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 $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://www.FargoND.gov/apply.

Applicants are required to bring a completed background investigation packet with them to testing. The investigation packet can be downloaded here: http://download.fargond.gov/1/personal_history_information_poilce_officer_applicant_2.pdf

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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Equipment Technician I (Central Garage)Posting Closes: 8/4/2017
The City of Fargo is accepting applications for one Equipment Technician I at the Public Works Garage. Responsibilities include performing preventative maintenance and general repairs on City of Fargo vehicles, trucks & equipment. Assists experienced technicians with larger repair projects, providing the opportunity for advanced training on technical components found on a variety of equipment.

Minimum Qualifications
The job requires an associate’s degree in an appropriate mechanical specialty, such as automotive or diesel, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Substantial progress toward an associate’s degree in automotive or diesel technology and prior related work experience are preferred. Strong communication and computer skills are needed to confer with other technicians on appropriate maintenance procedures and to document time, parts, and equipment used during repairs. A valid driver’s license is required and a CDL permit with appropriate endorsements is required within six weeks of employment. The successful applicant must furnish a complete set of hand tools.

Work Week, Compensation and Benefits
This position is a PM shift consisting of 4 – 10 hour shifts with a $1.00 shift differential. The base wage is $18.38 to $19.48 DOE. The City offers an excellent benefit package that includes a defined benefit pension plan.

Application Information and Deadline
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. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted no later than August 4th, 2017. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, drug screen and pre-placement evaluation. EOE


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Home Health Aide (Fargo Cass Public Health)Posting Closes: 7/28/2017
The City of Fargo is seeking a part-time Home Health Aide responsible for providing services to clients of all ages in the school, home, and other community settings. 24-28 hours per week during the school year (9 months). Duties include providing first aid and medication assistance in the school setting, and may also include assisting individuals with personal care services and light homemaking tasks in homes. 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. Starting wage is $15.76 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 July 28, 2017. EOE



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Library Associate I (Desk Attendant / Circulation) Posting Closes: 8/2/2017
The City of Fargo is seeking a part time Library Associate I to work 20 hours per week at the various Fargo Public Library location. The individual will work with a wide variety of backgrounds and ages. The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: returning library materials to their correct locations, checking materials in and out, registering users for library cards, and collecting fines/fees. The individual will be required to work evening and weekend shifts. Applicant must be able to lift 40 pounds, bend, stoop, and grasp items repeatedly.

The position requires a high school diploma or GED. Familiarity with books/libraries, sufficient skill with computers to enter and retrieve data, and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, or an equivalent combination of education/experience. Starting wage is $13.52/hour plus pro-rated benefits. Employment based on successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation and drug screen.

Apply online at http://fargond.gov/job-opportunities or at Job Service by August 2, 2017. EOE




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