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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.

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Communications ManagerPosting Closes: 2/12/2016
Responsible for managing external communications for the City of Fargo, including media relations, multimedia promotional campaigns, city website, social media, web and social media related policies, printed publications and the operation of public and government access television channels. Also responsible for managing internal communications including the quarterly employee newsletter, and electronic and paper communications and maintaining the City’s crisis communication plan and directing communications efforts across departments during City emergencies. This position supervises one-full time and one part time employee and manages the communications function operating budget.

Position requires a bachelor's degree in communications or a closely related field and five years experience in public and/or /media relations. A valid driver’s license is also required.
Salary is $5,247/mo. to $5,564/mo., DOE plus benefits. Employment is contingent on successful background check and drug screen.

Apply at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at Job Service, including a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample no later than February 12, 2016. EOE




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Equipment Operator I (Street)Posting Closes: 2/10/2016
The City of Fargo Street department has openings for Equipment Operator I positions. The Equipment Operator I is responsible for maintaining/repairing streets and operating material moving equipment used in repairing blacktop, hauling materials, plowing snow, mowing grass, and excavating trenches. This position will also work with crews to perform manual labor in the repair of storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and street/sidewalk surfaces. Incumbent must have strong communication and interpersonal skills as it relates to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, and the general public in order to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. This position requires a high school diploma or GED, one or more years of previous experience in the operation of mobile equipment, and a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with air brake endorsement. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement evaluation, drug screen and proof of valid licensing. Salary starts at $16.36 per hour plus benefits. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service by February 10, 2016. EOE

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Division Engineer - Storm Sewer UtilityPosting Closes: 2/25/2016
The Division Engineer provides professional engineering supervision in the design/construction of public works projects by planning/coordinating, overseeing/evaluating, monitoring progress of projects and supervising professional/technical staff under City Engineer management. This individual will be assigned specific managerial oversight responsibility for all storm sewer utility/regulatory functions, and flood plain management. Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or closely related field, 6+ years of previous experience in civil engineering design and construction project management, two of which must include supervisory responsibility. A current Professional Engineer’s license and a valid driver’s license are also required. Current registration as a certified floodplain manager is desired. $8,686-9,209/month plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Apply online at http://www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or at North Dakota Job Service by 02/25/2016. For questions or more information, please contact Beth Wiegman, HR Generalist, at BWiegman@cityoffargo.com or 701-476-4175. EOE

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Executive Assistant (Commission)Posting Closes: 2/19/2016
This position serves as the department head for the City Commission Office and provides leadership and direction to the management and operation of the department and sets goals and objectives within policy directives set forth by the City Commission. The person serves as a liaison between the Commissioners and other elected officials and their staff, other city officials and their staff and the general citizenry of the City. The job requires discretionary judgment and thorough knowledge of City policies, procedures, Ordinances and activities.
Position requires a bachelor’s degree and five or more years of previous administrative support experience involving budget preparation, information dissemination, records organization and extensive interaction with the general public; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Starting wage is $5668/mo. plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen.
Apply at http://www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or at Job Service, including a cover letter, resume and three references by February 19, 2016. Call 701-239-7301 for application. EOE.


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Inspections AdministratorPosting Closes: 3/14/2016
The City of Fargo Inspections department is seeking an Inspections Administrator to provide managerial and leadership oversight to the inspections functions of the City. The Inspections Administrator is responsible for interpreting code and ordinance rules and regulations and planning, organizing and overseeing the inspection of property for public safety purposes to comply with such rules. This position manages a 22-person department with $3.3 million in permit fees and direct expenses of $2.3 million. A Bachelor’s degree in construction engineering, architecture, public administration, business administration, or a related field and seven or more years of related experience including two years of supervisory experience is required. Wage is $6,122 – 7,958 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 March 14, 2016. EOE

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Laborer/Maintenance - ForestryPosting Closes: 3/11/2016
The City of Fargo Forestry department is seeking responsible individuals for Seasonal outdoor and physical positions, working 40 hours per week, starting approximately April 11 (negotiable), for up to 6 months. 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 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 $12.50-$14.50 per hour, DOE. Apply online at www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or at Job Service North Dakota by March 11, 2016. 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 http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ 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 at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or ND Job Service by. Open till filled. EOE

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