The essential functions of this position are as follows:

Plan, implement, and manage the Crime Analysis Program; establish objectives; maintain project timelines for various projects; ensure efficient utilization of resources; and administer program budget. Establish and/or direct the development of detailed procedures to retrieve, integrate, and analyze crime data, including data sharing and data transfer. Perform complex statistical analyses to monitor crime levels throughout the City and to support strategic deployment of police resources. Summarize statistics into concise reports for review by the Mayor and Council, City Manager’s Office and Police Command personnel. Supervise subordinates and professional staff in a manner which they are able to prioritize assigned work; conduct performance evaluations, and ensure that staff member(s) are properly trained. Anticipate, plan and implement actions to solve problems effectively. Performs related work 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.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, information management, criminal justice, statistics, computer science or other related field.
  • 2. Experience: Five (5) years of paid, increasingly responsible experience in crime analysis, including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • 3. Background: Submit to and successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation as required by the SJPD.
  • 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.

Desirable qualifications: Possession of certification in Crime and Intelligence Analysis from the California Department of Justice with the designation of Certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst for the State of California or its equivalent.

Competencies: 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 including but not limited to: law enforcement systems and software; theory, principles, practices, and methods of crime analysis; geographic information systems (GIS) and intelligence applications.
  • • Supervision—sets effective long and short-term goals based on sound leadership and management practices; establishes realistic priorities within available resources.
  • • Analytical Thinking—approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; 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.
  • • Communication Skills—Communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive, and respectful manner; written reports and correspondences are accurate, complete, current, well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.
  • • Team Work and Interpersonal Skills—Demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with staff", colleagues, and the City’s departments by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
  • • Collaboration—develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities.
  • • Change Management—demonstrates support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization’s effectiveness; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.

• Planning—acts to align own unit’s goals with the strategic direction of the organization.

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.

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process:

  • • Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, information management, criminal justice, statistics, computer science or other related field? If yes, please indicate the name of the college or university and degree.
  • • Do you have at least five (5) years of paid, increasingly responsible experience in crime analysis? If yes, describe your duties and list where you obtained your experience (your answer must correspond to the detailed information provided in your application).
  • • Do you have two (2) years of experience supervising staff? If yes, please describe the number of staff you have supervised and where you obtained this experience (your answer must correspond to the detailed information provided in your application).
  • • Do you possess a Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certification from the California Department ofJustice or equivalent? If so, please list any and all relevant certification(s) you possess.
  • • Do you have experience using computer applications for crime and intelligence analysis? If so, describe your experience including the applications you have used for crime and intelligence analysis, your level of expertise with the application(s), and examples of the work performed.
  • • Do you have experience managing a program? If yes, please describe the program you managed, the number of personnel you managed for the program, and include the level and scope of all other related responsibilities.
  • • Do you have experience in summarizing statistics into accurate, well-organized, written reports or correspondence? If so, please describe the nature of the reports and to whom they were presented or ultimately utilized.

You may answer these questions directly in the on-line application system or on a separate document and then cut and paste your answers into the appropriate spaces when prompted.

You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.

Application instructions: Submission of a resume is optional. The Education History and Work History sections of the application must be completed or the application will be considered to be incomplete and may be withheld from further consideration.

Application must be completed or the application will be considered to be incomplete and may be withheld from further consideration.

E-mail is the default method of communication with applicants. To ensure that you receive timely notification regarding your application status, please provide a current e-mail address when submitting your application. It is also recommended that you adjust any spam filters to ensure that you can receive e-mails from

The application deadline is 11:59 PM on the final filing date. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.

If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided (San Jose Police Department, 2015).

As is evident from these two crime analyst job postings, the job market is varied in terms of different types of positions available and with divergent salary ranges. However, as is also readily apparent from these job descriptions, the skills and qualifications for a crime analyst can be analyst are extensive and broad.

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