Job Postings


Below are current job openings with the City of Moorhead. Select the job title to see more information on the position and to access the online application form. Seasonal job opportunities are listed on the Fall/Winter Seasonal Positions page.

Engineering Technician

  • Full Time
  • $49,636 to $70,908
  • 11/03/2017 9:00 am

Anticipated Hire Date: January 2018 

Position Summary 

The City of Moorhead is accepting applications for an Engineering Technician. This position performs technical work in field and office assisting the engineers, by completing topographic surveys and construction staking of project sites, performing research, drafting plans in AutoCAD Civil 3D software, preparing maps, calculating quantities, making algebraic and geometric design computations, operating survey equipment (including GPS units, robotic total stations and auto levels), inspecting construction projects for compliance with plans and specifications, preparing and maintaining records, conducting safety and maintenance inspections of City infrastructure, and related work as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates/Technical degree in civil engineering, engineering technology, surveying, drafting, construction management, or related field
  • Three years of experience in the utilization of current AutoCAD Civil 3D software, performing and assisting in surveying, construction management, construction inspection, or related field

Special Requirements:

  • MnDOT Certifications (within 12 months of hire):
    • Aggregate Production 
    • Grading & Base 1&2
    • Bituminous Streets 1&2
    • Concrete Field 1&2
  • Valid Driver's License

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City of Moorhead is an equal opportunity employer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding employment with the City of Moorhead. Please contact us at 218.299.5179 or email us if your question is not answered here.

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  • What benefits are provided to employees?

    Full-time employees receive a number of benefits. The City of Moorhead provides employer-paid contributions toward health insurance, basic life insurance, and public retirement program. Additional elective benefits are also available to employees. Visit Employee Benefits for further details.

  • How do I claim Veterans’ Preference for employment?

    State law outlines how veterans’ preference is applied to qualified candidates. If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit proof of your eligibility (such as form DD214) along with your application for employment.

  • What is the City of Moorhead compensation plan?

    In order to maintain pay equity compliance, as required by the State of Minnesota Local Government Pay Equity Act, municipalities are required to establish a job evaluation system to determine the comparable work value of each employee class. The City of Moorhead has established a job classification system and compensation plan for all employee job classes. This classification and compensation plan assigns a salary range for each job classification. These salary ranges are compared to actual wage rates in the market (competing employers/government entities) every few years. Employees are hired onto the wage schedule at a specific step and, assuming a favorable review, will advance to the next step on the wage schedule on an annual basis. Please view Labor Union Contacts for wage detail on specific union positions.

  • What data about applicants for employment are public?

    According to state law, applicant data is private except when the applicant is certified as eligible for appointment to a vacancy or when applicants are finalists for a position in public employment. The following data on applicants is public: veteran status, job history, education and training, relevant test scores, rank on eligible list, and work availability.

  • Can two or more relatives work for the City of Moorhead at the same time?

    The City of Moorhead restricts employment of more than one member of a family or persons related by blood or marriage if it creates a supervisory relationship. Employment of a family member refers to spouse, parent (including in-law), grandparents, aunts and uncles, children, sibling (including step and in-law), nieces and nephews, and significant others. There may be other sensitive positions or situations where placement of an employee’s family member is inappropriate and will not be allowed.