Career Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities with Region XII Council of Governments:


Region XII Council of Governments seeks a qualified self-starter to serve as a Loan Officer for a new revolving loan fund targeted towards the meat processing industry. This new fund has a $15 million capital base and will be available to eligible meat processing businesses throughout the state of Iowa. The fund was established through a grant from USDA-Rural Development and is subject to rules and regulations established by USDA for operation of the loan fund as well as a COG-authored administrative plan. Initially, we anticipate 5-10 loans to be made from the capital base with 2-3 loans made each year thereafter depending upon repayment and deal flow.

This position will work independently within a small company environment and hold primary responsibility for promoting the loan program throughout the state of Iowa, serving as the point of contact for the fund, accepting applications, undertaking outreach including group presentations, performing underwriting for each applicant, cooperating with partner entities, and working with boards who will ultimately decide whether to extend a loan. The position will perform loan closing duties, ensure applicants meet USDA eligibility requirements, complete semi-annual reports, and perform annual monitoring duties.

The position may assist with the COG’s current business loan and/or housing loan portfolio across a 13-county footprint. In addition to duties described above, the position may be involved in all aspects of loan servicing, including some collection activities.

The position is anticipated to be part time, and can be adapted to the schedule of the successful candidate. This may be an ideal opportunity for a qualified person looking to decrease their current work schedule, seeking a limited return to the workforce, or wanting a more flexible work schedule to fit in other work or family commitments.

The COG is seeking a highly motivated individual with a bachelor’s degree in economics, business, finance, accounting, or a related field and five (5) or more years’ experience in commercial or agricultural lending as an employee in the private, public, or non-profit sector. Because interaction with clients, partners, and funding agencies is critical to job performance, the individual must possess good communication and computer skills. Previous experience with USDA lending is preferred. This position is planned to be based at the Region XII COG offices in Carroll, Iowa but could be remote for the right candidate.

The position is covered under the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS). The starting salary range for the position is anticipated to be $30 – $40 per hour (depending upon qualifications). Interested persons must download and complete a Region XII COG Employment Application by visiting Please send this application, a resume, and salary requirements to: Rick Hunsaker, Region XII COG, 1009 E Anthony Street, PO Box 768, Carroll IA 51401 or to [email protected]. Pre-employment screening includes but may not be limited to: references checks, educational verification, Federal background check, sex offender list check, and driving record check. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis and the position will remain open until filled. The first review of resumes will be November 30, 2022. Region XII COG is an equal opportunity employer.

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Region XII COG/Western Iowa Transit has an opening for a full or part-time transit driver in Crawford County. Day shift hours, Monday through Friday. Applicants must have a good driving record and a Class C, CDL with passenger endorsement or the ability to obtain one. Must pass a DOT physical and pre-employment drug screening. Child abuse and federal background checks are also required. Uniforms are provided. Call 712-792-9914 Mon-Fri. For an application, download and complete the Region XII COG Employment Application at and submit to: Matt Cleveland, Region XII COG, 1009 East Anthony St, PO Box 768, Carroll IA 51401 or [email protected]. Positions are open until filled. Region XII is an equal opportunity employer.

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