Employment & Opportunities

The Prairie Island Indian Community has a variety of positions available across many industries. We welcome you to work with us!

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefit package for all full-time employees. Benefits include the following:
• Free, on-site medical clinic for employees enrolled in our medical plan
• Variety of free prescription medications
• Paid Time Off – Vacation, Sick and Holiday pay
• 13 paid holidays plus 2 paid half-day holidays
• Retirement – 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
• Health & Wellness Coverage – Medical, dental and vision coverage
• Flexible Spending Accounts – Healthcare and Dependent care reimbursement accounts
• Life Insurance – Employer paid basic life insurance
• Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
• Supplemental Coverage – Short-term, Long-term Disability, and Accident
• Generous paid bereavement leave
• Identity theft protection
• Education Reimbursement Opportunities – For pre-approved specific, job related education
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Face-to-face counseling, Legal assistance, Financial assistance, ID recovery, Tobacco cessation, Dependent care and Daily living resources, and Crisis consultation
• Health Club Reimbursement
• Free access to onsite Fitness Center
• Employee fuel discount

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.

How To Apply

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

Current Employment Opportunities

Dakota Language Instructor

Summary:
The Dakota Language Instructor shall be responsible for teaching all interested members of the Prairie Island Indian Community to speak, read and write the Mdewakanton Dakota Language to promote for the tribal community, along with other employees of the Prairie Island Indian Community.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
· Develop and implement Dakota Language lesson plans for appropriate levels of fluency, i.e. beginners, intermediate and advanced speakers.
· Will evaluate and monitor Dakota Language participants’ progress by implementing a pre/post-test to be given before and after each class cycle.
· Shall work with members of the Prairie Island Indian Community to achieve Dakota Languages skills.
· Prepare and distribute monthly calendars on class scheduling and events concerning Dakota Language issues.
· Work with the Education staff on implementing Dakota Language in the summer school program.
· Utilize all resources, community members and/or elders when possible.
· Assist in the planning and development of special events the department may conduct for the community.
· Prepare written reports to Education Director on a monthly basis.
· Actively participate, plan and oversee the summer immersion and culture camp programs.
· Must be able to work hours that vary to meet program needs; i.e. night classes
· All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Required:
· High school diploma or GED
· Fluent in Mdewakanton Dakota Language
· Teaching license, Eminence Credentials, or in progress of obtaining licensure
· Minimum one (1) year of classroom instruction experience
· Minimum one (1) year of curriculum development experience
· Strong communication skills; both verbal and written
· Good record keeping skills, journal record keeping.
· Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurability.
· Must pass background check and drug screening (UA).

Preferred:
· Four (4) year degree in Native American Studies, Education or related field
· Three (3) years of classroom instruction experience
· Three (3) years of curriculum development experience
· Experience teaching within a Tribal community

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

Enrollment Clerk (Tribal Members Only)

Summary:
This position is responsible for the maintenance of all enrollment records for the Prairie Island Indian Community and provide administrative support, as needed, to various departments. Hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 10am – 2pm.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
· Maintain all enrollment and membership records, including, but not limited to: Applications for enrollment, Documents supporting applications, Relinquishments, Disenrollments, Enrollment decisions (approvals, rejections, appeals), Name changes, Family relationships, Birth, marriage, divorce and death records, Change of address forms, Correspondence relating to enrollment and membership (for example, education, ICWA, IHS), Roll of members (minors and adults, deceased and living), Enrollment Committee meeting records
· Responsible for scanning, storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining and disposing of records in accordance with policies and practices of the Prairie Island Indian Community.
· Provide pre-application forms, reviews for completeness and refers to Enrollment Committee.
· Provide membership application forms in accordance with Committee policies and assists in completion of the forms.
· Maintain application files throughout the enrollment process.
· Prepare completed application packages for presentation to the Enrollment Committee.
· Prepare letters of approval or denial to applicants.
· Prepare resolutions for Tribal Council consideration.
· Prepare notices and correspondence as instructed by the Enrollment Committee.
· Prepare Tribal identification cards to enrolled members and periodically updates the system bank.
· Assist the Bureau of Indian Affairs in updating Prairie Island enrollment records in the possession of the BIA.
· Assist members in obtaining verification of enrollment or other information to establish eligibility for services or benefits available to Indians.
· Attend Enrollment Committee meetings.
· Prepare and submit a monthly written report on enrollment activities, verbally reports to the Committee at each meeting.
· Respond to inquiries concerning enrollment policies, procedures and eligibility criteria.
· Participate in continuing education in tribal records management and electronic records storage technology.
· Maintain records both manually and electronically in the manner directed by the Enrollment Committee, and as set forth in policies and procedures adopted by the Committee.
· Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
· Experience in maintaining filing system
· Ability to electronically scan records
· Maintain confidentiality
· Good organizational skills
· Good communication skills, both written and verbal
· Considerable knowledge in Prairie Island Indian Community Constitution, ordinances and resolutions concerning enrollment
· Notary Public or eligible for such status
· Prairie Island enrolled tribal member
· Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability
· Must pass a UA (drug screening) test and background check

