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 here: http://download.fargond.gov/1/personal_history_information_poilce_officer_applicant_2.pdf

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 OfficerPosting Closes: 11/13/2017
Work in an exciting and progressive law enforcement setting at the Fargo Police Department as a Police Officer. The department is recruiting for multiple positions.

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.

This position requires sixty semester or ninety quarter credits of post-high school education at an accredited college, university, or technical school to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Applicants are 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. A valid driver’s license is required.

Applicants are subject to a background investigation, credit check, and a 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. The starting pay is $25.02/hour ($52,042/year) plus benefits. Current or former law enforcement officers may be eligible to start at $25.77 – $26.49/hour ($53,602 - $55,099/year) depending on experience, as well as have a shortened training program.

The Police Officer entrance exam testing will be held Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:00 am at the Fargo Public Safety building located at 4630 15th Ave N, Fargo, ND.

Applicants are required to bring a completed Personal History Information packet with them to the entrance exam testing. Click here to download the information packet.

Apply online at http://fargond.gov/apply no later than Monday, November 13, 2017.

For more information about the Fargo Police Department, visit our web site at http://fargond.gov/city-government/departments/police. EOE



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Clerk of Municipal CourtPosting Closes: 11/10/2017
The City of Fargo is seeking a Clerk of Municipal Court.

The Clerk of Court manages the Administrative functions of the Municipal Court including planning, directing, organizing and supervising all staff assigned to the office of the Clerk of Municipal Court. Responsible for developing office operational procedures associated with all municipal court cases involving criminal and non-criminal cases filed with the municipal court. Responsibilities include personnel management, fiscal management, program planning, facilities management, and other responsible administrative matters of the court. The Clerk of Municipal Court is accountable to the Municipal Judge when performing judicial functions such as filing, scheduling and processing of cases brought before the court. The clerk is accountable to the Director of Finance when performing administrative functions such as supervision of court personnel, budget and ancillary court functions. The Clerk manages a Court budget of $900,000 and administers a prisoner cost budget (under incarceration budget) of $820,000. Total annual court receipts are approximately $1.8 million. The Clerk is responsible for the performance of six employees.

Requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in court or judicial administration, business, public administration or a related field, and seven years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative, managerial, or supervisorial capacity in a court of general jurisdiction, criminal justice, or legal services agency including at least one year of supervisory experience; OR any combination of education and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the Clerk of Municipal Court. Starting wage is $5,897 to $6,252/month DOE, plus benefits including NDPERS Retirement and Health Benefits. Employment 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 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 10, 2017. EOE.


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Water Plant Operator Posting Closes: 11/3/2017
The City of Fargo is seeking a Water Treatment Plant Operator. A successful candidate will perform a variety of duties involved in the operation and maintenance of the water treatment plant and pumping stations. Essential duties include but are not limited to the following: Control, monitor, identify, and react to process changes and water demand through use of SCADA control system. Operate manual and automated equipment such as pumps and chemical feeders. Collect water samples, conduct water quality analysis, and record data. Perform light mechanical maintenance and cleaning. Physical demands of this position may require occasional heavy work defined as able to exert 100 pounds of force occasionally, and or up to 50 pounds of force frequently. Minimum qualifications should include completion of one-year technical training program in either water or wastewater treatment technology or 2 years of technical employment experience in the water or wastewater treatment field. Candidates who have successfully completed a minimum of (30) thirty semester credits post-secondary university course work in the physical sciences or an engineering discipline may also apply. Must obtain Certification from the ND Department of Health as a Water Treatment Plant Operator within 18 months of hire date. This is a rotating shift-work position. Position requires rotating between day, evening, and night shifts. A valid driver’s license is also required. Starting pay range is $18.38 - $26.49/hour plus benefits depending on current level of Operator Certification, employment history, education, and experience. Employment contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation and drug screen. Apply online at http://fargond.gov/apply or ND Job Service by November 3, 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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Community Health Educator - Part-time - TemporaryPosting Closes: 10/24/2017
The City of Fargo is seeking a part-time temporary (20-29 hours a week) Community Health Educator for a minimum of 6 months with the potential of lasting longer depending on funding. This position performs professional health assessment and education functions to members of the community, both within the agency setting and cooperatively with other organizations. This position will work in the substance abuse prevention area assisting with Server Training, Victim Impact Panel, Alcohol Compliance Checks and other areas as assigned. A bachelor’s degree in community health education or a related field required. The selected applicant must be able to work some evenings. A valid driver’s license is also required. $25.02/hour. Apply online at http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or at ND Job Service by 10/24/2017. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. EOE

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Library Page (Main/Branches)Posting Closes: 11/1/2017
The Fargo Public Library is currently seeking an individual to assist with checking in and reshelving library materials. The applicant must be available evenings/ weekends, able to lift 40 pounds, to bend, stoop, and grasp items repeatedly, and have the ability to work at any Fargo Public Library location. The applicant must be 16 years old, have sufficient skill with personal computers to enter/retrieve data, and excellent clerical accuracy. $10.00/hr, 10 hrs week. Upon a conditional offer, the candidate is subject to a background investigation, pre-placement medical evaluation and drug screen.

Apply online at http://fargond.gov/apply or at Job Service by November 1, 2017 . EOE




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