STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B17

Class No. 6162

CRIME ANALYST II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) crime analysis work. Work involves coordinating 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 plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

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

Coordinates the research and analysis of relevant publications and other source materials, evaluates data collected, and disseminates pertinent documents to aid investigators in criminal cases.  

Coordinates the exchange of 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.

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

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

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

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.

Provides 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.

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. 

Evaluates and monitors legislative bills and proposals.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in crime analyst 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 plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

 


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15