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Crime Analyst

Powder Springs


Listing Summary

Job Title:                   Crime Analyst

Department:              Police

Pay Grade:                115                              Salary Range:            $57,494.52 – 89,116.49

FLSA Status:             Exempt

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Crime analysts are tasked with studying criminal behavior patterns, leading to proactive law enforcement strategies that can stop crimes before they occur. The strategies are developed through systematic, analytical and scientific reviews of the available evidence, providing data that police departments can use to strategically allocate resources and personnel.  Crime analysts may work with teams of police investigators to help solve outstanding cases or prevent future crimes. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Conducts comprehensive analysis of data and information and creates a variety of reporting products that can be used by department personnel for multiple purposes.
  • Performs tactical and strategic analysis of the city’s crime data and criminal intelligence for the purpose of aiding in the development of strategies for crime suppression or offender apprehension.
  • Provides administrative analysis that can be used for planning or decision-making tasks related to department operations such as resource allocation, patrol area reconfiguration, and other analysis as requested.
  • Helps ensure that collected data is accurate and reported correctly.
  • Utilizes computer equipment and software programs to enter, analyze, compile, research, retrieve, and query information from databases and computer-aided dispatch (CAD) records.
  • Prepares a variety of daily, weekly, monthly, annual, or on-request analysis reports.
  • Responds to requests from command and supervisory personnel for analysis information, which may require attendance at various meetings or briefings.
  • Provides crime and intelligence analysis in support of the department’s Intelligence Led Policing process.
  • Makes recommendations about how crime and intelligence analysis may be used to combat crime and address other public safety concerns.
  • Interprets information, collects, and categorizes data that describes frequency of crimes as well as a variety of factors and descriptors related to crime patterns.
  • Participates in the investigative process through analytical examination of data and intelligence, preparing demonstrative evidence products for court as needed, and identifying case linkages in support of successful prosecution.
  • Maintains criminal intelligence databases in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Conducts open-source research and data analysis of social media for potential criminal activity and/or threats to the community.
  • Prepares and disseminates actionable intelligence reports and crime bulletins in a timely manner.
  • Communicates courteously and professionally and maintains positive working relationships with others in carrying out job functions.
  • Frequently interacts with department personnel, the public, vendors, and other outside representatives to exchange detailed and/or technical information.
  • Prepares for and actively participates in briefings and meetings.
  • Conducts presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Performs other duties and activities as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that includes major course-work in statistics, crime or intelligence analysis, criminology, research methodology, computer science, or closely related field along with two (2) to four (4) years of work experience within these fields; Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities for the job may be considered in lieu of educational requirement; valid Georgia Driver’s License; successfully pass pre-employment medical and drug screen; satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR); and acceptable background investigation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computer data systems, statistical analysis, and mapping programs.
  • Knowledge of principles of statistics and quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis, demographic and social variables affecting public safety.
  • Skill in computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite).
  • Ability to maintain excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and research skills.
  • Ability to perform data collection and analysis using various methods such as random sampling, correlation, regression, and probability.
  • Ability to conduct quantitative analysis of data for the purpose of crime pattern detection, suspect crime correlations, profiles, and crime forecasting.
  • Ability to conduct fact finding research and data comparisons using multiple collection methods.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of departmental information.
  • Ability to review, classify, categorize, and prioritize data for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines.
  • Basic math skills include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Sit or stand for prolonged periods; correctable visual acuity to read a computer screen and a typeset page; fine finger dexterity to manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; speak audibly and clearly; hear in-person, radio, and telephone conversations; occasionally transport objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:      

Work is performed in an office environment with extensive time spent at a computer workstation. Great mental effort is required daily; moderate mental pressure and fatigue exist during a normal workday due to constant exposure to deadlines; Environment includes a normal range of noise and other distractions with low everyday risks working around standard office equipment. Occasional visits to other department work sites may be required. Some travel to professional meetings is expected.

The City of Powder Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All applicants must complete a City of Powder Springs employment application.

Applications may be downloaded and printed from the website at www.cityofpowdersprings.org or visit 4426 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, GA 30127 to receive an application.

Please submit letter of interest or resume along with a City of Powder Springs employment application to:

Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director

City of Powder Springs

P.O. Box 46

Powder Springs, GA 30127

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Listing ends on:

7/27/2024