Employment & Opportunities

It is the policy of the Prairie Island Indian Community to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin. This policy is based upon the philosophy of the Equal Employment Act of 1996. This policy will be adhered to with the exception of the provisions governed by Indian Preference.

In compliance with the provisions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs under Section 7(b)Public Law 93-638, the Prairie Island Indian Community, Indian preference applies for all employment vacancies.

Prairie Island Indian Community is a drug-free work environment.

Current Employment Opportunities

If interested, please send resume to:

Rachael Zebro, HR

Prairie Island Indian Community

5636 Sturgeon Lake Road

Welch, MN 55089

or call 800 554-5473, ext. 4138 for more information.

E-mail: rachael.zebro@piic.org

or Fax: 651 385-4180

Assistant General Counsel

The Assistant General Counsel will be responsible for representing the Prairie Island Indian Community (the “Community”) in various matters, including those involving: contracts, tribal governance and tribal agencies, employment issues/disputes, land and environment, land assignments and housing, healthcare, litigation, enrollment, ordinance drafting and revision, gaming operations and regulations, and government relations. The Assistant General Counsel position also includes representation of the Community’s Family Services Department in child protection, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), adult guardianship and other matters in the Community’s Tribal Court and other courts as needed. Qualified candidates must be licensed to practice in Minnesota and have at least 2 years of experience working with tribal governments, and/or work related to the Indian Child Welfare Act, child welfare and family services. Must gain admission to practice law before the Community’s Tribal Court. Must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and under pressure. Must be sensitive to Native American culture. Candidates must pass a UA (drug screening) test and background check. Native American preference applies in accordance with the Community’s Equal Employment and Community Preference Ordinance. Please send resume to Human Resources Director, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email Rachael.zebro@piic.org Closing date: Open until filled.

Paralegal

The Prairie Island Indian Community seeks a paralegal to join its Legal Department. The qualified applicant will join four attorneys and a legal assistant to serve the legal needs of the Community and its business ventures. A primary objective for the role is to improve, update and maintain a data and records management system. Responsibilities include; create and maintain a user-friendly physical and digital archive/database and index of Tribal documents, legal records, or other appropriate historical documents, update and maintain case and matter files; administer and coordinate storage of documents and records; assist Attorneys and Legal Assistant in various case/matter duties, including but not limited to researching and analyzing factual and legal issues, litigation assistance, property records research, etc. and may be responsible for supervising third-party vendors or interns. Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate; minimum three years of experience working as a paralegal or equivalent role that includes document and database management; possess training and knowledge in legal processes and records management, including electronic data management systems. In addition, candidate must have demonstrated prior success in archiving/managing records; be detail-oriented, highly organized, ability to work independently, meet strict deadlines, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to do factual and legal research and writing; willing to perform data-entry tasks and conform to office data-entry standards and capable of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment with capacity to change priorities quickly. Must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Qualified applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug screen. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7(b) P.L. 93-638. Please send a resume to HR Manager, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org. Closing date: Open until filled.