Employment & Opportunities

With the exception of Indian preference, 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. Indian preference applies for all employment vacancies pursuant to Prairie Island Indian Community Equal Employment and Indian Preference Ordinance, approved by Tribal Council Resolution 94-8-16-135, and consistent with Public Law 93-638, Section 7(b).

Prairie Island Indian Community is a drug-free work environment.

Current Employment Opportunities

Please send application and resume to Human Resources unless otherwise indicated within the job posting. Application materials may be emailed directly to ramie.chackan@piic.org. If you have questions, please contact:
Ramie Chackan, Human Resources
Prairie Island Indian Community
5636 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089
Cell: 651-380-4989
Office 1-800-554-5473, ext. 4173

E-mail: ramie.chackan@piic.org

Activities Coordinator

Summary:
The Activities coordinator will assist, plan and monitor all family health activities and programs, act as liaison between students, administrative staff, vendors and community members to facilitate the success of educational activities/programs. Organization and preparation are key elements to hosting successful events. Activity directors are leaders, it is their responsibility to ensure that trained staff are available to help with art projects; supervise sporting events; facilitate recreational activities; and address emergency situations. They must support Native American students and clients, and willing to learn appropriate cultural boundaries. They may also be required to work evenings or weekends in order to attend extracurricular health events.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
· Support nutrition and Family Health Assistant in event planning
· Design events, games, competitions, and social gatherings that engage clients and guests in personal and community health and wellness. Educational opportunities include dates of no school, early release dates, Youth Summer Camp, Spring Break, and as assigned
· Creativity, social awareness, enthusiasm, and energy to plan and host community events
· Budget planning for all activities
· Coordinate use of facilities and equipment
· Prepare indoor and outdoor facilities
· Purchase and organize supplies
· Create sufficient seating and organize staff to supervise events
· Obtain proper authorization and submit any necessary Purchase Requisitions for each activity.
· Create daily, weekly, and monthly activity calendars
· Create and distribute flyers promoting each activity or event
· Recruit participants for events Supervise participants and chaperones
· Resolve member issues through effective communication, taking appropriate action where indicated, and reporting any problems to the Health Manager.
· Provide monthly report to Health Service Manager by first day of new month

Qualifications:
· Minimum one year of experience in family event planning required
· Must have High School diploma or equivalent
· Certification as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting organization is preferred
· Must be CPR/First Aid Certified or ability to obtain within first six months of employment
· Must display ability to work well within organizational structure and PIIC team
· Must be sensitive to Native American culture
· 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.
· Manage multiple priorities in an efficient manner
· Must pass UA (drug screening) test
· Must pass background check
· Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability

Starting Pay: $16/hour

Closing date: Open until filled

Dakota Station Store Attendants

Dakota Station has immediate openings for full and part-time store attendants. Hours available on 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. Starting pay is $16/hour. 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, located at 6030 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, MN or found online at www.prairieisland.org/employment. Inquiries may call the store at 651-267-4048 to have application mailed.
 
