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

Part-Time Store Attendant

Opening for part-time cashier 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.

Public Works Technician

The Public Works department currently is taking applications for 2 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.

Police Officer

The Prairie Island Police Department is accepting applications for the position of police officer and an eligibility list. We have 1 immediate opening and eligibility list for future vacancies. Minimum qualifications include two-year degree in law enforcement, MN POST Board license or post eligible PRIOR to closing date. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, are required. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, job application and MN POST eligibility letter. If interested, please send resume to Prairie Island Police Department, 1960 Island Blvd, Welch, MN 55089 Attn: James Wells or call 651-267-4000 for more information or E-mail: James.wells@piic.org
Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing Date: Open until filled.

Family Services Director

The Family Services Director works to create a cohesive, integrated plan of intervention and prevention services for Prairie Island Indian Community individuals and families. The Family Services director is a member of management and is responsible for the management and supervision of the entire Family Services Department. Qualified candidates must have a degree in Social Work or related field. A Minnesota Board of Social Work Licensure (LGSW) is preferred. A minimum 5 years of experience including experience within some or all relevant social services fields including; chemical dependency, family services, child welfare and mental health. Supervisory experience and management knowledge of ICWA. Must 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. Closing Date: Open until filled.

Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals Appellate Judge 2017

SCOPE OF WORK:
The Appellate Justice shall carry out the duties and obligations of the office in accordance with the Tribe’s Constitution and Judicial Code (both available at http://prairieisland.org/government/). The Judicial Code, Title 4, Chapter II, Rule 201, and Title 1, Chapter III, generally outline the duties of the Appellate Justices.
The Tribal Court system includes a trial and appellate level, and hears a wide variety of civil cases that include, but are not limited to, child welfare, guardianships and conservatorships, custody and divorce proceedings, land disputes, election challenges, and contractual or other civil disputes. The Appellate Court has heard a relatively small number of cases over the last several years, however, Appellate Justices are expected to be available year-round and be able to preside over oral argument hearings at the Tribal Court located on the Prairie Island Indian Reservation.
The terms and compensation for this position will be set forth in the negotiated agreement between the candidate and the Tribe.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:
Candidates must submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume or biographical information, (3) two writing samples, and (4) three references. Candidates’ submissions must demonstrate that he or she has the ability to execute the duties and obligations outlined in the Tribe’s Judicial Code and the Constitution.

Specific consideration will be given to a candidates’:
1. Experience as a judge/justice in tribal, state or federal systems;
2. Experience as a legal practitioner in tribal, state or federal systems;
3. Experience with child welfare, guardianships and conservatorship cases;
4. Knowledge of Indian and Federal law; and
5. Written and oral communication skills.
Educational requirements are not proscribed by the Constitution or Judicial Code, but a four-year degree, and relevant schooling including a juris doctorate degree, are preferred. Prairie Island tribal member and Native American preference applies.

PIIC HANDLING OF PROPOSALS:
Proposals will be reviewed by a proposal evaluation team. The proposal evaluation team shall evaluate the proposals in accordance with the “Evaluation Criteria” section of this Request for Proposals. Based on this evaluation, candidates will be contacted for in-person interviews. Final issuance of this contract will be subject to the negotiation of mutually-agreeable terms.

IMPORTANT CONTRACT INFORMATION:
Submissions and inquiries regarding the Appellate Justice position may be directed to:
Rachael Zebro, Human Relations Manager
5636 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089
rachael.zebro@piic.org
651-385-4138

Request for Proposals Election Legal Services 2017

Pursuant to the Constitution of the Prairie Island Indian Community, elections for the five Tribal Council members occur every two years. The next election is set to occur in November of 2017. The Constitution and Election Ordinance (both are available at http://prairieisland.org/government/) govern the process, and call for an Election Board to conduct the Tribal Council elections. The Board will be empaneled during an October 6, 2017 membership meeting where nominations also take place. The Tribe is seeking proposals from qualified attorneys/firms to serve as legal counsel to the Election Board throughout the election and in any appeal proceedings in the Tribal Court.
EVALUATION CRITERIA:
Candidates must submit a letter addressing the considerations set forth below, biographical information, and a proposed fee structure. Specific consideration will be given to a candidates’:
1. Experience representing tribal governments and/or experience in tribal law related matters;
2. Tribal election related experience, such as former representation of election boards, service as an election judge, representation of tribal governments or election candidates in election challenges, etc.; and
3. Knowledge of/experience related to Federal Indian law.
Candidates must be licensed to practice law and in good standing. Current legal professionals who are engaged by the Tribe will not be considered in order to provide the Election Board with independent counsel. Prairie Island tribal member and Native American preference applies.
PIIC HANDLING OF PROPOSALS:
Proposals will be reviewed by a proposal evaluation team. The proposal evaluation team shall evaluate the proposals in accordance with the “Evaluation Criteria” section of this Request for Proposals. Based on this evaluation, candidates will be contacted for interviews. Final issuance of this contract will be subject to the negotiation of mutually-agreeable terms.
IMPORTANT CONTRACT INFORMATION:
Submissions and inquiries regarding this RFP may be directed to:
Jessie Seim, General Counsel
5636 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089
jessie.seim@piic.org
651-385-4137

