Southwest Iowa Planning Council
Southwest Iowa Planning Council

Career Opportunties

 SWIPCO is seeking to hire a Community Development Specialist II 

Do you like to be out in the community helping local leaders and stakeholders solve complex problems?  Do you want a career that is diverse and challenging?  Do you have a background in local government, planning, or economic development?  Are you organized and get excited about seeing a project you helped start become a reality?  If these things interest you, consider becoming a community development specialist at SWIPCO.  Our community development staff are both planners and doers—meaning that where many traditional planning jobs leave the implementation to someone else, our staff not only identify issues and develop solutions, but are there to help get it funded and built.  Diverse backgrounds can meet this but the ideal candidate will have experience and/or a degree and community and regional planning.  SWIPCO is looking to bring on someone who has already had their entry level experience and is looking to move up in a growing organization.  Starting salary is between $55k and $65k, depending on qualifications.


Complete applications require a resume, cover letter, three professional references, and an equal opportunity employment questionnaire.  As a public employer, SWIPCO offers an excellent benefits package including 99% of single health premiums paid (85% of family plans), IPERS retirement, paid sick and vacation leave, ten paid holidays, as well as other benefits.  The work location is Atlantic, Iowa, and following an initial training period a hybrid work environment is anticipated.  Because of the nature of community meetings this position is not fully remote.  Residency within a reasonable distance of Atlantic is required.  Position is open until filled but review of applications will begin January 12, 2023.  Applications should be emailed to SWIPCO human resources,


SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Community Development Specialist II.pdf
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Application - Comm Dev Spec II.pdf
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Council Bluffs Area Driver:

Southwest Iowa Transit Agency (SWITA) is seeking a part-time driver in Council Bluffs to transport 1st and 2nd shift workers to various job sites in Council Bluffs, Oakland or Shelby IA.  Applicant must possess or be willing to acquire a commercial driver’s license class C with passenger endorsement (SWITA will assist with ELDT and  drive test), and enjoy working with the public. Starting wage is $16.00 per hour plus IPERS and PTO. Applicant must be able to obtain a CDL Medical Exam and pass a DOT pre-employment drug screen.

For questions contact Daurine Petersen at 800-842-8065. Please send the application below to SWITA, Attn: Daurine, 1501 SW 7th St., Atlantic, Iowa, 50022 or email to

SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.  

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