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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.

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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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Assistant City AdministratorPosting Closes: 4/29/2016
The City of Fargo, ND is seeking an experienced administrator and innovative leader with exceptional interpersonal skills and progressive management experience for the position of Assistant City Administrator. The City of Fargo is a progressive community and city government consisting of over 1562 employees involved in numerous programs and services. The city 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 city departments in the provision of city services by establishing goals and objectives within the policy directives set by the City Administrator and the City Commission and by assisting subordinate managers in developing and implementing procedures to accomplish departmental goals and objectives under the general administrative direction of the City Administrator. This position also provides administrative support to the City Administrator and City Commission on matters relating to economic development. The Assistant City Administrator reports to the City Administrator.
Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Engineering, Planning or a related field and ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in public/municipality administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. A valid driver’s license is also required.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range: $126,797 - $164,840. 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 April 29, 2016. Job applications are subject to North Dakota Open Records Laws. Upon conditional offer, candidates are subject to background investigation, drug screen and other screening requirements to be determined.
Call Jennifer at 701-298-6922 with questions. For more information about the City of Fargo visit our website at www.cityoffargo.com. EOE


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Civil Engineer II (Storm Sewer)Posting Closes: 6/3/2016
Provide administrative/professional engineering work in design and construction of public works projects by City staff or professional consultants. Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or closely related field, 4+ yrs previous experience in civil engineering design and construction project management or equivalent education/experience to successfully perform essential duties listed. A valid ND professional engineer’s license and driver’s license are required. Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) preferred. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. $6122-6490/month, plus benefits. Apply online at http://www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or at ND Job Service by June 3, 2016. EOE

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Seasonal/Temporary Labor (Sign and Signal Shop)
The City of Fargo Sign and Signal shop is seeking 2 seasonal employees to work 40 hours per week from May 16 through September 2 of 2016. This position will assist staff at the Sign and Signal Shop with various assignments and general physical labor such as sign installation and removal and traffic signal maintenance. Primary duties will be the prepping and painting of traffic signal poles and painting handicap parking curbs. High school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license are required. Painting experience and working with power tools, along with knowledge of City of Fargo streets are preferred. Wage is $12/hr DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement physical 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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Maintenance Attendant I (Buildings/Grounds)Posting Closes: 5/6/2016
The City of Fargo Buildings and Grounds department is currently seeking multiple qualified candidates for the position of Maintenance Attendant I. This position performs general, routine maintenance activities in the repair, maintenance, set up, and janitorial upkeep of City buildings, grounds, and equipment to ensure the safe, clean and orderly condition of facilities. This particular opening is approximately 90% Custodial/10 % Other. Tasks performed may vary depending on assignment. May provide guidance and direction to temporary laborers. A high school degree or GED and one year of experience performing building and/or cleaning maintenance and repair work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job and a valid driver's license are required. These positions will primarily be assigned to work from 3:30 p.m. to Midnight, Monday - Friday.
Hours and Days may vary. Compensation is $14.02/hr. to $14.87/hr. DOE, plus benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation and drug screen. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service by May 6, 2016. EOE



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Equipment Technician I (Transit Maintenance)Posting Closes: 5/10/2016
The City of Fargo is seeking an Equipment Technician I for our Transit Maintenance team. Under general supervision, the Equipment Technician I will perform preventative maintenance and general repair on the Metro Area Transit Fleet, including some automotive, and specialized equipment. Incumbent will work second shift; M - F. Requires 2 years of training in automotive or diesel and/or 2 years previous experience performing maintenance/repair or an equivalent combination of education/experience. Valid driver’s license is required, must obtain CDL permit within 6 weeks. Incumbent must furnish a complete set of hand tools. $17.67-18.73/hr DOE, plus benefits. Employment contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement evaluation, drug screen and proof of valid licensing. Apply online www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or complete an application at Job Service ND. Open until May 10, 2016

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Building Inspector II (Commercial)Posting Closes: 5/13/2016
The City of Fargo Inspections department is seeking a Commercial Building Inspector II. This position will review plans, inspect new and existing commercial and residential construction projects, provide information and advice to building and home owners, contractors, engineers, etc. to ensure compliance with national and local safety standards, codes and laws. A working knowledge of codes for all fields enforced within the city, along with state and national codes will be expected. A minimum of two years of specialized/technical training and a Commercial Building Inspector certificate, or the ability to obtain the certification within one year is required. A valid driver’s license is also required. Wage is $25.95-27.51 per hour, 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 May 13, 2016. EOE

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Temporary/Seasonal Inspections Staff. Posting Closes: 4/30/2016
The Inspections department for the City of Fargo is seeking Temporary/Seasonal Inspections Staff. This individual will be responsible for compliance inspections of the requirements contained in the Fargo Land Development Code. Other duties required as assigned. Architecture background is preferred. City vehicle would be provided or mileage reimbursement is available for personal vehicle use. Hours are 7:45am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. Salary DOE. Employment contingent upon successful completion of a background check and drug screen. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service by April 30, 2016. EOE

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Part Time Laborer (Solid Waste Division)Posting Closes: 5/6/2016
The City of Fargo Solid Waste Division is seeking a seasonal employee to work 30- 40 hours per week from Mid-May through mid-October of 2016. This position will assist staff with Household Hazardous Waste collection and disposal at the City of Fargo Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Onsite training will be provided. Diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license are required. Wage is $12.00-$13.00 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 May 6, 2016. Call 701-239-7301 for application. EOE

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