The Tucson Police seeks multiple applied policy researchers
to serve as Lead Analysts in its Analysis Division. The Lead Analyst role is
designed for individuals with advanced and formal research skills, this
includes quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, theoretical backgrounds, and
other sophisticated tool kits. As a Lead Analyst, you will have opportunity and
autonomy to challenge long-held assumptions of policing and conduct
peer-reviewed research to create and guide national best practices.
The Lead Analyst will help improve decision-making in the Department through the discovery and application of emerging research, rigorous examination of data, and the management of both ad hoc and established analytical teams. The successful candidate for the Tucson Police Department's Lead Analyst will bring to bear their experience, expertise, 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.
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 City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.**
Performs advanced research and analyses to identify issues and develop solutions. This position is responsible for reporting the findings and providing suggestions for improvement in clear and concise manner.
The class performs related duties as required.
Conducts advanced data analyses, including integration of quantitative, qualitative, and spatial methodologies.
Manages statistical projects and ensures projects are planned effectively and standards are met; provides analysis of findings and recommendations.
Implements and oversees research methods, including problem statements, background research, and methodological design.
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.
Strategically develops analytical resources to assist the Department's policing and investigative activities.
Researches and performs advanced analytical work on large-N data sets.
Develops and implements new approaches and methodologies from peer reviewed literature and other technical reports.
Manages and implements strategies regarding criminal trends, crime analysis principles, methods and functions.
Evaluates opportunities to improve data integrity in order to enhance data driven approaches; presents findings in leadership. Conducts resource allocation studies; conducts analysis of policing strategies and provides recommendations; develops, initiates and completes comprehensive surveys, research projects, and program evaluation studies.
Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least three (3) years of experience in applied social science research.
The ideal candidates will possess the above minimum qualifications and experience in the areas of:
Familiarity with one or more of the following statistical software packages: R, Stata, Python, SAS, etc.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and the ability to convey technical concept to diverse stakeholders
Experience developing, collaborating, and implementing programs with partner organizations
Flexibility to work as part of a team or independently depending on organizational needs
A commitment to mentor Analysts and co-workers with less experience or formal training
Strong sense of curiosity and a desire to solve problems
Master's degree or PhD is preferred
As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab or email to TPD_HR@tucsonaz.gov prior to the close date of the job posting. Resumes will be scored. Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission.
Applications received without a resume will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration.
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, as well as their resume.
The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate an in-person oral board.
- Oral Board Interviews will be held the week of October 10, 2022.
- Location: TPD Headquarters, 270 S Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701
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:
- 10% of your education and work experience
- 90% of your virtual oral board interview
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.
The highest scoring candidates placed on the Civil Service Employment List may be invited to participate in a selection interview. Top 10 candidates will be invited to selection interviews. If candidates are invited to the selection interview, they will be asked to participate in person.
Selection Interviews will be conducted. Date, time, and location will be provided at a later time.
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 upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to TPD_HR@tucsonaz.gov. Copies of DD-214s must reflect a characterization of service.
If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Shayna Durazo at (520) 837-7768 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.
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
You are highly encouraged to print and save this bulletin as a PDF, because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, as it will not be available after the closing date.
CONTACTS: Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively to please ensure your browser accepts emails from email@example.com 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:
Shayna Durazo, 520-837-7768 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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