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Crime Analyst – City of Kirkland ( Job # 19-0139)

Minimum Salary: $32.69 per hour
Maximum Salary: $40.81 per hour
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Police
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)

Summary

Perform professional crime analysis duties supporting operational, investigative and administrative law enforcement functions. Develop and analyze data to identify crime trends, patterns and series in support of police operations.  Analyze criminal activity and provide actionable data-driven research, bulletins and statistical reports to support investigative and proactive policing efforts and to facilitate departmental planning and decision-making.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Conduct investigative research and analysis related to suspects, incidents, locations, and trends. Use quantitative and qualitative methodologies such as link analysis, event flow analysis, activity charting and statistical methods to identify and interpret crime series, patterns, trends and activity. Forecast trends to aid in the effective allocation and deployment of police resources
  • Prepare reports and bulletins to assist in criminal investigations. Prepare graphic displays including charts, maps, diagrams, timelines, calendars and related materials to effectively present findings. Initiate target profile analyses and provide investigative leads
  • Serve as a liaison between the department and outside law enforcement and governmental agencies. Routinely collaborate with area crime analysts, detectives, and officers to actively identify and analyze multijurisdictional crime series and trends, and recommend response efforts to address them
  • Develop, maintain and utilize automated database reporting tools to respond to inquiries for police data and information internally as well as from other city departments, the public, media, community groups, businesses and other law enforcement agencies


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in statistics, management, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field.  Two years of experience in a public agency involving research methods and statistical analysis, with experience in a law enforcement agency preferred.

Excellent oral communication, technical report writing, and public presentation skills required.  High degree of proficiency in software applications such as:  Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, specialized statistical software, and automated database reporting tools.  Must successfully complete all required law enforcement background investigation processes.  

Preferred Qualifications

Crime analysis certification preferred.   Experience with software applications such as:  iBase, Analyst Notebook, Power BI, Tableau, Crystal Reports, SQL, and Python desirable.

Hours of Work

To be mutually determined at time of job offer.    Flexible work schedule is available.

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Work is performed in a typical office environment.   Incumbent is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time while performing keyboard functions at a computer work station.

Union Affiliation

The Kirkland Police Guild represents the Crime Analyst position.

Selection Process

Applicants who submit a timely application and are invited to participate in further stages of the selection process will be notified by phone or email.

The selection process includes a full background investigation to include polygraph, psychological, and medical background.

Salary: $87,640.80 – $111,089.89 Annually
Location: WA 98108, WA
Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week
Department: King County Sheriff’s Office
Job Number: 2019CBM09459
Division: Technical Services Division
 
Summary

For application instructions and requirements, specific to Sheriff Office positions, please visit Civil Service Application Requirements.

 

The Senior Crime Analyst will manage all aspects of crime analysis for Metro Transit Police, in partnership with King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO). We are seeking candidates with the drive and experience to provide critical tactical and strategic analysis of crime related to Metro Transit operations and services. The successful candidate will demonstrate considerable expertise and creativity to effectively utilize proactive policing tools, incorporate intelligence-led policing techniques, data-driven analysis paradigms, and data collection procedures. The Metro Transit Police Department is responsible for providing policing of King County Metro Transit’s bus system and routes across the county, and ensuring safety during Metro’s more than 400,000 daily boardings.
 
Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public and all King County employees. 

Contact: Brannon Mark, HR Analyst, at 206.263.1885 or email at bmark@kingcounty.gov

Required Application Materials: Please carefully review the list of required materials before submitting your application.

  • Candidates must complete an online employment application at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs with employment history going back at least ten years, if applicable, and all relevant experience that exceeds ten years. 
  • Answer all the supplemental questions.
  • Review the list of KCSO Automatic Disqualifiers and verify your qualification for employment with King County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Submit a Letter of Interest (cover letter) summarizing your qualifications and interest specifically for the Senior Crime Analyst position. 
  • Provide a current resume.

 