Closing date: Open until filled

Deputy General Counsel

Summary:
The Deputy General Counsel works under the direct supervision of the General Counsel. The role of Deputy General Counsel provides legal opinions and assistance to the Community Council, all departments of the Prairie Island Tribal Government, Gaming Commission and Treasure Island Resort & Casino; oversee work of outside counsel. The Deputy General Counsel provides a broad range of legal services in all aspects of American Indian law, to include but not limited to: healthcare, environmental, energy, land use and land planning, employment law, gaming law, historic preservation, governance, contracts and litigation.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Respond to and provide legal advice to the Community Council on any issues that may affect its government, land, business, or any of its entities or departments
• Enhance and protect the Community’s sovereignty, jurisdiction and authority
• Provide legal advice and services on issues relating to healthcare, IHS regulation, self-insurance, and healthcare clinic services
• Provide legal advice and services on issues relating to land development and land use, environmental matters, and hunting, fishing & gathering
• Provide legal advice and services on energy related matters including clean energy and the Community’s Net Zero Project
• Provide legal advice and services on matters affecting the Community arising out of its proximity to the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant
• Draft legal documents, conduct legal research and provide legal representation in proceedings
• Provide contract review and negotiations
• Oversight and coordination of retained outside legal counsel to ensure the Community’s interests are being protected
• Work with the General Counsel and Community council, to draft ordinances, resolutions, administrative rules and regulations and other documents and instruments
• Assist in protecting and asserting the rights of the Community under various Federal statutes including the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, and other federal and state laws designed to protect and preserve the cultural heritage of the Dakota people and Prairie Island Indian Community
• Assist managers in designing draft policies based on legal requirements, implications, precedents and formulation of department structure, policies and procedures to meet the legal needs of the Community
• Assist and advise Tribal Government departments on legal matters as needed
• Assist the General Counsel in planning, developing, coordinating, advising and directing the activities of the office
• Attend conferences, educational courses and training, to maintain professional growth and development and improve professional competence
• Adhere to Community law and other applicable laws, as well as Community personnel policies and procedures
• Must adhere to all policies and procedures of the Prairie Island Tribal Government
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Must possess Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school
• Must be a Member of the Minnesota State Bar and licensed to practice law in the state of Minnesota
• Minimum ten (10) years of experience in American Indian law, with extensive knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: Tribal realty, land use, and planning; tribal healthcare; tribal environmental and natural resources law; tribal energy
• Experience in conducting Tribal community engagement
• Must have a comprehensive understanding of tribal sovereignty and tribal jurisdictional matters
• Must gain admission to practice law before the Community’s tribal Court
• Ability to conduct legal and general research that is accurate and thorough
• Ability to provide accurate, useful, and understandable information and reliable legal advice
• Excellent capacity to organize and establish priorities.
• Ability to manage multiple projects effectively and meet firm deadlines
• Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality
• Strong written and oral advocacy skills required
• Strong computer skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
• Successful experience working in a team setting
• Sensitive to Native American Culture
• Must pass drug screen (UA) and a criminal background check
• Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability

Closing date: Open until filled

Family Health Assistant

Summary:
The Family Health Assistant works directly for the Family Health Manager providing administrative support duties of a varied nature to the Prairie Island Family Health team as directed. The Family Health Department provides service to clients, staff, and suppliers. As an essential team member, ensures resources are available for our health care team to carry out our mission. Special emphasis is on data entry, filing, bulk mailings, processing orders and payments. In addition, they support nutrition, the Fitness Center team, and our Family Health Program.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Maintain patient registration files and PRC (Purchased Referred Care), applications and eligibility list
• Maintain records of all meeting agendas and minutes for all meetings
• Responsible for processing purchase requisition forms and payment requests
• Order supplies
• Process travel and training requests
• Assist with PRC processes; data entry in RPMS system
• Receive and review all incoming mail on a daily basis and route to proper distribution.
• Ensures prepared outgoing mail is ready for pick-up and delivery at the appropriate time
• Organizes and distributes of bulk mailings for insurance, Health Risk Assessment, PRC information or activities
• Completes monthly Tinta newsletter insert
• Maintains geographical information in all systems such Preferred One, Delta Dental and RPMS
• Assists CHR as needed with Transports, medication pick-ups
• Maintains expertise through participation in educational programs, meetings, and workshops
• Monthly written updates to FHP manager
• Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Required
• High School Diploma/GED
• Must obtain CPR/First Aid certification and HIPPA certification within first 6 months of employment
• Minimum one (1) year of experience in a medical business office or medical billing support role required
• Must have clerical and computer skills
• Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality
• Good organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong computer skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• The ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
• Successful experience working in a team setting
• Sensitive to Native American Culture
• Must pass drug screen (UA) and a criminal background check
• Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability

Starting Pay: $17/hour

Closing date: Open until filled

Family Services Specialist

Summary:
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.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Provide 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
• Locate appropriate services in response to client’s needs
• Network with area service agencies to provide necessary services to individuals and families
• Provides education, prevention and program information through gatherings, community meetings and newsletter articles
• Attend regional and local training sessions in the Indian Child Welfare Act and other sessions which affect family services and child welfare
• Attend multidisciplinary (inner-office) meetings which include chemical dependency, health, education and family services to determine specific plans for clients served
• Testify and confer with legal counsel on court-related issues involving children and families
• Perform home and institution visits with client families to monitor progress and provide assistance and direction as needed
• Prepare and maintain written documentation on client services
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Required
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related Human Services Degree
• Knowledge of ICWA
• Experience interviewing and gathering data and information
• Commitment to a healthy way of life
• The ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends
• Ability to pass a health examination
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality for all participants and their families
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong computer skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
• Successful experience working in a team setting
• Sensitive to Native American Culture
• Must pass drug screen (UA) and a federal criminal background check in compliance with the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act and the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act
• Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability

