Electronic Gaming Device Specialist I

  • Electronic Gaming Device Specialist I
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Class Number: 
8801
Annual Salary Range:
$39,708.00 – $56,520.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,654.50 – $2,355.00
Pay Grade: 
A25

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Definition

This is entry professional and specialized work for the Missouri Gaming Commission ensuring the integrity and accuracy of electronic gaming devices, casino accounting systems, and associated hardware components and software programs.

Job Duties

Conducts on-site monitoring and inspections ensuring the integrity and accuracy of new, upgraded, and/or existing electronic gaming devices, casino accounting systems, and hardware and software compliance in accordance with established procedures, policies, and rules and regulations.

Utilizes diagnostic tools to assist with resolving electronic gaming device malfunctions and incidents.

Provides recommendations for establishing uniform software verification techniques utilized by the Missouri Gaming Commission, and identifies critical hardware components and software programs which impact taxation and influence game outcome.

Tests and audits the operating and financial software programs to ensure proper communication between devices and ensure security measures are in compliance with established regulations.

Verifies operational software utilizing approved testing protocols to ensure compliance with approved specifications.

Prepares technical reports related to incidents and disputes/complaints reported by casino patrons, independent testing laboratories, supply manufacturers, and casino operators.

 Documents electronic gaming device information within the Missouri Gaming Commission statewide inventory tracking and approval system.

Assists in training Missouri Gaming Commission staff, Missouri State Highway Patrol Gaming Agents, and other regulatory agencies in the methods and procedures used to monitor, inspect, test, and verify the integrity and accuracy of electronic gaming devices, casino accounting systems, and related hardware components and software programs.

Conducts and participates in the technical investigation of alleged violations.

Attends meetings, training seminars, and conferences; apprises staff of new technology and concerns.

Travels to assigned locations to fulfill requirements of the position.

Exercises initiative and independent judgment in the performance of duties; receives close administrative direction.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
BUSINESS REGULATION, SAFETY & INSPECTION; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics, Statistics, or a closely related field; and,

One or more years of experience in the gaming industry or casino environment ensuring the integrity and accuracy of electronic gaming devices, casino accounting systems, and related hardware components and software programs.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute for the required experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.)

OR

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics, Statistics, or a closely related field; and,

One or more years of experience in one or more of the following areas: applications development/support, business/systems analysis, communications technologies, network technologies, information technology security, systems programming, end user support, web technologies, and/or related regulatory compliance.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute for the required experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required college education.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of Missouri rules and regulations, and established policies and procedures pertaining to electronic gaming devices, casino accounting systems, and associated hardware components and software programs.

Introductory knowledge of electronics and computer technology.

Introductory knowledge of, testing, verification procedures, and computer networking.

Ability to meet precise standards, conform to strict tolerances, and be detail oriented.

Ability to identify, isolate, and resolve technical problems.

Ability to use diagnostic tools.

Ability to independently plan, organize, and carry out assignments.

Ability to understand and apply statistical analysis techniques to electronic gaming devices and casino accounting systems.

Ability to prepare technical documents and reports.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to travel extensively, including overnight stays and possible out-of-state travel.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, casino and industry staff, and the general public.

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