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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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Laborer/Maintenance - ForestryPosting Closes: 4/1/2015
The City of Fargo Forestry department is seeking responsible individuals for Temporary and Seasonal outdoor and physical positions, working 40 hours per week from approximately April 14 through October 30, 2015. Employees will assist with summer brush pick-up service (CDL permit with air brake endorsement is required within 2 weeks of start date), provide support for full-time arborist staff, general maintenance of demonstration gardens, maintenance and care of small and medium size trees including planting, watering, weed control, mulching, and pruning. Other forestry related activities, including some overlap, for all positions as required. 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. Salary is $11.50-$13.50 per hour, DOE. Apply online at www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or at Job Service North Dakota by April 1, 2015. EOE

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Engineering Technician IPosting Closes: 4/1/2015
The City of Fargo Engineering Department is seeking an Engineering Technician I to assist in the The City of Fargo Engineering Department is seeking an Engineering Technician I to assist in the planning and completion of public works construction projects. The primary role will be working as part of the survey staff. Other duties will include staking, drafting projects according to specifications and inspecting projects in progress to ensure project is completed according to City standards. Associate’s degree in civil engineering technology, survey technology or a related field and one or more years of experience, or equivalent education and/or experience is required. A valid driver’s license is also required. Salary is $20.35-21.57 per hour, plus benefits, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful pre-placement medical evaluation, and background check. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service by April 1, 2015. EOE

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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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Police Support Specialist (2)Posting Closes: 4/10/2015
Work in an exciting and progressive law enforcement setting at the Fargo Police Department as a Police Support Specialist. The department is recruiting for two positions, (1) evenings and (1) nights. The evening shift will be Sun-Thur 3:30pm to 12am. The night shift will be Mon-Fri 12am to 8:30am. On the application indicate if you are applying for both shifts (evenings and nights) or just one of the shifts.

This civilian position works closely with law enforcement personnel while performing administrative/clerical/office activities to assist the department with records management and the general public. Position requires: high school diploma/GED, one year of specialized technical training in secretarial/office administrative skills and three or more years of previous administrative support experience or combination of edu/exp to successfully perform essential duties which include transcription and demonstrated Windows and Microsoft Suite computer skills. Applicants subject to background investigation, credit check, and personal history questionnaire screening. Upon a conditional offer, the candidate will be required to complete a polygraph and drug screening. $17.45/hr plus benefits. Apply online at http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or through Job Service ND no later than April 10th.

Resume must be attached with application. Applicants must take a keyboard test at Job Service, minimum requirement of 50 wpm. Fax keyboard test results to 701-476-6707 by the closing date. Call Sgt. Volrath at 701-241-1416 with questions. For more information about the Fargo Police Department, visit our web site at www.fargopolice.com. EOE


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Equipment Operator II (Solid Waste)Posting Closes: 4/15/2015
The City of Fargo is currently seeking an individual to work under supervision of the Land Fill Supervisor and Crew Leader primarily performing responsible truck and medium to light equipment operation at the City of Fargo landfill. High school/GED diploma, 3 years previous experience in the operation of mobile equipment, a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) w/ air brake endorsement and the ability to obtain a North Dakota Landfill Operator’s Certification within 1 year of employment are required. $18.85/hr, plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation, and drug screen. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at ND Job Service by April 15. EOE

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Seasonal / Temporary (Public Works)Posting Closes: 4/1/2015
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 by April 1, 2015. EOE

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Seasonal (Wastewater Treatment Plant)Posting Closes: 4/17/2015
Position assists Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) staff with a variety of duties including routine maintenance of WWTP equipment and facilities. This position requires 40 hrs/week and runs from May 11 through August 28. $11.00-$13.00/hour DOE. Valid driver’s license and High School diploma or GED is required. Employment 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 by April 17, 2015. EOE



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