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

Legal Administrative Assistant

The Legal Administrative Assistant is responsible for daily tasks and operations of the Legal Department and performs all tasks as assigned by Legal Counsel or by Tribal Council. Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to, preparing correspondence, memorandums, legal documents, and if necessary, file with Tribal Court, or other courts or agencies. Prepare and finalize Tribal Council resolutions, distribute executed resolutions to appropriate personnel, file necessary resolutions with the BIA for approval and maintain original resolutions. Maintain calendar of meetings, deadlines, etc. Extensive phone contact with tribal members, outside counsel and Tribal Court. Handle miscellaneous phone and interoffice inquiries. 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. Qualified Candidates must have a HS Diploma/GED and a 2 year degree in Administrative Assistant or Paralegal degree is required and/or 4 years equivalent experience. Must be detailed oriented, highly organized, have strong computer skills and excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. In addition, must have the ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality, work fast and efficiently, work independently and maintain a professional demeanor. Qualified applicants must be 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 and Prairie Island Native American Standards. 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: May 3, 2019.

Mt.Frontenac Golf Course- Summer Positions

Pro Shop Staff – assisting with scheduling and arranging of golf groups, answer phones, schedule tee times, assist with merchandise sales and assist with leagues. Includes helping with cart and driving range maintenance.

Cart Staff – daily washing of golf carts, ball recovery at driving range, collect garbage on course and variety of other outdoor tasks.

Cooks – responsible for food prep, cooking, stocking, dishwashing, cleaning and assisting with food service.

Grounds Crew – maintain grounds, equipment, mowing, weeding and all other required clean up on property.

Bar/Beverage Cart Staff – provide beverage and snack service to golfers, bartending, take and deliver food orders, assist with cleaning, and stocking.

We are seeking highly motivated, customer service orientated, dependable people who enjoy the outdoors.  Candidates over 18 years of age must pass background check and drug screen (UA).  If interested, applications may be completed online, picked up at Mt. Frontenac Golf Course, located at 32420 Ski Road, Frontenac or at the Administration Office, located at 5636 Sturgeon Lake Rd.  Must be sensitive to Native American Culture.  Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638.  Closing date: Friday, May 3, 2019.

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:  Friday, April 19, 2019.

Dakota Station- Convenience Store Manager

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. Closing date: Friday, May 3, 2019.


The Internal Auditor position is responsible for performing internal audit work throughout the organization to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies, as well as normal business practices. Responsibilities include, but not limited too; consistently document relevant facts and information that supports the work performed and conclusions drawn, communicate audit results, both verbally and in writing, review and analyze documentation, reports and data obtained; conducts observations and interviews if needed, performs Title 31 reviews, may perform post-audit follow up to ensure that appropriate action is taken on reported audit findings and prepares work paper documentation reflecting the results of the work performed during the audit.  Must be able to complete work with limited instructions, yet know when to seek guidance when circumstances warrant, ability to work irregular working hours as required occasionally to complete work assignments, be comfortable working in ambiguous and/or stressful situations and ability to change priorities quickly and capacity to handle multiple tasks are required.  Qualified candidates must possess a working knowledge of general business processes, policies and procedures, governance practices and regulatory obligations preferably within Native American Casinos and/or tribal governments, become proficient with the PIIC Minimum Internal Control Standards, interact effectively with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of settings and exhibit creativity and innovation in recommending improvements to departmental audit practices and processes.  A two year accounting degree and/or three years of related experience is preferred.  Must have strong PC and software skills, preferably with Internal Audit Management software and data extraction software, effective interpersonal skills and can demonstrate effective time management skills. A CIA certified candidate is highly desired.  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: Friday, April 19, 2019

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.

Chemical Dependency Counselor

The Chemical Dependency Counselor provides information, intervention, prevention and counseling services to individuals and families of the Prairie Island Indian Community and the native population in the surrounding service area.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to are; provides assessment consultations with individuals as requested, conducts one-on-one counseling sessions with individual community members, facilitates family and group counseling sessions with community members, attends multi-disciplinary (intra-agency) staffing (family services, health, chemical dependency) and provides input into action plans for individuals and/or families, performs home visits with clients as follow-up aftercare, prepares written reports as requested of funding agencies and for Tribal Council, conducts crisis interventions within individuals and families, establishes support groups as needed and locates facilitator for each, and discusses and coordinates treatment plans with departmental members to assure the provision of the best possible service to each client. Qualified candidates must be state licensed in CD Counselor Certification which includes a 2 year degree in Social or Human Services area with 2 years of work experience in Chemical Dependency or related field, have experience working within a Native American Community is preferred.  Excellent communication skills; verbal, written, and excellent organizational skills are a must.  Candidates must pass a UA (drug screening) test and background check. Must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability.  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 Human Resources Manager, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email Rachael.zebro@piic.org  Closing Date:  April 19, 2019.

Water/Wastewater Operator

The Prairie Island Indian Community has an opening for a Water/Waste Water Operator to assist in the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Community’s Waste Water and Water Systems, ensuring that all Federal guidelines and permits are followed. Must have high school diploma or equivalent, must have a valid Class D Water License and/or Class D Waste Water license, a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability and good mechanical aptitude. Must have ability to lift 50 pounds. Must pass drug screen and background check. Must be sensitive to Native American culture. Indian Preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Qualified candidates please email resume to rachael.zebro@piic.org. Closing date: April 12, 2019.

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