Gaming Commissioner



Title:    Gaming Commissioner
Schedule: Monday through Friday
Location:    Varied
Opening Date:  April 17, 2017
Classification:  Part time
Hours: Varied (meet several times per month)
Salary Range: Stipend and mileage per meeting
Closing Date:   May 5, 2017

DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION: The Tribal Council is seeking letters of interest and résumés from Cowlitz Indian Tribal members interested in serving as a member of the Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Commission (“Commission”).

The Commission is an independent and autonomous subdivision of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. The Commission and its staff are responsible for regulating all gaming activities on the Cowlitz Reservation and ensuring that gaming is conducted in conformance with Tribal law, federal law, and the Gaming Compact between the Tribe and the State of Washington. The Commissioners act as an oversight body for the Tribal Gaming Commission and its staff. The Commissioners will hire the Executive Director who will select the staff and be responsible for the day to day operation of the Commission. The Commission will also conduct licensing appeals, and be responsible for the budget of the Commission.

Terms of office for the initial members of the Commission will be staggered between five and seven years.

ELIGIBILITY: The minimum requirements for appointment as a member of the Tribal Gaming Commission shall include experience and knowledge of gaming management, business, finance, or law. Five years experience in gaming or other regulatory affairs, public accounting or business finance, public or business administration, judicial or dispute resolution services, criminal justice, civil or criminal investigation, or law is desired. Commissioners must satisfy the suitability standards for key employees and primary management officials including background investigations.

No member of the Tribal Gaming Board of Directors or employee of the gaming operation may serve on the Tribal Gaming Commission, and no person directly related to any Tribal Gaming Director member may serve on the Tribal Gaming Commission without a written waiver by the Tribal Council. Tribal Gaming Commissioners are prohibited from gambling at the Tribe’s casino.

TIME COMMITMENT: From the time of appointment to the opening of the casino in 2017 the initial members of the Gaming Commission will work with our regulatory consultant to organized and staff the Commission. During this pre-opening period the Commissioners may need to meet several times per month. Following opening the time commitment should decrease. Commissioners may spend additional time in Commission business outside of meetings.

STIPEND: This is not a full time position and Commissioners are not eligible for any Cowlitz Indian Tribe employee benefits. Commissioners are compensated with a stipend per meeting.

ETHICS REQUIREMENTS: As Public Officials, Gaming Commissioners are subject to the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Code of Ethics.

Must submit and pass drug screening and submit to and pass an extensive criminal background check

HOW TO APPLY: Cowlitz Indian Tribal members who meet the qualifications, and are willing to be considered for appointment, must submit to the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, a written statement of interest and a current résumé:

Mail: Nancy Osborne, GC Secretary/HR
         Cowlitz Indian Tribe
         P.O. Box 2547
         Longview, WA 98632

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug & 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.

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