Southwest Iowa Planning Council
Southwest Iowa Planning Council

Request for Proposals

None at this time.

Career Opportunities within SWIPCO

Community Development Director


Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO), a regional council of governments located in Atlantic, Iowa seeks a Community Development Director. This is a supervisory position that reports directly to the executive director. The incumbent is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of a very diverse set of services to our member communities. These services include, but are not limited to: grant writing, grant administration, housing development and rehabilitation, planning, small business loans, municipal code development and enforcement, and administering a regional transportation planning affiliation. The successful candidate will supervise a staff of 5 with a diverse set of responsibilities. A demonstrated history of positive staff supervision is required along with a strong desire to live and work in a rural setting. This is a middle management position and a minimum of 4 to 8 years of experience is required. Applicants from a variety of disciplines will be considered, and those with experience managing state and or federal grant funds are especially encouraged to apply. A master’s degree in a field related to public administration, business, or regional planning or a bachelor’s degree with commensurate is preferred. Residency within the SWIPCO region is required within 4 months of hire. 

Applicants are encouraged to review the SWIPCO website at, where a full job description is located and to contact the executive director, John McCurdy, AICP with questions. SWIPCO provides a generous benefits package, and is an IPERS employer. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, three references, and SWIPCO application and EEO form electronically to Review of resumes will begin on June 28, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.   

Community Development Director Job Description
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Community Development Director Application
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Transit Dispatcher


Southwest Iowa Planning Council is seeking to fill the position of Transit Dispatcher.  This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits package which includes IPERS.

Job Duties:

  • Answer transportation department phones
  • Communicate client transportation needs to drivers
  • Data entry/verification of driver log sheets
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the transit system

Minimum job requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Must have good communication skills with drivers, customer and office personnel
  • Strong computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Individuals may contact Karen Mauer at 712-243-4196 with questions. 

To apply, send your cover letter, resume, three professional references, SWIPCO application form and EEO identification form to 1501 SW 7th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022 or email to  Applications must be received by 4:30pm June 30, 2017. SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender

Transit Dispatcher Job Description
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Transit Dispatcher Application
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Part Time Drivers


Southwest Iowa Transit Agency needs part-time drivers to transport individuals in Shelby and Pottawattamie County and the city of Council Bluffs.  Starting pay is $12/hour, plus incentives. Must have, or be willing to obtain, Commercial Drivers License Class C or above with a passenger endorsement. May use SWITA buses for testing.  Pre-employment drug screen.  

For questions contact Karen Mauer at 800-842-8065. Please send the application below to SWITA, Attn: Karen, 1501 SW 7th St., Atlantic, Iowa, 50022 or email to  SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.  

Driver's Application
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Career Opportunities with SWIPCO Partners

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