Recruitment #2103-6386-001




The Analysis Division in the Tucson Police Department was re-established in 2018, and has since been undergoing significant change. Our agency is committed to creating a team devoted to leading law enforcement analysis nationally. The Associate Analyst role will have the opportunity to challenge long-held assumptions of policing and conduct research to create and guide best practices. Join our team and be at the leading edge of law enforcement analysis.

The Associate Analyst will help improve decision-making in the Department through the discovery and application of emerging research, examination of data, and participation on both ad hoc and established analytical teams. The successful candidate for the Tucson Police Department's Associate Analyst will bring their skills and creativity to help lead the agency toward setting new standards of effective research and data analysis.

Established in 1871, the Tucson Police Department is dedicated to providing professional service to, and in partnership with, nearly one million Tucson metropolitan area community members. The Tucson Police Department enjoys a close collaborative relationship with our community and proudly incorporates community members on review boards, steering committees, and our basic and advanced training academies.

The Department is dedicated to ensuring team members are from backgrounds as diverse as the city we serve, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The Department is committed to engage in cultural awareness, fighting implicit bias, and ensuring equity. 

Surrounded by five mountain ranges, Tucson’s 220-plus square miles boast the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an unsurpassed climate of more than 350 sunny days a year – yet is just a short drive from the cool sub-alpine meadows on Mount Lemmon.  Tucson is home to world-class outdoor recreation, a vibrant, growing city center, renowned museums, and the University of Arizona. 

The department currently has five vacancies to fill in the Associate Analyst classification. This is an exciting opportunity to support the Tucson community and to work with a collaborative team that supports the Tucson Police Department.

Join our team today!

General Description

Performs moderately complex data analyses, including integration of descriptive statistics, basic tests of significance, basic qualitative analyses, spatial analyses, and reports on gathered information.

The class performs related duties as required.

Essential Functions

Generates maps, graphs, tables, charts, and reports by leveraging Microsoft Excel, GIS applications and police databases.

Conducts trend/pattern/series analyses using quantitative, qualitative, and spatial measures and methods.

Conducts basic data collection and extraction from police-related databases to critically evaluate data; assess the value of the data, synthesizes compiled data into a logical framework, draws inferences, and prepares comprehensive reports and presentations to enhance the information provided to appropriate department personnel.

Supports the design of analytical products and implementation of statistical techniques that provide thorough data analytics to support data-driven decisions.

Supports data-integration models and the Department's vision by collecting and analyzing data in a timely and accurate basis, provides detailed trend analysis reports regarding findings.

Assists in development of research methods, including problem statements, background research, and methodological design.

Reviews and summarizes peer-reviewed literature and other technical reports regarding research and analytical methodologies.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year relevant experience in applied social science research.

OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

Pre-Screen Questionnaire Instructions

The Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire is a fillable web form. You must complete your profile with the City of Tucson AND submit a completed Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire by the deadline to be considered for this job opening. 

The link to the Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire is:

The completed Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire can only be submitted online. No other form of delivery will be accepted. You will need to type your responses into this web form document and submit into the system when prompted to do so. Please ensure you complete all the questions. You may start and save, to complete and submit at a later time. If you utilize this Save and Close feature, a link will be emailed to you, so you can return to where you left off. Do not return to the original link on this page to complete the questionnaire. Doing so will require you to start over.

Please fully disclose all relevant information on the Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire. Discrepancies and omissions will be uncovered during an exhaustive background investigation and polygraph examination, so it is not in your best interest to be less than truthful. One of the fundamental requirements of working in law enforcement is the ability of an individual to adhere to and demonstrate the highest legal and ethical standards. Unfortunately, it is our experience that a number of applicants will fail due to material omissions or untruthfulness. If you are untruthful, dishonest, knowingly omit, falsify, conceal or obscure required information during any part of the application and hiring process, you will be PERMANENTLY DISQUALIFIED from ever being employed by the Tucson Police Department in ANY capacity.

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 practical skills assessment.

  • Practical Skills Assessment will be conducted virtually and will be held on April 23, 2021

Applicants who successfully pass the practical skills assessment will be invited to participate in a virtual oral board interview .

  • Oral Board Interviews will be conducted virtually and will be held May 5-7, 2021

Applicants who successfully pass the oral board interview will be place on a civil service hiring list. Candidates may be invited to participate in a selection interview.

  • If Selection Interview's are held, interview dates will be determined following the establishment of a civil service hiring list. 

Upon completion of the examination process, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List. An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:  

  • 15% of your Training and Experience
  • 30% of your Practical Skills Assessment
  • 55% of your Oral Board

The Eligibility List may be used by the department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

Candidates placed on the Employment List will receive a contingent job offer and must successfully pass the following:

  • An extensive background investigation, including local, state and national criminal and fingerprint checks    
  • Driving History


Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the achieved score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List. If you qualify for Veteran or Native American preference points as outlined in your Employment Profile, you must submit your documentation at the time of the oral board. Copies of DD 214s must reflect a characterization of service.

Applicants requiring an accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act for any of the applicant evaluations must contact the individuals listed below at least 48 hours prior to the particular evaluation.

CONTACTS: Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively to 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 the individuals listed below:

Randall Moehr, 520-837-7768 or email:

Chalis Ruiz, 520-837-4176 or email:

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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.

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Incidental

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

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