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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.

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Equipment Operator I (Street)Posting Closes: 1/30/2015
The City of Fargo Street department has openings for three Equipment Operator I positions. 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. This position requires 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 $16.16 per hour plus benefits. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com or at North Dakota Job Service by January 30, 2015. EOE



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Equipment Technician II (Central Garage)Posting Closes: 1/30/2015
The City of Fargo Central Garage is seeking an Equipment Technician II in the Public Works Division. 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 $20.35 to $21.57 per hour plus benefits, DOE. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com, or at North Dakota Job Service by January 30, 2015. EOE

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Division EngineerPosting Closes: 2/17/2015
The City of Fargo Engineering Department is seeking a Division Engineer to perform administrative and professional engineering work in the design and construction of public works projects performed by City staff, professional consultants, and/or other government agencies. Incumbent will serve as a leader and technical expert Design and Construction. This job requires a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and seven or more years of previous experience in civil engineering design and construction project management, which will include a minimum of two years of supervisory responsibility, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. This position requires a valid drivers’ license, completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certificate and the North Dakota Professional Engineer (PE) license. A valid ND professional engineer’s license (or eligibility to transfer) and driver’s license are also required. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Salary is $8,036-$11,152 per month, plus benefits, DOE. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service by February 17, 2015. EOE

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Environmental Health Practitioner (Fargo Cass Public Health)Posting Closes: 2/9/2015
The City of Fargo is seeking an Environmental Health Practitioner to perform environmental health regulation and provide consultation in food service, 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 individual onsite sewer 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 $4,117-4,359 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 February 9, 2015. EOE

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Residential Building Inspector IPosting Closes: 2/17/2015
The City of Fargo Inspections department is seeking a residential Building Inspector to perform structural and life safety inspections of new construction and existing light commercial and residential dwellings. The Building Inspector I also provides education and information to building/home owners, contractors, engineers, etc. on the national and local safety standards, codes and laws, including local application and enforcement of FEMA flood requirements. Incumbents are expected to have and apply a working knowledge of codes enforced within the City. A minimum of two years of specialized/technical training in building inspections or a related field and one or more years of inspection experience or five or more years of previous experience in the field is required. A valid driver’s license is also required. Wage is $4,117-4,359 per month, 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 February 17, 2015. EOE

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Certified Medical Assistant/Occupational Health Program (Fargo Cass Public Health)Posting Closes: 2/17/2015
The City of Fargo is seeking a full-time Certified Medical Assistant to assist the Occupational Health Nurse in providing care and education for City of Fargo employees. Applicants must have successfully completed a medical assistant and medication aide certification program, be certified by the American Association of Medical Assistants and registered through the North Dakota Board of Nursing. Salary is $16.16-17.13 per hour, depending on qualifications. Valid driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility is also required. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug screen. Apply at www.cityoffargo.com/hr/apply or ND Job Service by February 17, 2015. EOE



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Library Page (Main/Branches)Posting Closes: 1/30/2015
Seeking employee to assist with checking in and reshelving library materials. Must be available evenings/ weekends, able to lift 40#, to bend, stoop, and grasp items repeatedly, and to work at any Fargo Public Library location. Must be 16 yrs old, have sufficient skill with personal computers to enter/retrieve data, and excellent clerical accuracy. $8.00/hr, 10 hrs week. 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 January 30. Call 800-247-0985 for application. EOE



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Shelter/Detox Advocate (Part Time Overnights Weekends)Posting Closes: 1/30/2015
The Gladys Ray Shelter, Veterans Drop-In and Detox Center are seeking two individuals to fill the position of Shelter/Detox Advocate. 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 provides a safe and respectful environment while conducting guest intakes, assisting guests with housing, helping make referrals to other agencies and services, and performing a variety of tasks during hours of shelter operation. This position provides a fantastic opportunity to any individual looking for experience in a unique shelter and working environment. Cultural competence and sensitivity to mental health and substance abuse issues is required. Experience working with individuals that are homeless, residential services and familiarity with community resources is preferred. Approximately 1-3 shifts per week, specifically overnights and weekends. Additional hours may be available depending upon open shifts. Starting rate is $13.85 per hour. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Please apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service no later than January 30th, 2015. For more information, call Julie at 701-429-7930. EOE



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