Employment Information


The City of Fargo currently employs over 960 full-time and part-time employees. Temporary/seasonal employees are hired as department needs demand.

The City of Fargo provides Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal and state laws, except where a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) applies.

  • All information provided is subject to the North Dakota Open Records Law.
  • As an employer, the City of Fargo prohibits smoking in all places of City of Fargo Employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under the Family and Medical Leave Act.


Current Position Vacancies

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Lateral and/or POST Certified Police Officer
The City of Fargo is currently recruiting POST Certified and experienced Police Officers for multiple positions to work in an exciting and progressive law enforcement setting with the Fargo Police Department.

Police Officers perform general policing functions intended to ensure the safety and security of lives and property within the City.

Activities include patrol, traffic enforcement, and investigative duties. Officers work under general supervision of a Sergeant and are assigned to a particular area of the City. Officers may be assigned to special activities or projects on an on-going or short-term basis (e.g., crime prevention, investigations, school resource officer, etc.). The work performed involves a considerable risk to personal safety for self and others and requires quick decision making when determining the appropriate action to take in a given situation. While much of this work is performed independently and without the immediate presence of a supervisor, incumbents are required to draw upon their extensive training and the department procedural guidelines, mandates, and laws governing an officer's response and conduct when determining the appropriate action to take in a particular situation. Officers are subject to call back at most times. Officers may respond to situations outside of Fargo and across state lines when called in for mutual aid.

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified
If you possess a current Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification in North Dakota or another state, or have completed a state POST examination and are eligible for licensing, you may test for the police officer position by appointment at any time positions are available. Please contact Sergeant Tom Morris at 701-476-4104 to schedule a test or answer any questions.

Lateral Police Officer
A Lateral Police Officer applicant is a POST certified applicant in any state, with a minimum of three years of full-time law enforcement experience. If the POST certification is from another state and the incumbent is currently separated from law enforcement, the separation must not exceed 34 months. (Please note the following experience is not regarded as law enforcement for the purpose of this position: deputy or officer employed in a jail or prison setting; a volunteer reserve police officer; a military police officer; a district attorney investigator; or employment on a part-time basis.)
Incumbent is required to pass pre-employment assessments and tests. A valid State of North Dakota peace officer license must be acquired upon hire or as determined by the department and a valid driver’s license is also required.

Applicants are subject to a background investigation, credit check, and personal history questionnaire screening. Upon a conditional offer, the candidate will be required to complete a BCI background check, polygraph, psychological exam, pre-placement evaluation, and drug screening.

Compensation and benefits:

POST certified applicants with zero to two years of experience have a starting salary of $25.52/hour ($53,082/year).

Lateral Police Officer applicants salary range for this position is $25.52 - $27.02/hour ($53,082 - $56,202/year) depending on experience. The City offers a competitive benefit package, to include a defined pension.

Application Information
Applications will be collected on an ongoing basis and reviewed periodically as positions become available. For a complete job description and to apply for the position visit http://www.FargoND.gov/apply.

Applicants are required to bring a completed background investigation packet with them to testing. The investigation packet can be downloaded at www.FargoPolice.com/PositionsAvailable.
For more information about the Fargo Police Department, visit our web site at www.fargopolice.com or call Jen Kraiter at 701.241.8162. EOE


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Laborer/Maintenance - Forestry
The City of Fargo Forestry Department is seeking responsible individuals for seasonal outdoor and physical positions, working 40 hours per week, starting approximately April 16 (negotiable), for up to 6 months. Assist with summer brush pick-up service, provide support for full-time arborist staff, general maintenance and care of small and medium size trees including planting, watering, weed control, mulching, and pruning. Other forestry related activities as required. The opportunity to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) will be available. Individual must be able to effectively interact with public and co-workers. High school diploma or GED and valid driver’s license are required. Employment is contingent on successful background check, pre-placement evaluation and drug screen. Starting wage is $13.00 per hour w/o CDL; $14.50 per hour with current CDL (with air brake endorsement). Apply online at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at Job Service North Dakota. Open until filled. EOE

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Seasonal Survey / Construction Inspectors
The City of Fargo Engineering Department is seeking qualified individuals to assist in construction of public works projects; construction staking, collecting data, and/or inspection of construction projects to assure compliance with city standards and specifications.

