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

Family Services Specialist- Elders Advocate

The Prairie Island Indian Community is searching for a Social Worker / Elder’s Advocate (SWEA) who can assists community elders by educating and connecting them to resources and services that are available. The SWEA also helps elders apply for those benefits and services and to navigate through these resources. Responsibilities include, but not limited to; provide general assistance and advocacy related to supportive and social services to Prairie Island Indian Community Elders; provide up-to-date information and clarification regarding programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and other supportive programs. The SWEA will also educate residents on services and resources available to them; develop and maintain linkages with resources and support services to remain current regarding information and services available to address the Elder’s needs; refer and link Elders to supportive services. Such services may include, but are not limited to, case management, personal assistance, transportation, therapeutic listening and counseling, preventive health and wellness advocacy; act as liaison with local care providers, doctors and hospitals, and PIIC service departments to ensure the Elder is properly cared for; work cooperatively and communicate regularly with the Elder’s family members and promote a positive social climate that fosters the Elder’s psychosocial well-being by developing, implementing, and monitoring educational, recreational, and therapeutic programs for the Elder’s participation. Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Gerontology, Counseling, or related field and minimum two years of work experience in related field. Additional experience in health and human services program delivery, experience interviewing and gathering data and information, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team and demonstrated commitment to creating opportunities for the well-being for members of the Dakota communities that align with and sustain Dakota language and culture. Candidates must pass drug and background screening, have a valid Driver’s License, sensitivity to Native American Culture. Indian 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: February 14, 2020.

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: February 14, 2020.

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: Jan. 31, 2020

Family Services Specialist

The Family Services Specialist 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 implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The responsibilities and duties of this position include, but are not limited to; providing case management; perform client intakes and investigations, 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.
Locates appropriate services in response to client’s needs and networks with area service agencies to provide necessary services to individuals and families. Will provide education, prevention and program information through gatherings, community meetings and newsletter articles, testify and confers with legal counsel on court-related issues involving children and families, performs home and institution visits with client families to monitor progress and provide assistance and direction as needed. Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related Human Services Degree and two years of experience in Social Services field preferred. Excellent organizational, communication skills, both written and verbal, are a must. Knowledge of ICWA is preferred. 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. The closing date for this position is Feb. 7, 2020.

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. The closing date for this position is Feb. 7, 2020.

Systems Administrator

To administer, install, evaluate and maintain the network software and apply patches; resolve software related problems; and maintain and support backups of network data and anti-virus software for servers, workstations and Storage Area Network (SAN). Select, implement and provide support for networks and related computer systems. Provide knowledge in the latest business-related software and hardware. Plan and implement IS strategic and operational plans. Responsible for system security, reliability and safety of desktop hardware and software, training end-users and network operating systems. Responsibilities include, but not limited to are; project manage server hardware and MS software implementations; administer and maintain Active Directory (AD, GPOs, OUs, DCs), Exchange, DNS and DHCP; maintain and support the backups and restoration of network data; administer anti-virus software for servers and workstations; provide on-call service as needed and emergency support and restoration of PIIC computer systems; responsible for system security, reliability and safety of desktop hardware and software, training end-users and network operating systems. Ensure adequate support is provided to ensure resolution of technical issues; evaluate and recommend computer hardware, acquire competitive pricing, selection of vendors and purchasing of all computer-related and peripheral software, hardware and network items; review vendors and schedule vendor product demonstrations and provide final product selection; oversee hardware and software maintenance agreements to ensure renewal and troubleshoot and repair all technological equipment including cameras, printers, computers, etc. Qualified candidates must possess the following: A four-year IT degree and two years of experience; or equivalent combination of comparable work experience, OJT, IT certs and/or vocational training, experience installing, supporting and using current versions of MS server/workstation software, and client-server application installation and support; experience in administering and maintaining current versions of MS Exchange, and Active Directory; experience with various enterprise backup software systems and disk library storage devices and SAN / Network Attached Storage (NAS) technologies; proven advanced PC hardware and software troubleshooting skills, accurate and detail-oriented, highly organized and ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, strong project management, written and interpersonal skills. A Network + Certification and/or Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) Certification preferred. 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. The closing date for this position is Feb. 7, 2020.

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: On-call/Casual. Minimum of 3 shifts per month and one holiday per year

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.

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.