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Employment Information

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 or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. EOE

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Traffic Maintenance Technician IIPosting Closes: 9/21/2015
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. $3571-3786/mo, plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check, drug screen, and proof of valid license. To assure consideration apply at or Job Service ND by September 21, 2015. Call 800-247-0985 for application. EOE


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Public Works Crew Leader (Street) (Two Positions)Posting Closes: 9/18/2015
The City of Fargo Street department is seeking qualified individuals for two Public Works Crew Leader positions. Public Works Crew Leaders serve as lead workers over Equipment Operators and seasonal/temporary staff who perform street/asphalt/concrete repairs, lift station maintenance, and right-of-way maintenance; and who operates all types of Public Works equipment, including, but not limited to, front-end loaders, paving equipment, road graders, street sweepers, mowers, sewer line cleaning equipment, snow plows, and ice control/salt trucks. In addition to operating equipment, incumbents will assist supervisors in organizing work unit activities and provide work direction and training to crew members.

Requirements include a high school diploma or GED, four or more years experience operating material moving equipment. Knowledge of local and state laws and regulations regarding operation of equipment on public streets, skills in providing work direction and instruction to others, skills in organizing work activities, and communication and interpersonal skills. Must have a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake endorsement. Also required is a North Dakota Grade 2 Wastewater Collection System Operator Certificate or ability to obtain within 18 months of employment. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement evaluation, drug screen and proof of valid licensing.

Salary begins at $22.24 per hour, plus benefits.

Please apply online at or at North Dakota Job Service by September 18, 2015. 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. 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 $14.02 per hour. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Please apply online at or at North Dakota Job Service. For more information, call Julie at 701-429-7930. Position is opened until filled. EOE

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Technician - Intern (Seasonal - Fleet Services)
The City of Fargo Fleet Services is seeking part-time technicians to perform routine maintenance/repair on all City of Fargo vehicles and equipment. Part-time technicians will assist specifically in PM repairs during the swing shift, and will work 20 hours per week from September through May of 2016. Previous experience in vehicle maintenance preferred, high school diploma or GED and current drivers license are required; CDL a plus. Job offer contingent on satisfactory background check, pre-placement evaluation and drug screen. $12.50/hr or 13.50/hr with valid CDL. Apply online at Open till filled. EOE

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