Southwest Iowa Planning Council
Southwest Iowa Planning Council

Career Opportunties


The SWIPCO staff is amazing, but there just aren’t enough of them right now and we currently have some open positions.  It is important to note that we are regularly hiring SWITA drivers and anyone interested in driving is encouraged to apply at any time, but we have a couple more opportunities at this time as well:


Nothing that fits your skills, but want to apply for future openings? Have questions? Submit your general applicant resume and cover letter to!

Community Development Specialist:  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 role and typical candidates come into these positions with either a planning, public policy, political science, or related degree.  SWIPCO is open to hiring at a variety of levels from entry level (0-2 years’ experience) in the $40k’s to higher levels of responsibility and compensation for those coming in with relavent experience.

Application PDF - Community Development Specialist
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Job Description - Community Development Specialist
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Grants Specialist:  The backbone of SWIPCO’s successful programs is our ability to manage large and complex grant programs.  The way we do this is by having smart, dedicated staff who specialize in making sure that we and the communities we serve are doing what needs to be done per grant regulations.  Grants specialists learn the ins and outs of programs and help our members navigate through some complex rules and procedures.  They also help individuals who are working with us to have their homes repaired or accessing other services navigate application paperwork.  Often behind the scenes, grants specialists need to be detail oriented, organized, and focused on how we can best help others while staying in compliance with multiple programs.  Experience with grants is a major plus, but not a set in stone requirement.  A background in a paralegal position, administrative assistance, bookkeeping, or social services are common to these positions.  Wage is DOQ but starting wage is from $17-$20 per hour.

Application PDF - Grants Specialist
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Job Description - Grants Specialist
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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 drive test), and enjoy working with the public. Starting wage is $15.00 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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Career Opportunities with SWIPCO Partners

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