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Regional Planner - Southwest Iowa Planning Council - Atlantic, Iowa (posted 5.15.17)

Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO), a council of governments serving eight counties headquartered in Atlantic, Iowa, seeks a full time regional planner. This position is a professional planning position dealing with a broad scope, including: comprehensive plans, data collection, housing studies, grant writing/administration, and community and regional planning. Experience with compliance with government programs and planning skills should be highlighted. A bachelorís degree in planning or related field required, masters preferred. Entry to mid-level applicants encouraged to apply. Frequent travel within the area using company vehicles and occasional travel outside the area required. Veterans encouraged to apply. Excellent benefits package including IPERS. Residency in the area required within six months of employment. Salary DOQ.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and three references to: SWIPCO, 1501 SW 7th St., Atlantic, IA 50022 or email human resources at Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM, May 19, 2017. SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.


Finance Manager - Southwest Iowa Planning Council - Atlantic, Iowa (posted 4.19.17)

Southwest Iowa Planning Council seeks a professional, motivated candidate with proven accounting experience to join our staff as finance manager. Full job description and application materials are available at the SWIPCO offices at 1501 SW 7th St., Atlantic, IA 50022 or on our website The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and have at least three years of accounting experience. Full benefits with IPERS. Salary DOQ. Questions should be directed to Executive Director John McCurdy at 712-243-4196. Applications are due by C.O.B. May 5, 2017. SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.


Public Information Specialist - East Central Iowa Council of Governments - Cedar Rapids, Iowa (posted 3.23.17)

The purpose of the position is to plan and coordinate intergovernmental and communication activities for the benefit of the agency's planning and programmatic activities in transportation, community development, and environmental services, within a multi-country region. Activities include the preparationand dissemination of materials to the public and news media, working closesly with departmetns in preparation of internal and external publications, and fulfilling specific regulatory and compliance public information duties on behalf of the agency. Click here to learn more about the position.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three references to: Executive Director, East Central Iowa Council of Governments, 700 16th Street NE, Suite 301, Cedar Rapids, IA 502402 or