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2024 City of Fairmont Benefits: Full-time Employment

 Job openings with the City of Fairmont


Water Operator
Starting Wage: $35.74/hour – $45.23/hour 
Application Deadline: 7/26/2024; applications reviewed on a rolling basis

The City of Fairmont’s Water Treatment Plant is looking for a Water Operator. This position is responsible for operating and maintaining equipment at the Water Treatment Plant; maintaining infrastructure; assisting in gathering data, performing tests, and generating reports; and performing other related functions as assigned or apparent.

Qualifications for this position include the possession of a Class D Water Operator’s License (or the ability to obtain it within six months of hire) and a two-year vocational college degree in Water Treatment and Operation or its equivalent. A combination of education and experience may substitute for the two-year degree. Preferred qualifications include two or more years of experience working with municipal water/wastewater departments and a Class C Water Operator’s License or higher.

The typical work hours for this position are 12-hour rotating shifts starting at 6:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Applicants must complete a City of Fairmont job application. The application and any supplemental materials (résumé, cover letter, etc.) should be submitted to City of Fairmont, Attention: Rachel, 100 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont, MN 56031 or emailed to rviesselman@fairmont.org.

Water Operator Job Description
City of Fairmont Employment/Job Application


Notice to Home Inspectors
Request for Statement of Qualifications

Submission Deadline: 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2024

The City of Fairmont is soliciting statements of qualifications from home inspectors or licensed contractors to conduct mandated inspections of private rental housing units pursuant to Chapter 27 of the Fairmont City Code. The City will maintain a small list of contracted inspectors to be assigned inspections of rental housing units.

Primary job responsibilities include:

  • Inspect rental housing units per City Rental Property Safety Inspection Checklist
  • Pass or fail inspections, indicate unit deficiencies, and conduct re-inspections as needed
  • Regularly communicate with City staff and property owners/managers

For additional information on the selection process, selection criteria, and statement of qualifications guidelines, click here.

Qualifications should be submitted to City of Fairmont, Attention: Rachel, 100 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont, MN 56031 or emailed to rviesselman@fairmont.org.


Community Development Director
Starting Wage: $49.84/hr – $63.09/hr  Application Deadline: Open until Filled

The City of Fairmont is looking for a Community Development Director. This position is responsible for organizing and directing the full range of the City’s community development operations as they relate to planning, zoning, and economic development; residential and commercial ordinance administration; property maintenance codes and enforcement; supervision of Community Development Department personnel; development and implementation of a Lakes Management Plan; involvement in other special plans, projects, and authorities/commissions; and other duties as assigned. The Community Development Director will report to the City Administrator.

Qualifications for this position include possession of a bachelor’s degree in community planning, economic development, public administration, or related field as well as five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, economic development, community development, and housing and/or redevelopment, including some supervisory experience. Preferred qualifications include American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certifications; Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certifications; and a master’s degree in community planning, economic development, public administration, or related field.

The typical work hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Applicants must complete a City of Fairmont job application as well as submit a résumé and cover letter. The application materials should be submitted to City of Fairmont, Attention: Rachel, 100 Downtown Plaza, Fairmont, MN 56031 or emailed to rviesselman@fairmont.org.

Community Development Director Job Description
City of Fairmont Employment/Job Application

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