Job Listing: Regional Planner

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The Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission Published: July 22, 2020
West Burlington, IA
Job Type


Regional Planner Position

Background: The Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission is seeking highly motivated individuals with backgrounds in urban planning, landscape architecture, geography, leadership, political science, or related field to fill a full-time Regional Planner position. This position will perform work under the direction of the Assistant Director. General duties will include GIS data collection and mapping, data collection and analysis, preparing planning documents, zoning and subdivision ordinance updates and enforcement, housing program assistance, grant writing, grant administration, project management, assisting other planning staff, and other duties as needed. Compensation range is between $35,000 and $45,000 with excellent benefits package with compensation dependent on educational background and any prior experience. Benefits package includes 3 options for health insurance plans, dental insurance, optional vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, IPERS, optional 457 plan investment, paid time off, holidays, and flexible work scheduling.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
• Completion of a four-year undergraduate program or graduate program in planning, landscape architecture, geography, leadership, political science, or a related field
• One-year professional planning experience, through full-time employment or internship
• Ability to work independently
• Must take responsibility and ownership for assigned projects
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong research and analytical skills
• Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment
• Ability to communicate via online platforms including Zoom and Microsoft Teams
• Flexibility and desire to work on a variety of planning related projects
• Experience with Microsoft Office, ESRI ArcGIS, Adobe products, and SketchUp

Letter of Interest and Resumes
For full consideration submit a letter of interest and resume by e-mail to [email protected] or by mail to:

Sherri Jones
Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission
Regional Planner Position
211 N Gear Avenue, Suite 100
West Burlington, IA 52655

Letters of interest and resumes must be submitted by August 21st, 2020. For additional information please call 319-753-4322. EOE/AA