Employment Opportunities

Planner / F/T:

The Town of LaGrange is seeking a planner with good knowledge of the purposes, principles, and terminology employed in municipal, regional and community planning; good knowledge of zoning and subdivision principles; current problems and literature in the field; good knowledge of research methods and techniques; good knowledge of federal and state programs related to the planning process; and, the ability to develop skills and techniques in preparing specialized planning projects such as land development, community development, economic development, transportation, housing, water supplies and others; ability to learn various software packages for transportation  modeling and geographic information systems; and, ability to understand complex oral and written directions.

The Planner is responsible for the research, preparation of reports and studies, and recommendation of solutions to planning problems. The individual must be able to work independently on a wide range of planning problems. Typical work activities include conducting studies involving research, investigation and analysis of sociological, economic and environmental factors related to municipal, regional, community and transportation planning. Collect, analyze and presents various transportation, land use and socioeconomic data. Conducts studies on actual and potential land use, business development, and housing. Prepare charts, drafts, designs, scaled layouts and other illustrative materials. Meets with municipal planning boards, zoning boards and legislative bodies to advise on planning matters and make recommendations. Participate in meetings with civic and business leaders concerning municipal and/or county planning needs. Prepares or assists in the preparation of applications for state and federal grants-in-aid. Provides information to the public via telephone or in person. Assists with implementation and maintenance of GIS applications.

Candidate must meet the minimum qualifications and possess a Master’s degree in Planning or a related field (i.e. urban studies, environmental sciences, civil engineering, geography, economics or transportation planning - or - a Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related field and one (1) year of technical work experience in planning. Possession of a valid New York State License at time of appointment. Civil Service Examination will be required when announced by Dutchess County Human Resources.

Salary commensurate with education and experience

Submit resume online HERE , via fax (845-240-7004), or mail to Town of LaGrange Attn: Legislative Aide 120 Stringham Road Lagrangeville, NY 12540


If you wish to fill out an application for us to keep on file, please click on the following link to download an Application For Employment

EEOC Policy Statement:

The Town of LaGrange is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of a person's race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, arrest/conviction record, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class or status. Likewise, the Town prohibits employees, vendors, suppliers, visitors, customers, and any other non-employee from discriminating against Town of LaGrange employees based on these protected groups. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff transfer, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and social and recreational programs.


Town of LaGrange, New York

Town Hall
120 Stringham Road
LaGrangeville, NY 12540

Phone: 845-452-9064
Fax: 845-240-7004

Alan Bell - Supervisor
Kelly Tighe - Legislative Aide

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