STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B15

Class No. 6160

CRIME ANALYST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly complex (senior-level) crime analysis work. Work involves the collection, processing, and dissemination of data and information to and from local, state, federal, and international jurisdictions to support and enhance the investigation and prosecution of individuals and groups engaged in criminal activities. May assign and/or supervise the work of others.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Conducts and prepares assessments of criminal activity, threats, and vulnerabilities to the state’s critical infrastructure.

Researches and analyzes relevant publications and other source materials, summarizes data collected, and disseminates pertinent documents to aid investigators in criminal cases. 

Analyzes and reviews intelligence information on organized crime, gambling, and related criminal activities and submits assessments to appropriate individuals or groups.

Provides intelligence information and serves as a liaison with appropriate public safety divisions and local, state, federal, and international jurisdictions for the prevention and suppression of crime.

Compiles data; conducts analysis; prepares correspondence; and reports on crime developments, criminal activity, or other information pertaining to identified subjects.

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

Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops related to criminal activities, intelligence gathering, or other topics to assist law enforcement personnel in evaluating and sharing related pertinent information.

Interacts with the general public to obtain information related to suspicious activity or specific criminal activity.

Compiles information to be used in bulletins, articles, and publications for the benefit of the law enforcement community.

Operates teletype and/or computer terminals to access driver’s licenses, criminal records, various agencies files, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), the Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC), and vehicle registration databases to identify subjects for law enforcement agencies. 

May provide instruction and training for the agency’s academy and at other schools and may deliver training or conduct presentations regarding criminal activities and program responsibilities.

May monitor and evaluate legislative bills and proposals.

May assign and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in crime analysis or criminal justice work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice or forensic science is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of crime analysis; and of the agency’s policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.

Skill in the operation of statistical analysis and forecasting tools, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to conduct analysis, to interpret results, to communicate effectively, and to assign and/or supervise the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15