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The City of Fargo is Requesting Proposals for a City Health Officer


The City of Fargo (City) is requesting proposals for a City Health Officer. Services will commence on or about September 1, 2018, and will be ongoing.


The Health Officer serves as the medical director for Fargo Cass Public Health by enforcing the public health laws, regulations, and ordinances within Fargo and Cass County relating to preservation of life and health of individuals. Directly responsible to the Board of Health who has the power by state law to appoint and the authority to remove for cause during the term of appointment.


Knowledge of the principles and practice of public health and desire to support the programs offered by Fargo Cass Public Health. Knowledge of communicable diseases, epidemiology, environmental health, community engagement, policy development and ability to work collaboratively with the health care systems desired. Good communication skills and ability to work with news media also desired.


Must be a physician licensed to practice medicine in the state, having met all the requirements of the North Dakota Board of Medicine for an unrestricted permanent license.

Requires a degree of doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy from an approved U.S. or Canadian medical school supplemented by one-year postgraduate medical study or internship equivalent at an approved facility. A graduate of a school outside the U.S. and Canada must have a doctor of medicine degree or approved equivalent and completion of thirty months of postgraduate training in the U.S. or Canada and meet all the requirements of the North Dakota Board of Medicine for licensure.

A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree or experience working in public health is highly desirable.

All detailed information about the position and proposal requirements are outlined in the Health Officer Request for Proposal (RFP). Deadline for submission of a proposal is Friday, June 29, 2018.

Questions should be directed to:

Linda Anderson, Principal Office Associate
Fargo Cass Public Health