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

Project Engineer

The Project Engineer will provide professional engineering services for the Prairie Island Indian Community with an emphasis in project planning, coordination and oversight. The engineering work will be relevant to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all existing buildings as well as new construction. This position will be responsible for creating and preparing budgets, developing plans, map designs, specifications, cost estimates and bid specifications. Responsibilities include, but not limited too; develop, plan, design maps, specifications, cost estimates and bid specifications for submission to the Tribal Council; plans, designs, controls and oversees the construction and maintenance of Community projects, including roads, drainage, parking, and other projects; oversee outside engineering consultants and other professionals; directs and coordinates the activities in all phases of tribal engineering, land surveying, construction inspection, computing costs and other related work; define and help plan the long range capital improvements of the Community and prepare written reports; establish policies and procedures and engineering techniques in complying with accepted engineering standards; represent the Community in dealing with County, State and Federal regulatory agencies; organize and maintain the Community’s engineering documents such as geo-technical soil boring data, survey information, construction specifications, as-built drawings, project documentation and technical reports; and development of construction standards for the Community. Applicants must possess the following qualifications for consideration:


*Registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota
*Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering
*Established working relationships with local, state and federal government on projects
*Experience in land use planning
*Minimum five (5) years of experience in an engineering role with construction development and project management.
*Understanding of tribal government operations and experience working on tribal projects.
*Experience in managing multiple projects concurrently.
*Sensitive to Native American Culture.
*Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal and organizational skills
*Pass drug screen (UA) and a criminal background check
*Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability


*Minimum ten (10) years of engineering experience in project management.
*Experience working with the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs).
*Demonstrated ability to perform supervisory duties
*Understanding of grant management, writing and working on grant-funded projects.


Ability to work well with others and within the existing department and governmental structure. If needed, the ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends. The ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision. Demonstrated capacity to maintain respect and confidentiality.

Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7(b) P.L. 93-638. Please send cover letter and 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, December 11, 2020.

Store Attendants - Dakota Station

Dakota Station has immediate openings for full and part-time attendants. Hours vary for days and evenings, every other weekend and various holidays. Qualified candidates must be able to work cash register, prep food, work in a fast paced environment and enjoy working in customer service. Previous cashier, food service and convenience store experience preferred, but will train. Must have a GED/High School diploma, pass background check and drug screen (UA), and be sensitive to Native American culture. If interested, applications may be picked up at Dakota Station or filled out on line at www.prairieisland.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 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.