Management Analyst - Crime Analysis
County of Santa Clara - Santa Clara, CA

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Under general supervision, to perform a variety of analytical staff studies and/or projects in support of the improvement of management functions, practices and services or the implementation of program objectives.

This position will conduct analytical studies and surveys specific to how gang influence, narcotic use and distribution and crime patterns affect recidivism;

develop and analyze quantitative data from databases that contain criminal background information such as CJIC; meet with various crime prevention committees; research and analyze information and data related to correctional operations; establish and maintain procedures for ‘conditions of program’ list for inmates being placed on alternative sentencing out-of-custody programs; and create and maintain statistical data on community supervision of inmates on home confinement or work release programs.

A qualified candidate would possess a Bachelor's degree or have equivalent work experience that includes interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing, that can be substituted on a year-for-year basis; and three years of experience equivalent to the Analyst series classifications in Santa Clara County. A Master's degree can substitute for one year of the required experience.

Special Requirements:
Skill in researching databases that contain criminal history such as CJIC (Criminal Justice Information Center), CLETS (California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System), LENS (Law Enforcement Notification System), NCIC (National Crime Information Center) and CopLink.

Specialized training or experience understanding how gang influence, narcotic use and distribution and crime patterns affect recidivism. This experience may be gained by working in a law enforcement agency with duties in crime analysis, gang/narcotics information and intelligence, reading/reviewing incident reports and Field Interview (FI) cards and performing Link Analysis and Link Charts.

Additional experience attending various task force meetings in crime prevention such as the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office/Probation Gang Intel Meetings, the Bay Area Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association (BACIAA), the San Jose Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force (SJMGPTF), the South Bay Gang Alliance (SBGA), and the San Mateo County GIU Intel Meetings is preferred.

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, normal business hours, for applicants to apply online.

All applicants are required to complete the supplemental questionnaire. Applications received without the completion of the supplemental questionnaire will be rejected.

Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit. Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied. Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts.

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Typical Tasks:
Depending on the area of assignment and within the working level limitations outlined above, positions are assigned a combination of the following tasks:

(The following list is not intended to represent the full array of tasks an incumbent may be assigned but rather is reflective of the general nature of the work assignment and level and scope of responsibility inherent in positions allocated to this class).

Conducts analytical studies and surveys on organization, procedures, budgetary requirements, personnel management and other related management functions;

Gathers and analyzes management analysis, information and prepares reports outlining methodology, analyzes and recommendations on administrative, fiscal, organizational, personnel and other related management problems;

Interviews and consults with departmental officials and employees, representatives from other organizations and groups, and the general public to give and/or secure necessary information;

Reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations on existing or proposed policies, procedures, systems, personnel and other management activities and advises management on impact or potential impact of proposed changes;

Develops and analyzes quantitative data for management control and evaluation purposes;

Prepares and presents factual and statistical data and makes recommendations in written, graphic and oral form;

Are expected to make verbal presentations of study findings/recommendations to department and County management and boards and commissions as the assignment requires;

Acts as departmental resource on any questions in the area studied;

May conduct or assist in conducting studies requiring inter-departmental coordination; and

Performs other related duties as required.

Employment Standards:
Sufficient education or training and experience which directly demonstrates the possession and application of the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

Possession of a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge of:
Principles, practices and trends of public and business administration;

One or more functional responsibilities generally associated with an administrative and personnel management staff service such as budgeting, workload and staffing analysis, position classification and pay, recruitment and examination, employee relations;

Basic governmental functions and organization;

Application of statistical methods to management analysis;

Communications techniques required for gathering, evaluating, and transmitting information;

Effective interviewing techniques at all organizational levels of the County or other public or private agencies;

Principles of organization and administration.

Ability to:
Gather, interpret, analyze, evaluate and present a variety of management analysis data;

Evaluate information and reach valid conclusions;

Prepare reports supporting recommendations;

Define problem areas;

Identify and evaluate concrete and abstract variables;

Persuade, justify, and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations;

Plan, coordinate and initiate action necessary to implement recommendations;

Interact with personnel at all organizational levels and function in stressful and/or confrontation type situations;

Initiate, plan and complete work assignments with a minimum amount of supervision;

Apply the technical skill level required.

Veterans Preference Information

This recruitment has been identified as non-entry level by the Human Resources Director. Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received an honorable discharge within the last five years, will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veteran’s), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination.

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