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

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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FARGODOME Part-Time Employment

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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CIVIL ENGINEER I (Design and Construction)Posting Closes: 2/26/2018
The City of Fargo is seeking a Civil Engineer I (Design and Construction) to provide administrative/professional engineering work in design and construction of public works projects by City staff or professional consultants.

Essential Duties

• Completes preliminary project research and documentation
• Plans, designs, reviews, and writes specifications for utility and paving projects 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
• Effectively communicates with the general public, contractors, and businesses to address
project concerns, technical issues, public relations, etc.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or closely related field
• Two or more years of experience in civil engineering design and construction project
• Valid State of North Dakota engineer-in-training certificate
• Valid driver’s license

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary range is $66,830-$70,845/year, plus benefits. Employment is contingent on successful background check and drug screens.

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 February 26, 2018. EOE.


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Public Works Services ManagerPosting Closes: 2/23/2018
The City of Fargo Public Works Department is currently seeking a proven and experienced professional to serve as the Public Works Services Manager. This position is responsible for the safe, efficient administration and coordination of the skilled and technical work in the operation and maintenance of the Street and Water Divisions. Current operational functions of these divisions consist of: Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, Storm Sewer Collection, Streets and Right-of-Way Maintenance.

The successful candidate will have a background in public works operations, project management, and engineering; will be a skilled problem solver with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; able to respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner. Possess highly developed management skills that include the ability to select, train and evaluate employees; make sound and effective decisions regarding operational and personnel functions; understand, explain and apply policies and procedures; analyze unusual situations and resolve them through application of management principles and practices; develop comprehensive plans to meet future City needs/services; deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions; develop effective relationships with peers/employees at all levels of the organization and with City residents; effectively supervise others and enforce a balanced budget; develop new policies impacting divisional operations/procedures; the ability to perform other related duties as required. Expectations for this position also include the ability to attend meetings and/or events on evenings and/or weekends.

Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Example combinations include equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field, AND five (5) years of progressively responsible, diversified professional public works operations and maintenance experience, including or supplemented by experience in supervision/management. A valid CDL license is also required.

Current salary range is $7,015 to $9,119/mo., plus benefits.

Employment is contingent upon successful background check, pre-placement evaluation, drug screen, and proof of valid licensing. Apply online at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at Job Service by February 23, 2018. EOE


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Laborer/Maintenance - Forestry
The City of Fargo Forestry Department is seeking responsible individuals for seasonal outdoor and physical positions, working 40 hours per week, starting approximately April 16 (negotiable), for up to 6 months. Assist with summer brush pick-up service, provide support for full-time arborist staff, general maintenance and care of small and medium size trees including planting, watering, weed control, mulching, and pruning. Other forestry related activities as required. The opportunity to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) will be available. Individual must be able to effectively interact with public and co-workers. High school diploma or GED and valid driver’s license are required. Employment is contingent on successful background check, pre-placement evaluation and drug screen. Starting wage is $13.00 per hour w/o CDL; $14.50 per hour with current CDL (with air brake endorsement). Apply online at www.FargoND.gov/apply or at Job Service North Dakota. Open until filled. 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.

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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Control Systems Manager-Water UtilityPosting Closes: 3/2/2018
The City of Fargo is seeking a Control Systems Manager for the Water Filtration Department. This position, under general direction, installs, programs, monitors, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs the water treatment plant’s computer control system and all its related hardware, software, electrical and electronic controls, the network, and related instruments rated up to 480 volts.

This position 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, two years of experience of SCADA systems and HMI software; 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 and a valid driver’s license are also required.

Compensation is $32.13 to $34.06/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 March 2, 2018. EOE


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Airport Firefighter (Municipal Airport Authority)Posting Closes: 3/9/2018
The Airport Firefighter serves as a team member to carry out fire suppression and rescue, medical emergency response, fire prevention and hazardous material emergency response activities, this includes fires, or the potential of fires, involving aircraft and operational processes located at Hector International Airport.

The Airport Firefighter performs various maintenance activities on fire equipment and fire station facility and is responsible for the care and safe operation of department equipment of a high monetary value. This position is an operational firefighter position and will require the incumbent to crew an Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) apparatus and participate in hot zone activities during emergency response operations. Work performed can be considerably hazardous and requires the airport firefighter to follow the direction of supervisors and to draw upon the extensive training and/or experience they receive on-the-job to make quick judgments in extremely volatile situations. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to austere conditions including elevated temperatures, extreme cold, highly stressful situations, and chaotic environments. The Airport Firefighter will assist airport operations personnel in providing Airport Operations Area (AOA) maintenance activities to ensure effective, efficient and safe operation of the airport, according to federal regulations under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. This position is subject to emergency call-back 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Minimum Qualifications
Must have a High school diploma or GED, as well as, hold current IFSAC or Pro Board certifications in Firefighter I & II, Airport Firefighter, Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations, Emergency Medical Responder or higher and C.P.R. Certification Completion of FEMA Courses ICS 100, 200, 700 & 800 required within 90 days of employment date.

Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary Range is $3,790 - $4,016/mo, DOE, plus benefits. Employment is contingent on successful background check, TSA Criminal History Records Check, pre-employment medical evaluation, psychological evaluation, polygraph examination, fitness/agility evaluation and drug screen. To assure consideration, apply at http://fargond.gov/apply or at Job Service ND by March 9, 2018. Please include your resume, two references and proof of all currently held certifications with your application submission. EOE


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Library Associate I (Technical Services)Posting Closes: 2/19/2018

The City of Fargo's Library is seeking a part time Library Associate I to work 24 hours per week. The incumbent will be working with a wide variety of backgrounds/ages and will be responsible for receiving, processing, and mending library materials; assisting in weeding projects; creating item records in the library catalog; and ordering supplies and materials. Applicant must be able to lift 40 lbs., bend, stoop, and grasp items repeatedly, and report to work at all Fargo Public Library locations.

This position requires a high school diploma or its equivalent (G.E.D.) and one year of related experience serving the public, such as retail, clerical or library work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The starting pay wage is $13.79-14.62 per hour plus pro-rated benefits. 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 February 19, 2018. 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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