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 $25.02 - $26.49/hour ($52,042 - $55,099/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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Water Plant SuperintendentPosting Closes: 8/25/2017
Manage the operation of a water treatment facility and the corresponding distribution system facilities. This position supervises directly and indirectly through subordinate supervisors, the operating and maintenance staff in carrying out the activities of the treatment facility and corresponding distribution system facilities. Also assists in managing the department’s budget. Requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering, chemistry, environmental chemistry, or a related field and five or more years of progressively responsible experience in the operation of a water treatment facility including three or more years of supervisory and/or lead work responsibility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. A valid State of North Dakota Grade 4 Water Plant Operator Certificate is required along with a valid driver’s license. $5,460 to $5,788/mo. DOE, plus benefits. Employment contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Apply at http://fargond.gov/apply or ND Job Service by August 25. EOE

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Marketing and Sales Associate (FARGODOME)Posting Closes: 8/28/2017
The FARGODOME is currently seeking a full time Marketing and Sales Associate to market the FARGODOME and events. The incumbent will be the lead role in advertising, media buying, promotions, public relations, and grassroots efforts for events. This position is also responsible for maintaining FARGODOME social media pages.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in a Business/Marketing or other related field preferred. Must be willing to work the hours necessary to meet marketing goals, to include evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Ability to travel is required.

Compensation and Benefits
The wage $19.85 - $22.24 per hour depending on experience. The City offers an excellent benefit package including a defined benefit pension plan.

Application Information and Deadline
For a complete job description and to apply for the position, go to http://fargond.gov/job-opportunities or submit a paper application to Job Service ND. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted no later than August 28, 2017.

The FARGODOME is a city-owned and managed 19,000-seat multi-purpose entertainment venue located in Fargo, ND. For more information about the City of Fargo, visit our website at www.FargoND.gov. EOE



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Equipment Operator I (Street)Posting Closes: 8/31/2017
The City of Fargo Street department has an opening for Equipment Operator I. 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. This position will also work with crews to perform manual labor in the repair of storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and street/sidewalk surfaces. Incumbent 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 $17.02 per hour plus benefits. Apply online at http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service by August 31, 2017. EOE

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Server / Network Technician IIIPosting Closes: 9/8/2017
The City of Fargo is seeking a full time Server/Network Technician III. Under general supervision by the IS Manager, the Server/Network III may supervise one or more technical staff and provide support for servers, network, and IP Telephony. Additional duties include providing support to the on call team, purchasing equipment, and providing technical advice and assistance to management. Must work well in a team environment and have excellent customer service skills.

Minimum Qualifications
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and a minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience, or an Associate’s degree in Computer Science and 8 or more years progressively more responsible experience in a multi-user environment working in the Information Technology field.

Compensation and Benefits
The salary for this position is $65,520 - $69,451 per year depending on experience. The City offers an excellent benefit package including a defined benefit pension plan.

Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen.

Apply online at http://fargond.gov/apply or at Job Service no later than September 8, 2017. EOE


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Arborist IPosting Closes: 9/8/2017
Utilize your experience in caring for trees with the City of Fargo Forestry department. The Arborist I will carry out skilled, manual and often hazardous tasks including pruning, planting and removing trees along city streets and in public areas. Public interaction and verbal communication are constant. Candidate must demonstrate professionalism and be highly skilled in personal communications. The position requires a high school diploma or GED, along with two or more years experience, or a combination of education and experience. A valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required. A degree in Urban Forestry or related field is preferred. Candidate must be qualified in Electrical Line Clearance, and achieve Arborist Certification with the International Society of Arboriculture, within one year from date of hire. $18.38/hour plus benefits. Job offer is contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Apply online at http://fargond.gov/apply or North Dakota Job Service by September 8, 2017. EOE

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Equipment Technician II (Central Garage)Posting Closes: 9/8/2017
The City of Fargo is accepting applications for one Equipment Technician II to join our team at the Public Works Garage. Responsibilities will include using diagnostic skills to perform minor and major mechanical repairs on City of Fargo vehicles, trucks & equipment. Assists in mentoring the Technician I positions.

Minimum Qualifications
The job requires an Associate’s degree in an appropriate mechanical specialty, such as automotive or diesel, and 3 years of related work experience 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. ASE certification and a valid CDL driver’s license are requirements of this position. 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. The base wage is $21.43 to $22.73 DOE plus a $1.00 per hour shift differential added to the base wage. 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://fargond.gov/apply or submit a paper application to Job Service ND. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted no later than September 8, 2017. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, drug screen and pre-placement evaluation. 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. 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 $13.00-$16.00 per hour, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful pre-placement evaluation, drug screen and background check. Apply online at http://fargond.gov/job-opportunities or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. 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 and overnights, with potential shifts as needed throughout the workweek. 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 $15.45 per hour. Employment is contingent upon successful background check and drug screen. Please apply online to http://applyonline.hr.cityoffargo.com/ or at North Dakota Job Service. EOE



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