Planner / Housing Specialist

East Central Iowa Council of Governments

Are you a great writer? Are you able to manage a lot of details with a high degree of accuracy? Do you love gathering and analyzing data? Are you passionate about improving the availability of quality housing in our region? If yes, this may be the position for you! The East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) is seeking a Planner - Housing Specialist to join our team. This position will work on housing studies and assessments, write and administer federal and state grants, and support Housing Trust Fund initiatives.


Our ideal candidate would have:

  • A master’s degree in planning, public administration or related field,
  • At least two years of related experience
  • Strong communication skills,
  • Strong attention to detail,
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, and
  • Overt passion for improving housing conditions and availability


…but we recognize that the person with the passion we seek may not fit this list perfectly. Successful candidates will model ECICOG’s core values of service, flexibility, teamwork, “can-do” spirit, and love for our communities and region.


ECICOG is a small intergovernmental agency serving Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Iowa and Washington counties. Our mission is to help build vibrant, forward-thinking communities in a resilient region by:

  • Promoting regional collaboration,
  • Planning for the future,
  • Sharing technical skills, and
  • Leveraging state and federal resources.


Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter via email by clicking apply now. 

Hiring range is 40-60k per year (depending on experience) with excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, IPERS and a generous PTO program. ECICOG employees have the option to work from home two days a week.

Visit for more information.


Applying for:

Planner /Housing Specialist

East Central Iowa Council of Governments

(.DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .RTF, .TXT, .ODT, .PAGES, .WPS up to 2MB)

Job ID: 82118

Posted 29 days ago

Share This Job