Job Duties

  • The Senior Crime Analyst will lead and execute all aspects of analysis for Metro Transit Police. Duties include the following:
  • Lead, develop and prioritize all crime analysis projects, including; identifying appropriate tools and data needed, and reporting on findings to all levels of Metro Transit Police in collaboration with the Crime Analysis Unit Supervisor.
  • Direct all research and analysis. Compile data from a wide variety of sources such as crime reports, census, economic, and demographic reports. Analyze and summarize findings related to crimes, trends and series, suspects, locations and other demographics. 
  • Work with ArcGIS/ESRI software to display data.
  • Use SQL and other methods to mine data from police and transit databases.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative methodology such as link analysis, event flow analysis, and activity charting (or other mathematical and statistical methods) to analyze data and identify and evaluate crime series, patterns and trends.
  • Develop and write complex programs/applications to assist in data extraction.
  • Present orally and in writing intelligence analysis to police personnel to assist the in the effective allocation and deployment of law enforcement resources.
  • Initiate analysis, provide investigative leads and prepare reports to support criminal investigations.
  • Prepare intelligence assessments, crime maps (ArcPro/ESRI) and link charts (using IBM’s i2 Analyst Notebook).
  • Utilize various graphic displays, such as crime mapping, charts, maps, diagrams, calendars, and related materials to effectively present findings.
  • Liaise with law enforcement, government agencies, and community groups to obtain and/or provide crime-related data.
  • Attend operations briefings to discuss and update officers and investigators on crime series, patterns and trends.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other criminal justice personnel to share information and techniques and learn from each other.
  • Participate in professional group meetings; may serve on intra & inter-jurisdictional committees and task forces.
  • Coordinate and integrate information from and for local, regional, national and international law enforcement agencies.
  • Innovate processes and incorporate new developments in the field of crime analysis.
  • Develop and manage databases and spreadsheets as needed, and use Microsoft Office products to complete daily assigned tasks.
  • Respond to inter & intra-department requests for information as well as requests from outside agencies.
  • May be required to testify in court and travel to crime scenes.
  • May oversee the work of interns or other assigned staff.
  • Work in collaboration with the King County Sheriff’s Office Crime Analysis Unit.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

The successful candidate has the expertise to develop an anticipatory crime analysis program for law enforcement. A Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on math, statistics, criminal justice, behavioral science or other related field AND a minimum of three years’ experience of increasingly responsible crime analysis. An equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the work may be considered. Specific requirements include the following skills and abilities:

  • Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of crime data and present the findings in a professional manner through formal briefings, presentations, and bulletins.
  • Experience planning and executing projects, driving activities on multiple projects and managing competing priorities within tight timeframes.
  • Knowledge of current best practices, utilizing access to grants, programs, research and related sources involving anticipatory data-driven and evidence-based law enforcement strategies.
  • Demonstrated success in the research and mining of data, implementing innovative methods and accessing multiple sources.
  • Superior technical skills including the ability to write programs for data extraction. Also demonstrated ability to utilize various computer hardware and software applications, such as relational databases, Microsoft Office suite products, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Experience with statistical, crime analysis, qualitative analysis, data collection, presentation, and mapping software, such as SPSS, ArcGIS, CrimeStat, ATLAS.ti, Qualtrics, Tableau, R and PowerBI.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with law enforcement personnel at all levels, peers, managers, other agencies and external vendors.
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to convey complex information both orally and in writing to varied and diverse audiences.
  • Ethical and professional conduct, using discretion, sound judgment, fairness, respect, inclusiveness, and integrity to support and enhance Metro Transit Police and King County Sheriff’s Office values.  

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years’ crime analysis experience.
  • Law Enforcement Analyst Certification.
  • Hands-on experience utilizing predictive policing tools such as PredPol.
  • Advanced education (Masters or Ph.D. level) in criminology and/or relevant mathematical/statistical theories and tools.
  • College-level coursework in crime analysis including courses on criminal behavior, research methods, statistics, data management, and crime mapping.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ArcGIS and ESRI for utilizing crime mapping tools.
  • Knowledge of the DDACTS system.
  • Computer programming skills ( e.g. SQL, Visual Basic, HTML, Avenue, Java).
  • Skill in using reporting software such as Crystal Reports.
  • Experience working with law enforcement or public safety.

Supplemental Information

Competitive Benefits

King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit).  We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and domestic partner. A competitive sick leave and vacation plan, twelve holidays a year, and participation in the State’s Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS) are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County’s deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).

Metro Transit it home to the City of Seattle, bounded on the west by beautiful Puget Sound and on the east by the magnificent Cascade Mountains. Seattle and surrounding communities offer rich cultural experiences and diverse outdoor recreational opportunities.

General Timeframe

Applications will be screened for clarity, completeness and competitiveness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more practical exercises. Candidates who pass the practical exercises will be invited to an oral board exam (interview). Below is the time line for this recruitment.

Practical/Written Exam (conducted via email/remote): Competitive candidates will receive instructions for this practical exercise Friday, February 21, 2020. The final product will be due Monday, March 2, 2020.

Oral Board Examination: Finalists will be invited to an OB interview, which will take place the week of March 16 – 20, 2020 (specific times to be determined).

  • Out of state applicants are encouraged and may conduct the OB interview via SKYPE.
  • Please note, dates are subject to change based on resource availability.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by PSEU: Public Safety Employees Union — Non-Commissioned Professional Employees – Supervisory – King County Sheriff’s Office. 

King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

 

 
Closing
2/19/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

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