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 February 15th, 2019 at 4:00pm.

Resident Assistant – Ebenezer (Tinta Wita Tipi)

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 

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, February 8, 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, February 8, 2019.

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Ebenezer

Dakota Language Apprentice (Only enrolled Prairie Island tribal members are eligible to apply)

The Apprentice position will be responsible for progressively learning the Dakota language under the mentorship of at least one Dakota language speaker. This position is full-time for a duration of 12 months; which at that time the position will be evaluated for continuance. Responsibilities include; attending and actively participating in all Dakota language sessions and classes as required by instructor, demonstrates clear progress by achieving language learning goals, will maintain a detailed, daily journaling log according to standards set by program instructor, complete all required research and assigned readings and work with visiting Elders. This position will involve working some weekends and attending events. Qualified applicants must be an enrolled member of the Prairie Island Indian Community, have a High School diploma/GED and proficient with Microsoft Office and social media. Must pass a background check and drug screen and be sensitive to Native American Culture. Applications may be picked up at the Administration Building, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, MN 55089 or email resume to: Rachael.zebro@piic.org Closing date: Friday, January 25, 2019.