Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
31912 Little Boston Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346
Executive Director of Noo-Kayet Development Corporation
|Executive Director for Tribal Gaming
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This position is the key administrative employee of the Gaming Agency, an independent body appointed by the Tribal Gaming Commission. The Director is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Tribe’s regulatory duties as defined in the Tribal Gaming Ordinance and Code, the Tribal/State Compact, the National Indian Gaming Commission Minimum Internal Controls, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and other relevant laws and agreements affecting licensed gambling activities on the Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation. Responsible for ensuring Tribal Gaming Agents and Surveillance personnel protect the Tribal assets by proper oversight of the agency regulations listed above. Ensures the following duties are performed either personally or through subordinates.
- Represent the Commission as liaison to the Tribal Council, Casino Gaming Board, National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC), the FBI, Secret Service, statewide Tribal Gaming Agency Directors, WIGA, and relevant law enforcement agencies as required.
- Prepare and conduct monthly Tribal Gaming Commission meetings. Advise the Commission on application of Tribal and Federal gaming laws and codes, the Washington State Gambling Commission agreements, NIGC agreements, compose and implement compliance to agreed upon amendments. Discuss all issues at hand, including financial status, licensing, and issues with casino operations, customer complaint response presentations for final commission resolution, and issues with state and/or federal agencies. Investigate and respond to appeals from individual or vendor license applicants and present for final resolution.
- Monitor WSGC activities on site, including time spent at the facility, actions taken and analyze verbal reporting from WSGC representative. Follow up state visits by checking Port Gamble section of the WSGC website for written reports. Contact and report WSGC errors to appropriate state personnel.
- Negotiate with WSGC to reduce fees to the Tribe.
- Attend meetings, discussions and e-mails with fello state-wide TGA Directors and Surveillance members to discuss issues of mutual concern.
- Hire, supervise, train, counsel, direct or terminate staff of 22 including Tribal Gaming Supervisor, Tribal Gaming Agents, specialists in Licensing of casino personnel and vendors, the Tribal Lottery System (slot machines), Surveillance Operators and Technicians (including camera and equipment installations at the casino), Internal Auditor, Accountant, Soft Count Specialists, and administrative personnel.
- Review and final approval of all Agency investigations of Class II and Class III gaming activities at The Point Casino to ensure compliance with applicable Tribal, State and Federal gaming laws and regulations. Investigations may include highly complex criminal conspiracies, detailed reviews of financial records, and incidents of cheating and/or theft.
- Interface with casino operations with evidence of Non-Compliance Violations, Incident Reports and Audits which are required be addressed by operations in order to maintain compliance with agreed upon procedures with the above listed agencies.
- Implement and enforce provisions of the Tribal Gaming Code, applicable federal law, including liquor and food handling laws, and ensure compliance with the Tribal-State Compact and other regulatory agencies through direction and supervision of the above listed personnel.
- Review and final approval of The Point Casino Internal Controls including the submission of new and revised Internal Controls to the Washington State Gambling Commission for approval and ensuring implementation and compliance. Submit Internal Control Submission Summaries to Tribal Council and the Tribal Gaming Commission. Interact with the Commission and Council to ensure vital information is passed on.
- Review and approve licensee background investigations to include FBI fingerprint result examination and interpretation, Judicial Information Service statewide criminal history search and analysis, and credit history assessment in order to determine suitability, with resulting submissions to the Washington State Gambling Commission and the National Indian Gaming Commission for all Class III applicants.
- Oversee the monitoring of licensees through observation, recording and document reconciliation to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
- Interface with law enforcement, the FBI and Secret Service when violations occur and provide documentation for prosecution, if required, including attending court, hearings & other legal matters, acting as a witness and providing evidence.
- Ensure proper surveillance system coverage to observe, analyze and report with the goal of protection the tribal, employee and patrons assets, property and reputation.
- Ensure that the assets of the tribe are protected through diligent monitoring of operation and state activities.
- Interface with Tribal Attorney to perform legal actions and conclusions regarding issues before TGA.
- Oversee compliance of the Tribal Lottery System (slot machines) by implementing Agency staff testing and signature verification of components approved by the Washington State Gambling Commission Testing Lab, including the ordering, secure storage, and installation of sensitive locks and requiring Manufacturer Certification as required by Compact regulations. Respond to compliance, shipping and delivery requirement from TLS vendors and coordinate with casino operations for installation and testing verification.
- Work with casino Compliance department to ensure mutually agreed procedures.
- Ensure promotional operation activities are carried out properly.
