Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seeks building inspector for casino

An artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has yet to receive final approval for its casino in Massachusetts but a new job listing indicates progress on the long-delayed project.

The tribe is seeking a building inspector / building commissioner for the First Light Resort and Casino in the city of Taunton. According to the listing, the facility will be built in phases and will include a 927,445 square-foot casino, a 329,000 square-foot hotel and a garage with space for up to 4,000 vehicles.

"The Respondent will be required to have prior in depth knowledge of building and fire codes; understanding, developing, and managing a building department or code consulting firm; providing plan review, inspections, and record management," the listing submitted by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Gaming Authority states.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is still reviewing the land-into-trust application for the 151-acre site in Taunton. The environmental impact statement was finalized a year ago in September 2014 but there isn't a firm timeline for a decision.

The tribe's federal recognition was finalized in May 2007.

DOI Solicitor Opinion:
M-37029: The Meaning of "Under Federal Jurisdiction" for Purposes of the Indian Reorganization Act (March 12, 2014)

Federal Register Notice:
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Fee-to-Trust Transfer of Property and Subsequent Development of a Resort/Hotel and Ancillary Facilities in the City of Taunton, MA and Tribal Government Facilities in the Town of Mashpee, MA by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (September 5, 2014)

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