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 $25.52 - $27.02/hour ($53,082 - $56,202/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 at www.FargoPolice.com/PositionsAvailable.

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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Shelter/Detox Advocates (32 Hour Positions)
The Gladys Ray Shelter, Veterans Drop-In and Withdrawal Management Unit are seeking Shelter/Detox Advocates. These positions will be primarily weekends, with potential shifts as needed throughout the workweek, which could include day, evening or overnights. Specifically hiring for three 32-hour positions - Thurs-Sun 8am-4pm, Mon-Thurs 12am-8am, W-Th 6pm-10pm/Fri-Sun 4pm-12am. The Shelter/Detox Advocate provides and enhances safe emergency shelter, drop-in services, and detox center services. The advocate meets the immediate needs of people experiencing homelessness 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. Starting rate is $15.76 per hour. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Please apply online at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. For more information, call Leah at 701-476-4133. EOE



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Police OfficerPosting Closes: 2/19/2018
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.

Applicants are 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. A valid driver’s license is required.

Applicants are subject to a background investigation, credit check, and a 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. The starting pay is $25.52/hour ($53,082/year) plus benefits. Current or former law enforcement officers may be eligible to start at $26.29 – $27.02/hour ($54,683 - $56,202/year) depending on experience, as well as have a shortened training program.

The Police Officer entrance exam testing will be held Monday, February 19, 2018 at 8:00 am at the Fargo Public Safety building located at 4630 15th Ave N, Fargo, ND.

Applicants are required to bring a completed Personal History Information packet with them to the entrance exam testing. The Personal History Information packet can be downloaded at www.FargoPolice.com/PositionsAvailable.

Apply online at http://fargond.gov/apply no later than Friday, February 16, 2018.

For more information about the Fargo Police Department, visit our web site at http://fargond.gov/city-government/departments/police. EOE


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Civil Engineer II (Design and Construction)Posting Closes: 1/31/2018
The City of Fargo is seeking a Civil Engineer II -Design and Construction for the Engineering department. The individual will provide administrative/professional engineering work in design and construction of public works projects by City staff or professional consultants.

Fargo, ND is located along the Red River, which borders Minnesota and North Dakota. The City’s estimated population is 120,700, with the greater metropolitan area of nearly 225,000.

Essential Duties
• Completes preliminary project research and documentation
• Plans, designs, reviews, and writes specifications for City, State and federally funded projects in compliance with city standards and Federal and local regulations.
• Monitors progress of construction projects to ensure conformance with contracts, specifications and schedules.
• Manages project budgets.
• Serves as a technical resource for others in the department on design issues and City procedures
• May administer a special program such as street rehabilitation, pavement management, or flood plain management
• Using independent judgment provides work direction, training, and leadership to Engineering Technicians and Inspectors in the collection of data, the design and preparation of plans, and the development of estimates and reports involved in the construction and maintenance of streets, sewers, etc.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or closely related field
• Four or more years of experience in civil engineering design and construction project management
• Valid State of North Dakota professional engineer’s license to attain within three months
• Valid driver’s license

Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary range $77,979 - $101,358/year depending on experience, plus benefits. Employment is contingent on successful background check 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, resume, and three professional references. Application and supporting documents must be submitted no later than January 31, 2018. EOE.


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Enterprise Instrumentation & Control Systems CoordinatorPosting Closes: 1/26/2018
The City of Fargo is seeking an Enterprise Instrumentation & Control Systems 01/26/201Coordinator. This position, under direction of the Solid Waste Utility Director, installs, programs, monitors, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs solid waste utility computer control systems equipment, compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment, and all its related hardware, software, electrical and electronic controls, the network, and related instruments rated up to 480 volts. Upon request of Wastewater Utility Director or Water Utility Director, this position provides support and coordination for planning, development, and management of instrumentation and control system consistency throughout the Enterprise Utilities.

Requires an Associate’s degree in electrical or electronic engineering technology or a closely related field and six or more years of previous experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical devices and electronic equipment (PLC’s), computer network operations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Possession of North Dakota Grade 4 Operator’s Certificate (or equivalent) in Water and/or Wastewater is preferred. A valid driver’s license is also required.

Compensation is $34.70 to $36.79/hour. DOE, plus benefits. Employment contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. For consideration apply at http://fargond.gov/apply or ND Job Service by January 26, 2018. EOE




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Public Health Nurse (RN) (Full Time)Posting Closes: 1/31/2018
The City of Fargo Health Department is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse to work in our exciting Family Planning and Women’s Way Programs. Family Planning duties include triaging walk-in clients, obtaining client’s history, immunizations, health education, and providing direct care to men and women requesting reproductive health services. Women’s Way (cervical and breast cancer screening) duties include meeting with clients, checking eligibility, enrolling women in the program, and educating the region on Women’s Way and the importance of cervical and breast cancer screenings. Comfort with diverse cultures and populations is vital. The successful candidate must work independently with the Public Health team, utilize critical thinking skills, and be flexible. Hours are primarily 7:45am – 4:30pm with 1-2 evenings a week, depending on program needs. A bachelor’s degree in nursing and two or more years of previous professional nursing experience is preferred. A North Dakota Registered Nurse license and valid driver’s license are also required. Salary is $27.54-29.19 per hour, plus benefits, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Apply online at http://fargond.gov/apply or at North Dakota Job Service by January 31, 2018. EOE

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