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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.

  • 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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Seasonal Engineering (Office)
The City of Fargo Engineering department is seeking one qualified individual for a seasonal, 40 hour per week, office position. Primary duties shall include dispatch of utility locate tickets, assist construction inspectors, and working with City utility mapping. Ability to read and orientate blueprint/plan sheets, interpret/apply specifications, and organize and record data is required. 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. Wage is $12.00-$16.00 per hour, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful pre-placement evaluation, drug screen and background check. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job. Positions are 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. 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. 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. Wage is $12.00-$16.00 per hour, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful pre-placement evaluation, drug screen and background check. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. EOE

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Crime AnalystPosting Closes: 5/1/2015
Working as a part of an exciting and progressive law enforcement agency, this full-time permanent civilian position involves working closely with both administrative and line-level police personnel and is primarily responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating crime data and other public safety information. Min. req: Bachelor’s degree with major course work in statistical analysis, statistical research, or computer research, with prior experience working as a crime analyst preferred. Applicants subject to background investigation, credit check, and personal history questionnaire. Upon conditional offer, the candidate will be required to successfully complete polygraph exam and drug screen. $23.75/hr plus benefits. Apply online at http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or through Job Service ND no later than Friday May 1, 2015. For more information about the Fargo Police Department visit our web site at www.fargopolice.com. EOE

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Seasonal/Temporary Labor (Sign and Signal Shop)Posting Closes: 4/30/2015
The City of Fargo Sign and Signal shop is seeking a seasonal employee to work 40 hours per week from May 18 through September 4 of 2015. This position will assist staff at the Sign and Signal Shop with various assignments and general physical labor such as sign installation and traffic signal maintenance. Primary duties will be the prepping and painting of traffic signal poles. High school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license are required. Painting experience and working with power tools including a disc grinder, along with knowledge of City of Fargo streets are preferred. Wage is $12/hr DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement physical evaluation, drug screen and proof of valid licensing. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service by April 30, 2015. EOE



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Deputy Inspections AdministratorPosting Closes: 5/18/2015
The City of Fargo Inspections department is seeking a Deputy Inspections Administrator to assist in the direction, management, supervision and coordination of the inspections department. The Deputy Inspections Administrator will assist in development and recommending appropriate amendments to City ordinances and codes, provide leadership and supervision to department personnel, communicate with others regarding inquiries, code advice, permits and as a liaison with other City departments and outside agencies, and perform other daily operational duties. An Associate’s Degree in Construction Engineering, Architecture or related field and seven to eight years of experience required along with certification in commercial and residential plan review or ability to obtain certification is required. A valid driver’s license is also required. Wage is $5,183-$5,495 per month, 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 18, 2015. EOE



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Seasonal / Temporary (Public Works)
The Fargo Public Works Department is seeking seasonal employees to work 40 hours per week from April through October of 2015. These positions will assist staff in the Streets Division with various assignments such as right-of-way maintenance, hauling materials, mudjacking, and asphalt & concrete repairs; or the Mains & Hydrants Division by assisting with water main repairs and hydrant maintenance. High school diploma or GED, and a valid driver’s license are required. Commercial driver’s license (CDL) with air brake endorsement and knowledge of City of Fargo streets are preferred. Wage is $11.50-12.50 per hour, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement evaluation, drug screen, and proof of valid licensing. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. EOE

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Appraisal Intern
The City of Fargo is seeking several individuals for summer employment in the Assessment Department. Responsibilities include the inspection of residential & light commercial properties to assist in the department reappraisal efforts. Duties include property inspections, measuring buildings, working with blueprints, transferring field notes, creating simple CAD drawings, & direct contact with the public. A working knowledge of construction types & techniques, personal computer applications, and customer service and a valid driver’s license required. $11.00/hr. Position will begin May 26, 2015 and will run for approximately 3 months. For additional information or questions, please contact Ben Hushka at 701-241-1340. Employment contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Apply at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service. This position is open until filled. EOE

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Temporary/Seasonal Inspections Staff.
The Inspections department for the City of Fargo is seeking a summer employee. This individual will be responsible for compliance inspections of the requirements contained in the Fargo Land Development Code. Other duties required as assigned. Architecture background is preferred. City vehicle would be provided or mileage reimbursement is available for personal vehicle use. Hours are 7:45am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. Salary DOE. Internship contingent upon successful completion of a background check and drug screen. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. EOE

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Shelter/Detox Advocate (Part Time Overnights Weekends)Posting Closes: 4/30/2015
The Gladys Ray Shelter, Veterans Drop-In and Detox Center are seeking individuals to fill the position of Part Time Shelter/Detox Advocate. 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 provides a safe and respectful environment while conducting guest intakes, assisting guests with housing, helping make referrals to other agencies and services, and performing a variety of tasks during hours of shelter operation. This position provides a fantastic opportunity to any individual looking for experience in a unique shelter and working environment. Cultural competence and sensitivity to mental health and substance abuse issues is required. Experience working with individuals that are homeless, residential services and familiarity with community resources is preferred. Approximately 1-3 shifts per week, specifically overnights and weekends. Additional hours may be available depending upon open shifts. Starting rate is $13.85 per hour. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Please apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service no later than April 30, 2015. For more information, call Julie at 701-429-7930. EOE

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Seasonal (Water Treatment Plant)Posting Closes: 4/27/2015
Position assists Water Treatment Plant (WTP) maintenance staff with a variety of duties in and around our facilities. Duties such as: cleanup of buildings and grounds, landscaping care, light maintenance, as well as occasional heavy lifting of 100lbs will be required. This is a 40 hr/week seasonal position that runs from late May through late August or early September. Compensation is $12.00/hour DOE. Valid driver’s license and High School diploma or GED is required. Employment is contingent on successful background check, drug screen and pre-placement medical evaluation. To assure consideration, please apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at ND Job Service or call 701-239-7301 for an application by April 27, 2015. EOE



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