ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Conducts research, gather and compiles information, and analyzes data to identify crime patterns, makes interpretations and writes comprehensive reports.
- Prepares, maintains and secures physical files on investigative research projects.
- Researches, updates, and interprets federal, state and local secure terrorism intelligence and criminal databases and disseminates the information as needed.
- Compiles and evaluates information, selects essential elements and correlates new information with existing information.
- Provides analytical support to all law enforcement personnel regarding special needs and requests.
- Prepares graphs, charts, and tables; prepares reports and statistical analyses, link analysis, event flow analysis and activity charting.
- Prepares and presents the crime control model COMPSTAT utilizing crime data derived from incident and person queries, auto theft linking and reporting; exception and threshold report.
- Creates density and hot spot maps, cyclical reports and crystal reports.
- Attends various intelligence meetings and participates in detective meetings.
- Assists detectives with investigations and identification of stolen and altered motor vehicles, title fraud, insurance fraud and other crimes.
- Develops and maintains criminal intelligence sources and disseminates information on criminal activity.
- Assists in the design, testing and/or maintenance of operational databases, analytical software, hardware, and peripheral equipment to enhance the quality of work product, improve productivity and ensure equipment is functioning properly.
- Knowledge of basic principles and practices of investigation, field operations, crime prevention, and intelligence data gathering used in a law enforcement agency.
- Knowledge of statistical methods.
- Knowledge of the crime analysis process.
- Skills in the use of Arc Info, Arc View, Crime view 2.0, Crime View 2002, Crystal Reports, Excel, GIS and PowerPoint.
- Ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data.
- Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data or information.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree from an accredited college or university in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Applied Research or related field and two (2) years work related experience. Crime Analyst Certification and a Florida Driver’s license are required.
Revision date: January 2004