Placer County

Crime Analyst - I (#11763)

$30.98-$38.69 Hourly / $5,369.87-$6,706.27 Monthly / $64,438.40-$80,475.20 Yearly

Crime Analyst - II (#11764)

$34.16-$42.66 Hourly / $5,921.07-$7,394.40 Monthly / $71,052.80-$88,732.80 Yearly


DEFINITION

To analyze crime and intelligence data and conduct research; to monitor and identify trends or patterns in criminal activity within the County and disseminate this information to Sheriff’s Office staff; to develop and maintain intelligence databases and ensure compliance of registered offenders.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Crime Analyst I
This is the entry-level class in the Crime Analyst series.  This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series.  Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience.  Employees work under immediate supervision progressing to general supervision while learning job tasks. 

Crime Analyst II
This is the full journey level class within the Crime Analyst series and is distinguished by the performance of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.

The Crime Analyst class is distinguished from the Senior Crime Analyst in that the latter is assigned the most complex, difficult and sensitive crime analysis projects and exercises direct supervision over professional staff.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Crime Analyst I
Incumbents work initially under immediate supervision from an assigned supervisor while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as the procedures and processes of the assigned areas of responsibilities are learned. Incumbents may exercise technical and functional supervision over technical and/or clerical staff as needed.

Crime Analyst II
Receives general supervision from assigned Sheriff’s Office supervisory and management staff. Incumbents may exercise functional or direct supervision over technical, professional, and/or clerical staff as needed.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collect, research, and analyze a variety of law enforcement, crime, and intelligence data using qualitative and quantitative methods; identify and interpret criminal activity, patterns, relationships, profiles and trends.
  • Monitor and identify trends in criminal activity countywide in support of the Sheriff’s Office area command strategy; conduct complex data mining with multiple intelligence databases to assist with case development for investigations.
  • Extract and analyze data and records and identify relevant information; prepare a variety of predictive and descriptive technical reports regarding crime patterns, individuals, associations, flow, operations, and threats based on distillation and synthesis of all available information.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; supervise, assign and review the work of clerical and technical staff.
  • Coordinate with sworn and non-sworn Sheriff’s Office staff, staff from other agencies or jurisdictions, and others to identify requirements for intelligence/crime analysis products; maintain liaison with other jurisdictions and agencies.
  • Review and analyze current/proposed legislation and advise management on the impact or potential impact; assist in analysis of federal and state statutes, codes and regulations; develop required responses and/or proposals for various state departments and various statewide associations applicable to assigned work unit or department.
  • Develop or assist in the development of statistical tracking systems, intelligence databases and management reports for identification of trends as identified; develop detailed maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and analyses of spatially-referenced data, including crime reports, calls for service, parolees, sex or arson registrants, complaints, and other relevant data.
  • Create charts, association matrices, link analyses, crime calendars, graphs, and exhibits to assist in investigations, tactical operations, and prosecution.
  • Conduct briefings and/or presentations of crime and intelligence information for Sheriff’s Office employees and outside agency personnel; prepare a variety of bulletins and other time sensitive informational materials for dissemination of information. 
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for administrative functions; assist in the development and implementation policies and procedures.
  • Design and recommend systems, procedures, forms and instructions for internal use; apply conventional and computer-based modeling, logic and hypothesis testing algorithms and statistical analyses; prepare complex analytical and statistical reports.
  • Evaluate investigative computer software tools and make recommendations for system enhancements; provide technical assistance on the functionality of job specific information systems; plan, collect, and analyze open source information from the internet while staying attentive to new local media sources and trends.
  • Prepare correspondence and reports; establish and maintain a variety of files, records, and statistics, including case files, activity logs, unit statistics, and crime data; ensure documentation, retention, and destruction of crime data complies with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
  • Track registered Sex and Arson Offenders within the County; produce time sensitive law enforcement bulletins, hot sheets, and other law enforcement related documents.
  • May represent the work unit or Sheriff’s Office as required; may testify in court.
  • Conduct special projects and staff training related to crime analysis and related computer system applications.
  • Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Crime Analyst I

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: One year of increasingly responsible work experience conducting detailed analysis on information or data collected which requires the preparation and submission of findings, projections, or conclusions with recommendations. Experience working with crime or intelligence related data is preferred.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, crime analysis, law enforcement/public safety, public administration, intelligence studies, homeland security, sociology, statistics and research methodology, computer science, geographic information systems, or a related field.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a California Department of Justice Crime and Intelligence Analysis certification or equivalent comparable certification within one year of appointment.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

Crime Analyst II

In addition to the qualifications for the Crime Analyst I:

Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible crime analysis work experience performing duties similar to a Crime Analyst I with Placer County.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, crime analysis, law enforcement/public safety, public administration, intelligence studies, homeland security, sociology, statistics and research methodology, computer science, geographic information systems, or a related field.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a California Department of Justice Crime and Intelligence Analysis certification or equivalent comparable certification.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Crime Analyst I

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of law enforcement administration, organization, programs and functions
  • Principles of criminology
  • Statistical and logic methods and analysis used to solve crime problems and the use of statistics in reports
  • Report preparation and presentation
  • Research methods, tools and techniques used to develop and present information
  • Computer systems and software, including word processing, spreadsheet, logic/hypothesis testing, charting and graphing, and database applications and software
  • Office procedures, methods and computer equipment
  • Standard accepted English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.  

Ability to:

  • Collect, evaluate, analyze and interpret complex information and data; analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret information from a variety of sources.
  • Analyze problems quickly and objectively; determine proper course of action, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Perform moderately complex mathematical and statistical calculations accurately.
  • Determine effective method of research; and compile data and present in form most likely to enhance understanding
  • Use a variety of computer software applications including but not limited to mapping, graphing, charting, databases, and spreadsheets; design forms and draft procedures for approval.
  • Obtain information through interview; handle multiple assignments; deal firmly and courteously with County staff and the public
  • Maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Sit at desk for long periods of time or in meetings; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight.

Crime Analyst II

In addition to the qualifications for Crime Analyst I:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of crime and intelligence analysis, including collecting, validating, analyzing, and disseminating crime data; predicting and forecasting of future criminal activity; developing target criminal profiles; documenting associations and relationships between people, organizations, and events.
  • Geographic Information Systems and mapping software applications; charting and graphics systems and software.
  • State and federal privacy and civil liberty statutes associated with criminal justice operation systems.

Ability to:

  • Develop and test hypotheses, forecasts, and predictives regarding criminal activity; apply conventional and computer based modeling, logic, structured analytic techniques, hypothesis testing algorithms, and statistical analyses.
  • Know laws, regulations and codes; remember various rules and interpret policy; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures.
  • Recommend and implement policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain computer database systems; retrieve raw data from multiple data sources (data mining); write and read code and parse data connections; maintain proficiency in using complex internet/web-based computer applications.

       


CLASS: 11763; EST: 6/13/2016; REV: ;
CLASS: 11764; EST: 6/13/2016; REV: ;