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The City of Fargo currently employs 779 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.

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Current Position Vacancies

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Planner (City Planning Division)
The City of Fargo is seeking a Planner to be responsible for planning and implementing department projects and programs by collecting data, completing research, and providing project administration. The Planner may also be assigned to the management of complex programs or assigned the responsibility to review important land developments or the administration of the Land Development Code. The job requires a bachelors degree in urban planning or landscape architecture; a masters degree is preferred; and at least three years of municipal planning experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid driver’s license is also required. Salary begins at $4,798-5,087 per month, plus benefits, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Apply online at or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. EOE


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Public Health AnalystPosting Closes: 12/22/2014
Join the team at Fargo Cass Public Health. This full time position is responsible for the coordination of public health accreditation, quality improvement, grant writing and policy/ordinance development. The successful candidate must work interdependently with Health Department division directors as well as external community partners. Knowledge and experience in policy/ordinance work, grant preparation, quality improvement and public health accreditation are important. Bachelor’s degree in community health education, nursing, social work, political science, other social science, public health or a related field and two years experience working in a community/public health setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job are required. A valid driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility is also required. This is an exempt position with annual compensation of $53,310 plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Apply online, or at ND Job Service by December 22, 2014. EOE


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Director Red River Regional Dispatch Center (911 Communications)Posting Closes: 1/23/2015
The Red River Regional Dispatch Center is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director.

Salary: Salary range $85,051 – $111,505 along with employer sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and 401K.

Responsibilities: Perform a variety of complex administrative, supervisory, and professional responsibilities in providing public safety emergency and non-emergency dispatch services for Public Safety Agencies in Cass and Clay counties to include the cities of Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo. Develop and manage the Center’s budget and capital improvement needs. See full job description at

Qualifications: (required) Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, plus two years of management experience working with emergency communications systems or five years of experience of working in a Public Safety Answering Point environment in an administrative role. (desirable) Master’s Degree, certification as an Emergency Number Professional (ENP), Center Management Certification and/or Registered Public Safety Leader certification from APCO.

Special Requirements: Candidates must successfully pass an extensive criminal background investigation, pre-employment psychological, medical and drug screening tests.

Application Information and Deadline
For a complete job description and to apply for the position, go to . Your completed application must include the following attachments - letter of application, resume, and three professional references. Deadline for applications is January 23, 2015.
If you have questions on the position, please contact City of Fargo Fire Chief Steve Dirksen at 701-241-8137. Any questions relating to the submission of your application on the website, please call 701-241-1321. For more information about the Red River Regional Dispatch Center, visit our website at EOE


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