Preferred
• Minimum of two (2) years of experience in Social Services field

Closing date: Open until filled

Grants Specialist

Summary:
Under the direction of the Grants Department Manager, the Grant Specialist performs a wide range of functions necessary to the grant development process. The primary work involved is grant opportunity research, grant writing, editing, and working with other staff to develop a grant proposal. The position requires well-developed written and verbal communication skills. The role involves managing multiple priorities, planning and organizing skills, and the ability to meet established deadlines.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Conduct grant opportunity and Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFA) research
• Disseminate funding opportunities and NOFA information to the Grants Dept. Manager, other Grant staff, and Dept. Managers as appropriate
• Write sections of grant proposals such as project narratives, work plans, budget narratives, and other description sections. Create and gather supporting material for grant proposals such as job descriptions, resumes, maps, organizational charts, bibliographies, tables of contents, and forms. Edit proposals to develop a final draft for submission to the funding source.
• Become proficient in the eCivis (Grant department software)
• Track grant proposal deadlines and existing grant reporting dates and include the information on a shared grant calendar
• Perform a variety of administrative support activities to ensure the Grants department requirements are met in a timely manner
• Coordinates with other department staff working on grant-related projects
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Required
• Associate’s degree in a grant-related field
• Minimum of one (1) year of experience in grant writing or other related experience
• Must be proficient in spreadsheet, word processing, database and presentation software, and have experience integrating software applications to produce complex documents
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
• Successful experience working in a team setting
• Sensitive to Native American Culture
• Must pass drug screen (UA) and a criminal background check
• Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability

Preferred
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field
• Experience in a tribal government contract management

Closing date: Open until filled

Human Resources Coordinator

Summary:
The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day management and administration of human resources functions and duties. The HR Coordinator carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following areas: staff recruitment and retention, employment regulations and legal compliance, employee relations, and staff development. In addition, the HR Coordinator provides direct support to the Human Resources Director for development of staff, processes, and policies. This position must maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Manage staff recruiting; work with HR Director and other leadership to anticipate and identify needs
• Create recruitment advertising and job postings, effectively utilizing the appropriate advertising mediums including print, internet and social media
• Participate in job fairs, recruiting and human resources development events
• Identify, develop and maintain relationships with applicant resources such as colleges, universities and other employment agencies
• Respond to employment or intern inquiries and refer to appropriate manager if needed
• Conduct pre-interview phone screens
• Manage the in-person and virtual interview process
• Develop and communicate employee offer letters and agreements
• Ensure hiring process is complete for each person (documents, background check, drug screen, create personnel file, IT Ticket, etc.)
• Conduct new staff onboarding process (required forms, orientation, training, tours, introductions to staff, etc.
• Explain company policies, benefits and employment information to applicants, new hire, and current staff
• Conduct exit interviews, bringing suggestions for improvement of staff morale issues to Leadership
• Actively participate and attend meetings
• Set up rooms for meetings, interviews, trainings, and orientations
• Management of staff recognition and engagement programs
• Manage candidate and employee information; process/file necessary paperwork
• Maintain historical human resource records; keeping past and current records; ensure personnel files are complete, organized, and filed securely
• In collaboration with Human Resources Director, complete other processes (i.e.) terminations, employee requests, employment verifications, etc. as requested or needed
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
• Develop and maintain relationships with other PIIC staff to ensure efficient daily operations of all departments
• Keep updated on PIIC current events, changes in the workplace, policies, and procedures
• Read email, Intranet, and other communication tools on a regular schedule and respond in a timely manner to requests, where applicable
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Required
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Psychology, or Organizational Development
• Minimum two (2) years of recruiting experience demonstrating HR competencies in business acumen, relationship building, and recruitment
• Experience in Talent Management
• Problem resolution and critical thinking skills
• Integrity, maturity, dependability and strong work ethic
• Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail
• Knowledge of technology and tools for best practices
• Sound judgement and problem solving skills
• Familiar with employment and labor laws
• Ability to enthusiastically and professionally promote Prairie Island as the employer of choice
• Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong computer skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
• Successful experience working in a team setting
• Sensitive to Native American Culture
• Must pass drug screen (UA) and a criminal background check
• Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability

Preferred
• HR experience in government and/or tribal setting
• Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
• Knowledge of ADP system
• HRIS navigational skills

Closing date: Open until filled

Mount Frontenac Golf Course: Summer/Seasonal positions

Summary:
We are seeking highly motivated, customer service orientated, dependable people who enjoy the outdoors.

