Career Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities with Region XII Council of Governments:

Regional Planner

Region XII Council of Governments is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Regional Planner.  This position will be part of a dynamic team and will have the opportunity to work with 56 local communities in Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, and Sac Counties and 6 associate member cities in Dallas County on a variety of projects. Work may include grant writing and administration, technical assistance to cities and counties in various economic and community development areas, GIS, comprehensive planning, infrastructure planning, and development. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a bachelor’s degree in community & regional planning, geography, journalism, public administration, economics, business, finance, or a related field. The individual must possess good computer, communication, and writing skills. Entry-level applicants and May 2024 graduates are encouraged to apply. This position will work from the Region XII COG offices in Carroll, IA.

The position is covered under the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) and offers an excellent benefit package including vacation and sick leave; health, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability insurance; life insurance; flexible spending account; and paid holidays. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications. Interested persons must download and complete a Region XII COG Employment Application by visiting (http://www.region12cog.org/career-opportunities/). Please send this application and a resume to: Chris Whitaker, Region XII COG, 1009 E Anthony Street, PO Box 768, Carroll IA 51401 or to [email protected] where you may also address any questions you have. This position is open until filled with an initial review of applications no later than noon Friday, March 8, 2024. Region XII COG is an equal opportunity employer.

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Planning Intern

Region XII Council of Governments, a six-county regional planning agency in Western Iowa, is seeking qualified applicants for a summer internship. Scheduling for the position is flexible, with up to 40 hours per week, depending on the availability of the successful applicant. Desired applicants are those who are seeking an education in community and regional planning, political science, public administration, business, or other public service-related field. Duties will include assisting planning and housing staff in the research & preparation of various planning documents, development of grant applications, and assistance with community development projects. Computer experience is important, including knowledge of MS Office. Knowledge of ArcGIS software may be helpful but not required. Starting wage is $16.00 per hour. The internship is anticipated to last through the summer. Interested persons must download and complete a Region XII COG Employment Application by visiting (http://www.region12cog.org/career-opportunities/). Please send application, unofficial transcripts, and resume to: Chris Whitaker, Region XII COG, 1009 E Anthony Street, PO Box 768, Carroll IA 51401 or to [email protected]. This position is open until filled with an initial review of applications no later than noon Friday, March 8, 2024. Region XII COG is an equal opportunity employer.Download Employment Application

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