Essential duties
This position will read and orientate blueprint/plan sheets, interpret and apply specifications, organize and record data, perform repetitive motions, kneeling, walking and general physical labor. 45-60 hours per week.

Minimum Requirements
A high school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license are also required. Experience in construction activity or classes in Engineering or Construction Management is preferred.

Compensation
Wage is $13.50-$16.00 per hour, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful pre-placement evaluation, drug screen and background check.

Apply online at http://fargond.gov/apply or North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. EOE


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Building Inspector I - Rental Housing & Residential (Full Time)Posting Closes: 5/4/2018
The City of Fargo Inspections department is seeking a Rental Housing/Residential Building Inspector to perform structural and life safety inspections of rental properties, new construction and existing light commercial and residential dwellings. The Building Inspector I also provides education and information to landlords, building/home owners, contractors, engineers, etc. on the national and local safety standards, codes and laws, including local application and enforcement of FEMA flood requirements. Incumbents are expected to have and apply a working knowledge of codes enforced within the City. A minimum of two years of specialized/technical training in building inspections or a related field and one or more years of inspection experience or five or more years of previous experience in the field is required. A valid driver’s license is also required. Wage is $25.52-27.02 per hour, plus benefits, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, drug screen and valid licensing. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service by May 4, 2018. EOE

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Planning Coordinator (Community Development)Posting Closes: 5/13/2018
The City of Fargo is seeking a Planning Coordinator to oversee the Community Development division of the Planning and Development department. The Coordinator provides leadership and direction to the development and administration of plans, ordinances, programs, policies and strategies relating to the maintenance and enhancement of the physical and social development efforts of the City by conducting research, analyzing data, developing plans, facilitating plan implementation and performing other professional planning activities. This position will be responsible for the management of up to five employees as well as consultants and contract employees. The incumbent will develop and manage projects, plans and programs, administer contractor and consultant contracts, coordinate financial incentives for developers and administer $1 to $2 million in federal community development and housing grants, national foundation grants.

Qualified candidates will possess advanced education equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, or a Professional Degree in Architecture or Landscape Architecture or special certification, plus 3.5-4.5 years of related work experience in municipal planning sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position. Experience understanding, reporting, and administering state and federal programs through HUD such as CDBG and HOME is preferred. A valid driver’s license or other evidence of mobility is also required. Salary begins at $72,176-76,523 annually, plus benefits, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Apply online at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at North Dakota Job Service. Applications must be submitted by May 13, 2018, screening will begin by April 22, 2018. EOE


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Seasonal InspectorPosting Closes: 5/4/2018
The City of Fargo Inspections department is seeking a Seasonal Inspector to perform zoning inspections of new construction and sign inspections, provide education and information to building owners and contractors on local zoning codes and ensure compliance with the Land Development Code. A City vehicle or mileage reimbursement is available. Hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Qualified candidates will possess a High School diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Wage is DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, drug screen and valid licensing. Apply online at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at North Dakota Job Service by May 4, 2018. EOE



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City EngineerPosting Closes: 5/18/2018

The City of Fargo is seeking a City Engineer to serve as the department head for the Engineering department. Under the guidance of the Director of Engineering and City Administrator, this individual serves as the department head for the Engineering department, providing leadership and direction to all department operations/services. The incumbent will provide managerial oversight to the design, construction and/or operation of public works utilities such as streets, sewers, improvement districts, and subdivisions. In addition, the City Engineer guides division supervisors in developing, recommending and implementing procedures to accomplish departmental goals and objectives.

Essential Duties
• Establishes and manages the goals and objectives for the department to ensure compliance with City Commission policy directives and all applicable local, state or federal laws, rules and regulations
• Manages the department budget and oversees the management of project budgets
• Using independent judgment provides supervision and leadership to all Engineering department personnel directly or through subordinate supervisors

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Ten or more years of professional experience, including at least four years in management roles; or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform essential duties
• A current Professional Engineer’s license
• Valid driver’s license

Compensation and Benefits
Salary range is $118,102 - $153,525 annually depending on experience, plus benefits. Employment is contingent on successful background check and drug screen.

