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Town of Brighton seeks to hire Emergency Management Planner

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The Emergency Management position is a position responsible for overseeing and execution of the Town of Brighton’s emergency response program in consultation with the mayor and council.  The position requires significant contact and coordination with first responders and volunteer groups, municipalities and the State of Utah. The incumbent translates federal and state emergency preparedness initiatives into local first response contexts. Depending upon workload and skills of the incumbent, the Emergency Management Planner may also carry out projects or manage programs in other areas of the town’s work, such as transportation planning, GIS, land use planning, hazard mitigation, community development and grants management.

The Emergency Management position is under the general supervision of the mayor. The position requires communication and coordination with the council regarding related projects, as well as local officials, state, federal and regional organizations and the general public.


This position requires a four year college degree or equivalent in planning or a closely related field, or related experience in community emergency management and planning.

Special Requirements & Additional Information

Must possess a valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah shall be required to operate a vehicle

Town of Brighton resident (preferred)

Must be a U.S. citizen or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States and able to pass a standard background check.


The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position.

Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Serves as a liaison between local first response agencies and Salt Lake County Emergency Management Services to carry out the tasks in the Emergency Management Plan and town Emergency Response Plan.
  • Coordinate all-hazards emergency planning efforts with local and county officials, public safety departments and the State of Utah.
  • Assist in development and verification Local Hazard Mitigation Plans.
  • Determine and acquire appropriate emergency management response equipment.
  • Present the Emergency Plan to the Town of Brighton Council and Mayor once per year or after an emergency event for revisions, evaluation and discussion.
  • Apply for and manage emergency planning grants
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with all agencies, organizations, residents, guests and town council.
  • Proficiency in written, oral and interpersonal communication.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • local government general responsibilities, goals and functions related to emergency management; types of hazards and their potential effects on the community and sensitive habitats;
  • geography and topography of the roads including road names and access points within the Town;
  • techniques of emergency response;
  • basic principles of program planning and administration;
  • methods of communication, publicity techniques, and social media utilization;
  • standard English usage and grammar.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • analyze complex information, draw conclusions, and make sound recommendations;
  • read and interpret relevant local, state, and federal legislation;
  • build effective working relationships with people within and outside the Town’s organization;
  • work with significant independence;
  • communicate effectively in both oral and written formats to technical and lay personnel;
  • make public presentations;
  • understand and apply federal, state, and local emergency services regulations and procedures;
  • effectively perform assigned tasks under conditions of considerable stress;
  • represent the Town with tact, diplomacy, and professionalism.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position requires work in a wide variation of conditions, from a typical office setting to field work.  Must be able to attend evening meetings and some weekend events if needed.
  • Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to feel attributes of objects, sit for long periods of time, talk, hear, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop, kneel, and use repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement. 
  • Specific vision abilities include: clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less; three-dimensional vision or the ability to judge distance and space relationships; ability to identify and distinguish colors, adjust the eye to bring an object into focus and to see up and down or to the right or left while fixed on a point. 
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Part-time position no more than 20 hours per month [excluding emergency operation situations]

Salary: $22.62-$27.61 hourly (BOE)

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