Request for Proposals Solar Energy Study 2017

The consultant will conduct a feasibility study for potential solar renewable energy projects on land within the Tribe’s jurisdiction, and/or owned by the Tribe. This study will include local market conditions, current and future demands, prices, and all the engineering and equipment necessary for the startup of a new operation. The feasibility study will look at specific needs of the Tribe, potential economic opportunities, and will provide information that includes, but is not limited to:
• Solar resource potential on the Tribe’s Reservation and other property held in trust for the Prairie Island Indian Community, in addition to Tribally-owned fee land;
• Feasible methods/locations for installing solar facilities;
• Interconnection requirements and/or infrastructure needs associated with any solar projects;
• Size of system and performance taking into account energy uses and demand;
• Economic models including initial capital costs, operating and maintenance costs, other costs, revenue and/or cost savings, etc.; and
• Recommendations on partnerships, grants and/or third-party funding opportunities.
PROPOSALS:
Candidates must submit a proposal for executing the Scope of Work, and should include biographical information, relevant experience, and the projected costs and/or fee structure. Prairie Island tribal member and Native American preference applies.
PIIC HANDLING OF PROPOSALS:
Proposals will be reviewed by a proposal evaluation team. Based on this evaluation, candidates will be contacted for interviews. Final issuance of this contract will be subject to the negotiation of mutually-agreeable terms.
IMPORTANT CONTRACT INFORMATION:
Submissions and inquiries regarding this RFP may be directed to:
Rachael Zebro, Human Relations Manager
5636 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089
rachael.zebro@piic.org
651-385-4138

Request for Proposals Tribal Court Associate Judge

The Associate Judge shall carry out the duties and obligations of the office in accordance with the Tribe’s Constitution and Judicial Code (both available at http://prairieisland.org/government/). The Judicial Code, Title 1, Chapter III, generally outlines the role of the Court and the duties of the Judges.
The Tribal Court system includes a trial and appellate level, and hears a wide variety of civil cases that include, but are not limited to, child welfare, guardianships and conservatorships, custody and divorce proceedings, land disputes, election challenges, and contractual or other civil disputes. The Associate Judge is expected to be available year-round and be able to preside over hearings at the Tribal Court located on the Prairie Island Indian Reservation. The Associate Judge will preside over cases where the Chief Judge has a conflict, or as otherwise assigned by the Chief Judge. The Associate Judge must prepare and issue written orders and judgments. The Associate Judge must keep accurate records of cases and court hearings. The Associate Judge will be expected to conduct research and recommend updates to the Judicial Code, and to assist in the development of Tribal Court policies and procedures.
The terms and compensation for this position will be set forth in the negotiated agreement between the Associate Judge and the Tribe.
EVALUATION CRITERIA:
Candidates must submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume or biographical information, (3) two writing samples, and (4) three references. Candidates’ submissions must demonstrate that he or she has the ability to execute the duties and obligations outlined in the Tribe’s Judicial Code and the Constitution.
Specific consideration will be given to a candidates’:
1. Experience as a judge/justice in tribal, state or federal systems;
2. Experience as a legal practitioner in tribal, state or federal systems;
3. Experience with child welfare, guardianships and conservatorship cases;
4. Knowledge of Indian and Federal law; and
5. Written and oral communication skills.
Educational requirements are not proscribed by the Constitution or Judicial Code, but a four-year degree, and relevant schooling including a juris doctorate degree, are preferred. Prairie Island tribal member and Native American preference applies.
PIIC HANDLING OF PROPOSALS:
Proposals will be reviewed by a proposal evaluation team. The proposal evaluation team shall evaluate the proposals in accordance with the “Evaluation Criteria” section of this Request for Proposals. Based on this evaluation, candidates will be contacted for in-person interviews. Final issuance of this contract will be subject to the negotiation of mutually-agreeable terms.
IMPORTANT CONTRACT INFORMATION:
Submissions and inquiries regarding the Associate Judge position may be directed to:
Rachael Zebro, Human Relations Manager
5636 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089
rachael.zebro@piic.org
651-385-4138