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Gaming Commission Executive Director - Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

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Job Title:

Gaming Commission Executive Director

Company Name:

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians


New Buffalo, Michigan 49117
United States

Date Posted:

Feb 22, 2017

Ending Date:

Apr 05, 2017

Type of Position:

Full Time



Job Description
Position Summary:   
The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Gaming Commission.  The Executive Director provides administrative support to the Gaming Commission, including managing and supervising Gaming Commission staff, consultants, and contractors, records management, and the development and oversight of the Gaming Commission budget.    

Principal Duties:
  • Under the supervision of the Gaming Commission, maintain efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the Gaming Commission.
  • Manage and supervise the Licensing and Investigation Division and the Compliance and Enforcement Division of the Gaming Commission as well as any other divisions, departments, sections or offices of the Gaming Commission that the Gaming Commission may establish.
  •  Recruit, hire, supervise, and discipline Gaming Commission staff, subject to all applicable hiring and employment laws and policies of the Pokagon Band.
  • Report to the Commission on a regularly scheduled basis as to the status of Gaming Commission activities and bring to the attention of the Commission any issues, problems, concerns, or related communications.
  • Manage and supervise all Gaming Commission staff.
  • Negotiate and enter into contracts for the acquisition of goods and services required by the Commission.
  • Organize and plan the work for the Gaming Commission.
  • Ensure that all Commission investigations are conducted efficiently and professionally.
  • Assist the Commission with challenges to Commission decisions.
  • Ensure that the Gaming Commission and Gaming Operations and Gaming Establishments are in full compliance with the Compact, the Band’s Gaming Regulatory Act, and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
  • Investigate disputes between Gaming Patrons and Gaming Operations pursuant to the standards and procedures set forth in the Band’s Gaming Regulatory Act and the regulations established thereunder.
  • Assist in enforcing Gaming Commission orders and decisions.
  • Develop and maintain a suitable records management and retention system and ensure that confidential records are maintained and protected from unauthorized release.
  • Develop administrative procedures and internal controls for the Gaming Commission.
  • Serve as a liaison with local, state and federal agencies involved in licensing investigations.
  • Attend all Commission meetings.
  • Develop and oversee the budget for the Gaming Commission.
  • Review monthly operations, assess performance against budget, and implement corrective action if necessary.
  • Review the financial and operating reports of the Class III gaming operation and monitor the financial stability of the gaming operation.
  • Work with the managers and operators of the gaming facility and other gaming regulatory agencies as needed.
  • Review complaints or concerns expressed by casino management.
  • Perform such other related duties as assigned.
  • Standard office equipment.
  • Systems used:  MS Office Applications, Internet 


Position Requirements: 
  • At least five (5) years experience, in a senior management position, in gaming regulation, particularly Class III gaming regulation.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, criminal justice, accounting or other related fields from an accredited institution whose program of study has been recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the United States Department of Education.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in law enforcement or regulatory compliance and enforcement. Investigative and regulatory experience in gaming in the licensing and/or audit section of a gaming regulatory agency is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Level 1 License under Chapter VII of the Pokagon Band’s Gaming Regulatory Act.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain eligibility to serve as Executive Director under the qualifications provided in Section 3.07 of the Band’s Gaming Regulatory Act.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with MS Office Applications: Casino Industry Applications Software.
  • Ability to manage and direct a professional staff of at least 25 people.
Indian Preference:
  • The Pokagon Band exercises preference in accordance with the requirements of the Pokagon Band Preference Code.
Physical Requirements: 
  • Work is generally sedentary in nature and will frequently require sitting, however standing and walking will occasionally be necessary.
  • Frequently required to use hands and fingers to operate equipment.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
Work Environment:
  • General office environment. Occasionally, the work environment may be in other settings not designated as smoke free
  • Local travel is necessary, so the ability to travel as needed is required.
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Savvy
  • People Development
  • People Management
  • Results Focus
  • Strategic Thinking/Management
  • Integrity / Ethics
Additional Information
All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.  

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Company Information
Pokagon Band Gaming Commission
10528 Maudlin Road
New Buffalo, MI 49117
Phone: 269-926-5484
Fax: 269-926-5471

The Pokagon Band Tribal Council enacted the Pokagon Band Gaming Regulatory Act (the "Act") on February 7, 2007 and the Act was approved, as amended on May 12, 2007, by the National Indian Gaming Commission on June 1, 2007.

The Pokagon Gaming Commission is an independent governmental subdivision of the Pokagon Band government. The Gaming Commission is responsible for regulating all gaming conducted within Pokagon Band jurisdiction under the Gaming Regulatory Act, the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and the tribal-state Gaming Compact between the Band and the State of Michigan.

The Pokagon Gaming Commission is responsible for:
  • Proper regulation of Gaming is essential in order to ensure that Gaming is conducted honestly and free from unlawful conduct and corruptive elements.
  • Strict regulation of all Persons, locations, practices, associations, and activities related to the conduct of Gaming is required in order to maintain public confidence and trust in the honesty and integrity of Gaming.
  • The Licensing of Gaming Suppliers, Gaming Employees, Gaming Establishments, and other Persons within the Tribe's jurisdiction is necessary to preserve the integrity of Gaming, to protect the public, and preserve the general welfare of the Tribe.
  • The conduct of properly licensed and regulated Gaming by the Tribe fulfills important policy objectives of the Tribe and the federal government by promoting Tribal self-government and economic self-sufficiency
The substantial and relatively stable source of revenue offered by Gaming enables the Tribe to fulfill its governmental responsibilities to the Tribal citizens.

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