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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 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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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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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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Server / Network Technician IIPosting Closes: 5/29/2015
Individual works on a team that is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the network, servers, and IP Telephony. Other duties include management of network based applications, occasional support of PC related tasks, and inclusion in the afterhours oncall rotation.
Must work well in a team environment and have excellent customer service skills.

Requires an Associate’s degree in Computer Science or related field and a minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience working in the Information Technology field. $4,443-4,709/month plus benefits.
Employment contingent on successful background check, drug screen and pre-placement medical evaluation.

Apply online at http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or at Job Service no later than May 29, 2015. Call 800-247-0985 for application.
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Meter Reader IPosting Closes: 5/29/2015
Primary responsibility is to ensure all water meters throughout the City are read on a monthly basis. Timeliness and accuracy are a must. Requires High School diploma or GED & one or more yrs previous work experience with attention to detail & meeting deadlines or equivalent combination of education & experience. A valid driver’s license is required. Position is a full-time contract position paying $14.96/hr, plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check, drug screen and pre-placement medical evaluation. To assure consideration, please apply online http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at Job Service ND by May 29. Call 701-239-7301 for application. EOE

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Traffic Maintenance Technician IIPosting Closes: 6/8/2015
The Traffic Engineering Department is seeking a team player as we perform skilled and manual duties in the fabrication, installation, and maintenance of traffic signs and traffic signal equipment. High school diploma or GED, three or more years of previous experience in general electrical and mechanical maintenance, including the operation of equipment, and valid driver’s license required. Must attain IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association) certification for work zone, signs and markings, traffic signal Level 1 within two years; signs and markings, traffic signal Level II within three years. $3527-3739/mo, plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check, drug screen, and proof of valid license. To assure consideration apply at http://www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or Job Service ND by June 8, 2015. Call 800-247-0985 for application. 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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Library Associate I (Desk Attendant / Circulation) PTPosting Closes: 5/29/2015
20-hr/wk working with a wide variety of backgrounds/ages, responsible for returning library materials to their correct locations, checking materials out/in, registering users for library cards, collecting fines/fees. Evening and weekend work required; able to lift 40 lbs., bend, stoop, and grasp items repeatedly, and report to work at all Fargo Public Library location. HS diploma or GED required. Familiarity with books/libraries, sufficient skill with computers to enter and retrieve data, and excellent verbal/written communication skills are required, or an equiv combination of education/experience. $12.83/hr + pro-rated benefits. Employment based on successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation and drug screen. Apply online at http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or at Job Service by May 29, 2015. Call 800-247-0985 for application. EOE



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Part Time Office Associate Intern (Planning Department)
The Planning Department for the City of Fargo is seeking a part-time Office Associate Intern. Responsible for directly assisting the public, answering phones/email, proofing documents, file management, electronic recordation of documents, copying, maintaining office databases, and running departmental errands as needed. Requires experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Conveyance of professional attitude is important. Four-six hours a day, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:45am and 4:30pm. $11.00/hour. Applicants must take a keyboard test at Job Service, minimum requirement of 60 wpm. Fax keyboard test results to 701-476-6707. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Please apply online at www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. EOE.

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Part Time Laborer (Solid Waste Division)Posting Closes: 6/10/2015
The City of Fargo Solid Waste Division is seeking a seasonal employee to work 40 hours per week from end of June through mid October of 2015. This position will assist staff with mowing and landscaping at the landfill and assisting with Equipment Operator II assignments as needed and capable. Diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license are required. CDL preferred. 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 June 10, 2015. Call 701-239-7301 for application. EOE



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