Job Title: Regional Planner
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Ottumwa, IA
The Area 15 Regional Planning Commission seeks a qualified individual for the position of Regional Planner. The successful candidate will work with city and county officials and assist staff in providing technical assistance on a variety of planning projects including but not limited to: hazard mitigation planning and disaster recovery, grant writing and administration, comprehensive planning, economic development strategies, data gathering, mapping, and plan preparation.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess superior written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and work independently, experience with City and County governance, knowledge of public works such as water and sewer, experience with emergency response operations, strong ability to communicate with public officials and collect information, proficiency with computers and computer programs (particularly Microsoft Office and Arcview GIS), ability to understand state and federal assistance programs, and ability to write reports and applications for funding assistance.
A degree in planning or related field is required. Starting salary & benefits package range $40,368 to $42,547. Benefits package includes 100% paid employee health insurance and employer contribution to the IPERS retirement plan. Successful candidate will be eligible for salary advancement and promotion based on performance and tenure. Send resume, cover letter, and a list of references to: Matt Bauman, Senior Planner, Area 15 Regional Planning Commission, P.O. Box 1110, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 or email@example.com. Applications accepted until position is filled. All persons applying must be available for in-person interview. Equal Opportunity Employer.