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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
$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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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 Operator II (Solid Waste)Posting Closes: 9/30/2016
The City of Fargo is currently seeking an individual to work under supervision collecting residential refuse or recyclable materials. High school/GED diploma, 3 years previous experience in the operation of mobile equipment, and a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with air brake endorsement required. $19.47/hour, plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check, pre-placement medical evaluation and drug screen. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or ND Job Service by September 30, 2016. EOE




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Police Support Specialist Posting Closes: 9/30/2016
Work in an exciting and progressive law enforcement setting at the Fargo Police Department as a Police Support Specialist. This position will be days 8:00am to 4:30pm.

This civilian position works closely with law enforcement personnel while performing administrative/clerical/office activities to assist the department with records management and the general public. Position requires: high school diploma/GED, one year of specialized technical training in secretarial/office administrative skills and three or more years of previous administrative support experience or combination of edu/exp to successfully perform essential duties which include transcription and demonstrated Windows and Microsoft Suite computer skills.

Applicants subject to background investigation, credit check, and personal history questionnaire screening. Upon a conditional offer, the candidate will be required to complete a polygraph and drug screening. $18.02/hr plus benefits. Apply online at http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or through Job Service ND no later than September 30, 2016.

Resume must be attached with application. Applicants must take a keyboard test at Workforce Center, 715 11th St. N. Ste 302, Moorhead, MN 56560, minimum requirement of 50 wpm. Fax keyboard test results to 701-476-6707 by the closing date.

Call Sgt. Volrath at 701-241-1416 with questions. For more information about the Fargo Police Department, visit our web site at www.fargopolice.com. EOE

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Engineering Technician IPosting Closes: 9/30/2016
The City of Fargo Engineering Department is seeking an Engineering Technician I to assist in the planning and completion of public works construction projects. The primary role will be working as part of the survey staff. Other duties will include staking, drafting projects according to specifications and inspecting projects in progress to ensure project is completed according to City standards. Associate’s degree in civil engineering technology, survey technology or a related field and one 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 $21.01-22.28 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 September 30, 2016. EOE

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Environmental Health Practitioner (Fargo Cass Public Health)Posting Closes: 10/21/2016
The City of Fargo is seeking an Environmental Health Practitioner to protect the community through standardized enforcement of environmental regulations and professional consultation.

Qualifications include a baccalaureate degree in an accredited environmental health curriculum or a baccalaureate in physical, chemical, or biological sciences. Preferred candidates possess excellent communication and analytical skills as well as work well autonomously.

Candidates must possess a North Dakota Environmental Health Practitioner’s (EHP) license, or be qualified to obtain EHP licensure within three months of employment plus hold a current driver’s license. 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 October 21, 2016.


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Internship (Community Development)Posting Closes: 10/7/2016
The City of Fargo Planning and Development department is seeking an intern, responsible for assisting Planners with project research and community development support. The intern will also be responsible for directly assisting the public, answering phones and email, filing, copying, maintaining office databases, conducting site visits and running departmental errands as needed. This internship will run until December 31, 2016. Comprehensive knowledge of planning and community development or related field is required. Ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment while demonstrating adaptability, positivity, and flexibility is important. $11.00/hr. Employment is contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Apply online, http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ attaching cover letter, resume and three professional references, by September 16,2016. EOE



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Internship (Communications Department)
The City of Fargo’s Communications Department is seeking a motivated and digital-minded intern to join our team for an internship running from October 2016 through mid-March 2017. The internship’s core concentrations will be to serve as a vital asset in launching the City’s new website, expand content on the City’s social media platforms and assist the Communications & Public Affairs Manager with various tasks as assigned. The selected individual will need to exhibit creativity and an incredible attention to detail, while balancing multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. A passion for communications and public service is essential, with a required background in marketing, public affairs and/or communications. The position will consist of a minimum of 20 hours per week, with a starting wage of $12.00 per hour. Employment contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com, attaching a cover letter, resume, marketing portfolio and two professional references. Open until filled. EOE

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