Working Environment:
· Work is performed primarily in an office setting, but may include occasional outdoor activities

Closing Date: Open until filled

Family Advocate

Summary:
The Prairie Island Family Advocate will support, create and provide services for the community’s children attending the Red Wing School District #256. The Advocate will support and encourage cultural based programming to strengthen students’ and families’ needs. The Family Advocate will work with the education department staff to coordinate services and referrals. The Family Advocate will develop strong relationships with students and families to encourage healthy choices.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Develop a knowledge of Dakota-based resources for students and parents
• Become knowledgeable of Dakota culture and values
• Work on building a list of community veterans, elders, and mentors willing to serve as resources in the community
• Create both a student and parent needs survey
• Develop an evaluation of services
• Hold monthly student and parent night out events to encourage participation
• Monitor attendance and work with the PIIC Family Services department to address any issues
• Work with PIIC Family Services department on case plans of Red Wing students
• Check in daily with all three education liaisons
• Turn in weekly reports to the Education Director
• Work with Prairie Island health department and the school nurse to make sure all immunizations are current
• Help with all student activities and groups (example, NASA)
• Document all referrals, phone calls and emails to families
• Help schedule meetings and appointments for families
• Assist the liaisons on all IEPs, case plans, and homework support during the school day
• Help with afterschool tutoring as needed in all schools
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work or human services
• Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a related position
• Good record keeping skills, journal record keeping
• 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 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

Closing date: Open until filled

Family Health Assistant **Newly Updated**

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 six (6) months of office experience
• 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 Health Services Director

Summary:
The Family Health Services Director provides overall planning, direction and management of the Family Health Department including the Clinic, Indian Health Services (IHS), CHR, Fitness Center and related contracts and grants. Also responsible for administration of Tribal Health Plan. The Family Health Director will administer and fulfill the responsibilities of all related grants.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Oversee Prairie Island’s IHS funded programs and engage with IHS regularly
• Hire, schedule, train, coach, and evaluate Family Health staff and other employees being paid from health related grants conduct performance reviews
• Develop an annual budget, and maintain controls on financials, including labor costs, to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of operations
• Prepare 1095 tax Form B for insurance beneficiaries of Tribal Health Plan
• Negotiate third party contracts to establish fair rate for Tribal members
• Facilitate monthly staff meetings and handle all personnel issues within department
• Approve all necessary training, meetings and seminars for Family Health staff
• Assist the department in developing and implementing policies and procedures
• Monitor and ensure that the goals and directives of the Health department and applicable contracts and grants from funding agencies are being complied with
• Coordinate and assist department with the implementation and prevention, education and program services for members of the Community
• Establishes, monitors and administers the Family Health Departmental budget.
• Monitor and oversee the self-funded tribal insurance plans; including negotiating rates with vendors to utilize Medicare and PRC rates
• Network with area services (Minnesota tribes, state and county health agencies) to identify and develop specific plans for program improvement
• Explore, evaluate and recommend changes as deemed necessary with the healthcare options available to the Prairie Island Indian Community
• Prepare monthly written reports for the Tribal Council and Tribal Operations on all Family Health Department activities and oral reports as requested by Tribal Council
• Oversee Fitness Center staff and Wellness Programs for Tribal members
• Performs other duties as assigned by Tribal Administration

