Planner / Environmental Specialist

East Central Iowa Council of Governments

Do you want to positively impact the environment? Our Planner/Environmental Specialist will manage the Iowa Waste Exchange (IWE) program for Benton, Iowa, Linn, Johnson and Jones counties. This innovative program helps find alternative uses for excess waste generated by businesses, thereby reducing the amount of waste that goes to area landfills. Depending on organization needs, this position will also assist rural communities with obtaining and managing grants to upgrade their water and wastewater systems, help develop hazard mitigations plans and work on our region’s six-county climate action plan.   


  • The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in planning or related field; however, we encourage individuals with different education and experience backgrounds to apply.
  • Success in the position will require strong written and verbal communication skills; comfort interacting with businesses, elected officials and members of the community; flexibility; attention to detail; the ability to manage several projects simultaneously; and the motivation to complete projects and achieve IWE metrics with limited oversight.

Join our small but powerful team! We value service, flexibility, teamwork, “can-do” spirit, and love for our communities and region. Our team members enjoy excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, participation in the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) and a generous PTO program. ECICOG employees have the option to work from home two days a week after their initial training period.

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

This position may be hired as a Planner I (hiring range 42-51k) or Planner II (hiring range 57-64k) depending on experience. This position will remain open until filled, but potential candidates are encouraged to apply by June 5 to ensure consideration.

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Planner / Environmental Specialist

East Central Iowa Council of Governments

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Job ID: 85496

Posted 17 days ago

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