Pro Shop Staff – assisting with scheduling and arranging of golf groups, answer phones, schedule tee times, assist with merchandise sales and assist with leagues. Includes helping with cart and driving range maintenance. Starting Pay $14/hr
Cart Staff – daily washing of golf carts, ball recovery at driving range, collect garbage on course and variety of other outdoor tasks. Starting Pay $13/hr
Cooks – responsible for food prep, cooking, stocking, dishwashing, cleaning and assisting with food service.
Grounds Crew – maintain grounds, equipment, mowing, weeding and all other required clean up on property. Starting Pay $15/hr
Bar/Beverage Cart Staff – provide beverage and snack service to golfers, bartending, take and deliver food orders, assist with cleaning, and stocking. $10.33/hr plus tips

Candidates over 18 years of age must pass background check and drug screen (UA). If interested, applications may be completed online, picked up at Mt. Frontenac Golf Course, located at 32420 Ski Road, Frontenac or at the Administration Office, located at 5636 Sturgeon Lake Rd. For more information contact the Pro Shop at 651-388-5826 or email lynn.peterson@piic.org Must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638.

Closing date: Open until filled

Police Officer

Summary:
The Prairie Island Police Department is accepting applications for immediate openings for the position of police officer.

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include two-year degree in law enforcement, MN POST Board license or MN POST eligible PRIOR to closing date. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, are required. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, job application and MN POST License or eligibility letter. Applications may be obtained at www.prairieisland.org. If interested, please send completed application materials to Prairie Island Police Department, 1960 Island Blvd, Welch, MN 55089 Attn: James Wells or call 651-267-4000 for more information or E-mail: james.wells@piic.org

Closing date: Open until filled

Public Works Technician

Summary:
The Public Works Technician is responsible for assisting in all facets of building and grounds maintenance for the Prairie Island Indian Community as directed by the Public Works Manager including care and maintenance of a buffalo herd and maintenance of tribal roads.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
· Maintain the grounds around the Prairie Island Community Center, Administration Building and PSB Building including cutting grass, pulling weeds, picking up waste and trash, emptying trash barrels, etc
· Provide janitorial services in the Community Center, Administration Building, Elders Building and PSB Building including washing, stripping and waxing floors, washing and sanitizing all bathrooms, vacuuming and shampooing carpets and washing and painting walls as necessary. Also, clean offices, including dusting and emptying waste receptacles.
· Provide janitorial service in the Medical Center facility, including the proper disposal of all medical waste as required by environmental and health regulations
· Wash windows on a monthly basis, or more often as necessary
· Monitor boiler systems as requested by director
· Provide general assistance for department managers as requested and as time allows (moving furniture, etc.)
· Deliver and pick up mail on a daily basis between buildings
· Feeding, watering buffalo and other heavy farm work
· Maintaining roads and parks areas including mowing, snow plowing, sanding and minor repairs to roads
· Other duties as assigned by the Public Works Manager

Qualifications:
· High school diploma or equivalent
· Boiler’s License or ability to obtain within six months of employment when requested
· Sensitive to Native American Culture
· Good people and organizational skills
· Good mechanical skills
· Ability to work varied hours when necessary
· Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurability, CDL preferred
· Must pass a UA (drug screening) test

Starting Pay: $18/hour

Closing date: Open until filled

Staff Accountant

Summary:
The Staff Accountant obtains and processes financial data for use in maintaining accounting records for the Prairie Island Indian Community.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Review employee time reports and prepare payroll checks for distribution through our contracted payroll service weekly
• Maintain deduction files, levies and insurance information on each employee’s payroll record
• Prepare payment request forms for all of the payroll withholdings each week
• Assist with the per capita payments including deductions, direct deposits and printing of the checks through our contracted payroll service monthly
• Answer questions concerning per capita raised by Tribal members
• Scan forms and documents
• Prepare bank reconciliations for all bank accounts
• Assist with bank deposits weekly
• Prepare income verifications for Tribal members
• Learn the accounts payable system to assist during absences
• Review Dakota Station daily revenues and various reports
• Process fuel system Tribal member applications
• Fuel system reporting for the Tribal Government, Treasure Island Casino and Tribal members monthly
• Submit monthly department budget reports to the managers
• Enter the annual budget into the accounting system annually
• Enter journal entries into the accounting system daily
• Assist in processing tribal loans to Tribal members
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Required
• Associates’ degree in Accounting or related field
• Minimum of two (2) years related experience with payroll, accounting systems, computers and spreadsheets
• High attention to detail and excellent time management skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong computer skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
• Successful experience working in a team setting
• Sensitive to Native American Culture
• Must pass drug screen (UA) and a criminal background check
• Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability

