Gambling Special Agent
Washington State Gambling Commission
Salary: $50,424.00 - $57,039.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Job Number: 2017-01359
*This recruitment will be updated as position information
The Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) is seeking skilled candidates to
fill Gambling Special Agent positions as vacancies occur in various divisions
throughout Washington State. We currently have Special Agent openings in
Lacey, WA, Spokane, WA, and Renton, WA, (or North). If hired, you can be
located in our Spokane Field Office, Renton Field Office, Headquarters in Lacey,
or home based.
We use a combination of education and experience to determine starting salary,
which ranges between $50,424 - $57,039 annually. As an Agent, you could earn
up to $71,280 annually over the course of your career.
Note: If you applied for this recruitment previously, you will not need to
Created by the state Legislature in 1973, we are a law enforcement, licensing
and regulatory agency. We are a non-appropriated agency funded through
licensing and regulatory fees paid by licensees and tribal governments.
OUR MISSION – Protect the public by ensuring
gambling is legal and honest.
OUR VISION – We will maintain
a fair and effective gambling regulatory and enforcement program
Investigating illegal activities
positive partnerships and relationships
workplace that allows employees to excel at their jobs
Anticipating and responding to the evolving gambling industry
OUR VALUES –
Integrity, Professionalism, Respect and Diversity.
To learn more about us, please visit our website at http://www.wsgc.wa.gov.
civil service exempt positions
are commissioned, limited-jurisdiction law enforcement officers and are
responsible for conducting regulatory and law enforcement investigations to
ensure gambling laws and rules are followed.
As a Special Agent, you will also conduct onsite visits to licensed or tribal
gambling facilities, perform in-depth evaluation of gambling and financial
records, analyze accounting controls, investigate complaints and criminal
activity involving and relating to gambling and take appropriate legal and
administrative actions. Some of the premises you visit may be in high crime
areas. You will work primarily alone and occasionally in teams.
You may be assigned to any one of the agency units. The Licensing Unit is
headquartered in Lacey. The Regulation Unit, Criminal Enforcement Unit, and the
Tribal Gaming Unit have locations throughout the state. Each unit may have
specific residence requirements within their assigned coverage areas. Below is
a brief description of each unit:
Licensing Unit –
Agents assigned to this unit are based out of our Headquarters office in Lacey.
Agents conduct pre-licensing financial investigations, financial reviews and
source of funds investigations, criminal history investigations, post licensing
investigations and charitable/nonprofit reviews and works in coordination with
Tribal Gaming Agency licensing staff. Work in this unit requires out-of-state
and out-of-country travel.
Regulation Unit –
Agents assigned to this unit are based throughout the state. Agents regulate
licensed gambling and provide technical assistance to gambling operations, and
work with numerous licensee groups and law enforcement agencies. Agents also
investigate criminal cases for the prosecution of illegal gambling activities
and gambling related crimes.
Criminal Enforcement Unit –
Agents assigned to this unit are based throughout the state. Agents are
responsible for investigating illegal gambling activities that occur at licensed
and unlicensed facilities, and individuals or organizations involved in crimes
involving gambling or having a gambling nexus. Agents are also responsible
for cybercrimes either involving or related to gambling. In addition, agents
assist the Regulation Unit and the Tribal Gaming Unit with investigations, the
enforcement of gambling laws, and gambling related crimes. Agents in this unit
also assist local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement with criminal
investigations involving gambling related crimes or crimes connected to
Tribal Gaming Unit –
Agents assigned to this unit are based throughout the state and partner with
Tribal representatives. Agents work cooperatively with each tribe's Tribal
Gaming Agency to monitor Class III (Nevada/casino style) tribal gaming
activities, conduct criminal investigations, and ensure compact compliance.
Agents also provide training to regulators from within the state and across the
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Bachelor's degree involving major study in criminal justice, accounting or
finance, public or business administration, computer science or closely related
more years of related experience in business, auditing, accounting, law
enforcement, regulatory, fraud, or investigations. OR
degree involving study in criminal justice, accounting or finance, public or
business administration, or closely related field, AND a
minimum of two years related experience in business, auditing, accounting, law
enforcement, regulatory, fraud or investigations.
in conducting regulatory or criminal investigations with other local, state, and
federal agencies, and tribal governments.
completion of Basic Law Enforcement Academy
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
reviewing financial statements from nonprofit and commercial entities.
in obtaining, reviewing and understanding court documents from all court levels
to include federal, superior, and district courts.