Information Systems Specialist

Nisqually Indian Tribe Olympia , WA 98513

Posted 1 week ago

NATURE OF WORK: The Information Systems Specialist ensures regulatory compliance of Information Systems and Technologies in association with the Electronic Gaming and Management of those systems in accordance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), Tribal Regulations, and the Tribal/State Compact.


  • Serve as the Tribal Gaming Agency (TGA) point of contact for the Red Wind Casino's Tribal Lottery System (TLS), gaming vendors and the Washington State Gambling Commission.

  • Coordinate with gaming vendors on new gaming software and player terminals being shipped to the casino.

  • Provide the Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) notification of shipment to authorize shipping, verify encryption signatures upon receipt of software to ensure its validity.

  • Perform regular and periodic reviews and audits for performance, technical compliance, security, handling, storage, and safekeeping of gaming and information systems deployed by TGA such as TLS, gaming servers and storage units.

  • Investigate and report unusual occurrences/procedures to the TGA Director and Investigation Manager.

  • Provide access to and observe and report activity of Gaming Vendor employees performing administration of gaming systems located in the Video Gaming Control Center.

  • Validate TGA Tribal Lottery System Internal Controls and regulations in accordance with the Tribal-State Compact, Minimum Internal Controls, and other applicable regulations.

  • Coordinate with the IT Department to ensure agency technical and computer resources are running and available as needed.

  • Participate in special assignments such as audits and/or investigations.

  • Assist Surveillance Technicians in upkeep or replacement of technical IS equipment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of network infrastructure design and telecommunication systems.

  • Knowledge of and the ability to successfully troubleshoot network systems.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, servers and desktop operating systems.

  • Knowledge of surveillance systems installation and configuration.

  • Knowledge of gaming operations and slot math par sheets.

  • Knowledge of Tribal Lottery Systems operations.

  • Knowledge of current hardware and software technology utilized by the TGA.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, analyze problems, identify solutions, project consequences and implement recommendations.

  • Ability to install software applications and hardware devices.

  • Ability to understand and comprehend detailed instructions, and specialized materials and technical manuals.

  • Ability to learn new technologies and assimilate information quickly.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others to achieve goals.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field AND two years' experience analyzing, installing, and/or maintaining computer software applications, hardware, telecommunications or network infra-structure equipment OR a comparable amount of experience and/or education.

  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Nisqually Tribal Gaming License.

  • Must be able to tolerate working in a smoke filled environment.

  • Must have Washington State drivers licenses and be insurable under the Nisqually Indian Tribes insurance policy.

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