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.

Engineer OR Senior Engineer

  • Full Time
  • See salary information below
  • 11/30/2017 12:00 pm

Expire Date: Open until filled - first review of applications on January 5, 2018
Anticipated Hire Date: 
January 2018

The City of Moorhead is accepting applications for either a Senior Engineer or Engineer to fill one position opening in the Engineering Department.

City of Moorhead is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary / Pay Rate
:  $70,953 to $101,362

Position Summary:

This position performs difficult work planning, directing, coordinating, supervising and participating in designing and constructing public infrastructure projects and programs, developing project plans and specifications, administering capital improvement programs, preparing reports, and related work as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering
  • Five years of experience in professional civil engineering work, or related field

Special Requirements:

  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota
  • National Bridge Inspection program experience preferred but not required
  • Valid driver's license

View Senior Engineer job description

Apply for Senior Engineer position

Salary / Pay Rate
:  $58,178 to $83,112

Position Summary:

This position performs intermediate work designing and reviewing plans and specifications for public infrastructure projects, designing wastewater and storm water treatment and collection systems, assisting with the administration, coordination and management of special programs, and related work as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering
  • One year of experience in engineering, or related field is preferred

Special Requirements:

  • Engineering-in-Training registration
  • Valid Driver's license

View Engineer job description

Apply for Engineer position


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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.