Qualifications:
Required
• Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration, Business or related field
• Minimum of three (3) years of management experience, preferably working in the Native American community.
• Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with health benefits
• Experience working with Indian Health Services
• Knowledge of Contracts and Grants and PL 93-638
• Ability to manage departmental budget and control labor costs
• 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 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
• CPR Certification

Closing date: Open until filled

Food Systems Specialist

Summary:
The Food Systems Specialist position will be responsible for pursuing the development and facilitation of a tribal-focused community food program. We are in early stages of developing this program. This effort is a significant component of the Tribe’s recently adopted 5-year strategic plan. Duties of the position may include maintaining facilities and operations that protect, enhance, and develop the Tribe’s local food economy in a sustainable manner. Food sovereignty initiatives, including but not limited to agriculture practices on tribal lands, Tribal food hub operations, tribally supported agriculture (TSA) shares program, greenhouse oversight, Agroforestry development and facilitation, and community outreach/engagement related to local food are expected pursuits of this position. Potential development of an agricultural/food-focused department related to the efforts of this position.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Maintain production conditions in Tribe’s demonstration greenhouse in accordance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
• Maintain greenhouse Aquaponics system
• Document produce harvests, operating costs, greenhouse environmental conditions, and aquaponics system conditions
• Oversee agricultural lease program; instill operations that benefit land health and realize tribal land values
• Facilitate harvest and distribution process of produce within tribal TSA and food donation program
• Develop and implement long-term Food Sovereignty planning, including expansion of Tribal production, as well as establishment and management of Tribal food forests (agroforestry)
• Improve foraging availability of native edible and medicinal species on tribal natural lands
• Oversee and facilitate Tribe’s Maple Camp production
• Develop and facilitate educational agriculture programs focused on training youth and adults to actively participate in PIIC food systems
• Support in organizing education/outreach events related to food and food systems
• Utilize ArcGIS/GPS software to assist in preparing area maps and reports
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Required
• Bachelor’s degree program in agricultural field (such as nursery/greenhouse management, agricultural sciences or similar) and/or environmental (biology, environmental studies, natural resources, or similar)
• One (1) year of related work experience
• Strong data collection and organization 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
• Pass drug screen (UA) and a criminal background check
• Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability

Preferred
• Background/experience in greenhouse and aquaponics operations
• Background in Indigenous food systems with knowledge of culturally significant foods, plants, and medicines
• GIS/GPS software experience

Physical Demands:*
• Must have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
• Must have ability to utilize garden equipment and tools
• Must be able to walk, stand or sit for long periods throughout the day
• Must be able to push, pull and grasp objects routinely
• Must be able to bend and crouch frequently
• Ability to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions

Working Environment:
• Work is performed in office setting and outdoors and may include exposure to extreme weather conditions

Disclaimer and Conditions of Employment:
All Prairie Island Indian Community employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship

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

Insurance Administrator

Summary:
The Insurance Administrator is to work directly for the Family Health Services Manager providing administrative support and PRC Administration duties as directed. This position serves as the primary contact for tribal members needing services regarding health insurance. Special emphasis will be PRC Claims processing, accounts payable, and patient records.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Answer all incoming telephone calls from the public and providing them with information requested
• Monitor all incoming PRC claims
• Follow-up and research unpaid and incorrectly processed claims to resolve problem issues and complicated cases
• Process Purchase Orders or denials for all clean claims
• Issue pre-authorization letters to dentists for any dental work if applicable.
• Receive completed purchase orders from vendors, match them to original bills and then follow HIPPA guidelines to process Payment Request
• Prepare and submit Payment Requests for PRC claims to the Health Service Manager for approval
• Act as liaison between clients, insurance agencies and providers regarding eligibility, benefits, claims, etc.
• Maintain contact with service agencies and health organizations to assure provision of prompt, effective services to meet the needs of membership.
• Audit monthly billing from WebTPA and Delta Dental
• Assist with Client services (completing all insurance maintenance forms/applications, ordering cards, etc.)
• Assist in planning and organizing annual events such as Health Risk Assessment, CHS Eligibility verification, and other special projects as assigned
• Assist Family Health Staff in planning and implementation of health education programs
• Perform record keeping by utilizing department policies and guidelines, which may include confidential information
• Assist in all mailings of need-to-know information directed by Family Health Service Manager
• Enhance personal growth and development through participation in educational programs, meetings and workshops
• Compile, copy and mail medical record information requests, documenting each time records are released
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Required
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of two (2) years of experience in an administrative setting
• Detail-oriented and demonstrate ability to multi-task
• Skilled with developing spreadsheets
• Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality
• Good organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Highly proficient in computer skills such as 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

