Upper Explorerland is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons.  Federal and Iowa law prohibits discrimination in hiring due to age, race, color, creed, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or veteran's status. Iowa law also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

UERPC is a nondiscriminatory agency.  Ancillary aids and services will be available upon request for a person with a disability.

Currently there is one job opportunity available at Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission.  To find jobs available in our area, click here.

Community Planner

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission is accepting applications for the position of Community Planner.  This is a full-time position who will be responsible for providing planning, economic development and community development administration and technical assistance to UERPC and its individual member cities and counties.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Planning, Public Administration, or Economic Development related field. Prefer one year of experience in municipal or regional planning or closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Requires strong communication skills such as writing and public speaking experience; basic statistical knowledge (for data analysis); knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, basic knowledge of other computer operations, including technical knowledge of operating system, word processing, electronic spreadsheets, databases, and other software applications as necessary.

Position is open until filled. Interested applicants should submit electronically a cover letter, resume, and contact information with three references to UERPC rhowe@uerpc.org.  Full position description can be found below.

UERPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

News Headlines

UERPC December Newsletter

Posted: Thu, December 14, 2017

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • Iowa Finance Authority Awards Funding to Housing Programs
  • Board Spotlight - Jon King
  • Beat the Blues Winter Marathon Starts January 7th
  • National Registered Apprenticeship Week
  • Luther senior Pulliam worked with displaced workers at IowaWORKS
  • Allamakee County Housing Survey
  • How do I prevent holiday stress?
  • Oh, The Weather Outside is... Delightful!
  • UERPC Holiday Hours
  • SAVE THE DATE: Discuss Legislative Priorities
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A Special UERPC Holiday Greeting

Posted: Mon, December 11, 2017

During this holiday season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have, like our partnership with you!  Our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible.  We appreciate working with you and hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring you happiness and success.  It is in this spirit that we say thank you and best wishes for the holidays and New Year.  Please take a few moments and enjoy our holiday word find below.

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UERPC November Newsletter

Posted: Wed, November 22, 2017

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • Living in the Middle of Everywhere - Trasportation Summit
  • Board Spotlight - Adam Weigand
  • Disability Awareness Month
  • Building a Healthy and Productive Workforce
  • Decorah Selected for 2018 Community Visioning Program
  • Iowa Cancer Plan
  • Governor Reynolds Announces Statewide Childhood Health Capaign
  • Walking Past Cancer
  • Building Remediation and Redevelopment
  • Preservation Iowa 2018 Most Endangered Properties
  • UERPC offices are closed both Nov. 23rd and 24th in observation of Thanksgiving

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UERPC October Newsletter

Posted: Mon, October 16, 2017

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Board Spotlight Kristie Wiltgen
  • Winneshiek County Named Home Base Iowa Community
  • Progressive Walking Supper
  • UERPC Staff Host Training and Team Building Event
  • NEIA Transportation Summit
  • National Walking Summit
  • UERPC offices closed in observation of Veterans Day on November 10th.
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