County of El Dorado CRIME ANALYST in United States


Applicants for this position are required to submit responses to the supplemental questions on their application. Your responses will provide detailed information about your background and experience related to this position. This information will weigh heavily in the application screening by the subject matter experts and will also be used in the selection process. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute to your responses to the supplemental questions.

Depending on the number of applications received, subject matter experts may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position. Because of this screening process, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the next phase of the examination process.

The examination will consist of an oral interview which will include an evaluation of a written exercise. The oral interview will be 75% and the written exercise will be 25% of applicant's total score. Total score will be used to determine placement on the eligibility list.

DEFINITION Under general supervision, gathers, categorizes, and analyzes narrative and statistical data pertaining to past and current criminal activity; prepares and disseminates reports and recommendations pertaining to existing and anticipated criminal activity to sworn personnel in order to increase the effectiveness of patrol deployment, crime prevention, and the apprehension of suspects.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is an experienced, non-sworn class with responsibility for professional-level crime analysis requiring significant education and experience using statistics and probability, and knowledge of law enforcement operations. The incumbent is responsible for collecting, analyzing and evaluating criminal intelligence data, preparing and providing reports and crime mapping analysis, utilizing specialized law enforcement databases and software, and crime reports. This class reports to the Sheriff's Technology Manager.

Examples of Essential Functions

  • Conduct research and strategic crime analysis to identify crime patterns and trends; analyzes long term crime patterns and trends using probability studies and complex statistical analysis such as random samplings, correlation, and regression analysis; develops and tests hypotheses; develops victim and suspect profiles (e.g. physical or vehicle description profiles); forecasts future criminal activity.
  • Prepare reports to assist in operations and management of personnel and the deployment of resources for the prevention and suppression of criminal activity.
  • Develop crime-mapping analysis of geographic data, utilizing GIS tools.
  • Perform database validation and normalization of all AS400 crime databases.
  • Coordinate data element definitions and data entry methods with department personnel and software developer.
  • Provide training to deputies and other Sheriff's Department personnel as required to enhance data collection, analysis of and use of crime related data and to enhance the integrity of data collected.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of AS400 system administration.
  • Maintain working support level knowledge of all crime related computer systems and develop proficiency in the use of all crime analysis tools, hardware and software.
  • Provide technical support to end-users for all systems, including on-call, after-hours support rotation with other technology staff.
  • Develop and document procedures for analysis and production of all crime analysis reports. Ensure reports are produced timely and in a format that will be most usable by management, detectives, and patrol personnel. Maintain report files for historical reference.
  • Make written and oral presentations, often using charts and graphs, to inform deputies, detectives, investigators, and commanders of emerging or existing crime series, patterns, and trends, as well as suspect and victim profiles.
  • Create and maintain good working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work, department staff, county staff and the public. Prioritize and evaluate requests for service resolving conflicting requests with the Sheriff's Technology Manager.
  • Attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hours on a regular basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)

Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, statistics, criminal justice, public or business administration or a closely related field which includes research and statistical methods and analysis PLUS two years of experience in criminal investigation or analytical research in a law enforcement agency.

Completion of an approved crime analyst certification program by the Department of Justice is highly desirable.

NOTE: The above qualifications are typically accepted way of obtaining the required knowledge and skills.

Other Requirements

May be required to work on-call, weekends and irregular hours.

Salary: $72,696.00 - $88,379.20 Annually $34.95 - $42.49 Hourly $6,058.00 - $7,364.93 Monthly $72,696.00 - $88,379.20 Annually

Job Number: 1610-3171

Location: Placerville, CA Placerville, CA

Closing: 10/30/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Type: Full Time

Department: Sheriff

Agency: The County of El Dorado

Address: 330 Fair Lane Placerville, California, 95667.

Phone: 530-621-5565