Compliance Officer Job at US Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Portland, OR

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  • US Office of the Secretary of the Interior
  • Portland, OR

Job Description

Full job description

Duties

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission, Compliance Division located in a regional office. Under the direction of the Regional Director and the Chief Compliance Officer, the Compliance Officers are responsible for monitoring the gaming activities of Indian tribes and to ensure compliance with tribal, state, and federal gaming laws and regulations.


This position will work with Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Oregon Tribes


Major duties at the GG-13 include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducts site visits at Indian gaming operations within assigned region to ensure compliance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), the provision of a tribal gaming ordinance/resolution and the regulations of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC).
  • Monitors tribal gaming operations to ensure IGRA compliance.
  • Serves as NIGC's representative to tribal governments.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to tribal gaming agencies, gaming operators and management contractors.
  • Maintains liaison with tribal, local, state and federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
  • Conducts investigations, analyze data and prepare reports.
  • Testifies in administrative and other proceedings and attend staff meetings and training sessions.

Assignments at GG-12 will be specifically designed to prepare you for advancement to the next higher level without further competition. Advancement to the next higher level is not guaranteed, and does depend on: (1) a demonstrated ability to successfully perform at the next higher level, to the satisfaction of the immediate supervisor; (2) the availability of sufficient work at the next higher level to warrant advancement; and (3) having satisfied all legal and regulatory requirements for advancement.


This is a permanent, full-time, position in the Excepted Service. Competitive Civil Service status is not acquired under this appointment. New appointees to the Federal Government must serve a two-year trial period. Merit promotion procedures do not apply.


The NIGC has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework in accordance with agency policy.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • 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. See

Qualifications

To qualify for this vacancy, you must meet both the basic requirement, and the specialized experience requirement for the grade level you are applying.



Basic Requirement:

To meet the basic qualification requirements for this position, you must have:
A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, or higher-level degree in: Accounting, Finance, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, or a related field (i.e. marketing, management, law). Degree must be from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.

OR



Combination of education and experience: Four years of experience in accounting, finance, criminal justice, business administration, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional knowledge in those fields.



Specialized Experience:
In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must meet the specialized experience requirement for the grade level to which they are applying. 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 position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as:



GG-12 (equivalent to GS-12)
All applicants must possess at least 1 full year of experience with the following: working with tribal governments, tribal gaming commission/agencies or other tribal entities engaged in the regulation or enforcement of gaming laws; using forensic accounting to conduct investigations; or conducting investigations in accordance with Indian or gaming laws.



GG-13 (equivalent to GS-13)
All applicants must possess 5 years of experience working with gaming laws. At least 1 year of experience must be working with tribal governments, tribal gaming commission/agencies or other tribal entities engaged in the regulation or enforcement of gaming laws; using forensic accounting to conduct investigations; or conducting investigations in accordance with Indian or gaming laws.


Applicants at both grade levels must have or be able to obtain a valid driver's license.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

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.


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:

Additional information

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.


Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.


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.


For additional information about the National Indian Gaming Commission, please visit: .
NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.



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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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 online questionnaire will be made.


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  • Required Documents

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    Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at


    Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words.(2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable)


    NOTE: If you submit an incomplete application, you will be given credit only for the information you provide. You are responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of your application in order to receive full credit for your experience, education, training, veterans preference, and/or Indian preference.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • 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. To apply on-line, 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 into 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.

    Agency contact information

    Ericka Witham

    Email

    ericka.witham@bsee.gov

    Address

    Office of the Secretary
    45600 Woodland Road
    Sterling, VA 20166
    US

    Next steps

    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgment from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line assessment questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background checks, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources Office posting this announcement.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Criminal history inquiries
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Financial suitability
    • New employee probationary period
    • Privacy Act
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Selective Service
    • Signature and false statements
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at


Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words.(2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable)


NOTE: If you submit an incomplete application, you will be given credit only for the information you provide. You are responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of your application in order to receive full credit for your experience, education, training, veterans preference, and/or Indian preference.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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  • Military spouses

The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Veterans

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