Preferred
• One (1) year of college preferred or specialty training in related field
• Experience working with Indian Health Service and RPMS programs

Closing date: Open until filled

Invasive Species Coordinator

Summary:
The Invasive Species Coordinator will serve Prairie Island Indian Community, a federally recognized Native American tribe, within its Land & Environment Dept. The position will facilitate invasive species (IS) management and coordination of tasks that result in improving the long-term health and well-being of the tribe’s land and waters for the benefit of its people. Tasks include, but are not limited to, IS surveillance/monitoring, GPS/GIS mapping, data management, project planning, contract preparation, on-the-ground invasive plant management, as well as community education and outreach.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet the needs of the community.
• Facilitate all aspects of IS planning and execution with strong consideration to Dakota community and cultural values
• Utilize a variety of techniques (manual, mechanical, and chemical), incorporating integrated pest management (IPM) while conducting invasive plant control efforts on tribal lands via direct implementation
• Safely use, transport and store a variety of herbicides and keep accurate records of use
• Utilize GPS and ArcGIS 10.8/ArcGIS Pro/ArcGIS Online software to assist in preparing area maps, plans and reports
• Coordinate cooperatives/partnerships with adjacent landowners/agencies in IS management.
• Oversight of IS-related contractors and their projects
• Assist with resource restoration planning and implementation, integrating IS considerations.
• Facilitate contract preparation for IS related initiatives
• Maintain, revise and implement Tribal IS management plans and related documents
• Data entry, management and analysis, including IS and other natural resource objectives
• Develop and disseminate outreach materials and facilitate education and volunteer events
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in an environmental field (invasive species management, biology, botany, ecology, environmental studies, forestry, natural resources, or similar)
• Minimum one (1) year of work experience in a natural resource field
• Strong computer skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Basic GPS/GIS and statistical software skills
• Strong data collection and organization skills
• Skilled in managing project timelines using Outlook calendar or similar time management tools
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience with field equipment, operation and upkeep (including chainsaws, 4-wheelers, UTVs, motor boats, tank sprayers, etc.)
• Experience in herbicides and proper application methods and ability to obtain MN state pesticide applicator’s license
• The ability to work independently and efficiently with minimal supervision
• Work well as part of a team and leading seasonal staff
• Sensitive to Native American Culture
• Must pass drug screen (UA) and a criminal background check
• Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability
Preferred
• Minimum three (3) years of work experience in both aquatic and terrestrial IS program management
• Familiarity with IPM strategies and early detection and rapid response (EDRR) tactics
• Strong skills in variety of GIS software (ArcGIS 10.8, ArcGIS Online, ArcPro, ArcCollector/FieldMaps) and GPS field data collection for long-term monitoring and presentation.
• Experience in grant preparation, writing and reporting
• Experience managing contractors/vendors
• Certification in pesticide application with herbicide-specific experience

Physical Demands:
• Must have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
• Medical clearance to wear respirator when handling herbicides
• Must have ability to operate field equipment, tools, boats and watercraft
• Must be able to walk, stand or sit for long periods throughout the day
• Must be able to push, pull and grasp objects routinely
• Must be able to bend and crouch frequently
• Ability to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions

Working Environment:
• Work is performed in office setting and outdoors in a natural/rural environment and may include exposure to extreme weather conditions

Disclaimer and Conditions of Employment:
All Prairie Island Indian Community employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship

Closing date: Open until filled

Police Officer **Newly Updated**

Summary:
The Prairie Island Police Department is accepting applications for immediate and future openings for the position of police officer. We are a unique agency located just southeast of the metro area that experiences a large variety of call types. Our Officers have the opportunity to work cases from beginning to end, allowing them to hone their interview, investigatory, and search warrant skills.

