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 and/or POST Certified Police Officer
The City of Fargo is currently recruiting POST Certified and 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.

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified
If you possess a current Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification in North Dakota or another state, or have completed a state POST examination and are eligible for licensing, you may test for the police officer position by appointment at any time positions are available. Please contact Sergeant Tom Morris at 701-476-4104 to schedule a test or answer any questions.

Lateral Police Officer
A Lateral Police Officer applicant is a POST certified applicant in any state, with a minimum of three years of full-time law enforcement experience. If the POST certification is from another state and the incumbent is currently separated from law enforcement, the separation must not exceed 34 months. (Please note the following experience is not regarded as law enforcement for the purpose of this position: deputy or officer employed in a jail or prison setting; a volunteer reserve police officer; a military police officer; a district attorney investigator; or employment on a part-time basis.)
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:

POST certified applicants with zero to two years of experience have a starting salary of $25.52/hour ($53,082/year).

Lateral Police Officer applicants 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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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.

Essential duties
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.

Minimum Requirements
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.

Compensation
Wage is $13.50-$16.00 per hour, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful pre-placement evaluation, drug screen and background check.

Apply online at http://fargond.gov/apply or North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. EOE


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Police Support Specialist Posting Closes: 5/28/2018
The City of Fargo is seeking a civilian Police Support Specialist to work closely with law enforcement personnel to perform administrative, clerical, and office duties. The incumbent will assist the department with records management, which includes but is not limited to producing, maintaining and managing records, reports and other documents on behalf of the department. The incumbent will also interact with the general public by providing information and assistance as it relates to the police department’s activities and services.

Minimum Requirements
• High school diploma or GED and one year of specialized technical training in secretarial/office administrative skills
• Three or more years of previous administrative support experience involving the recording, managing, and dissemination of information, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
• Demonstrated Windows and Microsoft Suite computer skills

Applicants must take a keyboard test at the Minnesota Workforce Center, located at 715 11th St. N. Suite 302, Moorhead, MN 56560. Minimum requirement is 50 words per minute. Results of keyboard test must be faxed to 701-476-6707 prior to the closing date.

Compensation
Salary range is $18.75 - $19.87 depending on experience, plus a comprehensive benefit packet. Employment is based upon successful completion of background investigation, credit check, and personal history questionnaire screening. Upon a conditional offer, the candidate will be required to complete a polygraph test and drug screening.

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 May 28, 2018. EOE.


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Nutritionist IPosting Closes: 6/8/2018
The City of Fargo is seeking a full time Nutritionist I for the Fargo Cass Public Health WIC Program. This position provides nutrition and breastfeeding education to families, assesses nutritional status and program eligibility, develops care plans and makes referrals to community resources. Breastfeeding counseling and experience with multi-cultural families is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics is required. Salary $21.86-23.18/hr DOE plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Apply online, www.FargoND.gov/apply or at Job Service North Dakota, no later than June 8. 2018. Please include a cover letter. EOE

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Nutritionist IIPosting Closes: 6/8/2018
The City of Fargo is seeking a full time Registered Dietitian for the Fargo Cass Public Health WIC Program. This position provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, assesses nutritional status and program eligibility, and develops high risk care plans for participants. Serves as Breastfeeding Coordinator including staff education and liaison to the State WIC office. Develops relationships with community agencies to provide referral services for clients. Bachelor’s degree in a Nutrition/Dietetics and two years experience as a WIC Nutritionist I. A valid American Dietetic Association registration and licensure with the State of North Dakota or registry eligible are required. Breastfeeding counseling and experience with multi-cultural families is preferred. Salary $57,283-$60,715 DOE plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Apply online, www.FargoND.gov/apply or at Job Service North Dakota, no later than June 8, 2018. Please include a cover letter. EOE

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Shelter/Detox Advocate (Part Time Overnights Weekends)
The Gladys Ray Shelter, Veterans Drop-In and Detox Center are seeking Part Time Shelter/Detox Advocates. These positions will be primarily weekends, with potential shifts as needed throughout the work week. 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 $16.08 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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MATBUS Marketing and Operations Internship (Transit)Posting Closes: 5/29/2018
The City of Fargo Transit Department is seeking an intern to promote MATBUS services to the community while assisting in the general operation of the service. This position will develop and design marketing materials, implement marketing plans, perform outreach to potential transit riders and general transit operations. A background in marketing, communications, public relations and/or community outreach is required. Position is a minimum of 20 hours per week $12.00 per hour. Employment contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Apply online at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at North Dakota Job Service by May 29, 2018. EOE

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Public Health Nurse (RN) (PT) (School)Posting Closes: 6/1/2018
Part time Registered Nurse position responsible for providing professional nursing services to clients in a County school setting. Monday through Friday schedule, school days. 27-36 hours per week during the school year (9 months). Approximate start date August 6, 2018. Duties include direct health assessments of students, health education, and health consultant activities. Must work interdependently with the Public Health team, school staff, medical community, and be flexible and utilize critical thinking skills. Knowledge of community resources, and experience in public and/or school health desired. Bachelor’s degree in nursing along with 2+ years of previous professional experience preferred. A valid State of ND registered nurses and driver’s license also required. Starting salary $27.54 per hour + pro-rated benefits. Employment contingent on successful pre-employment screening. Apply online, www.FargoND.gov/apply or at ND Job Service by June 8, 2018. EOE



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Public Health Nurse (RN) (PT) Posting Closes: 6/8/2018
Fargo Cass Public Health is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse responsible for providing professional nursing services to clients of all ages in the home, school, and other community settings. Comfort with diverse cultures and populations is vital. The successful candidate must work interdependently with the Public Health team, utilize critical thinking skills, and be flexible. Knowledge of community resources and experience in public health a plus. Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred, along with two or more years of previous professional experience. A valid State of ND registered nurse and driver’s license is required. 27 hours per week. Starting wage is $27.54 – $29.19 per hour DOE, plus benefits. Employment contingent on successful pre-employment screening. Apply online at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at ND Job Service by June 1, 2018. EOE

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