management, data management and disaster / business recovery management.
Qualifications: A BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Accounting, Information Systems / Engineering or closely related field is required. Applicant should have a minimum of Five (5) years of post-collegiate Information Technology experience and three (3) years post-collegiate Indian and /or State gaming regulatory experience. Professional certification is preferred.
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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: 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 (TAView 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 the IGRA, gaming regulations and IT related gaming matters
- Technical Experience
- Knowledge of Computerized Accounting Systems
- Communication skills