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NIGC Employment Opportunity: Auditors

National Indian Gaming Commission

Employment Opportunity


(Multiple Positions and Locations)


Job Title: Auditor (Multiple Positions)

Job Announcement Number: NIGC-8000-18-EW-003(EXC)

Salary Range: $61,218.00 - $126,062.00 / Per Year

Location:  Multiple Locations

Open Period: Monday, January 8, 2018 to Thursday, January 18, 2018

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The primary mission of the National Indian Gaming Commission (the “Commission”) is to work within the framework created by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) for the regulation of gaming activities conducted by sovereign Indian nations and tribes on Indian lands, and to fully realize IGRA’s goals: (1) promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong tribal governments; (2) maintaining the integrity of the Indian gaming industry; and (3) ensuring that tribes are the primary beneficiaries of their gaming activities. We are committed to the prompt and efficient regulation of the Indian gaming industry, which spans more than 499 gaming establishments, associated with nearly 244  tribes across 28 states. The Commission’s dedication to compliance ensures the integrity of the over $31.2 billion Indian gaming industry.


The Auditor works under the direction of the Audits Manager and is assigned to the Division of Compliance, the Auditor is a gaming regulatory professional who exercises independent judgment and performs quick response audits, audit readiness and sustainment, consulting and advisory services, risk management, liaison with external audit organizations, audit compliance, and follow-up. The Auditor performs the most complex analysis and evaluations, conducts a variety of audits that are usually without precedent in the performance of sometimes difficult and demanding audit assignments, which require a thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. Additionally, the incumbent Auditor is required to have a familiarity and comprehension with the operations of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) Commission, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), and federal, state, and Indian laws and regulations as they pertain to the statutory and regulatory responsibilities of the Commission. The National Indian Gaming Commission’s (NIGC/Commission) Auditor works under the general supervision of the Audit Manager, who outlines broad policy and general objectives regarding the accounting and internal audit programs.

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Performs audits of class II and class III gaming operation to ensure compliance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) of 1988, the regulations of the NIGC, and the provisions of the tribal gaming ordinance/resolution;
  • Serves as the NIGC’s representative with tribal government with respect to gaming matters;
  • Provides training and technical assistance to tribal governments, tribal regulatory authorities, gaming operation personnel and contract managers to ensure compliance with the IGRA and NIGC regulations;
  • Conducts audits to investigate known or alleged violations of the IGRA and NIGC regulations, prepares reports for senior leadership and testifies in administrative hearings or other proceedings as designated by the Commission to hear such matters;
  • Coordinates with responsible management officials; and evaluates the validity of tentative findings and recommendations that have been identified.

Key Requirements

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • Required to have federal payments made by direct deposit.
  • Applicants must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Requires a two year trial period.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree: accounting degree; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting; or
  • Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge;
  • Ability to apply methods required to conduct audits pertaining to matter of interest to the organization, preparing concise and clear written report reflecting audit findings and testifying in administrative hearings or other proceedings;
  • Experience in Indian Country or with Indian gaming is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Indian gaming operations and the ability to distinguish between class I, II, and III gaming as defined in the IGRA and agency regulations; and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

*****Applicants with previous Indian Country experience are preferred**********

How to Apply

Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement is January 18, 2018. To apply online, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register for your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue. For details, go to this link:  This position announcement is open from January  8, 2018, through the closing date of January 18, 2018.  No late submissions will be accepted.

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