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

Child Support Officer

The Prairie Island Indian Community has an opening for a Child Support Officer. This position will be responsible for enforcing child support orders issued by the Tribal Court, and pursuing collection on outstanding obligations.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to; interpret court orders, verify clients’ financial resources and provide order for support for garnishment of wages, enter/retrieve data on computer system and maintain case records, prepare documents and respond to inquiries, enforce current order and resolve delinquent payments, interact with outside agencies, lawyers, court administrators, handle case correspondence and all necessary case documentation.   Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, skilled in computer systems/applications, filing experience and excellent organizational skills. In addition, minimum one year experience in a business or agency such as a collection and/or family services setting and knowledge of legal systems and terms associated with collections, child support and family law.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from all cultural, occupations, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Must have valid driver’s license, proof of insurability and pass UA and background screen.  Applications may be picked up at the Administration Building, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, MN 55089 or email resume to rachael.zebro@piic.org .  Native American preference applies in accordance with Sec.7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing date:  November 2, 2018.

Tribal Administrator- Open only to Enrolled Tribal Members - Prairie Island

The Tribal Administrator performs responsible administrative and supervisory work for the Tribal Council in coordinating, directing and enforcing policies and directives affecting Tribal government operations and performs related duties as required.  Works under the administrative oversight of the Tribal Council.  Exercises general and administrative supervision over Tribal government employees either directly or through department heads. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, managing all the affairs of the tribal government, which the Council has authority to control.  Serves as an advisor to the Council in all tribal government related matters, plans, directs, coordinates and oversees the provision of all government services, the development of major projects and programs, effective staffing and the care and use of government buildings, equipment and facilities. This position coordinates, consults and advises department heads in the implementation of the executive policies of the Tribal Council.  The Administrator acts as a liaison with other governmental agencies, tribal members, advisory boards, committees, commissions, task forces and associations to foster the development of cooperative ventures, solve problems, reduce duplications, provide or obtain assistance and improve tribal services and delivery capabilities.  Responds to concerns, issues, complaints and questions from the public and employees, mediates disputes and resolves issues as appropriate.
Qualified candidates must have thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and problem-solving techniques of public administration and professional tribal management.  Considerable knowledge of the organizational structure of tribal government, policy and administrative relationships, Council issues, programs and operations and processes to facilitate and coordinate services.  Knowledge of tribal laws, rules and regulations applicable to tribal government, budgeting, accounting and governmental financing.  Considerable skill in understanding and working with Tribal Councils, elected officials, advisory bodies, private organizations, tribal members, governmental officials and other parties associated with tribal government.  Must have proven skill in leadership to effectively delegate authority and responsibility while retaining oversight of operations and the ability to prepare, present and administer budgets and manage finances. Strong ability to communicate effectively and establish effective working relationships with elected officials, staff, other public officials and the public including making formal presentations, articulating the Council’s point of view and answering and clarifying questions posed by tribal members. Must have knowledge of Contracts and Grants and PL 93-638, excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both written and verbal.
The ability to plan and analyze tribal operations, develop alternatives and determine the costs, advantages and disadvantages of various alternatives.  Considerable ability to serve as a key official providing information and professional assistance and advice to aid the Council in making policy decisions.
Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, finance or a related field is preferred. A minimum five years of experience in tribal government administrations is required. 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: October 26, 2018.​

Public Works Technician

The Public Works department currently is taking applications for a full time position. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, assisting in building and grounds maintenance, snow plowing, mowing grass, assisting at the Buffalo project, 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. Native American Preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing date: October 19, 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: October 26, 2018.

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
Closing Date: October 19, 2018.

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. 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: October 26, 2018.

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 session with community members, attends multi-disciplinary (intra-agency) staffings (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 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 and 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: October 19, 2018.