Southwest Iowa Planning Council
Southwest Iowa Planning Council

Request for Commercial Rental Space Proposals

Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) seeks to rent temporary office space within the City of Atlantic while construction work is being carried out on its existing office building.  Parties with available commercial space to rent are encouraged to submit proposals to SWIPCO by February 15, 2023.  Any lease would commence on April 1, 2023 and run through November 30, 2023.  All proposals must meet at minimum the following criteria:


  1. Have at least 20 parking spaces within 250 feet of the main entrance.
  2. Be not less than 1,750 square feet in usable space, inclusive of restrooms.
  3. Have at least one unisex restroom, preferably 2 or more.
  4. Have verifiable access to terrestrial internet with speeds of at least 100 Mbs download, 20 Mbs upload.
  5. Be in a ready state for move in by April 1, if not already.
  6. Have an ADA accessible main entry door and bathroom fixtures.
  7. Open floor plans are preferred, but if not open at least one room must be at least 300 square feet.
  8. Be sufficiently heated and cooled to maintain a constant temperature throughout within 2 degrees of 72 degrees Fahrenheit.


Proposals must include the address of the space, contact information of the owner and/or agent in charge, and available dates and times that the space may be viewed.  Proposals shall be in the form of a fixed per month rental rate.  SWIPCO will pay actual cost of utilities.  If not separately metered, utilities must be included in the lump sum monthly rate.  SWIPCO will not pay renovation costs.  Proposals should be hand delivered to the SWIPCO offices at 1501 SW 7th St., Atlantic, IA  50022 or emailed to  Questions should be directed to John McCurdy at 712-243-4196.  Intent is to award rental contract on February 23, 2023.  SWIPCO reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.  SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. 

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
Adobe Acrobat document [99.8 KB]
Comm Dev-December 2022-Community Dev Spe[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [620.8 KB]
Application - Comm Dev Spec II.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [94.6 KB]
Adobe Acrobat document [173.2 KB]


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.  

Transit Driver Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [234.2 KB]

Your form message has been successfully sent.

You have entered the following data:

Contact Daurine Petersen, HR, here if you would like a driver application emailed to you.

Please correct your input in the following fields:
Error while sending the form. Please try again later.

Note: Fields marked with * are required

SWIPCO Protest of Contract Award

SWIPCO Protest of Contract Award--revise[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [416.6 KB]

Career Opportunities with SWIPCO Partners

None Available at this time.