Job Description


Overall management and control of the Fort McDowell Tribal Enterprise Security Department.


Essential functions may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.


The FME Security Director supervises, trains and coordinates the activities of Security Officers assigned to each shift and ensures adequate staffing for each shift. The FME Security Director provides direction to the Security Officers in order to create a safe environment for all of Fort McDowell Enterprises guests and employees. This position is responsible for providing superior service to Fort McDowell Enterprises guests by seeking out opportunities to be of service; by maintaining highly visible patrols to ensure a safe gaming and entertainment experience; by assuring quality support to other departments so that they may serve guests more effectively. Proactively maintains public order, enforcing safety rules, protecting property and assets and investigating disturbances in the casino and surrounding facilities. Plans, directs, and coordinates activities relating to the protection, safeguarding, and security of company assets, physical locations, employees and guests.

Primary Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Able to interact effectively with, and assist members of the public, and FM Enterprise employees and management.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, and to make logical decisions in situations requiring tact and discretion.
  • Ability to exercise sound leadership skills. Good organization and communication skills.
  • As necessary, interact with, and assist other FMGC managers, FM Enterprise managers, the Tribal Gaming Commission and Tribal Gaming Office, State Gaming Commission and other persons or entities to provide adequate security and safety measures for FMGC and other FM Enterprises.
  • Develop and implement a fiscal budget for the operation and management of the Security Department. Coordinate with the Casino General Manager and FM Enterprise Chief of Financial Officer during said development to ensure sufficient funding for the effective operation of the Security Department including projection of costs for capital expenditures.
  • Direct and provide for the staffing, training and maintenance of an effective security organization to carry out the mission and functions of the FM Enterprise Security Department.
  • Direct, develop and coordinate continuous research programs to identify and resolve security-related problems and implement proactive security and safety measures for the FMGC and other FM Enterprises.
  • Direct and coordinate the acquisition, maintenance and operation of vehicles, two-way radio communications systems, computerized security and safety systems, and restricted lock and key systems for the protection of the FMGC and other designated FM Enterprises and their assets, resources, employees and guests.
  • Direct the development and implementation of Security related policies and procedures to govern Security Department functions that are commensurate with the needs of the various FM Enterprises.
  • Direct the development and implementation of an evaluation program to gauge the performance of subordinates.
  • Effectively maintain liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and insurance carriers to ensure the proper investigation of criminal and civil actions that may affect the FMGC and other FM Enterprises.
  • Ensure the operation of a 24 hour, 7 day a week SOC to provide timely response to security matters and emergency situations.
  • Ensure that all Security Department employees are knowledgeable of, and comply with the Tribal Gaming Ordinance, the appendices of the Ordinance, FMGC and other FM Enterprise policies, Tribal Gaming Office policies and all Security Department policies and procedures.
  • Good mathematical skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and the calculation
  • Initiate, direct and complete investigations concerning internal or external incidents affecting FMGC and other FM Enterprises. Assure the confidentiality of records and files used in the course of Security investigations.
  • Knowledgeable of investigative techniques and detailed investigative report writing requiring analysis of the immediate problem and recommending methods for corrective action. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a gaming license from the Arizona Department of Gaming and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
  • Must possess a current, valid Arizona driver’s license and have the ability to legally and safely operate a motorized vehicle.
  • Must be able to work in a heavy smoking environment.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Proficiency in radio, telephone, verbal and written communications is required.
  • Proficient in business administration, management techniques and budgeting.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Tribal Council, Tribal General Manager and Casino General Manager.


Minimum Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration or related filed.
  • Requires seven (7) years progressive experience in Security Management.
  • Prior casino experience preferred.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test and pass complete background check to obtain a state gaming license.


Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are members of federally recognized Indian tribes.  To be considered for Indian Preference, you must submit your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) with your application.