Crime & Intelligence Analyst

About the Department The mission of the San Jose Police Department is to create safe places to live, work and learn through community partnerships. 
Positions & Duties

 The San Jose Police Department Crime Analysis Unit is accepting applications for the position of Crime & Intelligence Analyst (CIA).  The CIA is an essential Police Department position that is responsible for crime and intelligence analysis.  The CIA performs specialized technical support work utilizing automated law enforcement systems, a variety of software, and crime and intelligence analysis techniques to provide a wide range of analytical services and products to police officers and management to use in the identification and apprehension of criminal offenders, the deployment of officers, and the improvement of public safety, as well as for strategic planning.

The CIA is also responsible for assisting in the crime report review and coding process for meeting the FBIs Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) goals and deadlines; existing law (Penal Code 13020) requires law enforcement agencies to maintain and to report statistical data to the California Department of Justice via the FBI’s UCR Program.  Data is utilized for monthly and yearly comparative analyses of crime rates and ratios, as well as to determine the safest big city in America. In addition, coding the crime reports enables Department-wide access to detailed data in support of enforcement, investigative, and crime prevention efforts. 
Some of the CIA analytical and coding-related duties and objectives include:
Completing approximately 1,000 crime analysis projects per annum related to suspect/offense correlations, crime pattern/trend identification, serial crime analysis, local area assessments, California Public Records Act requests, patrol allocation, Department staffing plans, and special projects, such as the Chief’s management operations program IMPACT (Investing in Management, Police, Accountability, Community, and Technology).
Assisting in the crime report review and coding process in order to meet monthly and twice yearly CA DOJ and FBI deadlines for mandated reporting (UCR, safest big city in America) including:  records management system entries; hate crime tracking; law enforcement officers killed or assaulted (LEOKA) monitoring; stolen property adjustments (firearms, motor vehicles, etc.); monthly arrest and citation register (MACR) updates; mandated forms and reports (Return A, E-CARS, etc.); and summary reports (cumulative summaries, violent and property crime clearances, multi-city comparisons, annual crime and clearance records, etc.). 
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.




 1. Education:  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Information Management, Criminal Justice, or other closely related field.
2. Experience: Two (2) years of professional experience in a law enforcement agency utilizing multiple police information systems, performing research, and compiling crime data. 
Acceptable Substitution: Two (2) years of additional crime analysis experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
3. Ability to successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation, including a polygraph, is a condition of employment.
4.  Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country.  Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor. 
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 – Approaching a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
Communication Skills – Communicates and listens effectively and responds in an timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form responds to statements and comments of others in a way that reflects understanding of the content and the accompanying emotion; asks clarifying questions to assure understanding of what the speaker intended, ensures consistent communication takes place within area of responsibility.
Multi-Tasking – Can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s).
Computer Skills – Experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.
Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills – Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
Technology Use/Management – Uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program effectiveness. 
Selection Process 

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. Only the 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.


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