The National Indian Gaming Commission is an independent Federal regulatory agency whose primary mission is to regulate gaming activities on Indian lands for the purpose of shielding Indian tribes from organized crime and other corrupting influences; to ensure that Indian tribes are the primary beneficiaries of gaming revenue; and to assure that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly by both operators and players.
The National Indian Gaming Commissions (NIGC/Commission) Information Technology (IT) Auditor shall perform duties as assigned and delegated from the Director of Compliance. The Director of Compliance shall have supervisory responsibility for NIGCs Audit Division and shall be responsible for ensuring that this program supports and furthers the goals of the Commission. This position requires experience in the gaming regulatory arena, information technology, computerized accounting systems, familiarity with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), and appropriately documenting/creating clear written reports reflecting audit findings.
This position is located in Tulsa, OK
Salary Information: GS-12 $68,809-$89,450 per annum
These positions are in the Excepted Service. Competitive Service Status is not acquired under this appointment. Merit promotion procedures do not apply.
- Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
- This position is subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
- Relocation expenses are not authorized.
- 30-40% of travel is required.
- You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
- A 2 year trial period is required for this position.
The major duties of The IT Auditor include, but are not limited to the following:
In addition to the Specialized Experience requirement for this position, applicants must meet the Education Requirement described below:
- Audits and reviews detailed information technology (IT) general controls at tribal gaming operations to ensure compliance with the regulations of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) and the provisions of the tribal gaming ordinance/resolution related to IT, computerized gaming systems and other gaming associated equipment, to include data center operations and security, change management, application control reviews, systems development, database management and security, network administration, data recovery and physical and logical access security. Additionally, incumbent may assume a leadership position in the conduct of such assignments at the direction of the Director of Compliance.
- Provides individual gaming operations training, in addition to public speaking engagements related to IT and IT-related standards and controls with implementation and testing to an audience with extremely varied technical and financial backgrounds.
- Provides technological guidance and assistance in the performance of IT-based audits and reviews.
- Maintains liaison as the Commissions representative with the tribal governments with respect to IT and IT-related gaming matters.
- May conduct audits to investigate alleged violations of the NIGC regulations related to IT and computerized gaming systems and other gaming associated equipment, prepares reports and testifies in administrative hearings or other proceedings as designated by the Commission to hear such matters.
- Monitors and revises if necessary, IT and IT-related audit objectives designed to accommodate new and ever changing hardware, software and network technologies.
Minimum Qualification Requirements GS-12:
To qualify for the GS-12 level, you must possess one full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11).
Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of Electronic Gaming Machines, relevant internal controls, participating manufacturers, industry protocols and industry best practices. The knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply IGRA and NIGC regulations, bulletins and other NIGC documents that pertain to Indian gaming. As well as knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply methods required to conduct audits pertaining to matters of interest to NIGC, including, but not limited to, following a prescribed audit plan or developing an audit plan to address a specific inquiry, appropriately documenting substantive testing, observations and questionnaires, preparing concise and clear written reports reflecting audit findings and testifying in administrative hearings or other proceedings. In addition, knowledge of various types of gaming encountered in Indian gaming operations and the ability to distinguish between Class II and III gaming as defined in IGRA and NIGC regulations.
- Possess a high degree of network systems security; both physical and logical, i.e. privileged user accounts, user authorizations, system access authentications, system access monitoring, denial and reporting.
- Possess a working knowledge of networked financial, accounting and gaming software systems, i.e. wide-area gaming networks and stand-alone computerized systems.
- Possess a working knowledge of Information Technology Department operations, i.e. IT policy and procedures, asset management, IT personnel and non-IT end-user management, vendor management, data management and disaster / business recovery management.
Qualifications: A BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Accounting, Information Systems / Engineering or closely related field is required. Applicant should have a minimum of Five (5) years of post-collegiate Information Technology experience and three (3) years post-collegiate Indian and /or State gaming regulatory experience. Professional certification is preferred.
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Education : If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an ineligible rating.
Foreign Education : Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp .
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. http://www.sss.gov .
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the National Indian Gaming Commission. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau Security Office.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position. Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.
There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement
Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position. The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified.
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the (TA View Occupational Questionnaire ) will be made. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Our review of your resume and/or supporting documentation must support your responses to the Online Questionnaire to accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of the IGRA, gaming regulations and IT related gaming matters
- Technical Experience
- Knowledge of Computerized Accounting Systems
- Communication skills
To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .
Important Note : All National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information will be required annually .
Employees must be totally objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work related interactions with friends, family members or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.
This position is in the excepted service and not subject to competitive service procedures.
When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.
Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES (political) employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office.
Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age.