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

Tribal Administrator

The Tribal Administrator performs responsible administrative and supervisory work for the Tribal Council in coordinating, directing and enforcing policies and directives affecting Tribal government operations and performs related duties as required. Works under the administrative oversight of the Tribal Council. Exercises general and administrative supervision over Tribal government employees either directly or through department heads. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, managing all the affairs of the tribal government, which the Council has authority to control. Serves as an advisor to the Council in all tribal government related matters, plans, directs, coordinates and oversees the provision of all government services, the development of major projects and programs, effective staffing and the care and use of government buildings, equipment and facilities. This position coordinates, consults and advises department heads in the implementation of the executive policies of the Tribal Council. The Administrator acts as a liaison with other governmental agencies, tribal members, advisory boards, committees, commissions, task forces and associations to foster the development of cooperative ventures, solve problems, reduce duplications, provide or obtain assistance and improve tribal services and delivery capabilities. Responds to concerns, issues, complaints and questions from the public and employees, mediates disputes and resolves issues as appropriate.
Qualified candidates must have thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and problem-solving techniques of public administration and professional tribal management. Considerable knowledge of the organizational structure of tribal government, policy and administrative relationships, Council issues, programs and operations and processes to facilitate and coordinate services. Knowledge of tribal laws, rules and regulations applicable to tribal government, budgeting, accounting and governmental financing. Considerable skill in understanding and working with Tribal Councils, elected officials, advisory bodies, private organizations, tribal members, governmental officials and other parties associated with tribal government. Must have proven skill in leadership to effectively delegate authority and responsibility while retaining oversight of operations and the ability to prepare, present and administer budgets and manage finances. Strong ability to communicate effectively and establish effective working relationships with elected officials, staff, other public officials and the public including making formal presentations, articulating the Council’s point of view and answering and clarifying questions posed by tribal members. Must have knowledge of Contracts and Grants and PL 93-638, excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both written and verbal. The ability to plan and analyze tribal operations, develop alternatives and determine the costs, advantages and disadvantages of various alternatives. Considerable ability to serve as a key official providing information and professional assistance and advice to aid the Council in making policy decisions.
Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, finance or a related field and/or ten years’ experience in municipal or tribal government administrations. 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 Closing Date: November 24, 2017.

Part-Time Store Attendant

Opening for part-time store attendants in Convenience Store. Hours may vary. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. If interested, please contact 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. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. This is a drug free work environment. Closing Date: Open until filled.

Housing Director

Responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Prairie Island Indian Housing Authority; planning and coordinating housing related activities with other departments of Federal, State and Tribal Governments. Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Constructions Management or related field. Qualified candidates must also possess excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills and have a minimum three years of progressive responsible experience as a Housing Authority of Public Housing Property Manager. 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 Rd, Welch, MN 55089 or email rachael.zebro@piic.org. Closing Date: Open until filled.

Gaming Inspector

The Prairie Island Indian Community has an opening for a Gaming Inspector 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 high school diploma or GED, must have basic computer knowledge, filing experience and excellent organizational skills. This is a midnight to 8:30 am 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. Closing Date: Open until filled.

Social Worker - Family Services

The Family Services Social Worker works to create a cohesive, integrated plan of intervention and prevention services for needy families in the Prairie Island Indian Community and native families in the surrounding service area. This position will also be responsible for the monitoring compliance of the Indian Child Welfare Act, provide referral and support services to families and individuals in the Prairie Island Indian Community and the Native American population in the surrounding service area. Other responsibilities include, but not limited to, identify specific individual and family needs through individual and group case studies and support groups; then locates appropriate services in response to these needs, networks with area service agencies to provide necessary services to individuals and families, provides education, prevention and program information to the Prairie Island Indian Community and Indian population in the surrounding service area through gatherings, community meetings and newsletter articles and performs home and institution visits with client families to monitor progress and provide assistance and direction as needed. Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or Human Services area with two years in Social Services field. Must have excellent organizational skills, communication skill, both written and oral. Knowledge of ICWA preferred. Must be sensitive to Native American culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Section 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. Closing Date: Open until filled.

Public Works Technician

The Public Works department currently is taking applications for one full time position. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, assisting in building and grounds maintenance, snow plowing, mowing grass, trash collection, janitorial services and other duties assigned. Must be able to work weekends. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, ability to lift 50 pounds, valid driver’s license and proof of insurability and must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Must pass UA and a background check. Applications can be picked up at the Administration Building, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email resume to rachael.zebro@piic.org. Indian Preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing Date: Open until filled.

Government Relations Specialist (Federal) Must be a member of the Prairie Island Indian Community

The position is responsible for monitoring legislation and administrative action primarily at the federal level and performs lobbying services on behalf of Prairie Island Indian Community as directed by Tribal Council. This position will work closely with other government relations specialist(s) or lobbyists that the Community engages. Establishes connections with lawmakers and organizations to achieve objectives. Monitors all legislation and proposed legislation and keeps Tribal Council appraised of all such activity, informs the Community about the latest developments in relevant fields, conducts research on current and changing circumstances that pertain to interests of the Community. Must be available to attend social and fund-raising functions as a representative of the Prairie Island Indian Community as directed by Tribal Council and have the ability to travel to Washington D.C. and around the nation to advocate for the community and work toward achieving the Community’s objectives.
Qualified candidates must be a member of the Prairie Island Indian Community, have a GED or High School Diploma and should have a good sense of judgment and be highly diplomatic. Needs to be skilled in cultivating strong relationships and maintaining them and must have knowledge and interest of legislative issues facing Native Americans.
Please send 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.

Legal Administrative Assistant

The Legal Administrative Assistant is responsible for overseeing operations of the Legal Department and performs all tasks as assigned by Legal Counsel or by Tribal Council with a quorum or motion. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, research relevant statutes, rulings and precedents when required, prepare correspondence, memorandums, legal documents, and if necessary, file with Tribal Court, or other courts or agencies, compose and/or finalize and mail correspondence to public officials, public relations individuals and anyone else as required, receive and provide a copy of contracts/agreements to attorney for review. Maintain and update spreadsheet tracking contract review request and comment by attorney as well as file PDF contract documents in electronic folder. Extensive phone contact with tribal members, outside counsel and Tribal Court, payment of Legal Department invoices and keeping a record of same. Follow up with independent contractors, BIA, outside Counsel, independent lobbyist and distributors to ensure proper executed contracts/agreements are returned in a timely manner. Maintain paper file of contracts/agreements, maintain calendar of meetings, deadlines, etc. Compose and/or finalize and mail correspondence to public officials, public relations individuals and anyone else as required. Qualified candidates must have a two year Administrative Assistant or Paralegal degree, knowledge of legal terms, excellent organization and time management skills and ability to work under pressure and independently. Must have the ability to transcribe and utilize a transcriber and knowledgeable in Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Minimum two years of legal Administrative Assistance and/or Paralegal experience is preferred. Must be sensitive to Native American culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Section 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. Closing Date: Open until filled

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