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Supervising Crime Analyst (#RP4010)
$39.69-$48.24 Hourly / $6,878.90-$8,361.35 Monthly / $82,546.84-$100,336.20 Yearly




DEFINITION

Under general direction, supervises the staff and operations of the crime analysis unit in the Sheriff’s Department; assigns and directs the work of staff responsible for designing, monitoring and updating crime-related data; coordinates and directs the provision of research, analytical and statistical support to Sheriff’s Administration, Investigations and Patrol Operations; researches, recommends and implements data analysis techniques, tools, policies and procedures; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

An employee in this class is responsible for supervising subordinate Crime Analysts and directing the development and use of effective research and data analysis techniques, tools, and reporting formats in order to achieve departmental goals by enabling the Sheriff’s Office to analyze and prepare crime data accurately and effectively.

This class is distinguished from the lower-level class of Crime Analyst by its supervisory duties and responsibility for developing, recommending and implementing day-to-day policies, procedures, tools and techniques used by crime analysis staff to analyze and maintain crime-related data.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates subordinate professional, technical, and/or clerical staff, including subordinate Crime Analysts; plans, assigns, directs and coordinates the work of staff responsible for crime analysis and data management; identifies and works to correct staff deficiencies; initiates and implements disciplinary actions if required.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements unit goals, objectives, policies and procedures; researches and establishes methods for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating crime-related data.
  • Continuously evaluates the success of assigned operations; develops quality control measures and quality improvement plans; prepares management reports on operations and activities; recommends and implements procedural changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Serves as the liaison between the crime analysis unit and other Sheriff’s divisions, including Administration, Investigations, and Patrol; acts as the primary crime analysis subject matter expert for the department.
  • Participates in departmental budget preparation and administration activities; prepares cost estimates and justifications for budget recommendations with regard to training, equipment and supplies; monitors and controls crime analysis unit expenditures; participates in the development of grant or other funding applications/proposals. 
  • Oversees and participates in the research, compilation and analysis of crime data gathered from a variety of law enforcement reports using various research methods and statistical analysis, including the preparation of maps, text, tables, graphs, charts and reports using computer applications such as CAD, RMS and other crime analysis systems, as well as reports and data used by the Sheriff’s Department and other agencies.
  • Oversees and directs the unit’s response to special requests such as:  criminal history searches on crime suspects; research to locate suspect descriptions, crime elements and suspect vehicles; reviews of crimes and arrest reports with a particular emphasis such as burglary, robbery, theft, and sex crimes.
  • Oversees and directs the development of statistical programs to address crime series analysis, identify crime patterns and trends, identify victim and suspect profiling, and develop suspect information for investigation follow-up; ensures the distribution of information on crime series and suspects to patrol and investigative staff.
  • Maintains unit records and reports; may personally handle the most sensitive crime analysis projects; prepares and presents information to departmental staff, management, and other individuals or groups as required; answers questions from the public; investigates complaints related to areas of assignment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EITHER PATTERN I
Experience: Two years as a Crime Analyst in San Joaquin County service.

OR PATTERN II 
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, criminal justice, mathematics, management information systems or a related field. 

Experience: Four years of analytical or operations work experience in a law enforcement agency, including at least three years in a crime analysis unit with responsibility for gathering, compiling and reporting on crime statistics. 

Substitutions: EITHER 1) Possession of a Crime and Intelligence Analyst Certificate Issued by the State of California Department of Justice may substitute for two years of the education; OR 2) additional qualifying crime analysis experience may substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years.

KNOWLEDGE

Principles and practices of public administration, including staff supervision, motivation, training and correction; basic principles of budgeting and fiscal administration; basic principles of law enforcement administration including standard organizations, activities, and terminology; methods of communicating information using narrative and statistical reports; laws, regulations and principles pertaining to crime and intelligence research and analysis including the collection, organization, presentation and dissemination of crime activity data; theories, principles and methods related to the crime analysis life cycle, including the identification of key indicators, predictive modeling and data mining; quantitative data analytics techniques and procedures associated with research, collection, compilation, statistical evaluation, and modeling of data; computer hardware and software tools used for the storage, management, manipulation, analysis and reporting of large quantities of data; common spreadsheet and relational database programs and analysis tools.

ABILITY

Plan and direct the day-to-day activities of a law enforcement crime analysis unit and supervise the activities of subordinate staff; recommend the appropriate electronic tools needed to perform assignments efficiently and effectively; identify and direct the use of key performance data and indicators based on departmental goals and objectives; build and conduct relational database queries using standard software tools; analyze data in order to identify trends, resolve problems, and recommend improvements; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare complex narrative and statistical reports; read, interpret, and develop maps, graphs, and charts; make presentations to individuals and/or groups; lead and coordinate projects; maintain accurate records and files; develop and maintain effective business relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Physical/Mental Requirements: Mobility – frequent operation of keyboard, sitting for long periods, occasional walking; Lifting – occasionally lifts 5 lbs. or less; occasionally lifts 5 to 30 lbs.; Visual – constant overall vision and reading up close required; frequent color perception, eye-hand coordination, depth perception, peripheral field of vision; Dexterity – occasional holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion, writing; Hearing/Talking – frequent hearing normal speech, hearing on telephone/radio, talking in person and on telephone, occasional talking over a public address; Emotional/Psychological – frequent decision making and concentration, working alone, working weekends/nights, occasional overtime/travel, occasional exposure to trauma, grief, death, occasional public contact; Environmental - occasional noise.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RP4010; EST: 8/21/2019; REV: 8/21/2019;