Director of Licensing - NY

Title:                                       Manager of Licensing


Hiring Salary:                        $95,056 – $120,156




Under the general direction of the Executive Deputy Director, the Manager of Licensing will be responsible for directing and supporting the Bureau of Licensing. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Plan, organize and direct all licensing and permitting activities for Lottery, Horse Racing, Video Gaming, Indian Gaming, Charitable Gaming, Commercial Casinos (including Sports Wagering), and Interactive Fantasy Sports.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all statutory licensing requirements and ensure compliance with all applicable statutes, regulations, and agreements.
  • Ensure uniform application of licensing eligibility requirements in determinations and maintain and update standards for licensing determinations.
  • Establish daily tracking of caseload including inflow and outflow of applications to utilize data-backed information in preparing statistical and status reports regarding the processing of licenses.
  • Utilize caseload data to ensure an efficient allocation of staffing resources across licensing categories, re-allocated resources on a real time basis as dictated by caseloads.
  • Review non-routine licensing applications and make approval/denial determinations based on eligibility requirements and the application of all statutes and regulations.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the application process and make recommendations to improve the process when necessary.
  • Perform all other duties required to ensure the efficient operation of the Bureau of Licensing and maintain the timely processing of applications.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • A bachelor’s degree and seven years of relevant experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a senior level or executive capacity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field substantially related to Law, Business or Management.
  • Solid leadership and management skills.
  • Exceptional organization and analytical skills.
  • Management experience which includes leadership, strategic planning, procurement, negotiation, conflict resolution, is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in working with governmental entities in a regulatory and/or legal capacity.


Additional Information:




We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:


  • Choice of several health insurance plans.
  • Dental and vision insurance.
  • Membership in the New York State Retirement System.
  • Deferred Compensation Investment Plan.
  • 13 vacation days per year.
  • 13 paid holidays per year.
  • 8 sick days per year.
  • 5 personal days per year.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Training and development opportunities.


Appointment to these positions in State government requires candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This includes a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check including fingerprinting. The Commission will pay the fee for fingerprinting. All convictions must be disclosed. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case is determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of state and federal laws.


Prior Employment Restrictions: The law that established the Commission (Section 107 of New York’s Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law) prohibits any person from being employed by the Commission if, during the period commencing three years prior to employment, such person held any interest in, or employment by, any corporation, association or person engaged in gaming activity with the State.


Prohibition against Playing and Wagering: Commission employees and family members residing in their households are prohibited from purchasing Lottery tickets or claiming Lottery prizes. Commission employees are prohibited from wagering upon any horse racing, commercial gaming, video lottery gaming, Indian gaming, charitable gaming activities, interactive fantasy sports, and mobile sports wagering within the State. To avoid any appearance of impropriety of conflict of interest, Commission employees will be prohibited from all aspects of promoting, operating, and playing in any charitable gaming, which includes bingo and games of chance such as raffles, whether the organization conducting the game is required to be licensed by the Commission. The prohibition placed upon each Commission employee from assisting with any charitable gaming does not apply to the employee's family unless the employee thinks it presents a conflict of interest related to his or her job duties. Commission employees must also avoid any outside activities that could interfere or be perceived to interfere with their job duties.


Outside Activities and Employment: It is the obligation of every employee of the NYS Gaming Commission to pursue a course of conduct that will not cause public concern as to whether such employee is engaged in activities in conflict with the public trust. It is vital that even the appearance of a conflict of interest be avoided in view of the critical nature of the Commission's responsibilities. In addition, employees should not use Gaming Commission equipment or supplies, or Gaming Commission time to pursue or engage in any such activities. All outside employment and volunteer activities must be approved by the Gaming Commission.


Post-Employment Restrictions: Post-employment restrictions apply to all State Officers and Employees subject to Public Officers Law Section 73. They apply to part-time and seasonal employees and apply equally regardless of the duration of employment while with New York State. For the two-year period immediately following separation from State service, former State Officers and Employees are prohibited from:


  • Appearing or practicing, regardless of compensation, before their former agency, and
  • Receiving compensation on behalf of a client in relation to a matter before their former agency.


State Officers and Employees may also be subject to a “reverse two-year bar” that requires State officers and employees to recuse themselves from matters involving their former private sector employers for two years after entering State service.


The “lifetime bar” prohibits a former State Officer or Employee from providing services, regardless of compensation, and from rendering services for compensation, in relation to any case, proceeding, application or transaction with respect to which the former employee was directly concerned and in which he or she personally participated, or which was under his or her active consideration while in State service.


Eligibility for Employment: You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.


Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at


The New York State Gaming Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


How and Where to Apply


Email submissions are preferred. Please ensure that your documents are in Microsoft Word or PDF format. We are unable to open documents from Google Docs, Google Drive, OneDrive, and/or “the Cloud”.


To apply please send your resume and cover letter to:


or fax to 518-388-3368


Accepting Application Dates: 
October 25, 2022 to November 25, 2022
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NY State Gaming Commission
Schenectady, NY 12305
United States

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