The San Jose Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Senior Crime & Intelligence Analyst, which is the higher of two levels in the Crime and Intelligence Analyst series and is a working, first-line supervisor position.
This essential position in the Crime Analysis Unit is responsible for supervising staff and performing crime and intelligence analysis utilizing administrative, strategic, operational, tactical, and intelligence analysis techniques. The position provides accurate and timely crime and intelligence information in support of patrol operations, criminal investigations, crime prevention, and administrative functions. The position extracts raw data from multiple law enforcement systems and utilizes specialized analytical software applications to identify and monitor crime trends and criminal activity. The position assists investigators in solving criminal cases by translating data into viable intelligence information. The position also provides statistics for Police and City Budget management reports, resource allocation, grant-funded initiatives, special programs, etcetera.
Key duties of the Senior Crime & Intelligence Analysts include but are not limited to:
-Supervising a team of Crime & Intelligence Analysts, including prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, training staff, and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
-Reviewing incoming requests and determining the appropriate assignment based on the nature of the request, complexity, geographic area, staffing concerns, legal considerations, and deadlines. This position works on highly confidential requests and/or conducts most complex crime and intelligence analysis assignments.
-Assigning daily requests for information and determining which systems and software applications to utilize for accessing, extracting, formatting, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating data.
-Supervising the collection of official crime statistics to the Department of Justice per the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program as mandated by the State of California (and subsequent National Incident Based Reporting System) as needed.
-Providing support for the Chief's management operations; participating in regional data sharing and specialized briefings; and presenting training sessions to sworn and other civilian staff.
-Utilizing various law enforcement systems and software applications to develop comprehensive charts, graphs, tables, maps, timelines, telephone toll analyses, and related materials for use by various law enforcement personnel, City departments, and outside agencies.
-Conducting spatial and temporal analysis utilizing multiple databases within a geographic information system for use in identifying and depicting locations of serious offenders, crime patterns, trends, and series.
-Directing and assisting with special analytical projects dealing with crime, demographic resource allocation, budget, homeland defense, traffic enforcement, special operations, grant-funded initiatives, and event planning.
-Testifying in court as to methodology employed in gathering information used in crime analysis publications, as required.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
Education: Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, information management, criminal justice, or other related field.
Experience: Four (4) years of paid, professional experience in a law enforcement agency, utilizing multiple police information systems, performing research, and compiling crime data. Two (2) years of this experience should be similar in nature to a Crime & Intelligence Analyst with the City of San Jose, analyzing crime data as well as performing research and compiling crime data.
Acceptable Substitution: Two (2) years of additional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Background: Ability to successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including a polygraph.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires and employer application.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
Job Expertise - Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies, and federal and state rules and regulations.
Analytical Thinking - Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issues; identifies a set of features, parameters, or considerations to take into account; collects and analyzes data; uses logic and intuition to arrive at conclusions and recommendations.
Multi-Tasking - Can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s).
Supervision - Sets effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices; establishes realistic priorities within available resources; provides motivational support; empowers others; assigns decision-making and work functions to others in an appropriate manner to maximize organizational and individual effectiveness.
Technology Use/Management - Uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program effectiveness.
Problem Solving - Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of the problem(s); collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.
Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - Demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
Communication Skills - Communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive, and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current, well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific questions. You must answer all job-specific questions to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
Only candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.
- Please describe in detail your paid, professional experience in a law enforcement agency, utilizing multiple police information systems, performing research, and compiling crime data. Two (2) years of this experience should be similar in nature to a Crime & Intelligence Analyst with the City of San Jose, analyzing crime data as well as performing research and compiling crime data. Please specify your years of experience and employers. Your response must be consistent with your work history.
- Please describe your experience in Crime Analysis functions specifying the position(s) you have held, length of time, your specific responsibilities, and the Police Information systems you have used.
- Please describe a complex crime analysis project that you played a primary role in directing. Include information on the number of staff involved, the scope of the project, the processes employed, and the outcomes.
-Please describe any supervisory or leadership experience you possess (including any in a crime analysis setting). Please include information on the duration of the experience, the number of staff involved, your specific role and responsibilities, and your supervisory/leadership style/skills.
If you have questions about the duties of this position, please contact Janet Phan-Habib at Janet.Phan@sanjoseca.gov
If you have questions regarding the selection or hiring processes, please contact Rose Lara at Rose.Lara@sanjoseca.gov