For a complete job description and to apply for the position, go to http://fargond.gov/apply or submit a paper application at Job Service ND. Your application must include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Application and supporting documents must be submitted no later than May 18, 2018. EOE.


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Meter Reader IPosting Closes: 5/2/2018
The City of Fargo is seeking a Water Meter Reader I. This position, under limited supervision, is responsible for ensuring all water meters throughout the City are read in a timely and accurate manner on a monthly basis.

Requires High School diploma or GED & one or more years of previous work experience with attention to detail & meeting deadlines or equivalent combination of education & experience and a valid driver’s license is required.

Compensation is $16.08 to $17.03/hour DOE, plus benefits.

Employment contingent on successful background check, drug screen and pre-placement medical evaluation.

For consideration apply at http://fargond.gov/apply or ND Job Service by May 2, 2018. EOE


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Fleet Services Manager (Central Garage)Posting Closes: 5/11/2018
The City of Fargo is currently seeking a proven and experienced professional to serve as the Fleet Services Manager. This position is responsible for the safe, effective, and efficient administration of the fleet management program including the utilization, operation, repair, fueling, and maintenance of all City vehicles. Oversees the Public Works maintenance facility and the skilled and technical work performed within the operations of two fleet divisions, Emergency Services and the General City Fleet.

The successful candidate will have a background in shop operations, fleet management, and procurement processes; will be a skilled problem solver with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; able to respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner. Candidate will possess highly developed management skills that include the ability to select, train and evaluate employees; make sound and effective decisions regarding operational and personnel functions; understand, explain and apply policies and procedures; develop comprehensive plans to meet future City needs; deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions; develop effective relationships with peers/employees at all levels of the organization, as well as with vendors; effectively supervise others and enforce a balanced budget; develop new policies impacting divisional operations/procedures; the ability to perform other related duties as required. Expectations for this position also include the ability to attend meetings and/or events on evenings and/or weekends.

Requirements:
Requires a bachelor's degree in business, public administration, mechanical engineering, automotive technology or a related field and five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience in fleet services management, including two or more years of supervisory responsibility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position. A valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) is also required.

Current salary range is $6,015 to $7,819/mo., plus benefits.

Employment is contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement evaluation, drug screen, and proof of valid licensing. Apply online at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at Job Service by May 11, 2018. EOE


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Shelter/Detox Advocate (Part Time Overnights Weekends)
The Gladys Ray Shelter, Veterans Drop-In and Detox Center are seeking Part Time Shelter/Detox Advocates. These positions will be primarily weekends, with potential shifts as needed throughout the work week. Shelter/Detox Advocates work a variety of shifts including days, evenings and weekends. The Shelter/Detox Advocate provides and enhances safe emergency shelter, drop-in services, and detox center services. The advocate meets the immediate needs of homeless persons that cannot access other shelter options in the community, as well as the needs of the detox center clients. As a direct contact for the guests and clients, the advocate ensures a safe and respectful environment while conducting intakes and assessments, assisting individuals with connections to community-based services, and other duties to support the individuals and program environment we serve. This position provides a fantastic opportunity to any individual looking for experience in a unique human service environment. Cultural competence and sensitivity to mental health and substance use issues is required. Experience working with homelessness, residential services and familiarity with community resources is preferred. Positions will include evening, overnight and weekend shifts. Starting rate is $16.08 per hour. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Please apply online at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. For more information, call Leah at 701-476-4133. EOE

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Correctional Health Nurse (LPN) Part-TimePosting Closes: 5/7/2018
The City of Fargo is seeking a part-time LPN for the Cass County Jail. The nursing team works collaboratively with the Correction’s staff to provide professional nursing services. Twenty hours per week working 10hr shifts, with PM shifts during the week with every third weekend day shift rotation. One or more years of nursing experience, a current North Dakota Practical Nurse license, and a valid driver’s license are required. Previous correctional health or behavioral health a plus. Starting wage is $20.26 - $21.46 per hour DOE, shift differential for PM and weekends, plus benefits. Employment is contingent upon a successful pre-employment screening. Apply online at www.FargoND.gov or at North Dakota Job Service by May 7, 2018. EOE



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