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

Environmental Technician

The Environmental Technician will assist the Prairie Island Land & Environment staff in conducting field work and data management with tasks including, but not limited to, invasive species management, natural resource surveys, data entry, GIS mapping and project planning and contract preparation and assist with and facilitate invasive species projects and planning. This is a part time, year round position, with a minimum of 32 hours per week. Responsibilities include, but not limited to; implement invasive plant species control efforts, utilize GPS and ArcGIS 10.8/ArcGIS Pro/ArcGIS Online software to assist in preparing area maps, plans and reports, assist with resource restoration planning and implementation and contract preparation, conduct data entry, management and analysis, for invasive species, wildlife, etc. and assist in maintenance/upkeep of artificial wildlife nest structures. Qualified applicants must be must be enrolled or graduate of a 4 yr. degree in an environmental field (biology, chemistry, hydrology, environmental studies, natural resources, or similar), possess valid driver’s license and submit proof of insurance, have strong data collection, organization and writing skills, and skilled in Microsoft Word and Excel. GIS and GPS skills desirable and experience operating ATVs and motorboats is preferred. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7(b) P.L. 93-638. Qualified candidates please submit resume to Rachael.zebro@piic.org or mail to Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089; Attn: Human Resources. Closing date is Friday, March 19, 2021.

Activities Coordinator
Full time – 40 hrs/week

The Activities coordinator will plan and monitor all youth/adult activities and programs, act as liaisons between students, administrative staff, vendors and community members to facilitate the success of educational and fun youth and adult activities/programs. This position is required to work some evenings and/or weekends in order to attend extracurricular events. Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to; scheduling activities and events to coincide with Health and Wellness educational opportunities for no school and early release dates, Youth Summer Camp, budget planning for all activities, coordinate use of facilities and equipment, resolves any member issues through effective communication, supervise participants and chaperones, develop flyers and promote each activity/event and provide monthly reports. Qualified candidates must have a High School diploma/GED, a minimum one year experience of family event planning, must be CPR/First Aid Certified (or ability to obtain in the first six months of employment), excellent communication skills both verbal and written to supervise and motivate clients, good computer and organizational skills, possess ability to function in an independent role and exercise sound judgment and manage multiple priorities in an efficient manner. Certification as an Activities Professional by a recognized accrediting organization is highly desirable. Must be able to pass a UA (drug screen) and background check, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability. 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 Director, 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 19, 2021.

Tinta Wita Tipi

Current open positions at Tinta Wita Tipi:


PT RA Day Shift


40 hrs per pay period 6:30am-2:30pm
Includes every other weekend and holiday


PT RA Eve Shift


30 hrs per pay period 4:00pm-9:00pm
Includes every other weekend and holiday




72 hrs per pay period 10:30am-6:30pm
Includes every other weekend and holiday


On-Call Casual RA


Required to work 3 shifts per month including 1 weekend shift per month and at least 1 holiday per year.


PT Support Chef


20 hrs per pay period; every other weekend 7:30am-6:00pm


​Applicants should apply: https://ebenezer-fairview.icims.com/jobs/

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 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. This is a midnight shift and includes some weekends. 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, March 12, 2021.

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: Open until filled.


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. Closing date: Open until filled.