Employment Information


The City of Fargo currently employs over 960 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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Red River Regional Dispatch Center (RRRDC)


Lateral Police Officer
The City of Fargo is currently recruiting experienced Police Officers for multiple positions to work in an exciting and progressive law enforcement setting with the Fargo Police Department.

Police Officers perform general policing functions intended to ensure the safety and security of lives and property within the City.

Activities include patrol, traffic enforcement, and investigative duties. Officers work under general supervision of a Sergeant and are assigned to a particular area of the City. Officers may be assigned to special activities or projects on an on-going or short-term basis (e.g., crime prevention, investigations, school resource officer, etc.). The work performed involves a considerable risk to personal safety for self and others and requires quick decision making when determining the appropriate action to take in a given situation. While much of this work is performed independently and without the immediate presence of a supervisor, incumbents are required to draw upon their extensive training and the department procedural guidelines, mandates, and laws governing an officer's response and conduct when determining the appropriate action to take in a particular situation. Officers are subject to call back at most times. Officers may respond to situations outside of Fargo and across state lines when called in for mutual aid.

Minimum Qualifications
• Minimum of three years of full-time law enforcement experience
o Please note the following experience is not regarded as law enforcement for the purpose of this application:
• Deputy/Officer employed in a jail/prison setting
• A volunteer reserve police officer
• A military police officer
• A District Attorney investigator
• Employment on a part-time basis
• Possess a current Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification in North Dakota or another state
o If the POST certification is from another state and the incumbent is currently separated from law enforcement, the separation must not exceed 34 months

Incumbent is required to pass pre-employment assessments and tests. A valid State of North Dakota peace officer license must be acquired upon hire or as determined by the department and a valid driver’s license is also required.

Applicants are subject to a background investigation, credit check, and personal history questionnaire screening. Upon a conditional offer, the candidate will be required to complete a BCI background check, polygraph, psychological exam, pre-placement evaluation, and drug screening.

Compensation and benefits
The salary range for this position is $25.02 - $26.49/hour ($52,042 - $55,099/year) depending on experience. The City offers a competitive benefit package, to include a defined pension.

Application Information
Applications will be collected on an ongoing basis and reviewed periodically as positions become available. For a complete job description and to apply for the position visit http://www.FargoND.gov/apply.

Applicants are required to bring a completed background investigation packet with them to testing. The investigation packet can be downloaded here: http://download.fargond.gov/1/personal_history_information_poilce_officer_applicant_2.pdf

For more information about the Fargo Police Department, visit our web site at www.fargopolice.com or call Jen Kraiter at 701.241.8162. EOE


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Police Crime Prevention-Public Information OfficerPosting Closes: 9/27/2017
The City of Fargo is seeking a civilian Police Crime Prevention/Public Information Officer to work with the Fargo Police Department. The Police Crime Prevention/Public Information Officer will conduct public education programs on crime prevention methods and practices, as well as assist in the development and coordination of public education materials. The individual will develop and implement a variety of Police Department marketing and public awareness campaigns. In addition, the incumbent will develop, coordinate, and direct public relations activities for Fargo Police Department that are designed to inform the public and media on police topics and programs, emergencies, and emerging issues. This will include writing media releases and conducting interviews with the media. At times, the incumbent will need to travel to a police scene and be the point of contact for the media. Other duties will include assisting with the Police Department intern program; assisting with the management of the marketing budget; overseeing the creation and use of social media accounts; and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in communications or similar field and two to three years of experience in public/media relations and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. A driver’s license is required.

Compensation and Benefits
Starting wage is $25.02/hour plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check, polygraph and drug screen.

For a complete job description and to apply for the position, go to http://fargond.gov/apply or submit a paper application at Job Service ND. Your application must include a cover letter and resume. Application and supporting documents must be submitted no later than September 27, 2017. EOE.


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Public Works Supervisor (Water Treatment Plant)Posting Closes: 9/29/2017
The City of Fargo is seeking a Public Works Supervisor for our Water Treatment Plant. This position supervises activities and a staff of operators for the City’s Water Treatment Plant. The position is responsible for all operations issues for all plant equipment and systems including the high service pump building, the raw water building, Ground Storage Reservoir (including transmission pipeline, storage tank, back-up power generator, and pumping station), Sheyenne River Pump Station (including intake, pump station, and transmission line),elevated water storage tanks, back-up power generators, etc. A high school diploma or its equivalent (G.E.D.) and six or more years of progressively responsible experience in performing public works projects or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job, a valid driver’s license and a valid State of North Dakota Grade 4 Water Plant Operator Certificate required. An Associates degree in water/wastewater treatment is preferred. $29.16 to $30.92/hour. DOE, plus benefits. Employment contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation and drug screen. Apply at http://fargond.gov/apply or ND Job Service by September 29, 2017. EOE

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Equipment Operator I (Street)Posting Closes: 10/11/2017
The City of Fargo Street department has an opening for Equipment Operator I. 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 $17.02 per hour plus benefits. Apply online at http://fargond.gov/apply or at North Dakota Job Service by October 11, 2017. 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 $13.00-$16.00 per hour, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful pre-placement evaluation, drug screen and background check. Apply online at http://fargond.gov/job-opportunities or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. 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. These positions will be primarily weekends and overnights, with potential shifts as needed throughout the workweek. Shelter/Detox Advocates work a variety of shifts including days, evenings and weekends. 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 and program environment we serve. 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 $15.76 per hour. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Please apply online to http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service. EOE



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