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 Health Assistant (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

The Family Health Assistant is to work directly for the Family Health Manager providing administrative support duties of a varied nature to the Prairie Island Family Health Staff as directed. This position is required to provide excellent customer service, focused on quality and sustain detail-oriented record keeping. Must support Native American initiatives and culture. Special emphasis will be on maintaining patient registration files and PRC, applications and eligibility list; filing, bulk mailings and covering for the Fitness Center as needed.
 
Responsibilities include, but not limited to; typing meeting minutes for all meetings, support Health Fair, strategic planning, responsible for processing purchase requisition forms and payment request, order supplies, assist with PRC processes; data entry in RPMS system, maintains Geographical information in all systems such Preferred One, Delta Dental and RPMS. This position will assist the CHR as needed with transports, medication pick-ups, coordinating education events, organizing and distribution of bulk mailings of Insurance and Health Risk Assessments.
 
Qualified applicants are required to have High School diploma/GED and a minimum 1 year of experience working in a business office or medical support role and have a valid driver’s license. Must be knowledgeable and have experience with MS Office, Word and Excel. Must be certified in CPR and HIPPA (or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire), successful completion of 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 Director, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org Closing date: Friday, August 7, 2020

Emergency Management Coordinator

As part of the Prairie Island Public Safety Department, the Emergency Management Coordinator assists in planning, coordinating and administering Prairie Island’s emergency management plans and programs. This position works in collaboration with tribal, municipal, state, and federal agencies to coordinate planning and response efforts on Prairie Island in the event of emergencies or disasters caused by natural or human forces.
 
This is a full time position that requires strong leadership and emergency management coordination skills. A minimum of one year experience in a government setting, or equivalent, is required; certification as an emergency manager is desired.
 
Qualified candidates must have a Certificate or degree in Emergency Management, Public Safety, Public Administration or a related field, and must become state certified as an emergency manager within one year of appointment. Candidates need to have considerable knowledge of public safety policies, practices, procedures and techniques, EM and Preparedness mandates and activities along with knowledge of community, local, state and federal mandates involving public safety and emergency management issues.
 
Must possess a valid Drivers Class D license. Must be sensitive to Native American culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Section 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: July 31, 2020.

Activities Coordinator - Full-time (40 hours/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, 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, July 10, 2020.

Seasonal Positions – Mt. Frontenac Golf Course Grounds Crew

We are seeking highly motivated, dependable, customer service oriented people to fill summer positions at Mt. Frontenac Golf Course. The following positions are part time with various hours and days. The grounds crew are responsible for maintaining and operating equipment, mowing grass, weeding, and clean up. Must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7(b) P.L. 93-638. Applicants 18 years of age and older will be subject to background check and drug screen. Applications can be picked up at the golf course located at 32420 Ski Road, Frontenac or the Prairie Island Administration Building located at 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089. Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089. For info call 651-385-4138.

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.

Paralegal

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.

Convenience Store Manager- Dakota Station

The Prairie Island Indian Community has an immediate opening for a Manager at the Dakota Station Convenience Store. Qualified candidates must have a two or four year degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or Business Management or equivalent of a minimum two years of experience being in a managerial role that included responsibilities of supervising, cash handling, financial reporting and hiring. In addition, must have a Food Handler Certification from the State of MN. Strong communication and organizational skills, knowledge of business practices and the ability to multi task is a must. The work hours vary, including holidays and weekends. This is a fast paced environment that includes responsibilities, but not limited to, daily bookkeeping, staff scheduling, inventory control, ordering, gasoline compliance and pricing and ensuring proper maintenance and operation of store equipment. Must be able to pass drug screen, background check and be sensitive to Native American culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Section 7 (b) P.L 93-638. Please email resume to: Rachael.zebro@piic.org For info call 651-385-4138.