Preferred
• ADP software experience

Wage: $22/hour or DOE

Closing date: Open until filled

Tinta Wita Tipi

Tinta Wita Tipi Senior Living was built by the Prairie Island Indian Community and is managed by Ebenezer Management Services. This unique partnership allows our staff and residents a diverse and culturally inclusive work and living environment. Our 20-unit community is seeking direct care professionals who are open minded, eager to learn, and have a passion for caring for the elderly. Our Resident Assistants (RA) provide hands-on health related services as directed by nursing including but not limited to dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, medication administration, housekeeping, and meal services. CNA certification not required. 1-3 years caregiving experience preferred. Must have passion for working with the elderly and ability to use technology in the form of computers, handheld devices, cell phone and fax/copy machine.

FT RA Day Shift: Starting Pay $18.50/hr
64 hrs per pay period 6:30am-2:30pm
Includes every other weekend and holiday rotation

FT RA Evening Shift : Starting Pay $18.50/hr
64 hrs per pay period 2:30pm-10:30pm
$1/hr shift differential
Includes every other weekend and holiday rotation

PT RA Night Shift: Starting Pay $18.50/hr
64 hrs per pay period 10:30pm-6:30am
$2/hr shift differential
Includes every other weekend and holiday rotation

PT Support Chef: Starting Pay $17.10/hr
20 hrs per pay period, every other weekend, 7:30am-6:00pm
The Support Chef is responsible for ensuring that meals are prepared and presented in accordance with applicable regulations and customer expectations.

Applications MUST be submitted via our electronic system at: https://ebenezer-fairview.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=12781-12807-Welch

Tribal Historic Compliance Officer

Summary:
The Compliance Officer will develop and implement internal systems of control that are designed to achieve compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, and assist in the development and execution of all Tribal Historic Preservation Office projects and programs with the goal of protecting the historic and cultural resources of the Prairie Island Indian Community.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Assist with the implementation of the Prairie Island Indian Community – National Park Service THPO Memorandum of Understanding and update as necessary
• Provides recommendations to the THPO for comments on the National Historic Preservation Act (36 CFR 63) per Section 106 (36 CFR 800) and make recommendations to the THPO for all Nominations to the National Register of the National Historic Preservation Act per Section 101(d) (2)
• Assist with the management and maintenance of the Prairie Island Indian Community Cultural Resource Database
• Assist with providing historic preservation education and training
• Assist with all cell towner construction projects per the TCNS electronic review system
• Assist with the implementation of all grants related to historic and cultural preservation
• Assist with the development and improvement of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office and its programs
• Assist with efforts to protect and preserve historic and cultural resources
• Assist with efforts to coordinate with federal, state, local and tribal agencies
• Review all Section 106 Notifications and make recommendations directly to the THPO for issuing determinations
• Assist in the development of potential interpretive center and/or exhibits
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Required
• Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies, Anthropology, Archeology or related field or minimum two years of experience in a related field
• Ability to draft and correspond with state, federal and tribal agencies
• Must have knowledge of NHPA, National Historic Preservation Act, as amended
• Must understand Dakota cultural components and have an understanding of sacred site interpretation and protection measures
• Ability to analyze report documents and issue opinions certifying compliance with NHPA regulations
• Proven ability to write grants in addition to fulfilling reporting requirements
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong computer skills Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook)
• The ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
• Successful experience working in a team setting
• Sensitive to Native American Culture
• Pass drug screen (UA) and a criminal background check
• Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability

Preferred
• Knowledge of NAGPRA- Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, NEPA- National Environmental Protection Act

Physical Demands:
• Must be able to walk, stand or sit for long periods throughout the day
• Must have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

