TGA - Tribal Gaming Licensing Agent






Title:  TGA Licensing Agent
Schedule:  Monday through Friday
Location: ilani, Ridgefield, WA
Salary Range:  DOQ
Opening Date: 11-15-2018
Closing Date:  Open until filled

Position Summary: 

The Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Commission (CTGC) Tribal Gaming Agency (TGA) Licensing Agent is responsible for completing confidential background investigations on gaming license applicants.  This position is responsible for processing and ensuring all Tribal, State and Federal licensing requirements met.  Licensing Agents report to the TGA Lead Licensing Agent. 

Essential Functions:

    • Ability to communicate confidently at the highest levels and build effective internal and external relationships.
    • Ability to deal with difficult people.
    • Dependable with excellent work attendance.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters.
    • Operating licensing photography equipment.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
    • Conducts thorough and complete background investigations in accordance with the CTGC Gaming Ordinance and Regulations.
    • Reviews employee/vendor applications as required to determine suitability for completeness and directs applicants to provide additional information if needed.
    • Contacts and conducts investigative interviews of applicants and vendors personal and employment references. 
    • Prepares letters, reports and written summary of findings.
    • Issue a final licensing report for consideration of hire based on research and analysis.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.  Ensure the privacy and confidentiality of all personnel matters and documents.
    • Work to organize and create procedures for a proper internal licensing system that correlates with full compliance of the Tribal Ordinance, regulation, Tribal/State Compact, and NIGC standards.
    • Attends training sessions, seminars and conferences as required.
    • Proficient in computer skills and electronic information systems to access data and utilize modern office techniques.
    • Licensing Agents require a certain level of expertise through experience and special training which qualifies him/her as knowledgeable in licensing procedures for individuals, vendors, vendor representatives, primary management officials, and others.
    • Assists Operations navigating the Washington State Regulatory Licensing environment.
    • Licensing Agents possess or have the ability to quickly acquire a high level of knowledge and understanding of Tribal/State Compact, Tribal/Federal Internal Controls (NIGC MICS/TIC) the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), and regulatory methods relative to licensing.
    • Must be able to prioritize responsibilities, assignments, and possess excellent communication skills.
    • Ensure all applicable Tribal, State, and Federal licensing laws and regulations are enforced.
    • Must be able to effectively interact with State and Federal regulators, tribal government, and Operations Management staff.


An Asssciate degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Financial Management, (preferred), OR experience in related fields.
A high-school degree is required.
2 years of experience working with tribal gaming licenses preferred.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Physical Demands

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 occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.

Ability to work in a smoky environment.

Work Environment

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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Potential candidates must submit and pass drug screening and criminal background check.

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:

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 2547
Longview, WA 98632
Fax (360) 578-1641

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