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					November 1, 2007

Job Description

Position: Policy Analyst, Washington Indian Gaming Association

The Washington Indian Gaming Association is recruiting for a Policy Analyst. This is an
exempt, salaried position. Starting salary range is $39,000-$54,000 per year.

The Policy Analyst reports to the Executive Director who is responsible for the
Association’s public policy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels of government
and with tribal government members and non-members.

Responsibilities for this position include: legislative and regulatory research on potential
impacts from the state legislature, Washington State Gambling Commission, Washington
Lottery Commission and Washington Horse Racing Commission, arranging legislative
briefings and meetings, coordinating the Association’s efforts with the National Indian
Gaming Association, monitoring the National Indian Gaming Commission rulemaking,
assistance in arranging major Association-sponsored meetings, including an annual
tradeshow, creating PowerPoint presentations, maintenance of various mailing lists,
drafting Washington Indian Gaming Association correspondence, telephone contacts
with Active (tribal) members on various projects, and membership recruiting support for
Associate members.


   1. Prepares written communication, creates PowerPoint presentations, and conducts
      legislative research, including out-of-office support for the Executive Director.
   2. Provides complex and confidential administrative support to the Executive
   3. Schedules appointments and coordinates legislative briefings and meetings with
      external participants and elected officials for the Executive Director or any
      Executive Committee members who may participate. Anticipates and prepares
      materials required for scheduled appointments.
   4. Monitors the status of legislation of interest to the Association using the state
      website and proprietary software, and prepares weekly or daily reports for
      distribution during session.
   5. Attends WA Gambling Commission meetings and monitors rule change
      proposals, delivers timely reports, including analysis of effects on tribal gaming,
      suggests actions,
   6. Attends Washington Lottery Commission meetings and monitors rule change
      proposals, delivers timely reports, including analysis of effects on tribal gaming,
      suggests actions,
   7. Serves as Association liaison with the National Indian Gaming Association
      (NIGA), monitors action alerts, analyzes for impacts on Washington gaming
      tribes, suggests possible actions,

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   8. Monitors National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) proposed rulemaking,
       analyzes for impacts on Washington gaming tribes, suggest possible actions,
   9. Supports weekly conference calls (in session) for members’ lobbyists.
   10. Maintains mailing lists for tribal contacts and governmental affairs functions.
   11. Provides logistical support for governmental affairs functions, including
       preparation of invitations, catering, assembling handouts, and room set-up.
   12. Provides assistance in the coordination of major Association-sponsored events,
       mainly the annual tradeshow and golf tournament.
   13. Supports the WIGA Scholarship Committee to administer an annual college
       scholarship award program.
   14. Assists the Assistant to the Executive Director in supporting the association’s
       Board meetings, including preparation of meeting packets, and assisting with
       meeting set-up.
   15. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Duties and responsibilities are performed in an office atmosphere. Most of the duties are
performed sitting, with the majority of the day spent operating a PC and telephone.
Filing will require some bending and minimal lifting. Must be able to lift 5 to 10 pounds,
occasionally. The current location of the Washington Indian Gaming Association office is
1110 Capitol Way S. Ste. 404, Olympia, WA 98501.

Must be able to travel in-state (occasionally overnight) to Association meetings, and
various meetings of government agencies, and tribal government meetings. Occasionally
may require travel out-of-state to similarly-related meetings.

Employees participate in a retirement plan, medical insurance for employee is paid by
company, participate in WIGA’s vacation, holiday, and sick leave policy.

Education and Experience Qualifications:

The minimum requirements and qualifications for this position are:

A Bachelor’s degree or college courses in business administration, public relations,
political science, communications or a related field preferred; 3-4 years related
experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Previous job experience required should include a 3-4 years administrative experience
following progressively responsible office and clerical responsibilities in a position
requiring a high degree of confidentiality.

Must possess proficiency in operating office equipment and skills in typing, math and
tracking data. Thorough knowledge of business systems and desktop software packages

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(Microsoft Office Suite including using PowerPoint; Adobe Acrobat experience a plus)
and/or database management, are designated as necessary to perform duties.

Must possess professional knowledge of telephone techniques and etiquette, record
keeping, and interpersonal relations skills, using tact, patience and diplomacy when
dealing with members, other staff, the public, and in confidential matters.

Must have the ability to establish workload priorities and balance diverse projects and
have flexibility and ability to change priorities if and when appropriate.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, detail-oriented, good organizational and
multitasking abilities, as well as a professional demeanor with a positive attitude are

Employment Eligibility:

In accordance with the Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986, all persons offered
employment must provide acceptable proof of identity and authorization to work in the
United States. Such proof will be required prior to employment.

 The successful candidate must posses or obtain within 30 days of employment, a valid
drivers license. Proof of automobile insurance with limits of $100,000/$300,000 are
required, since business travel using employee’s automobile are a required condition of
employment. Employees will be reimbursed for the cost of business travel at rates
approved by the Association. Candidate must be able to successfully complete a post-
offer drug screen and a background investigation (if requested). All applicants must
complete Washington Indian Gaming Association application form.

Only applications that meet the qualifications (based on the information provided) may
be considered for an interview.

(The conditions of employment for this position are "At-Will" which means that either
the Association or an employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time
and for any reason not prohibited by statute. No supervisor, manager or director of the
Association, other than the executive director, has the authority to alter these employment

The Washington Indian Gaming Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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