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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.

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 http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. EOE


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Engineering Technician IIIPosting Closes: 8/31/2016
The City of Fargo Engineering Department is seeking an Engineering Technician III to serve as a survey crew chief. Candidate will manage the daily operation of a survey field crew for the planning and completion of public works construction projects by collecting preliminary survey data, staking out plan designs, performing survey calculations, maintaining survey records, drafting projects according to specifications and City standards. Associate’s degree in civil engineering technology, survey technology or a related field and four or more years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience is required. A valid driver’s license is also required. Wage is $26.47-28.06 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 by August 31, 2016. EOE

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Police OfficerPosting Closes: 10/2/2016
Work in an exciting and progressive law enforcement setting at the Fargo Police Department as a Police Officer. The department is recruiting for multiple positions.

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.

This position requires sixty semester or ninety quarter credits of post-high school education at an accredited college, university, or technical school to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Requires passing 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 subject to 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. $24.53/hr plus benefits.

Apply online at http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com no later than Sunday October 2, 2016. The Police Officer entrance exam testing will be held Saturday October 8, 2016 at 9:00 am. The testing will take place at Fargo Regional Training Center 2802 North University Dr. Fargo, ND 58102

Applicants will be required to bring to the testing a completed background investigation packet. The background investigation packet can be downloaded here: http://www.cityoffargo.com/CityInfo/Departments/Police/EmploymentOpportunities/

For more information about the Fargo Police Department, visit our web site at www.fargopolice.com. EOE


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Equipment Technician II (Public Works)Posting Closes: 9/16/2016
The City of Fargo is accepting applications for 1 Equipment Technician II at the Public Works Garage. Responsibilities will include performing mechanical maintenance/repair on City of Fargo trucks & equipment. Requires an AA degree in an appropriate field and 2 + years of previous experience or an equivalent combination of education/ experience performing maintenance/repair on diesel and gas powered vehicles and equipment. A valid CDL and ASE are requirements, also the successful applicant must furnish a complete set of hand tools. Employment contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement evaluation, drug screen and proof of valid licensing. $21.01 to 22.28/hr. DOE, plus benefits. To assure consideration apply online at www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or at ND Job Service no later than
September 16, 2016. EOE


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Correctional Health Nurse (LPN) (Full-Time)Posting Closes: 9/2/2016
The City of Fargo is seeking a full-time LPN to provide professional nursing services at the Cass County Jail. Hours include late afternoon and evenings with every other weekend rotation. Two or more years of nursing experience, a current North Dakota Practical Nurse license, and a valid driver’s license are required. Previous correctional health, psych, clinic and/or nursing home experience is preferred. Starting wage is $19.47 per hour, plus benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful pre-employment screening. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service by July 8, 2016. EOE

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Library Associate I (Desk Attendant / Circulation) Posting Closes: 8/26/2016
20-hr/wk working with a wide variety of backgrounds/ages, responsible for returning library materials to their correct locations, checking materials out/in, registering users for library cards, collecting fines/fees. Evening and weekend work required; able to lift 40 lbs., bend, stoop, and grasp items repeatedly. This position will work at all Fargo Public Library locations. HS diploma or GED required. Familiarity with books/libraries, sufficient skill with computers to enter and retrieve data, and excellent verbal/written communication skills are required, or an equivalent combination of education/experience. $13.25/hr + pro-rated benefits. Employment based on successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation and drug screen. Apply online at http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or at Job Service by August 26, 2016. EOE



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Part-Time Airport Operations Attendant
Clean buildings, grounds and equipment. Ensure buildings, grounds and equipment are operational and safe for daily functions at Hector International Airport. This position will typically work days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 7 AM-2:30 PM however must be willing to work weekends, nights and holidays. Pay is $11.00/hour. Position requires one year previous cleaning/maintenance experience or equivalent education/experience, valid driver’s license and high school diploma or equivalent. Must successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration fingerprint-based criminal history records check prior to job offer. Employment contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation, and drug screen. To assure consideration apply online at http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or at ND Job Service. Open until filled. EOE

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Home Health Aide (Fargo Cass Public Health)Posting Closes: 9/7/2016

The City of Fargo is seeking a part-time Home Health Aide responsible for providing services to clients of all ages in the home, school and other community settings. Duties include assisting individuals with personal care services and light homemaking tasks in their home. Additional duties include providing first aid and medication assistance in the school setting. Comfort with diverse cultures and populations is vital. Nurse Aide certificate and driver’s license required. Two or more years of experience and CNA/HHA certificate are preferred. 24 hours per week. Starting wage is $15.45 per hour, plus benefits, DOE. Employment contingent upon successful pre-employment screening. Apply online, http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at ND Job Service no later than Sept 7, 2016. EOE


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