MIDAS Council of Governments

Fort Dodge, IA United States


$3,000 Hiring Bonus


Do you want to help positively impact small communities? Are you interested in working on multiple projects and never having the same day twice? Is writing something you enjoy? If so, regional planning may be the perfect opportunity!


MIDAS Council of Governments, a six-county regional planning agency in northwest Iowa, is currently seeking a Planner to join our team and help make a difference! 


As a Planner, you will provide assistance to communities in MIDAS’ six-county region (Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster, and Wright counties). Work will include grant writing and administration, plan writing, public outreach, and other projects as needed. The position requires some travel and night meetings. 


Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a valid driver’s license. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel are required; experience in Adobe, Publisher and ArcGIS is desired. The ideal candidate will be familiar with regional planning, provide excellent customer service, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Candidates with little or no experience are encouraged to apply.


The salary range is $42,000 – $62,438 (depending upon qualifications and experience). The position is covered under the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) along with an excellent benefit package. MIDAS offers remote working options after a probationary period.


MIDAS is currently offering a $3,000 bonus for new planner hires.


Applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, September 15, 2023, but the position will be open until filled. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume, and references to Khylea Wisthoff at MIDAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA).


Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Comprehensive or Long-Range Planning
Salary Range
42,000 – $62,438

Contact Information

Khylea Wisthoff
602 1st Ave South
Fort Dodge, IA
United States