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

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

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 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 Manager

Summary:
The Family Health Services Manager provides overall planning, direction and management of the Family Health Department including the Clinic, Indian Health Services (IHS), CHRs, Fitness Center and related contracts and grants. Also responsible for administration of Tribal Health Plan. The Family Health Manager 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

Family Services Specialist **Newly Updated**

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.

In addition to our robust benefit package, the person in this role will receive additional compensation during weeks where on-call duty is performed.

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

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, 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, December 30th, 2022 at 4:00pm

SHIP Tobacco Grants Coordinator/ Tribal Garden Educator

Summary:
The SHIP & Tobacco Grants Coordinator will be responsible for managing the projects set forth in the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) & Tobacco grants through Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for the Tribe. The employee is responsible for, promoting healthy eating, active living, and traditional tobacco while encouraging culture and reconnection with the land. They are also responsible for as well as on-the-ground work and preparing the necessary monthly reports and invoices. The employee will serve as the Tribal representative to other agencies and contractors with regards to the grant. The employee will also be requested to assist with other tasks within Land & Environment Department as needed.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Carry out objectives set forth in the SHIP & Tobacco grants in a timely manner, following the work plan timeline and adjusting as needed.
• Coordinate with Dept. staff, consultants, external agencies, and volunteers when working to complete project goals.
• Communicate project progress with Minnesota Department of Health representative.
• Prepare all required reporting of the grant working with Grants Manager and the Finance Dept. to complete all invoices and financial reports, and ensure expenditures are within budget.
• Manage the Cultural & Medicinal Garden near the Elder’s Center to benefit the community through connection and sharing traditional knowledge.
• Manage the Community Garden and promote community participation through active living and healthy eating.
• Supervise Tribal Garden Assistant and Tobacco Cessation & Education Consultant.
• Coordinate Wicozani Waṡte “Good Health” Committee by developing monthly agendas with the core committee members, managing budget, and communicating monthly meeting reminders, minutes, and recordings.
• Coordinate community outreach and events—cooking/preservation classes, traditional tobacco, food sovereignty, etc.
• Properly maintain equipment and other project material.
• Assist with other projects/tasks as needed within the Department

Qualifications:
Required
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field
• Minimum one (1) year of experience in organic gardening and/or public health
• Strong writing and verbal communication
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel (data management; reporting)
• Minimum one (1) year in grant management
• Ability to travel occasionally
• Able to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
• Strong capacity working in team settings
• Sensitivity to Native American culture
• Must pass drug screen (UA) and a criminal background check
• Must possess valid driver’s license (with proof of insurance)

Preferred
• Experience using motorized vehicles – UTV operation
• Background of Dakota or other native people’s cultural/medicinal plants and uses

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 an office setting and outdoors and may include exposure to extreme weather conditions

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 Administrative Assistant **Newly Updated**

Summary:
The Administrative Assistant is to support the administrative functions within the Tribal Administration department; in addition to supporting other department managers as needed. This position will provide administrative support duties of a varied nature as directed by the Tribal Administrator. Special emphasis will be typing, filing, sorting mail, scheduling and maintaining an accurate records system and assist with correspondence.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
The following duties and responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet business needs.
• Receive and review all incoming mail on a daily basis.
• Process payment requests.
• Perform record keeping, which may include confidential information.
• Answer phone calls, take messages and maintain department calendar.
• Establish, maintain and update important files and other office documents.
• Type routine correspondences, forms, requisitions, and proposals, etc.
• Process, review and follow-up with outgoing financial documents such as travel requests, payment requests, requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, and training forms.
• Manage the process of finance paperwork necessary for purchases by following policies and procedures.
• Order office supplies and maintain office equipment.
• Perform copying tasks and faxing of documents for staff when needed
• Schedule and coordinate meetings, events, interviews, and other similar activities as requested by outside agencies.
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Required
• High School Diploma or GED
• Minimum two (2) years of current experience in an administrative setting supporting various workgroups.
• Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality
• Highly organized w/ the ability to multi-task.
• Proofreading skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong computer skills and up to date on latest versions of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, 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
• Experience with various bill/payment programs

Closing date: November 29, 2022

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

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.