Crime Analyst Ii

Location
Annandale, Virginia
Salary
$54,219.36 - $90,365.81 Annually
Posted
Jul 20, 2019
Closes
Jul 31, 2019
Ref
19-01491
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Responsible for advanced/specialized crime analysis work with the Patrol, Operations Support, and Criminal Investigations Bureau. In the Patrol Bureau, supervises the lower level crime analysts in the analysis of specific crime categories (example: robbery, burglary, and sexual assault). Also responsible for pattern and problem analysis in a particular field (Major Crimes and Narcotics, Operations and Support, Advanced Intelligence Analysis, and Specialist in Geographic Profiling, GIS, and SAS). Oversees complex high profile cases within the patrol division and provides assistance and mentoring to the CA I. Provides training to the CA I, including acting as a training instructor for CA Is that are newly hired. Serves as a resource for the CA I to turn to for assistance with data or software problems within the Patrol Division. In the absence of the program manager, provides oversight of the crime analysis program.

Illustrative Duties

  • Supervises and provides guidance to the CA I in the analysis of specific crime categories within the Patrol Bureau. Examples of these crime categories include, but are not limited to, robbery, burglary, and sexual assault.Provides field training to new Crime Analysts, as well as continuous and specialized training to the CA I. Serves as the training coordinators for the crime analysis program;
  • Provides advanced/specialized crime analysis work on specific crime categories, to include the use of I2, SAS, GIS and geographic profiling;
  • Serves as an information resource for CA I for data or software problems within the Patrol Division and provides oversight of the crime analysis program in the absence of the Program Manager.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • 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 analysis 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.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Driver's license (Required upon hire);
  • Certified Field Training Instructor in the field of Crime Analysis (VA DCJS) (Required within 12 months of hire).
NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:
Appointee must complete a Criminal Background Investigation to the satisfaction of the employer. Appointee will be subject to random drug testing.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Prior experience mining open-source data;
  • Prior experience performing analytical work with demonstrated proficiency in advance methods of analysis in a public safety or related environment;
  • Prior experience using Advanced GIS/mapping, geographical, profiling, link analysis, intelligence analysis or similar analysis;
  • Bilingual Spanish.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature. Requires visual acuity to read data on computer monitor; ability to operate keyboard driven equipment, and ability to communicate with others.
May be required to lift up to 15 pounds. Duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

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 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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