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

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 

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: November 11, 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: November 23rd, 2018.

Gaming Commissioner, Compliance and Surveillance (Only enrolled members of Prairie Island Indian Community are eligible to apply)

The Gaming Commissioner is a full time position that is in charge of compliance and ensures Casino Operations are compliant with the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS), Prairie Island Internal Controls, Prairie Island Gaming Ordinance and By-laws and Tribal/State Compact. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, oversees the duties/responsibilities of the Gaming Inspectors and Compliance Coordinator, assist in developing, assigning and reviewing scheduled work activities, ability to work with Surveillance, Security and management when initiating investigative reports, responsible for overseeing all Surveillance activities and ensure that equipment is in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, ability to resolve employee issues in both gaming and non-gaming departments, attend seminars, meetings, conferences or training that deal with Native American gaming and must maintain confidentiality to sensitive material.  Qualified candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED, be a Prairie Island Community Member in good standing, have knowledge of investigative techniques and report writing, must have full capability to interpret and comprehend extensive gaming material as directed by State and Federal Guidelines, able to complete all mandated training for licensing and gaming issues and comprehend basic understanding of CFR25, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, Tribal/State Compact and the Prairie Island Gaming Ordinance.  Must be able to pass background check and UA screening and be sensitive to Native American culture: Qualified candidates should submit resume to Rachael.zebro@piic.org.  Closing date:  Friday, December 7, 2018.
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