Regulatory Agent Trainee (Tribal Members Only)

Job Title:
Regulatory Agent Trainee (Tribal Members Only)


Reports To:
TGA Manager, Darrell Longshore

FLSA Status:

Time Status:
Full time (40 hours a week)

TS Range:
6/7 ($19.41)

Opening Date:
July 26, 2019

Closing Date:
August 9, 2019 

This position represents the SIGC in a highly professional manner and requires technical and people skills. The position monitors the gaming operation to ensure compliance with the SIGC operating policy and procedures, preserve and protect the assets of the Squaxin Island Tribe and ensure the integrity of the gaming operation. The position will monitor, inspect, investigate and report on criminal and administrative incidents involving compliance with the Tribal Gaming Ordinance and Regulations, Tribal – State Compact, RCW, SIGC Systems of Accounting and Internal Controls, the requirements of the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. This position may be assigned to Licensing, (Enforcement, Surveillance), Audit or IT depending on the needs of the Agency. 

(Other duties may be assigned)

This position is a training position and will work closely with Regulatory Agents for 6 months. The candidate will be mentored and evaluated for 6 months on the following:

  • Use independent judgment to assess situations and conditions and determine an appropriate course of action.
  • Maintain all pertinent information and materials as confidential.
  • Monitor activity occurring on gaming property and gaming controlled locations.
  • Research gaming internal controls and regulations and apply research to specific incidents.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with all applicable Tribal, Federal and State laws and regulations by monitoring, observing, reporting and taking appropriate action.  Detect and investigate regulatory issues, including but not limited to game protection, rule of play, and irregularities and relevant laws.
  • Perform audits on operations to determine compliance with system of internal controls and regulations.
  • Assist the Internal Auditor, Licensing Agent and Surveillance team in performing the functions of these departments.
  • Utilize and maintain systems, logs and other means to track and report gaming incidents and activities that are not normal to the operation or are in violation of specific gaming procedures and regulations.
  • Report immediately all observed violations to the Director/Operations Manager in accordance with Tribal Gaming Commission procedures.
  • Enforce applicable law while maintaining a positive relationship with those impacted. Maintain positive relations with employees, management, outside organizations and/or agencies and political entities.
  • Review all TLS certification and gaming reports to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Assist in the daily routines of office maintenance, phones, filing and organization for the effective and efficient operation of the agency.  Gather statistical data and complete any other special projects as directed by the Director/Deputy Director.
  • Interact with Law Enforcement and other regulatory agencies to ensure objectives are met.
  • Respectfully interact with the public and licensees maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Perform shift work including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

If the candidate demonstrates the ability to perform the above listed tasks within the 6 months of hire and has not violated any internal policies, they will be offered a Regulatory Agent position with the Tribal Gaming Agency.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

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.

Must have the ability to read and interpret rules and laws. Must be able to us a computer to communicate by email and type reports. Must be able to articulate accurately and concisely incidents and events in writing as well as verbally. Must have the ability to interact with team members as well as the public. A basic knowledge of gaming is required. A basic knowledge of computers and technology is required. Must possess the ability to learn and improve.

The candidate will be required to learn rules and regulations and follow policies and procedures. The candidate will be exposed to new technology and be required to research and learn new concepts.

Associate of Arts Degree in a related field and two year of relevant experience OR High School Diploma/GED, and four years of relevant experience. 

 Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.                

Valid Washington State Driver’s License. Incumbents must be able to pass a background investigation; and meet the criteria for a gaming license.

Professional business attire is required for this position.

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 regularly required to talk or hear; occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to tobacco smoke.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Must maintain the utmost confidentiality in all work, investigations and activities of this position.  Any violation in this matter will result in termination of employment.

The 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.

Applications are available at Application packets including a resume and cover letter are accepted at the Squaxin Island Tribal Center, contact Steven Dorland in Human Resources office; 10 SE Squaxin Lane Shelton, WA 98584 (360)