Applicants must complete both of the following steps. Applicants who fail to complete both steps will not be considered.
Position Summary: The role of the Crime Analyst; is to provide timely and relevant intelligence information to further criminal investigations and identify patterns and methods utilized by criminal organizations involved in both violent and property crimes within the City of Independence and the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The primary responsibilities of the Crime Analyst involves research and value added analysis of broad streams of intelligence information of a confidential nature to develop comprehensive strategic, tactical, and investigative intelligence support for Intelligence-Led Policing (C.O.R.E.) and problem solving efforts. Provide recommendations and presents information relative to intelligence based policing methods.
Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Intelligence Studies, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or closely related field is preferred and/or; a minimum of 5 years’ experience with a law enforcement, military, or government intelligence agency, or criminal intelligence network organization, or in a business, financial, or academic environment, compiling data, analyzing findings, drawing conclusions, and writing comprehensive findings.
To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the incumbent must have a basic knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods and techniques of criminal intelligence analysis. The incumbent must have the ability to present facts and render opinions to all levels of a law enforcement organization, analyze data, develop and deliver presentations, write reports, research and work independently, think objectively, have good interpersonal skills, and exhibit sound and accurate judgment. The incumbent must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. The position is highly customer focused; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills are essential as well as having the ability to work with and display sensitivity towards diverse groups of people. Have previous experience and knowledge of law enforcement operations and procedures. Have previous experience in the use of analysis software, including but not limited to Microsoft Office products, GIS mapping programs, Analyst Notebook, Accurint/LexisNexis, TLO and CLEAR.
Incumbent must have ability to make presentations on criminal, statistical and intelligence materials to Department members and other agencies using PowerPoint and other audio/visual aids.
Incumbent must understand analytical techniques including research methods, crime theory, and process evaluation. Real-world experience with complex problem-analysis and intelligence-analysis is preferred. Have the ability to construct court exhibits and criminal intelligence charts as well as research methodology, data collection, analysis and reporting.
Must be able to type at least 35 words-per-minute.
Licenses and Certificates: Must be able to successfully obtain at minimum, a SECRET LEVEL Homeland Security Clearance. Possess a valid driver’s license. MULES and NCIC Certified or must be certified within six months of hire. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire.
Mental & Physical Abilities: Ability to read and interpret documents such as intelligence bulletins, equipment manuals, procedure manuals, and so forth. Ability to develop routine and technical reports and maps. Ability to operate all equipment used in the Criminal Intelligence Unit. Ability to operate and access external websites, software databases, and other electronic public domain sites for the purpose of Criminal Intelligence. Ability to communicate in person and over the phone. Ability to testify in court as needed. While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, fingers, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, have visual acuity and lift objects up to 25 pounds.
Tattoo Policy: Tattoos, body art, or brands that are extremist, indecent, sexist, racist, offensive, or inappropriate for the law enforcement community are prohibited, regardless of location on the body. The final decision on the interpretation of a tattoo is determined by the Chief. An employee shall not have any tattoos, body art, or branding on the head, face, neck, scalp, or hands, unless authorized by the Chief because of special circumstances. While on-duty, excessive tattooing, body art, or brandings shall not be exposed or visible (including through the uniform). "Excessive" is defined as any tattoo, body art, or branding that exceeds one third of the exposed body part.
Typical Working Conditions: Work is performed in a normal office environment with little exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust. Job responsibilities may require local travel within the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The incumbent's working conditions are moderately quiet. Work schedule is typically Monday-Friday, 8 AM- 4 PM but may vary based on job location assignment. Some overtime may be required.
Apply online at www.indepmo.org/hr or by visiting Human Resources, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO, 64050. Position Closes: April 6, 2020.
You must also print out the additional APPLICANT PERSONAL HISTORY INFORMATION PACKET by selecting the link, and return the completed packet to the Independence Police Department, 223 Memorial Dr., Independence, MO 64050 by the April 6, 2020 closing date.
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