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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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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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Accounting TechnicianPosting Closes: 5/8/2015
Performs fiscal processing in the areas of payroll, cash receipts, purchasing documents, accounts payable, accounts receivable and procurement cards. Provides procedural and software support to departments and responds to inquiries from departments, vendors and customers. Associate’s degree in accounting or business plus two or more years of previous payroll, bookkeeping or clerical accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Starting wage is $20.35 per hour plus benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service by May 8, 2015, please include resume. EOE

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Fire FighterPosting Closes: 5/29/2015
The City of Fargo is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Firefighter.

SALARY: 2015 annual starting salary is $45,748 ($3812/month) plus benefits.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED) and must have a minimum of one of the following:
1. An Associate of Science Degree; or
2. An approved Fire Fighter I/II curriculum certification which conforms to NFPA 1001 and successful completion of 60 college semester hours in any subject; or
3. Successful completion of 90 college semester hours in any subject; or
4. Equivalent education and experience.

SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION: OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS (See Fire Fighter Applicant Handbook page 2 for details), copies of course documentation and certifications and Attachment #1 (Notice to Applicant for Fire Fighter Position- Applicant/Medical Provider Statement).

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: The applicant must obtain national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician within the probationary period (one year). The applicant must have the ability to understand the English language, written and spoken. They must pass a physical agility test that will demonstrate they possess adequate physical ability to perform all duties and be able to utilize all issued equipment under hazardous conditions. In addition, they will participate in an oral interview with a panel representing Human Resources and Fire officials. Following a conditional offer of employment applicant are subject to a background investigation and shall be required to successfully pass a pre-placement medical examination (includes drug screen), psychological exam and a polygraph exam.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Appointees to the position of Firefighter are also subject to all applicable provisions of federal and state law; the Ordinances of the City of Fargo as set forth in the Fargo Municipal Code; all City of Fargo Employment policies; and all applicable departmental rules, regulations and standard operating procedures.
EXAMINATION INFORMATION: Only those who have applied in a timely manner, meet minimum qualifications and have received notification will be admitted to the written examination. Those applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications or not meeting the deadline for receipt of applications will be notified of their ineligibility and notified not to report for the written examination.
WRITTEN EXAMINATION: Qualified applicants will be notified in writing of the time, date and location of testing. Writing materials and examination booklets will be supplied. Do not bring any materials into the examination room.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application packets are available at the Human Resources Office, Fargo City Hall, 200 Third Street North, Fargo, ND 58102 (701-241-1321), or at Job Service North Dakota, 1350 32nd Street S, Fargo, ND 58103 (701-239-7301); or by requesting a packet by e-mailing hre-mail@cityoffargo.com. All requests for application packets must be made in a timely manner as to allow enough time for the applicant to receive, assemble all the required documents, and complete and return the application with required Attachment #1 by the deadline date. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 4:00 PM, Friday, May 29, 2015 at City of Fargo, Human Resources Department, Attn: Jennifer Lyon, 200 3rd Street North, Fargo, ND 58102. EOE



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Part Time Laborer (Solid Waste Division)Posting Closes: 5/6/2015
The City of Fargo Solid Waste Division is seeking seasonal employees to work 40 hours per week from end of May through August of 2015. These positions will assist staff with assignments such as working at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, maintenance and cleaning at recycling drop sites, mowing and landscaping at the landfill, assisting with Equipment Operator II assignments as needed and capable. Diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license are required. Wage is $11.50-$12.00 per hour, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, drug screen and pre-placement medical evaluation. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service by May 6, 2015. Call 701-239-7301 for application. EOE

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Maintenance Attendant II (Buildings/Grounds)Posting Closes: 5/19/2015
The City of Fargo Buildings and Grounds department is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Maintenance Attendant II. This position under general supervision will perform general, routine skilled/technical maintenance activities on City facilities. They will maintain the operating condition of buildings, plumbing, electrical and heating systems and performs general repair and maintenance. One year of technical training in building construction, mechanical, electrical repair trades or a related field and three or more years of previous responsible experience performing technical maintenance and repair work, including operation and maintenance of a boiler system; or an equivalent combination of education and experience and a valid driver’s license are required. A Boiler’s License is preferred. Compensation is $17.45/hr to $18.50/hr DOE, plus benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation and drug screen. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service by May 19, 2015. EOE

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Water Plant Operator Posting Closes: 5/29/2015
The City of Fargo is seeking a Water Treatment Plant Operator. Successful candidate will perform a variety of technical duties involved in the daily operation & maintenance of the water treatment plant and pump stations. Essential duties include but are not limited to the following: Operate manual and automated equipment, identify and diagnose problems with equipment and processes, collect water samples, perform water quality testing, analyze test results, record data, determine treatment strategies, perform light mechanical maintenance and cleaning. Physical demands of 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. This position requires "shift work".

Water Operator I minimum requirements:
One year of accredited technical training in either water/wastewater treatment processes and maintenance of pumps, motors and related machinery or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. A North Dakota Grade 1 Operator's Certificate must be obtained within 18 months of hire date. Wage scale is $16.16 to $21.00/hr DOE, plus benefits.

Water Operator II minimum requirements:
One year of accredited technical training in the operation of water/wastewater treatment processes and five or more years of previous experience in the operation and maintenance of pumps, motors and related machinery or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. A North Dakota Grade 4 Operator's Certificate is required. Wage scale is $20.35 to $26.46/hr DOE, plus benefits.

A valid driver’s license is also required. Depending on experience, candidate will be placed into either the Water Operator I or Water Operator II position upon hire and wages will be paid accordingly. Employment contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation and drug screen. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or ND Job Service by May 29, 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: 5/8/2015
The Gladys Ray Shelter, Veterans Drop-In and Detox Center are seeking Part Time Shelter/Detox Advocates. 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 we serve and program environment. 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 $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 May 8th, 2015. For more information, call Julie at 701-429-7930. EOE

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