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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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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 or at North Dakota Job Service. Open until filled. EOE


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Seasonal Laborer (Solid Waste Division)Posting Closes: 3/31/2017
The City of Fargo Solid Waste Division is seeking seasonal employees to work 40 hours per week from mid-April through mid-October of 2017. These positions will assist staff with assignments such as working at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, maintenance and cleaning at recycling drop sites, mowing and landscaping at the landfill, and assisting with Equipment Operator II assignments as needed and capable. Diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license are required. Wage is $13.00 - $14.00 per hour, DOE. Employment is contingent upon successful background check, drug screen and pre-placement medical evaluation. Apply online at or at North Dakota Job Service by March 31, 2017. Call 701-239-7301 for application. EOE


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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

Applicants are required to bring a completed background investigation packet with them to testing. The investigation packet can be downloaded here:

For more information about the Fargo Police Department, visit our web site at or call Jen Kraiter at 701-241-8162. EOE


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Technician Intern
The City of Fargo Fleet Services is seeking part-time technicians to perform routine maintenance/repair on all City of Fargo vehicles and equipment. Part-time technicians will assist specifically in PM repairs during the swing shift, and will work 20 hours per week from September through May of 2016. Previous experience in vehicle maintenance preferred, high school diploma or GED and current drivers license are required; CDL a plus. Job offer contingent on satisfactory background check, pre-placement evaluation and drug screen. $12.50/hr or 13.50/hr with valid CDL. Apply online at Open till filled.

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