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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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Engineering Technician II (Stormwater)Posting Closes: 8/3/2015
Under general supervision, this individual will provide program support of the City of Fargo’s Stormwater Management Program. Coordinates the City’s NPDES Construction Stormwater permitting program including managing the permit database, review of Storm Water Pollution and Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), site inspection, enforcement, BMP education and coordinating with related agencies and City departments. Act as the primary facility inspector for the Fargo Storm Sewer Utility and Stormwater programs for public and private water drainage and quality issues. Provides information/acts as City liaison on EPA and ND Department of Health storm water related issues. Performs research of site/subdivision plans, development information, engineering data, relating to stormwater issues. Assists with emergency technical duties. Assists in drafting and field inspection of City projects. Responsible for periodically being the designated on-call locator for afterhours, including weekends and holidays. Associate's degree in civil/construction engineering, environmental technology or a related field and three or more years of experience, and valid driver’s license required. $3,856-4,091/month DOE. Employment contingent on successful background check, pre-placement evaluation and drug screen. Apply online at http://cityoffargo.com/hr/apply by August 3, 2015. EOE

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Water Plant Operator IPosting Closes: 8/3/2015
The City of Fargo is seeking a Water Treatment Plant Operator I. This is an entry level position. Successful candidate will perform a variety of 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 and identify problems with manual and automated equipment, collect water samples, perform water quality testing, record pertinent data, 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. One year of accredited technical training in either water or wastewater treatment or 2 years of equivalent technical employment history in water/wastewater or similar field is desired. A North Dakota Grade I Operator's Certificate from the ND Department of Health must be obtained within 18 months of hire date. A valid driver’s license is also required. This position will require day, evening, and night shifts. $16.36/hr., plus benefits. 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 August 3, 2015. EOE



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Equipment Operator II (Solid Waste)Posting Closes: 8/7/2015
The City of Fargo is currently seeking an individual to work under supervision collecting residential refuse or recyclable materials. High school/GED diploma, 3 yrs. previous experience in the operation of mobile equipment, and a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with air brake endorsement required. $19.09/hr, plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation and drug screen. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or ND Job Service by July 31. EOE

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Equipment Technician II (Central Garage)Posting Closes: 7/31/2015
The City of Fargo is seeking an Equipment Technician II in the Public Works Division. Evening position, 4-10 hour shifts, 3:00PM to 1:30AM. This position is primarily responsible for the repair and maintenance of trucks, as well as some automotive and off road equipment to ensure safe operational standards. Incumbent must have strong communication skills, diagnostic experience, and basic computer skills to properly record repair information and to access onboard computers. This position requires an Associate’s degree in diesel or automotive mechanics, three or more years previous experience performing maintenance/repair or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver’s license required; must be able to obtain CDL permit within 6 weeks and appropriate ASE certification within 6 months of employment. Must furnish a complete set of hand tools. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement evaluation, drug screen and proof of valid licensing. Salary starts at $20.60 to $21.84 per hour plus benefits, DOE. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com, or at North Dakota Job Service by July 31, 2015. EOE

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Library Associate II (Main Library Circulation/ILL Specialist)Posting Closes: 7/31/2015
Work as part of the Main Library circulation team to provide various technical and clerical support and customer service duties in the Main Library. Often provides training and work direction to Library Associates I, library pages and volunteers. Performs inter-library loan activities for customers and staff including researching material availability and maintaining inter-library loan records. Must be available evenings/weekends, able to lift 50 lbs., to bend, stoop, grasp items repeatedly, and be able to work at any Fargo Public Library location. High school diploma or its equivalent (G.E.D.), valid driver’s license, three or more years of related customer service experience, including one or more years of experience within a public library with responsibility for assisting patrons and performing administrative clerical and/or technical duties required. Completion of some college coursework is preferred. Full-time, $15.15/hour, plus benefits. Employment based on successful background check, pre-placement evaluation and drug screen. Submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professional references. Apply online at http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or at Job Service by July 31, 2015. Call 701-239-7301 for application. EOE

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Public Safety System Administrator IIPosting Closes: 8/7/2015
Seeking a career where you can make an impact? As a System Administrator you will work in a fun, fast paced environment which will utilize your analytical and technical expertise. Responsible for a vendor specific software administration. Duties include creating and maintaining tables, procedures, security and permissions, reporting, testing and upgrades. End user support for internal customers, identifying technical needs and solutions and providing ongoing customer service. Skills and knowledge in Microsoft platform environment. Candidate must possess excellent leadership skills, focusing on interpersonal communication with the ability to interact and guide group discussions and decisions. Bachelor’s degree or AA degree and two years of experience required. $25.95-27.51/hr., plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Apply online at www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or at Job Service no later than August 7, 2015. Call 800-247-0985 for application. EOE

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Chief of PolicePosting Closes: 8/21/2015
The City of Fargo, ND is seeking an experienced law enforcement administrator and innovative leader with exceptional interpersonal skills and progressive management experience in municipal law enforcement for the position of Police Chief. The Fargo Police Department is a progressive department consisting of 156 sworn officers and 24 civilian employees involved in numerous programs and services. The City of Fargo is the largest city in the State of North Dakota, accounting for nearly 16% of the state population. Fargo is also the county seat of Cass County. According to the 2014 United States Census estimates, its population was 115,863. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Fargo as the fourth fastest-growing small city in the United States.

Responsibilities include providing leadership and direction to all police operations/services by establishing goals and objectives; directs budget preparation for the department; engages and fosters positive employee relations; and represents the Police Department at City Commission meetings. The police chief serves as the department head for the Police Department and reports to the City Administrator and a liaison City Commissioner.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, police science or a related field and ten or more years of progressively responsible police experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. A master’s degree and/or major command academy (such as FBI National Academy) is preferred. The candidate must demonstrate a history of successful partnerships with community agencies, and other municipal and law enforcement departments, promoting cooperation and increased efficiency. A valid State of North Dakota peace officer license must be acquired upon hire and a valid driver’s license is also required. Knowledge and experience of the principles, theories and concepts of police administration including Community Oriented Policing, Computer Statistics for crime analysis (COMPSTAT) and staff development are also required.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Range: $118,789 - $154,440. Excellent Benefit package including a defined benefit pension plan.

Application Information and Deadline and Conditional Offer Requirements
For a complete job description and to apply for the position, go to http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or submit a paper application to Job Service ND. Your application must include a letter of application, resume, and three professional references no later than August 21. Upon conditional offer, candidates are subject to background investigation, drug screen and other screening requirements to be determined.
Call Shaun at 701-241-8162 with questions. For more information about the City of Fargo and the Fargo Police Department visit our website at www.cityoffargo.com. EOE


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Library Associate III (Reference)Posting Closes: 8/7/2015
Library Associate III position to provide reference services for library users, instruct patrons in the use of the library and its resources, and assist librarians in selecting electronic and print resources. Associates degree and three or more years of related customer contact experience required, Bachelor’s degree and some library coursework strongly preferred. Knowledge of library organization, internet searching and previous library employment preferred. Evening/weekend work required; ability to report to work at any library location required. $19.09/hr, plus pro-rated benefits. 20 hours/wk. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. To apply, complete online application through http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or through Job Service ND. Applicants must attach resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references for complete consideration by August 7, 2015. EOE




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