Community Planner

The Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments located in Perry, Missouri, has an immediate opening for the position of Community Planner.  This position requires excellent organizational, communication, and administrative skills. The individual selected will be responsible for the oversight and administration community projects. The Council of Governments offers a competitive salary with benefits. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. To be considered for the position, please submit a resume with professionally-related references and salary expectations to: Cindy Hultz, Mark Twain Regional COG, 42494 Delaware Lane, Perry, MO   63462 OR

The Council of Governments is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nature of Work

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Community Planner will be responsible for community related activities. 

Responsibilities include:

    • Grant Administration

    • Site Visits

    • Develop Presentations and Programs  

    • Policy Development and Implementation

    • Prepare Budget and Reports

    • Facilitate Regional Board Meetings

    • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with state and federal agencies

    • Attend training, educational programs or workshops relevant to the position

    • Assist local governments in securing financing for environmental projects

    • Assist in grant writing and administration of projects

    • Responsible for monthly progress report to the Board

    • Performance of any other task assigned.

    • Attendance at meetings/trainings requiring overnight stays

This job description is a general description of essential job functions.  It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties this position may be asked to perform. 


Graduation from an accredited college or university with major emphasis in public administration, planning, business, or related fields.  Experience may be substituted for educational requirements.  Effective oral and written communication skills are mandatory.  Must be self-motivated and organized.  Applicant must possess the ability to conduct meetings, interact with the public, elected officials and representatives from State and Federal agencies.