- Verify reports from Soft Count and TLS report monitoring.
- Oversight and review through Agency personnel observations of the Table Games and other operations departments to ensure compliance with established Internal Control requirements and regulations.
- Prepare and administer Tribal Gaming Agency budget.
- Seek and arrange for relevant gaming regulatory training for the Commissioners, Tribal Council and Tribal Gaming Agency staff.
- Exhibit sound decision making with emphasis on motivating team and maintaining high department morale.
- Other Duties as Assigned.
- Education/Experience: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or related field and/or a minimum of five years administrative or managerial experience.
- Minimum two years supervisory experience.
- Personal Computer Skills: Advanced personal computer skills are required, including Microsoft Office and other software program knowledge as needed and required.
- Other: Must have effective written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to organize work tasks and complete tasks on schedule.
- Ability to work well with others and under pressure, work independently, make decisions and maintain confidentiality.
- Valid Washington State driver’s license.
- Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear.
- Frequently required to walk, sit, stand and reach with hands and arms.
- Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
- Local, Statewide and out of state travel may be required.
Noo-Kayet Development Corporation (“NKDC” or the “Corporation”) is a corporation chartered by the Secretary of the Interior under 25 U.S.C. 477 and wholly-owned by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (the “Tribe”) to be operated for the benefit of the Tribe and its members. The Corporation is governed by its Board of Directors (the “Board”). Pursuant to Tribal law the Board also serves as the governing body of the Port Gamble Development Authority (“PGDA”). The business activities of the Corporation include both those operated directly under NKDC and those operated under PGDA.
The NKDC Executive Director:
- provides managerial leadership and oversight of the business enterprises of the Corporation and assistance and resources to the General Managers of those enterprises;
- serves as the principal liaison between the Board and the General Managers of the Corporation’s business enterprises;
- investigates, evaluates and develops new business opportunities and strategies for consideration by the Board in the expansion and growth of the Corporation’s business activities;
- serves as the principal contact between the Corporation and non-Tribal government, business, financial and community entities; and
- ensures that the Board is kept informed, on a timely and comprehensive basis, as to the status, operations and prospects of its business enterprises and potential opportunities.
The Executive Director directly reports to the Board on a monthly basis; those reports encapsulate the direct reports of the General Managers of the Corporation’s business enterprises.
Organizational & Business Development
- Seeks out and evaluates potential economic development programs and projects for consideration by the Board, including market research, the development and analysis of business plans, and the evaluation of technical and other information to determine the feasibility and economic impact of proposed entrepreneurial and economic activities, all to develop healthy economic development for the Tribe and its members and to achieve the highest return on investment for the Corporation’s business operations
- Serves as the principal liaison between the Board and the General Managers of the Corporation’s business enterprises.
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in business, finance, municipal planning or related field. An MBA or graduate degree in a directly applicable subject would be preferred.
- A minimum of 10 years experience in the successful supervision and leadership of senior level executives, preferably with a tribal organization.
- Demonstrated knowledge of:
- Public policy, laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to economic development.
- Financing techniques and procedures relating to real estate and business enterprise development and land financing.
- Financial and business analysis, budgeting and management.
- Federal, state and local programs and resources for economic development and business assistance, and procedures for obtaining funds.
- Principles and practices of demographic research and analysis and statistics applicable to economic analysis.
- Experience in economic development, strategic planning and execution. Demonstrated knowledge of public and private sector approaches to economic development, and techniques to stimulate and promote economic activity.
- Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures. Experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication, meeting facilitation, negotiations, public speaking and relationship building. Ability to work within the cultural and governmental framework of an Indian Tribe. Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.
- Proven leadership skills, including team building, consensus building and conflict resolution as well as a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups and the ability to build partnerships with government officials, business leaders, regional partners and other organizations.
- Energetic and creative with high ethical standards and understanding and supportive of Indian self-governance and Tribal Sovereignty.
FT / PT
30 - 40 hours weekly
Medical / Dental / Vision
20 - 29 hours weekly
401K Retirement eligible after 1 year with minimum of 1,000 hours of employment
19 or less hours
No benefits and no paid time off
Federal law recognizes the inherent authority of Indian tribes and tribal organizations to exercise an employment preference for their own members and other Indians. This is often referred to as tribal or Indian preference. Accordingly, preference in all aspects of employment with the Tribe will be given first, to enrolled members of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, second to other Indians enrolled in any federally recognized tribe, third to parents of Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Members and fourth to non-Indian candidates. This preference is for the purpose of furthering the goals of self-determination and employment opportunities for the Tribe and its members.