Recruitment #2103-6391-001



The Tucson Police Department is seeking an experienced professional to lead the Analysis Division, serving in the role of Analysis Administrator. This command-level professional-staff (civilian) position will lead and grow the Department's crime and administrative data analysis capacity by developing current and future team members, employing new and innovative performance measurement techniques, commitment to transparency and accountability, strengthening partnerships with academic institutions, and leveraging technology to improve service delivery and community satisfaction.

For more information about the Data and Analysis Division with the Tucson Police Department, please visit

Tucson has been continuously settled for over 12,000 years and celebrates a unique diversity of cultures, architecture, and peoples.  One of the oldest towns in the United States, Tucson officially became part of the United States with the Gadsden Purchase of 1854 and served as the capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877.  Now the 33rd largest city in the nation, Tucson maintains a strong connection to our cultural heritage as we look towards the future.

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. 

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. 

The Tucson Police Department was honored to be selected by the Department of Justice as one of fifteen model agencies of the Advancing 21st Century Policing initiative, a recognition of our commitment to the modernization of law enforcement practices.  The successful candidate for the Tucson Police Department’s Analysis Administrator will bring to bear their considerable experience, expertise, and creativity to help lead the agency towards setting new standards in the best practices for the use of data analysis to inform thoughtful decision making in law enforcement. 



The mission of the Tucson Police Department remains to serve the public in partnership with our community, to protect life and property, prevent crime, and resolve problems.  We stand today as we have for the last 150 years: ready to protect, proud to serve.  Join us.

For more information about the Tucson Police Department, please visit our recruitment page at

General Description

Administers and manages the activities and personnel in a division of the Tucson Police Department and serves as a member of the department's executive leadership team. Develops and implements strategic plans based on advanced research and analysis to achieve the departments and City's strategic objectives.

Essential Functions

Communicates information to department leadership pending developments and accomplishments of actions.

Analyzes organizational and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities.

Formulates and implements division strategic plans and work activities to coordinate and synchronize with department directions and goals.

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies and other organizations to develop a sense or relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the city. 

Develops and administers the division's budget with staff assistance.

Oversees the planning, implementation, direction and management of all functions and resources of division to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.

Organizes and directs daily operations of a division by performing administrative duties, overseeing programs, projects and manager level personnel (two or more full time employees). 

Implements and evaluates department policies, projects, and programs. 

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: At least 4 of required 7 years experience in a Supervisory capacity conducting research, analysis of work using complex statistical analysis and statistical computer programs in a crime analysis-field or closely related field.

"Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least 1 full-time employee (FTE).

Special Job Requirements

Valid and unrestricted class D driver license.

Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) Network Terminal Operator Certification (TOC) within 30 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. or other Terminal Degree

Experience with coding, including: C#, C++, Javascript

Experience querying databases

Experience using statistical computer languages, including: R, Python, SQL, Perl, Php

Ability to create and use advanced machine learning algorithms and statistics, including: regression, simulation, scenario analysis, modeling, clustering, decision trees, neural networks. 

Ability to visualize and present data for stakeholders using: Qlik Sense, Thought-Spot, Insights

Pre-Screen Questionnaire Instructions

The Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire is a required supplement to the City application.  To access and complete the questionnaire, please follow this link:


When answering these questions, please be forthright and fully disclose all relevant information. Any discrepancies and omissions will be uncovered during an exhaustive background investigation process, so it is in your best interest to be truthful on your Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire. 

Completed Preliminary Applicant Questionnaires must be completed before the application deadline, and must be complete using the link provided above. No other form of delivery will be accepted. 

Failure to properly complete this questionnaire by the established deadline will result in your removal from this recruitment process.  Preliminary Applicant Questionnaires received from applicants who did not properly apply online or who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not proceed in the recruitment process.

One of the fundamental requirements of working in public safety 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 in each hiring process will fail due to material omissions or untruthfulness when completing their Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire and subsequent background information. If you are untruthful, dishonest, knowingly omit, falsify, conceal or obscure required information during any part of the application and hiring process, you may be disqualified from employment with the Tucson Police Department.

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and pass the preliminary applicant questionnaire will be evaluated on their responses to their supplemental questions and scored according to their education and work experience. Writing samples will then be evaluated and successful applicants will be invited to a virtual oral board interview. 


Applicants will be required to submit a writing sample as part of the application process. Writing sample should include measurable evidence and demonstrate the applicant's written ability to clearly articulate a complex subject of their choosing. Writing samples should be submitted in the attachments section of the application. 


The highest scoring applicants from the writing will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews* will be held the week of May 17, 2021. 

*Applicants invited to the Oral Board Interview will interview virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Applicants will need to ensure they have a web camera, microphone, and a reliable internet connection.  Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List. An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 25% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 15% of your writing sample
  • 60% of your oral board interview

The top three (3) ranked candidates on the Civil Service Employment List will be invited to participate in a final selection interview with staff and the Chief of Police following the conclusion of oral board interviews. Final selection interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of June 7, 2021. Candidates invited to participate in a final selection interview may interview in person or, if necessary, via Microsoft Teams.

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

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 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 email at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


Selected candidate will receive a conditional job offer and must successfully pass a pre-employment police background investigation before receiving a final job offer.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Non-NIDA Drug Test

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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.

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