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Supervising Crime Analyst

Recruitment #1019-RP4010-01

Introduction

This examination is being given to fill one vacancy in the Sheriff's Office and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies.  Candidates must pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screening to be considered for this position.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES

1.           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.

2.           Develops, recommends, and implements unit goals, objectives, policies and procedures; researches and establishes methods for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating crime-related data.

3.           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.

4.           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

5.           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. 

6.           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.

7.           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.

8.           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.

9.        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.

 

Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of: 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

Ability to:  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.

BENEFITS

Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented by SEIU Local 1021

Health Insurance:  San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans:  a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan.  Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium. Dependent coverage is also available. 

Dental Insurance:  The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans:  Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan.  There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

Vision Insurance:  The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP).  There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

For more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website at www.sjgov.org under Human Resources/Employee Benefits. 

Life Insurance:  The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows: 

 1 but less than 3 years of continuous service:                   $1,000
 3 but less than 5 years of continuous service:                   $3,000
 5 but less than 10 years of continuous service:                 $5,000
10 years of continuous service or more:                           $10,000
 

Employee may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate.

125 Flexible Benefits Plan:  This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit). 

Retirement Plan:  Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Law of 1937.  Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association (SJCERA) at www.sjcera.org for more information.  NOTE:  If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees’ Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.

Deferred Compensation:  The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $18,000 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less.  Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $24,000. The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available.

Vacation:  Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.

Holidays Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status employees earn 14 paid holidays each year.  Please see the appopriate MOU for details regarding holidays, accruals, use, and cashability of accrued time.

Sick Leave:  12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation.  Sick leave incentive:  An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one- half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue.  The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.

Bereavement Leave3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee’s spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.

Merit Salary Increase:  New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range.  After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.

Job Sharing:  Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.

Educational Reimbursement Program:  Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year.  Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year.

Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton:  The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.

School Activities:  Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children’s school activities.

Selection Procedures

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will go through the following examination process:

  • Written Exam: The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format.  If the written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
     
  • Oral Exam:   The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate’s education, training, and experience and may include a practical exercise.   The oral exam selection process is not a hiring interview.   A panel of up to four people will determine the candidate’s score and rank for placement on the eligible list.  Top candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews.  If the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list. 
     
  • Written & Oral Exam:  If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered, the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless otherwise indicated on the announcement.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.
     
  • Rate-out:  A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate’s application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience. Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process. 

 Note:  The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points.

Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date.   

Veteran’s Points:  Eligible veterans, unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be given veteran’s points in initial appointment to County service.  Eligible veterans receive 5 points and eligible disabled veterans receive 10 points. Disabled veterans must submit a recent award letter stating a 10% service connected disability issued by the United States Veterans Administration.  Note:  A copy of your DD214 showing the discharge type must be received in the Human Resources by the date of the examination.

Acceptable wartime service dates:

  • September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946

  • June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955

  • August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975

  • Persian Gulf War, August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.

Eligible Lists:   Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification.  Eligible lists are effective for nine months, but may be extended by the Human Resources Director for a period which shall not exceed a total of three years from the date established.

Certification/Referral: Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring department by the following methods.

  • Rule of the Rank: The top rank or ranks of eligibles will be referred for hiring interviews.  The minimum number of names to be referred will be equal to the number of positions plus nine, or 10% of the eligible list, whichever is higher.  When filling nine or more positions in a department at the same time, the top rank or ranks will be referred and the minimum number of names shall be two times the number of positions to be filled or 10% of the eligible list, whichever is higher. This applies only to open competitive recruitments.
  • Rule of Five:  The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews.  This applies only to department or countywide promotional examination.

Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

Pre-Employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grand parent, grand child or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when;

  • They are related to the Appointing Authority or

  • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other.

Department Head may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Online:       

www.sjgov.org/department/hr

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202                                  

 

Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

 

Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to
www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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