We offer a generous benefit package including:
• Metro area competitive wages
• Lateral pay based on experience. Candidates with 4 or more years of experience start at the top of our pay scale.
• Hiring Bonus: Entry Level: $5000 hiring bonus with $2000 paid after field training and $3000 paid at end of first year. Lateral: $6000 hiring bonus with $2500 up front and $3500 paid at end of first year.
• PERA
• 13 Paid Holidays
• Time and ½ for worked holidays
• Shift differential for shifts that start after 1700
• Special Assignment differential for officers performing role of a trainer or instructor
• All uniforms, duty gear, equipment provided – load bearing vest included
• Accelerated field training program for lateral applicants
• Six Mental Health days in addition to earned paid time off
• 24-hour access to onsite fitness center
• Onsite medical clinic
• Employee fuel discount

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include two-year degree in law enforcement, MN POST Board license or MN POST eligible PRIOR to appointment. 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, and job application. 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: Friday, June 30th, 2023 at 4:00pm

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 pass a background check and have passion for working with the elderly as well as the ability to use technology in the form of computers, cell phone, pager and fax/copy machine.

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

On-Call/Casual RA: Starting Pay $18.50/hr
Variable Hours
Minimum requirement of 3 shifts per month and 1 holiday per year

PT Support Chef: Starting Pay $17.10/hr
20 hrs per pay period, every other weekend, 7:30am-6:00pm

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 Resource Specialist

Summary:
The Water Resource Specialist will develop and implement aspects of a water quality monitoring and protection program for the waters within, adjacent to, and of importance to the tribal community. This includes building the technical capabilities within the tribe to effectively address water quality-related issues and protect tribal water resources.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet the needs of the community.
• Manage and administer the tribal water resources program; including implementation of the water quality monitoring, aquatic vegetation surveys, and wetlands program
• Collect water quality and biological samples from area lakes, rivers, and wetlands
• Perform analytical procedures in a laboratory setting
• Calibrate and maintain sampling equipment
• Manage water resource-related grant funding resources; includes application, writing and reporting which includes semi-annual progress reporting and annual technical data reports
• Seek federal approval of quality assurance project plan (QAPP), standard operating procedures (SOPs), and monitoring assessment plan for water monitoring projects
• Incorporate data into PIIC GIS and WQX databases
• Work collaboratively on project planning and implementation with the Non-point Source Pollution (NPS) Specialist
• Develop strategies with short-and long-term goals that benefit water resources
• Facilitate management and protection of wetland habitats
• Represent PIIC regarding water resource issues at local, regional and national levels
• Supervise summer seasonal staff or interns as relevant; assist with hiring process in water-resource related positions
• Collaborate across local/state/regional agencies/groups to benefit broad-scale water resource issues.
• Manage wild rice restoration program and associated water quality standard rule changes
• Review and provide comment on existing state and federal water quality standards and rulemakings
• Partner with other departments within the organization on outreach/education efforts
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Required
• Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, chemistry, or related field
• Minimum of one (1) year experience with environmental monitoring
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Strong computer skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
• Grant management experience
• Ability to travel occasionally
• 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

Physical Demands:
• Must have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
• Must have ability to operate field equipment, tools, boats and watercraft
• Must be able to walk, stand or sit for long periods throughout the day
• Must be able to push, pull and grasp objects routinely
• Must have good balance and be able to bend and crouch frequently
• Ability to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions

Working Environment:
• Work is performed in office setting and outdoors in a natural/rural environment and may include exposure to extreme weather conditions

Disclaimer and Conditions of Employment:
All Prairie Island Indian Community employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship

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: December 5, 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 17, 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 February 6th. The deadline for submitting a proposal is January 17, 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 December, 2022.