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

Tinta Wita Tipi

Tinta Wita Tipi Senior Living was built by the Prairie Island Indian Community and is managed by Ebenezer Management Services. This unique partnership allows our staff and residents a diverse and culturally inclusive work and home-like environment. Our 20 unit community is seeking direct care professionals who are open-minded, eager or learn and have a passion for caring for the elderly. Direct Care Professionals provide hands-on health-related services as directed including but not limited to dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, medication administration, housekeeping, and meal services. CNA certification not required. 1-3 years caregiving experience preferred. Must have a passion for working with the elderly and the ability to use technology in the form of computers, handheld devices, cell phone, and fax/copy machine.

Current Openings:
Resident Assistant: 40hr/pp Days 6am-2pm. Includes every other weekend and every other holiday
Resident Assistant: 40 hr/pp Evenings 4pm-9pm. Includes every other weekend and every other holiday
Resident Assistant: On-call/Casual. Minimum of 3 shifts per month and one holiday per year
Universal Worker/Front Desk Person: 30hr/pp 8:00-3:30 or 5:00 dependent on the day. Includes every other weekend and every other holiday

Family Health Services Manager

The Family Health Services Manager provides overall planning, direction and management of the Family Health Department including the Clinic, Indian Health Services, CHRs, Fitness Center and related contracts and grants along with being responsible for administration of Tribal Health Plan. This position will administer and fulfill the responsibilities of all related grants. Primary responsibilities of the FS Manager are supervises, monitors and provides direction to the Family Health staff and other employees being paid from health related grants, prepare 1095 tax Form B for insurance beneficiaries of Tribal Health Plan, negotiate third party contracts to establish fair rate for Tribal members, assists the department in developing and implementing policies and procedures, monitors and ensures that the goals and directives of the Health department and applicable contracts and grants from funding agencies are being complied with, coordinates and assists department with the implementation and prevention, education and program services for members of the Community, establishes, monitors and administers the Family Health Departmental budget, monitors and oversees the self-funded tribal insurance plans; including negotiating rates with vendors to utilize Medicare and PRC rates networks with area services (Minnesota tribes, state and county health agencies) to identify and develop specific plans for program improvement and explores, evaluates and recommends changes as deemed necessary with the healthcare options available to the Prairie Island Indian Community. Required qualifications are a degree in Health Administration, Business or related field plus three years of management experience, preferably working in the Native American community with a minimum 3 years of experience working with health benefits, knowledge of Contracts and Grants and PL 93-638. CPR certification a plus. Must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Native American preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7(b) P.L. 93-638. Please send resume to HR Director, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org. Closing date: November 1, 2019.

Information Systems Manager

This position will select, implement and provide support for networks and related computer systems, provide knowledge in the latest business related software and hardware, training end-users and network operating systems, plan and implement the IS strategic and tactical direction for new computer and telecommunications technology. Responsible for system security, reliability and safety of desktop hardware and software, trouble shoot and repair all technological equipment including cameras, printers, computers, etc. In addition, evaluate and select computerized and telecommunications systems for the tribal government, coordinate company-wide computer, telecommunications, audio and video-communications purchases and maintain purchase order files. IS Manager will be developing and maintaining departmental budget, acquire competitive pricing, selection of vendors and purchasing of all computer related and peripheral software, hardware and network items, oversee hardware and software maintenance agreements to ensure renewal, perform contract reviews and present proposals to upper management. You will also analyze and document user requirements, procedures and IS problem areas, provide knowledge in the latest business related software and hardware, maintain effective communication with all staff. You will review vendors and schedule vendor product demonstrations and provide final product selection, prioritize projects by maintaining department project list and provide status reports and track and administer project progress (monitor cost and schedules).
Qualified candidates must have a four year degree along with a minimum five years of experience or a two year computer technical degree with seven years of experience in computer support environment. Advanced computer skills in multi-use LAN environment, proven ability to lead computer implementation projects, general PC hardware and software troubleshooting ability, highly organized, along with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are all required skills for this position. Previous supervision of technical staff and is preferred. Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurability and the ability to lift up to fifty pounds. Must be sensitive to Native American culture, pass a UA (drug screening) test and background check. Indian preference applies in accordance with Section 7 (b) P.L 93-638. Please submit resume to Rachael.zebro@piic.org. Closing date: Friday, October 18, 2019.

Gaming Inspector

The Prairie Island Indian Community has an opening for two Gaming Inspectors in the Gaming Commission office to ensure Casino Operations are compliant with National Indian Gaming Commission, Minimum Internal Control Standards, Prairie Island Tribal Minimum Internal Controls, Prairie Island Gaming Ordinance and by-laws and Tribal/State Compact. Requirements include successfully completing 90 days of training that teaches the basics of casino regulations, must have a high school diploma or GED, basic computer knowledge, filing experience, excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently. One position is from 4:00 p.m. – 12:30 a. m. shift and the other is 12:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. shift and includes some week-ends. Must pass UA and background screen. If interested, please email your resume to rachael.zebro@piic.org . Native American preference applies in accordance with Sec.7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Open until filled.

Part-time Certified Personal Trainer/Wellness Coach

This is a part-time position, approximately 20 – 25 hours per week, hours are 2:30 -6:30 M-F (hours may vary at times), that works closely with clients to help them realize their personal best through support of positive lifestyle changes by aligning behaviors with the client’s personal wellness goals and vision. Responsibilities include, but not limited to; actively engage with members regarding their fitness programs and offer help by demonstrating various exercises to help clients improve their exercise techniques, assures appropriate medical clearance and paperwork completion of each eligible member, develop individual or group exercise/activity programs based on the member’s wellness goals, maintain records of client appointments, notes and workout dates in client folder, develop and assist with any kids fitness activities and must be flexible to assist with activities and coverage of the Fitness Center. In addition, provide wellness coaching either by phone or in person, assess client’s needs utilizing a holistic point of view and demonstrate the ability to link a client to community and health system resources as appropriate. Qualified applicants must be have a high school diploma/GED , be certified CPR/First Aid, hold a Fitness or Personal Trainer Certification, valid driver’s license and able to pass a background check and drug screen. Must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7(b) P.L. 93-638. Please send resume to HR Manager, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org. For info call 651-385-4138.

Convenience Store Manager- Dakota Station

The Prairie Island Indian Community has an immediate opening for a Manager at the Dakota Station Convenience Store. Qualified candidates must have a two or four year degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or Business Management or equivalent of a minimum two years of experience being in a managerial role that included responsibilities of supervising, cash handling, financial reporting and hiring. In addition, must have a Food Handler Certification from the State of MN. Strong communication and organizational skills, knowledge of business practices and the ability to multi task is a must. The work hours vary, including holidays and weekends. This is a fast paced environment that includes responsibilities, but not limited to, daily bookkeeping, staff scheduling, inventory control, ordering, gasoline compliance and pricing and ensuring proper maintenance and operation of store equipment. Must be able to pass drug screen, background check and be sensitive to Native American culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Section 7 (b) P.L 93-638. Please email resume to: Rachael.zebro@piic.org For info call 651-385-4138.

Store Attendants-Dakota Station

Dakota Station has an immediate opening for one part-time food service attendant to open the store at 5:00am; day hours include weekends and holidays. Cashier positions available for nights and weekends. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Previous food handling and/or cook experience and convenience store experience preferred, but will train. Must pass background screen and drug test. If interested, applications may be picked up at the Administration Office at 5636 Sturgeon Lake Rd or email resume to rzebro@piic.org. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638.