Gang Analyst (Crime Analyst II)
Located in the Public Safety Headquarters Building within the Criminal Intelligence Division (CID). Conducts analysis of information obtained during the course of investigations through witness interviews, records and other sources of information. This includes review of potentially offensive conversations and materials pertaining to gangs and human trafficking, to include child exploitation investigations. Provides advanced/specialized crime analysis work on specific crime categories, to include the use of I2, SAS, GIS and geographic profiling. Occasionally conducts presentations regarding human trafficking to department members or community groups. Coordinates with Federal and State entities and resources pertaining to gang investigations. Researches, obtains, and presents information available through open source and law enforcement databases relative to active investigations. Conducts thorough analysis of methods, trends, and intelligence to aid law enforcement in proactive investigations. Prepares operations plans and documentation in support of gang investigations. Tracks instances of gang activity within Fairfax County. Maintains and updates databases of gang related activity, suspects, and victims. Assists in case preparation and case review. May be required to provide support to the Commonwealth's Attorney or Federal prosecutors to assist in prosecution.Illustrative Duties
- Provides supervisory oversight of the Crime Analyst I within a particular assignment;
- Trains new employees at the Crime Analyst I level;
- Applies advanced training techniques in the applicable field or area of expertise to crime series, trends and patterns County-wide to assist in criminal apprehension;
- Serves as "help desk" to troubleshoot for Crime Analysts I;
- Meets with Crime Analysts I and Crime Analysis Manager to discuss, determine, and review crime trends, series, and patterns;
- Serves as back up for Crime Analysts I;
- Extracts data from subsystems of the Police Department's Records Management System (RMS), such as Calls For Service, Incidents, Arrests, Warrants, Accidents, Investigation Management, and Case History;
- Reviews and analyzes criminal investigation reports filed in the area to which assigned;
- Extracts and reviews data from manual and automated files;
- Analyzes collected data to detect patterns, suspects, and trends in support of patrol and investigative activities;
- Uses crime data and knowledge of police programs and patrol activities within an assigned area to identify opportunities for proactive law enforcement;
- Briefs station commanders and patrol supervisors on criminal activity, and participates in the planning of proactive enforcement operations;
- Presents crime analysis data in an effective format by using Geographic Information System (GIS) to plot areas of criminal activity, calls for service, and/or accidents and incidents;
- When County staff, station personnel, or the public request information on criminal activity, uses RMS and/or Business Intelligence software to extract specific data from automated files and produce reports that present the information requested in an understandable format, and provides the information to the requestors orally or in writing;
- Supports the commander and crime prevention officers in meetings with community groups and other County agencies;
- Keeps abreast of criminal investigation techniques and the Department's investigation reporting procedures by maintaining a close working relationship with criminal investigators;
- Routinely confers and collaborates with Crime Analysts I and Crime Analysts II to identify crime trends and resolve problems.
- Knowledge of supervisory principles and techniques;
- Knowledge of the theory, principles, practices, and methods of crime analysis;
- Knowledge of criminal investigation techniques;
- Knowledge of the Police Department's reporting systems;
- Thorough knowledge of Police Department operations and practices;
- Ability to assess training needs and to effectively train other Crime Analysts;
- Ability to use and understand computer applications, including Records Management System (RMS), Business Intelligence (BI) software, Geographic Information System (GIS), document and word processing, spreadsheet software, presentation software, diagram software, and graphics;
- Ability to conduct statistical analyses to determine crime trends, patterns, series, and predictions;
- Ability to analyze statistical data and to draw sound conclusions;
- Ability to extract pertinent information from law enforcement reports to assist in analysis function;
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, with law enforcement personnel and the public;
- Thorough knowledge in area of assignment, including Advanced GIS/mapping, geographic profiling, link analysis, intelligence analysis, demonstrative evidence.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration, or an academic discipline that included course work in statistical analysis; plus three years of experience performing work comparable to the Crime Analyst I level or equivalent, including documented proficiency in conducting advanced analysis, preferably in a criminal justice or law enforcement setting, and summarizing findings and conclusions both orally and written.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
- Employee must become a VA DCJS Certified Field Training Instructor in the field of crime analysis within 12 months of employment.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must successfully complete a criminal history background investigation prior to employment.
- Spanish/English bilingual skills in reading, writing, speaking and translation from Spanish to English.
Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Must communicate with others. Employee may require to lift up to 15 pounds. Duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; may include exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.