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NIGC Employment Opportunity: Technology Leaders Fellowship

NIGC Employment Opportunity

Technology Leaders Fellowship


Job Title: Technology Leaders Fellowship

Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year (Equivalent to GS-9)

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Term: One Year Temporary Assignment

Open Period: Monday, November 21, 2016, to Friday, December 21, 2016

The National Indian Gaming Commission announces its first ever Technology Leaders Fellowship position in Washington, DC. In keeping with the mission of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, as well as promoting our initiative of staying ahead of the technology curve, the NIGC is proud to offer this Fellowship as a one-year apprenticeship-type opportunity for recent graduates in the fields of technology and who are interested in Indian gaming. The Technology Leaders Fellow will assist and collaborate with NIGC technology staff on a variety of special projects. A BA/BS or higher level degree, obtained in the last year, in Computer Science, Information Systems, Database Management or related field from an accredited college or university is required for the position.

The NIGC is an independent Federal regulatory agency whose primary mission is to work within the framework created by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for the regulation of gaming activities conducted by tribes on Indian lands 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.

This fellowship has the responsibility for technical data input and assisting with planning and designing agency database projects. In addition, the fellowship has the responsibility for the operation of the NIGC computer network infrastructure encompassing end-to-end responsibility to the desktop workstation. The fellowship reports directly to the Technology Manager within the Division of Technology.

We are looking for an individual who can:
  • Duties include assisting the database administrator with analyzing and defining NIGC data requirements and envisioning system features and functionality.  Assists with integrating applications by designing and then programming SQL database architecture and server scripts and by studying and establishing connectivity with network systems. Installs and configures new SQL Servers, troubleshoot SQL Server service outages as they occur;
  •  Assists database administrator with ensuring all database servers are backed up in a way that meets the agencies Recovery Point Objectives (RPO);
  • Assists database administrator with documenting the agencies database environment;
  • Updates job knowledge by researching new internet/intranet technologies and software products; participates in educational opportunities; reads professional publications; maintains personal networks, and participates in professional organizations. Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments ; and 
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Key Requirements
  • Must be a US Citizen;
  • Subject to a pre-employment background investigation; and
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by direct deposit.
To meet the basic qualification requirements for this fellowship, you must have:
  • A BA/BS or higher level degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Database Management or related field from an accredited college or university;
  • Graduated from accredited college or university within the last year;
  • Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. Experience may have been gained coursework/projects or on-the-job experience;
  1. 1.   Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail;
  2. 2.  Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide; information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services;
  3. 3.  Communication - Expresses information clearly in oral and written format, taking into account the audience and nature of the information;
  4. 4.  Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required; and
  • Experience working in Indian Country or Indian Gaming is a plus, but not required.
How to Apply
Your resume, cover letter, and transcripts should be addressed to Mr. Travis Waldo and sent to The information must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement, December 21, 2016. If you have any questions regarding this position please contact our Director of Technology at  This position announcement is open from November 21, 2016, through the closing date December 21, 2016.  No late submissions will be accepted.

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