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.

Finance Director

  • Full Time
  • $90,480 to $129,257
  • 08/15/2018 1:30 pm

The City of Moorhead is seeking qualified applicants for the Finance Director position in the Administration Department. This professional position serves as Chief Financial Officer of the City and as such performs complex work planning, directing, coordinating and supervising the finance and assessing operations, participating in the City's accounting, budgeting, internal auditing, capital improvements, cash management, investment of funds and other financial programs, and related work as required.

About the Community

The City of Moorhead is a community of 44,000 people located in a metropolitan area of over 238,000 people. The metro area is home to excellent educational institutions with Minnesota State University Moorhead, Concordia College, M|State, and North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND) as well as excellent primary and secondary public and private schools. The area offers great shopping, restaurants, entertainment including USHL Hockey, Professional Baseball, Bluestem Center for the Arts, an International Airport and is close to lakes and forested areas of northwestern Minnesota. We are a community of great neighborhoods, new schools, and have all the conveniences of a metro area, but just a 35 minute drive to the lakes area and the best of Minnesota outdoors.

Salary Range

The 2018 salary range is $90,480 to $129,257 per year. Benefits include full employee health care coverage, Minnesota PERA retirement, and life insurance. Family, dental, and vision insurance packages and other investment options are available. See Employee Benefits for further information.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Six years of progressively responsible experience in finance administration or accounting in municipal government
  • Certified Public Account (CPA) or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) within two years of hire
  • Valid driver's license

To Apply:

  • Submit an application and resume for employment

Job Description

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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.

  • How can I receive notifications on City of Moorhead employment opportunities?

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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.