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NOW HIRING: Community Development Planner

by Dawn Hegland on March 19th, 2014

RDC logo - square, with taglineThe Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is looking for a planner — to develop and manage projects with cities, counties, and other organizations in the five-county UMVRDC region of Big Stone, Swift, Lac qui Parle, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine Counties.

We have an opening for a Community Development Planner:

  • Applications are reviewed every two weeks until position is filled.
  • Applications that do not include all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.
  • The application is available below. It is a Word document. Resume’s are not accepted in place of completed application.


About the Position

  • Starting salary depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Benefits include full single health insurance high deductible plan ($3,000 single/$6,000 family maximum),  50% family coverage, full single dental, agency funded health savings account ($1,500 in 2014), life, flexible benefits plan, vacation leave, sick leave, school leave, flexible work scheduling, deferred compensation plan, Roth 457, Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA).



The position is available starting immediately.

This position will remain open until filled.

Job offers are not final until receiving the UMVRDC Board of Commissioners’ approval and upon successful completion of a background and credit check.


To Apply

  • Send application, copies of college transcripts, and cover letter highlighting three things you can bring to the UMVRDC Community Development Team to:

Executive Director
323 West Schlieman Avenue
Appleton, MN 56208
320-289-1981 ext. 1


Application Attachment Checklist  (this checklist is included in the application)

___Cover letter highlighting three things you can contribute to the UMVRDC community development team.

___ List ALL work history:

        • Include internships.
        • Explain any gaps in employment.
        • Detailed explanation of work responsibilities and accomplishments.

___ Provided detailed summary of computer experience

___ Provided detailed summary of Community Development Planner expertise

___Attach All School Transcripts

___Signed Certification and Authorization Statement

___ Form DD-214 or FL-802 if claiming veterans preference

___Other Attachments: To assist us in evaluating your application, please feel free to attach any additional information necessary to describe your full qualifications.

___Additional Work History: If you need more space for work history, please use this form.


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