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

Superintendent- Mt. Frontenac Golf Course

The Superintendent is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the golf course grounds year-round and providing administrative and supervisory services for the course and grounds crew staff.  This position will require up to 60 hours per week during the season is the norm.  Weekend work begins at the start of the season (April) and ends in early November.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to: required to maintain grounds on the property; including greens, fairways, buildings, irrigation systems, and sand traps. This position is responsible for hiring, training and supervising grounds crew. Must maintain all equipment and/or repair as needed and order supplies.  The position will water, mow, fertilize, trim, aerate and renovate all tees, greens, fairways and landscaped areas; apply safely and effectively pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals according to City, County and State regulations.  Operate equipment such as dump trucks, backhoe, mowers, and power tools such as chain saws, mowers, edger’s and blowers and maintain hand tools.  Maintains and repairs irrigation systems.  Change tee markers, cuts cups and performs other daily maintenance requirements.  Qualified candidates must have High School diploma or GED, minimum two years of experience in related field and advanced knowledge of agronomy and turfgrass management practices and current pesticide application license (willing to obtain).  Knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in golf course maintenance, working knowledge of methods and practices required to construct and maintain greens, fairways and tees is required. Must have a valid driver’s license and 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.  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:  February 1, 2019.

Police Officer

The Prairie Island Police Department is accepting applications for the position of police officer.  We have 3 immediate openings and are creating an eligibility list for future vacancies.  Minimum qualifications include two-year degree in law enforcement, MN POST Board license or MN POST eligible PRIOR to closing date.  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, are required.  Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638.  Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, job application and MN POST eligibility letter. Applications may be obtained at www.prairieisland.org. If interested, please send completed application materials 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   Deadline Friday January 11th, 2019 at 4:00pm.

Resident Assistant – Ebenezer (Tinta Wita Tipi)

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 resume to HR Manager, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org. Closing date for this position is December 21, 2018.

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:  January 11, 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.

Assistant General Counsel

The Assistant General Counsel will be responsible for representing the Community’s Family Services Department in child protection, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), adult conservatorship and other matters in the Community’s Tribal Court and other courts as needed. In addition to the work in Family Services, the Assistant General Counsel will assist in other Legal Department 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. Qualified candidates must be licensed to practice in Minnesota and have at least 3 years of experience working with tribal governments and/or work related to the Indian Child Welfare Act, child welfare and family services. Must be well versed in the Indian Child Welfare Act. 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 Manager, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email Rachael.zebro@piic.org 

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