CTGA - Tribal Gaming Licensing Agent

Cowlitz Tribe

Job Posting


ilani Casino

Ridgefield, Washington



Title:  TGA Licensing Agent - (2) positions
Schedule:  Monday through Friday
Location:  ilani Casino – Tribal Gaming Commission
Opening Date:  February 15, 2017

Classification:  Full time
Salary Range:  DOQ
Closing Date:  Open

Position Summary:  The Cowlitz Gaming Commission is the regulatory agency of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.  ilani Casino is currently under construction and scheduled to open in April 2017.  This position is responsible for completing confidential background investigations on applicants for casino employees and vendors under consideration for hire by the ilani Casino by gathering, compiling and analyzing relevant facts and acquiring all pertinent information and documentation required to determine general suitability, character and integrity of a licensee, including but not limited to accurate and complete gaming applications, submission of fingerprints via Live Scan, contact with applicants personal and business references and ordering necessary background searches.  This position is responsible for producing employee badges and updating the employee database while complying with all Federal, State and Tribal ordinance/regulations in regards to licensing for prospective employees of the Gaming facility.

Essential Functions:

To perform this job successfully, it is required an individual be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily or be able to develop the ability to do so quickly.

  • Provide outstanding customer service to all other employees of casino operations, surveillance staff, Commission staff, and third party vendors.
  • Function as a diplomat representing the Gaming Commission with Federal, State, and local jurisdictions respecting the “government to government” relationship between the State and Federal authorities.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and Tribal/State Compact, National Indian Gaming Association (NIGC), Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Commission Regulations, Policies and Procedures, Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS), and Tribal Internal Control Standards (TICS).
  • Coordinates investigative efforts with other tribal gaming agencies, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.  Such activities may involve oral and/or written presentations utilizing Word, Excel, Access, and/or PowerPoint.
  • Completes checklists on gaming related items and specialized gaming activities.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays as needed.
  • Collects, examines, maintains, and properly accounts for physical evidence of illegal activity to assist in Commission hearings, trials, etc. in a timely manner.
  • Observe shipping, receiving, installation, relocation, removal, storage of gaming devices for security and compliance.
  • Observe all gaming equipment and supplies for integrity and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Monitor table games, drops, counts, money transfers, and certain TLS jackpots
  • Observe and report illegal activities, violations of gaming regulatory procedures for all revenue generation areas and other areas throughout the casino and surrounding property.
  • Ability to submit clear written communications.
  • Know or have the ability to learn all table games and have a basic understanding of the Tribal Lottery System (TLS) in order to document, track, and report cheats and scams.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in basic PC skills, i.e.  Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all casino matters.
  • Maintain strong customer relations.
  • Possess the ability to perform well, apply mature judgement and “common sense” in decision making while under pressure.
  • Be able to handle intense multi-tasking in a high stress environment.
  • Must attend State, Federal, Tribal, Casino and Department mandatory trainings and pass any applicable testing.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Degree in criminal justice or related field preferred but not required.
  • Tribal regulatory experience preferred but not required.
  • Law enforcement experience preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of accounting practices preferred but not required.
  • Present a professional attitude and appearance in all situations.
  • Knowledge of Cowlitz Tribal History and Washington State Indian History.


  • Must submit to and pass a criminal history background including credit check and drug test and be licensed by TGA.
  • Must take and pass any random drug test, zero tolerance.
  • Native American Preference.
  • Must possess a current Washington Driver’s license or qualify to obtain one.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a valid gaming license.

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug and Alcohol-Free workplace.

Except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472, which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.

Please email resume, cover letter, and references to:

Shannon Schuetze at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information call (360) 727-3825

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