Recruitment #1901-6320-001




The Counter Narcotics Alliance (C.N.A.) is an investigative initiative and a multi-jurisdictional drug task force that protects the residents of Pima County from the dangers of drugs and drug trafficking. The C.N.A.  is responsible for implementing strategies to reduce crimes associated with drug trafficking. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who wish to be part of a collaborative effort to support law enforcement and community organizations to reduce the illegal trafficking and use of drugs in the community.

The Regional Intelligence Analyst will work for the Tucson Police Department and partner with other agencies to collect and evaluate intelligence information used for investigative decisions. This position will present findings of intelligence data to various parties and make recommendations for investigative strategies based on the findings. 

This position is grant funded position through the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and funding is coterminous with the position. A grant funded employee may, subject to provisions provided for by Civil Service Rules be transferred, promoted or demoted into a non-grant funded position and become subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Rules and Regulations governing other city employment. Permanent classified employees who have previously completed a probationary period in a non-grant funded position and are serving in a grant funded position are exempt from the requirements of this section.

General Description

Gathers, analyzes and assesses classified and unclassified homeland security intelligence information from a variety of local, state and national resources, and develops comprehensive analytical threat assessment reports. Serves as a liaison with analysts from other organizations and security subgroups (Utilities, private sector).

Essential Functions

Analyzes and monitors local, state and national intelligence information to access developments, threat implications, trends and interrelationships  

Collects and evaluates intelligence information to develop criteria to measure the reliability of such information  

Monitor drug trafficking trends; identify emerging trends and officer safety issues; and prepare strategic intelligence assignments

Compiles information, analyzes findings, makes interpretations, and generates conclusions and actionable intelligence assessments for use by local and regional law enforcement agencies  

Utilizes specialized law enforcement and intelligence data bases to critically evaluate information from multiple sources; determines the importance of each piece of information, synthesizes compiled data into logical framework, draws inferences, and prepares assessments and comprehensive written work products to enhance the flow of intelligence information to local and regional agencies  

Collect, analyze, evaluate, produce and disseminate tactical, operational and strategic intelligence  

Prepare presentations and conduct briefings to supervisors, managers, detectives and/or prosecutors concerning investigative, operational and/or strategic intelligence

Use investigative, analytical tools and word processing, graphics, and spreadsheet software to produce reports, presentations and special projects 

Prepares graphs, charts (link analysis, event flow analysis, activity/transaction charting), tables and other illustrative devices for visual presentation of data  

Reviews, extracts and analyzes reports relating to Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and prepares analytical reports, summaries and assessments to provide general or specific intelligence for use in investigative and planning decisions  

Utilizes established intelligence analysis techniques and inductive logic to develop relationships and inferences from data

Develops inferences about the intentions and vulnerabilities of criminal or terrorist groups and individuals, their methods of operation, extent of criminal influence, and makes recommendations for investigative strategies  

Supports and assists investigators directly in the compilation of analysis of confidential information regarding complex homeland security investigations 

Makes sound decisions regarding which analytical techniques, methodologies, and technologies should be employed to meet the goals of the analytical task

Serve as primary or secondary Confidential Informant File Coordinator to include conducting research and analysis of potential confidential informants, preparing a written report on confidential informant, and briefing the control officer of findings.  Maintain Confidential Informant files in current use and adherence to retention schedule. Maintain Confidential Informant database to include tracking, statistical analysis and reporting.  Ensuring strict security of file access to the appropriate personnel. Conducts required and scheduled audits of CI files reporting directly to the section Commander 

Supports investigations by participating in search warrants

Provides training and mentoring to new intelligence personnel and critiquing intelligence products for dissemination

Testify in criminal prosecutions as needed

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years relevant experience involving intelligence collection, analysis and producing written assessments and reports

Special Job Requirements

Incumbents not possessing specific intelligence analyst training from an accredited organization must successfully complete it within 12 months of hire:

  • International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)
  • Standards established either by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or U.S. Department of Justice Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative 

Must obtain and maintain required security clearance

Must be able to obtain a U.S. Government Security clearance within 18 months of hire

Must obtain and maintain a secret security clearance in order to exchange data with other local, State, and Federal agencies

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in a written practical.

  • Written practical will be scheduled February 19, 2019

Applicants who successfully complete the written practical will be invited to an oral board interview.

  • Oral board interviews will be scheduled February 25, 2019

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List that will be used to fill vacancies occurring within the next (6) months. An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service List will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:  

  • 50% of your rating for written practical
  • 50% of your oral board interview

The highest scoring candidates placed on the Civil Service Employment List will be invited to participate in a selection interview.

  • Selection interviews will be held February 27, 2019

Candidates placed on the Civil Services Eligibility List will be subject to the following:

  • An extensive background investigation, including local, state and national criminal and fingerprint checks 
  • Driving History 
  • A polygraph examination to verify information you have supplied in the background questionnaire 

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List. If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to or The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act- related accommodation during the testing process, please call Chalis Ruiz at 520-837-4176 or email at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification. All email inquiries should be directed to Chalis Ruiz at or Kelli McFarland at  

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Non-NIDA Drug Test

Bulletin Footer

To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.