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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

For more information about a career as a Police Officer or Fire Fighter for the City of Fargo please visit the applicable Employment Page for additional information:
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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://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. EOE

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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 $24.53 - $25.97/hour ($51,022 - $54,018/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://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com.

Applicants are required to bring a completed background investigation packet with them to testing. The investigation packet can be downloaded here: http://www.cityoffargo.com/CityInfo/Departments/Police/CareerOpportunities/

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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Appraisal Intern
The City of Fargo is seeking several individuals for summer employment in the Assessment Department. Responsibilities include the inspection of residential & light commercial properties to assist in the department reappraisal efforts. Duties include property inspections, measuring buildings, working with blueprints, transferring field notes, creating simple CAD drawings, & direct contact with the public. A working knowledge of construction types & techniques, personal computer applications, and customer service and a valid driver’s license required. $11.00/hr. Position will begin May 30, 2017 and will run for approximately 3 months. For additional information or questions, please contact Ben Hushka at 701-241-1340. Employment contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Apply at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service. This position is open until filled. EOE

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Engineering Technician SupervisorPosting Closes: 5/1/2017
Under general supervision and with technical oversight by Civil Engineers, assists in the planning and completion of public works projects by collecting survey data; preparing designs, drafting projects according to specifications; inspecting projects in progress, or that have been completed, to ensure City standards have been met. The Engineering Technician Supervisor will provide work direction and supervision of others in the work unit. Associate’s degree in civil engineering technology or a closely related field and eight or more years of previous experience with GIS, drafting including computer aided drafting, surveying, and/or construction inspection and management (depending on assigned area of concentration) or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above and a valid driver’s license is required. Starting pay is $30.88 to $32.74/hour DOE plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check, pre-placement evaluation and drug screen. Apply at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at Job Service ND by May 1, 2017. EOE



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Equipment Operator I (Street)Posting Closes: 4/28/2017
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. These positions will also work with crews to perform manual labor in the repair of storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and street/sidewalk surfaces. Incumbents 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. These positions require 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 $16.69 per hour plus benefits. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service by April 28, 2017. EOE

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Equipment Technician II (Public Works)Posting Closes: 5/5/2017
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
May 5, 2017. EOE




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Temporary Airport Firefighter (Airport Authority)Posting Closes: 5/5/2017
The Airport Authority is currently recruiting for two Temporary Airport Firefighters. The Airport Firefighters serve as team members to carry out fire suppression and rescue, medical emergency response, fire prevention and hazardous material emergency response activities, this includes fires, or the potential of fires, involving aircraft and operational processes located at Hector International Airport. Airport Firefighters also perform various maintenance activities on fire equipment and fire station facility and are responsible for the care and safe operation of department equipment of a high monetary value. These positions are operational firefighter positions and will require the incumbents to crew an Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) apparatus and participate in hot zone activities during emergency response operations. Work performed can be considerably hazardous and requires the airport firefighters to follow the direction of supervisors and to draw upon the extensive training and/or experience they receive on-the-job to make quick judgments in extremely volatile situations. The incumbents may occasionally be exposed to austere conditions including elevated temperatures, extreme cold, highly stressful situations, and chaotic environments. Airport Firefighters will assist airport operations personnel in providing Airport Operations Area (AOA) maintenance activities to ensure effective, efficient and safe operation of the airport, according to federal regulations under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. These positions are subject to emergency call-back 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Must have a High school diploma or GED, as well as, hold current IFSAC or Pro Board certifications in Firefighter I & II, Airport Firefighter, and Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations. AHA C.P.R. Certification, Emergency Medical Responder or higher, FEMA Courses ICS 100, 200, 700 & 800 and possess a valid driver’s license are also required for employment. Starting wage is $3,642 per month. These are non-benefited positions. Employment will begin on July 3, 2017 and end on February 1, 2018. Employment is contingent on successful background check, TSA Criminal History Records Check, pre-employment medical evaluation, fitness/agility evaluation and drug screen. To assure consideration, apply at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at Job Service ND by May 5, 2017. Please include your resume and 2 references with your application submission. EOE

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Seasonal Environmental Health Practitioner (Fargo Cass Public Health)Posting Closes: 5/1/2017
The City of Fargo is seeking a Seasonal Environmental Health Practitioner to assist with environmental health regulation, environmental complaints, onsite septic systems and other environmental programs for protection of public health. Excellent communication and analytical skills based on scientific knowledge required. Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry, or a closely related field, with a soil science background and experience in FDA food regulations preferred. Must possess an Environmental Health Practitioner’s (EHP) license, or be qualified to obtain within three months. Driver’s license is also required. Salary is $4,378-4,760 per month, plus benefits. Employment is contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or ND Job Service by May 1, 2017. EOE



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Seasonal Laborer (Water Treatment Plant)Posting Closes: 5/3/2017
The Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is currently looking for individuals to help staff with a variety of duties including routine maintenance of WTP equipment and facilities. This position requires 40 hours/week and runs from May 15 through the end of August. $11.00-$13.00/hour DOE. Valid driver’s license and High School diploma or GED is required. Employment contingent on successful background check, drug screen and pre-placement medical evaluation. To assure consideration, please apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at ND Job Service by May 3, 2017. EOE

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Technician Intern
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 online at www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply. Open till filled.

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Seasonal Labor/Maintenance (Forestry)

The City of Fargo Forestry Department is seeking responsible individuals for seasonal outdoor and physical positions, working 40 hours per week, starting as soon as possible, 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 $12.75-$14.75 per hour, DOE. Apply online at www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or at Job Service North Dakota. Open until filled. EOE


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Part-Time Technology Assistant (LA III) (Fargo Public Library)Posting Closes: 4/28/2017
The Fargo Public Library is currently seeking a detail-oriented individual for the position of part-time (20 hours/week) Technology Assistant. Under the direction of the Electronic Resources Librarian, this position provides reliable and responsivle support of computers, peripherals, public Internet access, print management and RFID hardware. The job liaises with City IT staff and vendor technical support. The position provides support for Creston audiovisual system for the Main Library Community room, and will provide set up and takedown of AV equipment such as laptops, digital cameras, projectors and microphones. This position requires an associate’s degree in a related field and 3+ years of related customer contact experience in a related field, sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Certifications such as A+, MCITP or related are a plus.

Starting pay is $19.47 – $20.63 per hour plus benefits, DOE. Employment is based on successful background check, pre-placement evaluation and drug screen. Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references, along with your online application at http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or at Job Service by April 28, 2017.


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Temporary/Seasonal Inspections Staff. Posting Closes: 5/5/2017
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 May 5, 2017. EOE

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Internship (Community Development)Posting Closes: 5/3/2017
The City of Fargo Department of Planning and Development is seeking interns to assist with Community Development projects. Responsible for providing research, working as part of a team, and directly communicating with the city department representatives, the public, and diverse audiences. $12.00/hr. The positions will be 30 hours per week through August 2017. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Apply online, www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply attaching cover letter, resume and three professional references or at Job Service ND no later than May 3, 2017. Call 800-247-0985 for application. EOE

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Shelter/Detox Advocate (Part Time Overnights Weekends)Posting Closes: 5/10/2017
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 $15.45 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 by May 10, 2017. EOE

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