What We’re Looking For
The City of Fort Worth is recruiting for a Crime Analyst who has a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Mathematics/Statistics or a related field PLUS two (2) years of increasingly responsible crime analysis and research experience.
The successful candidate will:
Perform a variety of crime analysis activities; read, interpret and summarize offense and crime reports and field interview cards to obtain information about crimes committed;
Organize summarized information into clear and concise reports; develop and prepare charts, graphs, maps, bulletins and related materials in order to track and present findings related to criminal activity;
Communicate and exchange criminal activity reports, trends and patterns to various division heads and administrators;
Conduct background research on possible suspects with various State, County and Federal agencies; utilize various data bases to research information;
Determine criminal association and patterns of criminal activity relating to specific offenders or groups of offenders; conduct background research on suspects or criminals; collect, compile and analyze intelligence data; and maintain records and intelligence files on certain repeat criminal offenders to recognize modus operandi;
Serve on a variety of boards and committees; prepare and present multiple administrative reports and other necessary correspondence;
Develop and produce crime maps using geographic information systems applications; conduct spatial analysis of crime data; prepare a variety of mapping products; and prepare and present a variety of charts, graphs and reports;
Interact and communicate with Police personnel, and other City employees and the community on crime analysis research issues; and respond to ad-hoc requests for data, information and various reports.
Maintain awareness of new developments in the field of crime analysis; incorporate new developments as appropriate into programs;
Perform other related duties as required.
Preference may be given to applicants who possess the following qualifications:
A valid driver’s license;
One or more years of experience working as a Crime Analyst;
Higher levels of education and experience as they relate to this position;
Expert command of the English language, both oral and written;
Crime Analyst Certification from an accredited college or university or IACA Certification;
Experience as a Crime Analyst intern in the past five (5) years;
Experience with ArcGIS, ATAC, i2, SQL Reporting Services and Crystal Reports;
Experience with an automated police system such as CAD/ARS/RMS;
Experience writing professional reports for various audience types;
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel).
The Impact You’ll Have
As a City of Fort Worth Police Department employee, the incumbent will contribute to the Department’s strategic goals, mission and vision by performing a variety of strategic, tactical and administrative duties relating to the systematic process of collecting, categorizing, analyzing and disseminating information on crime patterns, trends and potential suspects. The incumbent will work under limited supervision and is responsible for preparing crime and statistical reports utilizing software programs.
Final candidates selected for hire in the Police Department will be subject to a fingerprint/criminal history background check and polygraph examination. Applicants must not have used marijuana during the previous two (2) years, nor illegally used any controlled substances within the last ten (10) years.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Positions in this class typically requires working with office equipment; touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, stooping, kneeling, walking and repetitive motions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential and other important responsibilities and duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time; may exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently and/or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects; manual dexterity required.