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

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: June 15, 2018.

Public Works Technician

The Public Works department currently is taking applications for one full time position. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, assisting in building and grounds maintenance, snow plowing, mowing grass, trash collection, janitorial services and other duties assigned. Must be able to work weekends. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, ability to lift 50 pounds, valid driver’s license and proof of insurability and must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Must pass UA and a background check. Applications can be picked up at the Administration Building, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email resume to rachael.zebro@piic.org. Indian Preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing Date: Open until filled.

Executive Administrative Assistant Tribal Council

The Executive Assistant is to provide administrative support to Tribal Council with exceptional efficiency, accuracy, professionalism, and confidentiality. Special emphasis will be transcribing meeting minutes, scheduling meetings, maintaining Tribal Council Calendar, organizing Tribal Council travel, and maintaining event calendar for third party sporting venues.
Primary functions, but not limited to; prepare agendas for Tribal Council’s meetings, prepare and maintain Tribal Council motions and resolutions for record purposes, transcribe verbatim all Tribal Council meetings minutes, maintain and distribute tickets for all outside venues, place catering orders for all outside venues and correspond with Casino personnel regarding invoicing from all outside venues. In addition, maintain and update Tribal Council’s calendar with all upcoming meetings, schedule and coordinate meetings, events, interviews, and other similar activities as requested by Tribal Council. Present outside entity’s meeting request to Tribal Council for their review and consideration, make all necessary travel arrangements for Tribal Council and assist as a backup for Receptionist/Office Manager.
Qualified Candidates must have a HS Diploma/GED and a 2 year degree in Administrative Assistance or related field and/or 4 years equivalent experience. Must have excellent typing skills, 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. 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: June 1, 2018.

Public Works Technician Summer Interns (Tribal Members Only)

The Public Works department is currently looking for tribal youth to fill two summer part time positions. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, assisting in building and grounds maintenance, mowing grass, trimming, trash collection, janitorial services and other duties assigned. Must be able to work some weekends. Qualified candidates must pass be able to lift 50 lbs, sit, stand and walk for long periods of time, must pass UA and a background check. Applications can be picked up at the Administration Building, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email resume to rzebro@piic.org. Closing Date: June 8, 2018.

Dakota Station Store Lead (afternoon/night shift)

The Convenience Store Lead is responsible for assisting the Store Management team in providing excellent customer service in a friendly, courteous and prompt manner. Ensure excellent customer service standards are met. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, Provide training and supervising store staff, work with Store Manager to ensure all work assignments are completed daily and fills in as necessary, assists in monitoring store profitability through inventory control, monitor store expenses and sales promotions. The Lead will complete daily and weekly bookkeeping duties, follows and assists in enforcing all store policies and help to keep staff motivated, ensure all areas of the store, both inside and outside are kept clean, free of dirt and clutter and monitors that proper cleaning procedures and materials are used to maintain a food service clean environment, monitors and ensures that store staff has shelves and vault stocked, rotated and front-faced to ensure freshness and quality of products and easy customer access and follows prescribed gasoline strategy and assists in ensuring store is in gasoline compliance and monitors gasoline competition. Qualified candidates must have a HS Diploma/GED, minimum one year of Convenience Store experience and knowledge of basic business practices. Excellent organizational and communication skills are a must. Candidates will work in a fast paced environment and need the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. This position is a swing/night shift that includes weekends and holidays, but must be flexible to fill in on other shifts as needed. Must be sensitive to Native American culture, pass a UA (drug screening) test and background check and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability. If interested, please email your resume to rachael.zebro@piic.org or pick up an application at 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089. Native American preference applies in accordance with Sec.7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing Date: June 15, 2018.

Maintenance Director PT (Ebenezer – Tinta Wita Lodge – elder living facility)

AM Res. Assist. (Ebenezer – Tinta Wita Lodge – elder living facility)

Cook/Support Chef PT e/o Weekend only (Ebenezer – Tinta Wita Lodge – elder living facility)

Cook/Support Chef FT (Ebenezer – Tinta Wita Lodge – elder living facility)

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