Closing date: Open until filled

Water/Wastewater Operator

Summary:
The Water/Wastewater Operator is skilled in the operations and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment and in laboratory testing of same.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
· Takes lift station readings, inspects floats and pump operation, alternates pumps to assure switching over and maintains clean and secure area. Inspects, cleans and maintains the wastewater collection system.
· Takes daily readings of water pumped and chemicals used, checks water tower pressure daily, tests for proper water quality, takes monthly bacteria and fluoride tests and reports results of these tests to the Water/Wastewater Director by the tenth of the of each month. Inspects, cleans and maintains the water mains, valves and hydrants.
· At the Wastewater Station ponds, the operator must walk the berm to insure soundness, inspects water in primary and secondary ponds to determine state of water and checks for damage from deep-rooted plants, rodents or other invasion and treats or removes as needed. Inspects liner of pond for any breaches, oil or odd odor and repairs or fixes as necessary. Inspects aeration and performs any maintenance required. Keeps berm mowed and fence line clean and removes all debris from ponds.
· Performs routine maintenance on water and wastewater equipment and maintains written records on same on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis.
· Schedules routine and special maintenance for all vehicles and mowers and performs those tasks that do not require specialized expertise.
· Performs minor electrical tasks that do not require a licensed electrician.
· Responds to any water or wastewater complaints and reports same to supervisor.
· Assists in the maintenance of records for water and wastewater.
· Takes training as available for Class A license.
· Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
· High school diploma or equivalent.
· Valid Minnesota Driver’s license and proof of insurability, CDL preferred.
· Ability to work outside in all types of weather.
· Excellent mechanical aptitude.
· Ability to lift up to fifty pounds
· Sensitive to Native American culture.
· Must pass a UA (drug screening) test.

Starting Pay: $20.00 – $22.00/hour or DOE

Closing Date: Open until filled

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Licensed Therapy Services

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Licensed Therapy Services
for the Prairie Island Indian Community

OPENING DATE: August 9, 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 28th, 2022

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1

SERVICES REQUIRED:

The Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC), a federally recognized Indian tribe, is seeking proposals from a licensed therapist to enter into an independent contractor arrangement for providing individual, family or group therapeutic services to members of the community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The PIIC will accept proposals from firms and individuals who perform therapy services and qualify as a licensed Clinical Social Worker or a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the State of Minnesota, and have experience working with diverse populations, teens, children, and family systems. The professional should also have experience in: individual and family therapy; facilitating group sessions in the areas of anxiety, depression and/or grief; and therapy for issues related to sexual abuse, historical trauma and domestic violence.

SCOPE OF WORK:

Provide professional therapeutic services as needed to members of the PIIC, in coordination with the PIIC Family Services Department.

OVERVIEW:

The consultant will be responsible for:

1. Providing individual therapy sessions;
2. Providing family therapy sessions;
3. Performing group facilitation in the areas of depression, anxiety, and grief;
4. Performing diagnostic assessments on a very limited bases (approximately 5-7 per year) and writing clinical recommendations regarding clients upon request.
5. Collaborate with PIIC staff regarding grant programs, and comply with all terms of applicable grants.
6. Providing detailed / itemized monthly invoices identifying the work completed and the basis for any charges to the PIIC.
7. Trained or willingness to be trained to perform CASII assessment tool on a very limited basis (approximately 2-3 times per year) upon request

FEES:

Submitted proposals should clearly indicate specific hourly fees, costs and/or billing rate(s) for work conducted under the Scope of Work, including varying rates, if any, for the individuals who will be performing any services and/or varying rates, if any, for services performed.

The PIIC may select firms or individuals for interview from among those submitting proposals and reserves the right, prior to awarding a contract, to request additional information if warranted.

PIIC HANDLING OF PROPOSALS:

Proposals furnished to the PIIC will be evaluated by a proposal evaluation team. The proposal evaluation team shall evaluate the proposals in accordance with the “Selection Criteria for Award” section of this Request for Proposals. Based on this evaluation, a firm(s) or individual(s) will be contacted for in person interviews. Upon selection, the final award is subject to the negotiation of a professional services contract. The contract will be governed, as applicable, by the laws of the Prairie Island Indian Community. Appropriate insurance for therapy providers will be required.

IMPORTANT CONTRACT INFORMATION:

Work under the independent contract is scheduled to begin by September 19th. The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 28th 2022. Proposals, with the requested information, must be received by mail prior to this deadline by the Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Council, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or can be submitted via e-mail to PIIC Family Services Director Anne Turnbull at anne.turnbull@piic.org.

If you have questions related to this request or to submitting a proposal, please contact PIIC Family Services Director Anne Turnbull at anne.turnbull@piic.org.

If you have questions related to this request or to submitting a proposal, please contact PIIC Family Services Director Anne Turnbull at anne.turnbull@piic.org.

Dated this 5th day of August, 2022.