Sault Tribe
  • - Gaming Commission
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • Year Round - Full Time

The Executive Director, under the direction of the Chairperson of the Sault Tribe Gaming Commission, is responsible for serving as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Gaming Commission and performing administrative duties to facilitate the Commission's role in regulating, establishing standards for, and monitoring gaming within the jurisdiction of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The position is responsible for regulating the Tribe's Gaming facilities under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act which establishes the jurisdictional framework that presently governs Indian gaming and the Compact between the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the State of Michigan providing for the Conduct of Tribal Class III Gaming by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Tribal Code Chapter 42: Gaming Ordinance, as may be amended.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Provides day-to-day administrative and technical oversight of the Gaming Commission and Internal Audit.
• Directs the assignments of team members and assists in the recruitment and training of department staff.
• Collaborates, supervises and performs liaison duties between the Gaming Commission and the Human Resources Department regarding background checks for licensed team members and team members who fall under the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.
• Serves as technical advisor to the Chairperson of the Gaming Commission for the development of initiatives involving the regulation of gaming within the Tribe's jurisdiction.
• Provides assistance with the methods, techniques, and procedures that are required within the Gaming Commission to ensure maximum effectiveness in enforcing Federal, State and Tribal regulations.
• Administers the Commission's fiscal affairs, including the preparation of the preliminary budget estimates and their presentation to the Chairperson of the Sault Tribe Gaming Commission, Gaming Commission and Sault Tribe Board of Directors as required.
• Conducts the review of cost and obligation ledgers and the subsequent coordination with the tribal budget department.
• Procures external Auditors for the NIGC annual compliance audits.
• Sends notice to the NIGC of all actions or matters for which such notice is required by the Gaming Ordinance, IGRA or NIGC regulations.
• Procures supplies and property in accordance with the applicable tribal regulations.
• Assures for the completion of the annual Facility License Checklist by Casino Management in accordance with the Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS).
• Performs on-site inspections, walkthroughs and observations of licensed gambling facilities to identify areas or persons of risk to the Sault Tribe's assets and integrity.
• Represents the Gaming Commission and Sault Tribe at meetings with Federal, State, other Tribes or private business representatives when necessary to discharge the duties of the Gaming Commission and the Tribe.
• Prepares internal reports as required by the Commission and/or the Sault Tribe Board of Directors.
• Provides regular briefings to the Chairperson of the Sault Tribe Gaming Commission, Gaming Commission and the Sault Tribe Board of Directors as required; including meeting with the Gaming Commission at least quarterly as required under Section 42.401(7) of the Gaming Ordinance, as may be amended.
• Prepares reports and make recommendations to the Gaming Commission about any other matter within the Gaming Commission's jurisdiction.
• Assembles and coordinates all subject matter necessary for the Commission to carry out their duties.
• Obtains and updates the necessary laws and regulations that are applicable to the Tribe's gaming operations.
• Reviews and approves all Casino departmental procedures.
• Reviews and approves all Raffle applications.
• Complies with all other duties and restrictions provided under the Gaming Ordinance, as may be amended.
• The Sault Tribe Board of Directors reserves the right to change, amend, add, delete and otherwise assign and all duties, responsibilities and position titles as deemed necessary.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Oversees the Gaming Department staff with the review of background information submitted by gaming licensed applicants for adequacy, completeness and truthfulness.
• Oversees Gaming Department staff with the additional research, including interviewing licensed applicants, making personal reference checks, obtaining and reviewing credit reports, obtaining and reviewing court documents and obtaining information from outside law enforcement personnel/agencies.
• Makes decisions regarding the approval, disapproval, suspension, initiation of revocation proceedings regarding, or imposition of limit or condition upon a license.
• Oversees and assists regulatory agencies with investigations regarding Class III license holders and gaming supply vendors.
• Oversees the Gaming Department staff with the conducting of investigations for the Tribe and its enterprises for issues unrelated to gaming as requested.
• Oversees and ensures the Gaming Commission staff assists tribal members in filling out the Partial Waiver of Conviction applications.
• Oversees and ensures the Gaming Commission staff conducts routine fingerprinting of gaming licensed team members and team members who fall under the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.
• Oversees the issuance of gaming licenses and badges for casino, governmental and enterprise team members.
• Attends suspension and revocation hearings for gaming licensed team members.
• Maintains confidentiality of all information including but not limited to license applications, background investigations, license suspensions and/or revocations and all other files pertaining to Gaming Commission functions and activities.
• All other job related duties as assigned.

CONTACTS:
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, Executives, Board of Directors, customers, outside vendor/service providers, Tribal Gaming Commissioners, Human Resource personnel, Casino Management, NIGC Field Investigators and Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies, Michigan Gaming Control Board, Tribal Prosecutor, Attorneys, and Law Enforcement personnel.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Position light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Physical factors include frequent sitting and occasional standing, walking, pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, manual handling, use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision, travel, typing and bending. Must be able to maintain visual attention and mental concentration for significant periods of time and ability to perform assigned duties in highly interruptive conditions. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather. Potential hazards include frequent computer and equipment use.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in field involving study in Criminal Justice, Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration required.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in business, auditing, accounting, law enforcement, regulatory or fraud or investigations required. Preference shall be given to applicants with experience in legal gaming or law enforcement. Shall not have any personal interest in any Tribal gaming operations.
Certification/License: Must be able to become a Notary Public within 90 days of hire. Professional Investigator License preferred. Must be 18 years of age. Must undergo a Criminal Background Investigation done under the rules of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of NIGC regulations, Compact between the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the State of Michigan and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Title 31, MICS/TICS, and the Gaming Ordinance (Chapter 42) required. Must be able to read, understand, analyze, and interpret financial reports, legal documents, and technical documents, reports, and journals. Must have solid understanding of NIGC regulations and compliance requirements. Must have a strong work ethic and be willing to respond to issues and matters outside regular business hours. Must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, establish and meet deadlines, and effectively manage staff. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly in person, in writing, and by telephone and email and in a diverse range of audiences and settings. Must be able to work with no supervision. Must have ability to maintain self-discipline and objectivity. Must have knowledge of and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software. Must be able to prepare clear, concise, thorough, meaningful, and grammatically correct written reports, letters, memoranda, policy and procedural drafts, and other written documents. Must be able to work in high stress environment and handle difficult situations. Must have excellent organizational skills; organizing work, prioritizing tasks and managing time and record keeping skills. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

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