The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.
Directs and coordinates the operations of the Crime Analysis Unit in the assimilation of intelligence information, analysis of police data & statistics, and the dissemination of operational and intelligence products specific to crime patterns and trends as well as criminal subjects or organizations operating within the City.
This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.
NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City currently offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match! Beginning January 1st 2021, the City will participate in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which will require a 3% contribution from employees. Anyone hired after Jan 1, 2021 will be automatically enrolled in FRS.
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This job classification is in Management Category III for benefits purposes. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Assigns projects, reports and/or case work to crime analysts; evaluates the work of personnel assigned to the Crime Analysis Unit
- Establishes performance measures, goals, objectives and priorities to ensure effective unit operations and employee performance; participates in the development of unit policies, procedures, goals, objectives and performance measures to improve section operations and effectiveness
- Prepares weekly/monthly/quarterly/biannual reports on the status of assigned cases, work projects, crime trends and forecasts, clearance rates and other activities to keep management informed and to help in planning work assignments; assists with the department's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) activities to comply with the requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
- Reviews and approves various operational or administrative documents as required (e.g. crime pattern maps/data, project data, reports, web-site information, and briefing materials) to ensure intelligence data is accurate, meets objectives, and compliance with established standards for data entry and crime analysis information dissemination
- Analyzes, evaluates and correlates crime reports from multiple sources and documents to develop new investigative leads, general data for support of investigations, determine links between individual criminals and criminal organizations, and to distinguish patterns and trends using a computer and specialized database and graphics software
- Creates, prepares and uses training materials to enhance the capabilities of new and current crime analysts
- Provides guidance to analysts in using analytical techniques on assigned projects or in developing recommendations for disseminating intelligence products
- Serves as liaison to other law enforcement agencies to collect or exchange information
- Responds to service requests from various City departments and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to assist with analytical expertise; prepares crime reports for stakeholders to include the City Manager's Office and the Open Data initiatives
- Makes hiring recommendations; recommends employee transfer, suspension, promotion, termination, reassignment, or disciplinary actions
- Verifies crime information data to correlate incoming new data with data already stored in intelligence databases; solves problems in the extraction of data to ensure the accuracy of product output
- Maintains operational databases; recommends items to include in various databases and makes database design recommendations; performs frequent quality control checks and verification of databases to ensure accuracy and integrity
- Researches and previews crime analysis software for operational effectiveness; makes recommendations regarding the purchase of new software and hardware; operates and maintains computer hardware, software and peripheral equipment; establishes criteria for information to be stored in databases
- Writes or prepares various documents (e.g. reports, maps, memos, letters, bulletins, articles) to disseminate information regarding specialized intelligence concerning threats to public safety, trends and issues, or statistics for dissemination to other law enforcement agencies, the general public and to support current investigations
- Identifies, upon request, areas or events that require additional investigative effort to confirm or deny indicated criminal activity or to determine the actual scope of known criminal operations.
- May train other law enforcement agency personnel, Civilian Reserves, National Guard, etc. in the use of applicable Records Management Systems (RMS), specialized computer programs (e.g. Excel) and analytical problem solving in order to support unit operations, and foster a cooperative work atmosphere between law enforcement agencies. Organizes, coordinates and hosts external crime analysis and related training for area agencies.
- Keeps abreast on current job specific procedures through various sources, training courses and organizational meetings relating to law enforcement and crime/criminal intelligence analysis
- Performs related work as required
- Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, public administration, sociology, statistics and research methodology or closely related field
- Three (3) to five (5) years of experience as a crime analyst with experience in the administrative and investigative/intelligence areas of analysis, with experience in a senior or lead role. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required experience or education.
Supervisory experience and advanced training in the crime analysis function is preferred SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Candidates will be required to pass a background investigation which includes a polygraph examination prior to employment. Essential Employees
may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work. PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.
The position involves light physical demands, such as exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
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.HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION
Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204) .
Closing Date/Time: Continuous