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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Red River Regional Dispatch Center (RRRDC)


Lateral Police Officer
The City of Fargo is currently recruiting 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.

Minimum Qualifications
• Minimum of three years of full-time law enforcement experience
o Please note the following experience is not regarded as law enforcement for the purpose of this application:
• Deputy/Officer employed in a jail/prison setting
• A volunteer reserve police officer
• A military police officer
• A District Attorney investigator
• Employment on a part-time basis
• Possess a current Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification in North Dakota or another state
o If the POST certification is from another state and the incumbent is currently separated from law enforcement, the separation must not exceed 34 months

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
The salary range for this position is $25.02 - $26.49/hour ($52,042 - $55,099/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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Police Operations Technician Posting Closes: 11/30/2017
The City of Fargo is seeking a Police Operations Technician to work with the Fargo Police Department. The Operations Technician is primarily responsible for the deployment and tracking of investigative technology. This includes maintaining and inventorying all investigative technology, such as cameras and GPS tracking devices. The incumbent will assist with covert operations where technology is requested. This will include documenting information such as location, date and time of relevant information related to the equipment that was deployed. The individual is also responsible to research impacting investigative equipment and presenting best implementation guidelines to management.

Minimum Qualifications
The job requires formal training related to investigative technology or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. A valid driver’s license is required.

Compensation and Benefits
Starting wage is $20.26/hour plus benefits. Employment contingent on pre-employment evaluation, 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 November 30, 2017. EOE.


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Gleaning Coordinator-Independent Contractor (Fargo Cass Public Health)Posting Closes: 11/22/2017
The City of Fargo Public Health Department is seeking an independent contractor to lead efforts to develop and pilot a food recovery system with local farmers in Cass County during the 2018 growing season. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with community partners, producers, and volunteers is required. A bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, food science, agriculture, public health, community development, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The position will be from January 1 to September 30, 2018. The time commit will vary, but is estimated to take between 30-40 hours per month. A monthly stipend will be provided based on background and experience (range $1,000-$1,200 per month). Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Submit your application, resume and cover letter at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at North Dakota Job Service by November 22, 2018. EOE

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Outreach Associate (LA II)Posting Closes: 12/4/2017
The Fargo Public Library is currently seeking a detailed oriented individual for the position of fulltime Outreach Associate. Under the direction of the Outreach Services Librarian, this position selects and distributes library materials to outreach patrons who live in congregate or private housing and are unable to visit the library. Assists the work unit supervisor with various administrative duties and/or special projects and may serve as the lead worker in the Outreach Department.

This position requires a high school diploma or GED and one year of related experience serving the public, such as retail, clerical or library work, or an equivalent of education and experience. Incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license. The starting wage is $33,446 - $35,422/year depending on experience plus benefits. Employment based on successful background check, pre-employment medical evaluation 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 December 4, 2017. EOE.



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Equipment Operator II (Street)Posting Closes: 11/30/2017
The City of Fargo Street department has an opening for Equipment Operator II. The EOII is responsible for maintaining/repairing streets and operating a variety of material moving equipment used in repairing blacktop, hauling materials, plowing snow, mowing grass, and excavating trenches. This position will also work with crews to perform heavy manual labor in the repair of storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and street/sidewalk surfaces. The EO II works a variable work schedule dependent on seasonal operations. These shifts include, but are not limited to, days, nights, afternoons, and weekend shifts.

Requirements:
This position requires a high school diploma or GED, three or more years of previous experience in the operation of mobile equipment, and a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with air brake endorsement. Incumbent must have strong communication and interpersonal skills as it relates to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, and the general public in order to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Wage: $19.86 per hour 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 North Dakota Job Service by November 30, 2017. EOE


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Laborer/Maintenance - ForestryPosting Closes: 12/8/2017
The City of Fargo Forestry Department is seeking two responsible individuals for seasonal outdoor and physical positions, working 40 hours per week, starting January 2, 2018, for up to 6 months. Employees will assist full-time arborist staff with winter pruning operations, spring tree planting, and summer brush pick-up service. 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 by December 8, 2017. 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 and overnights, with potential shifts as needed throughout the workweek. 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 $15.76 per hour. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Please apply online to http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service. EOE



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Correctional Health Nurse (LPN) Part-TimePosting Closes: 12/1/2017
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 $19.86 - $21.04 per hour DOE, plus benefits. Employment is contingent upon a successful pre-employment screening. Apply online at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at North Dakota Job Service by December 1, 2017. EOE

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Public Health Nurse (RN) Posting Closes: 12/6/2017
The City of Fargo Health Department is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse responsible for providing professional nursing services to clients of all ages in the home, and other community settings. Comfort with diverse cultures and populations is vital. The successful candidate must work interdependently with the Public Health team, utilize critical thinking skills, and be flexible. Knowledge of community resources and experience in public health a plus. Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred, along with two or more years of previous professional experience. A valid State of ND registered nurse and driver’s license is required. 27 hours per week. Starting wage is $27.00 – $28.62 per hour, plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful pre-employment screening. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at ND Job Service by December 6, 2017. EOE


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