Community Planner

Area 15 Regional Planning Commission

Ottumwa, IA United States


The Area 15 Regional Planning Commission, located in Ottumwa Iowa, is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Community Planner.  Area 15 RPC is a regional planning organization that performs planning services for a 6-county region aimed to improve the economy and quality of life in Southeast Iowa.  Areas of interest include strategic planning, public infrastructure, housing, transportation, tourism, and economic development.

The Community Planner will focus on developing projects for cities and counties in Southeast Iowa. The Community Planner will collaborate with government, non-profit, private business, and the public to advance community and regional development.  Experience in grantwriting, administration, and strategic planning is necessary.  Candidates should have with good written and oral communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

This is an excellent opportunity for entry-level or advanced planning experience.  Starting salary is dependent on education and experience.  Area 15 RPC offers competitive salary with health and life insurance benefits, vacation/holiday/sick pay.

To apply please submit a resume with references and cover letter electronically to Chris Bowers, Executive Director at .  The position will remain open until filled.  Equal Opportunity Employer.  More information at

Position Advertised on 6/20/2022

Experience Level
Entry (0-1 year)
AICP Level
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range

Contact Information

Chris Bowers
224 E. 2nd Street
PO Box 1110
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