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

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

Request for Bids

2018 Agricultural Lease Request for Bids