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Supervisor of Gaming Compliance

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

26569 Community Center Drive
Highland, CA 92346



The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (SMBMI) is a self-governing nation and, as such, has established a triballymanaged governmental department to enhance the protection of gaming and other related activities. The San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission (SMTGC) is the department created by tribal ordinance as the primaryregulator of gaming within the SMBMI Jurisdiction. The SMTGC which includes the Gaming Compliance Department is responsible for ensuring the Gaming Operation complies with all applicable Federal, State, and Tribal laws and gaming regulations.The Gaming Compliance Supervisor (“Supervisor”) directs, motivates, and develops the compliance team, prompting a culture of compliance and maintaining an effective regulatory environment. The candidate will fulfill the SMTGC’s mission to maintain game integrity, protect tribal assets, safeguard the public, and prevent wrongdoing. The Supervisor ensures, upholds, and enforces regulatory compliance through principles of effective internal controls, oversight of marketing promotions, and maintenance of the Gaming Commission Regulations (GCRs).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Provides supervisor oversight of the Compliance Team including work performed by team members and related administrative tasks. Determines work assignments taking into account the complexity of assignments and skill level necessary to perform work.   Creates a positive culture of accountability in which the team holds themselves and others accountable for meeting the standards in order to achieve meaningful results.

2. Provides expertise in the interpretation of complex regulatory and compliance requirements including situations involving significant financial, political, or legal issues that have a major impact on the gaming operation.

3. Performs and assists team members in developing risk analyses on all assigned issues to evaluate, quantify, and mitigate wrongdoing, fraud, waste, and non-compliance.  The identified risks must be accurately documented and communicated to stakeholders as part of review records.

4. Oversees the regulation promulgation process to ensure that all regulatory requirements are appropriately addressed within the Gaming Commission Regulations (GCRs).

5. Supervises the regulatory oversight of marketing products, promotions, drawings, and technology/equipment to maintain game integrity and the reputation of the Gaming Facility.

6. Supervises the implementation of all new games, technology, and services for the Gaming Operation; ensures regulations are addressed or new regulations are developed; reviews related procedures, posted rules, security requirements, and accounting reconciliation methods to ensure the product(s) will meet the SMTGC’s expectations for approval.

7. Manages the SMTGC’s internal policies and procedures to ensure the department is operating consistent with gaming industry standards and consistent with professional regulators.  Works with all SMTGC management to ensure current, efficient, and regulatory compliant procedures.

8. Demonstrates ability to mine data and business requirements; incorporates them into strategic plans; develops plans to assess compliance with new and revised procedures, regulations, and business needs; produces presentations and reports that communicate the objectives to achieve results.

9. Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.   Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning reviewing and directing work; evaluating and appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Hospitality, Gaming Law, Regulatory Affairs, or related field required.  A Masters’ degree in a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of tribal/commercial gaming industry experience in a compliance related function (audit, risk, regulatory, technical writing, compliance consulting, or law).
  • Minimum of three (3) years of management experience.
  • Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant and direct experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements indicated above.
  • Must possess current and demonstrated knowledge of Tribal Gaming Regulations, including the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) and National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) regulations, as well as an understanding of State Compacts and Tribal Gaming Ordinances.
  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office (esp. Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Visio and Outlook).
  • Advanced Internet Research skills required; must be able to conduct Boolean searches, use hypertext references and evaluate the credibility of information sources
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with strict deadlines in a very fast pace environment is a must.
  • Experience demonstrating the utmost discretion and confidentiality as they will have access to private and sensitive information such as Social Security Numbers, credit cards, personal data or financial data from colleagues, personnel or customers.
  • Experience in developing/writing regulations, internal controls, program effectiveness, program improvement required.


  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the company’s insurance carrier.
  • COSO Internal Control Framework certification preferred
  • COSO Enterprise Risk Management certification preferred
  • Certified Fraud Examiner certification preferred

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with applicable law.

As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

Posted February 17, 2024

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is a federally-recognized Indian tribe located on the San Manuel Indian Reservation near Highland, California.  San Manuel exercises its inherent sovereign right of self-governance and provides essential services for its citizens by building infrastructure, maintaining civil services, and promoting social, economic, and cultural development.  

 The Serrano people of San Manuel have called this area home since time immemorial and are committed to remaining a productive partner in the San Bernardino region. The Reservation, once only 640 acres, is now over 1,100 acres in size. 

The call of Yawa’ – to act upon one’s beliefs – inspires the Tribe to give back to the areas they call home and support organizations working to create a better tomorrow in the Inland Empire and Indian Country. 

Our support is directed to organizations providing services in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, including:

  •         501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  •         Public schools
  •         Private schools
  •         Charter schools, and 
  •         Local government agencies

The Tribe also operates Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel (formerly known as San Manuel Casino®), the Palms Casino Resort, as well as other enterprises. 

We value our employees and offer a comprehensive Benefits Program

Our team members enjoy a competitive base salary, an annual discretionary performance bonus, and an annual merit increase as part of our total rewards package. Additionally, San Manuel supports team members' financial health through 401(k) retirement savings plans that offer a 2% core discretionary contribution and matching, and a host of other services - from discounts to tuition assistance.

Apply today to join our team!