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Crime Analyst I

Austin, TX
Texas Department of Public Safety

Perform highly complex (senior-level) research and analytical work of a confidential nature in the ICT Division to collect, process, and disseminate a wide variety of data and information between and among local, state, federal, and international jurisdictions to support and enhance the successful investigation and prosecution of individuals and groups engaged in criminal activities. Conduct assessments of criminal activity, as well as assessments of threats and vulnerabilities to the state’s critical infrastructure. Work is performed under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment.

Closing Date: Dec 21, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

**Anticipated start date for this position is April 1, 2019.**

**This position is for the Watch Center “C” shift (11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.) and requires availability for On-Call status as required by the Division. Must secure and maintain a secret-level security clearance within one year of employment.**

Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

1. Research, read, evaluate, and analyze all reports, letters, booklets, magazines, periodicals, newspaper clippings, and all other materials received by the ICT Division.

2. Provide field investigators with specific information upon request. Collect, analyze, and summarize data collected and disseminates pertinent documents to aid investigators in criminal cases.

3. Analyze thoroughly and correlate all available intelligence information on organized crime, gambling, and related criminal activities and submits the same to the Commander in the form and manner prescribed.

4. Submit to the Analyst Supervisor all intelligence information appearing to be of value to another Division of the agency, or to any official law enforcement agency for the prevention and suppression of crime.

5. Advise and assist Department Investigators requesting name checks by furnishing any known or related information that may be of assistance to the requesting investigator but not appearing in the particular

area being reviewed.

6. Prepare periodic analysis reports relative to crime developments, either as they are currently occurring or as they are estimated to occur in the future.

7. Use teletype and/or computer terminal to access driver licenses, criminal records, various agencies files, NCIC/TCIC and vehicle registration data bases to identify subjects for DPS and other law enforcement agencies as requested.

8. Attend workshops and seminars on intelligence gathering and analyzing techniques.

9. Perform liaison activities with Analysts in other DPS law enforcement services and with other federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel. Maintain close liaison with jurisdictions in regard to situations, incidents, and occurrences of law enforcement interest.

10. Support state counterterrorism initiatives by conducting research and providing analytical assessments related to threats from domestic and international groups.

Qualifications:

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS

Education – Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is required. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Criminal Justice, Business Management, Information Systems, Government, History, Statistics, Social Science, or a related field is preferred.

Experience – Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in a criminal justice, military, or government intelligence agency or criminal intelligence network organization performing duties of, or relating to either criminal investigations, intelligence gathering procedures, police communications or professional level work involving extensive data and internet research, compilation and correlation of data on a full-time basis, and preparation of analytical reports.

Substitution Note: Education of the type described may be substituted for the experience requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Licensure and/or Certification – Must possess a valid driver license from state of residence. Must secure and maintain a secret level security clearance within one year of employment.

Regulatory knowledge – Working knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly assimilate information related to TXDPS, State and Federal regulations, legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures. Knowledge of criminal records and analysis and operation of analyst functions as they relate to criminal law enforcement; of policies, procedures, and functions as they apply to ICT Division investigative activities.

Interpersonal Skills – Must demonstrate an ability to exercise poise, tact, diplomacy and an ability to establish and maintain positive, working/professional relationships with internal/external customers.

Organizational and Prioritization Skills – Must be organized, flexible, and able to effectively prioritize in a multi-demand and constantly changing environment; able to meet multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines without sacrificing accuracy, timeliness or professionalism.

Presentation/Communication Skills – Must be able to construct and deliver clear, concise, and professional presentations to a variety of audiences and/or individuals. Ability to work in close liaison with other law enforcement agencies.

Research and Comprehension – Must demonstrate ability to quickly and efficiently access relevant information, and be able to utilize and/or present research and conclusions in a clear and concise manner.

Analytical Reasoning/Attention to Detail – Must demonstrate an ability to examine data/information, discern variations/similarities, and be able identify trends, relationships and causal factors, as well as grasp issues, draw accurate conclusions, and solve problems.

Technology (computers/hardware/software/operating systems) – Must possess appropriate levels of proficiency with utilized software and systems and be able to learn new software/systems. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Working knowledge of the functions of TLETS and NLETS.

Confidentiality and Protected Information – Must demonstrate an ability to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information and situations, and adhere to applicable laws/statutes/policies related to access, maintenance and dissemination of information.

Travel and/or Schedule – Availability for after-hour and weekend work is required.