Crime Analyst I
Position: Crime Analyst I (Permanent, Full-Time)Closing Date: March 18, 2019
At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates the employees who make it all happen. We offer many advantages including ongoing training and professional development opportunities, coupled with exceptional benefits, all in the beautiful natural setting of the BC Interior.
Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital, a family and business-friendly community committed to providing great customer service, enhancing community partnerships, and supporting economic growth. Our 700 employees provide customer services and programs to a local and regional population of 125,000 people. Kamloops provides abundant recreational possibilities for residents and visitors alike, as well as education and culture opportunities and activities.
Crime Analyst I (Permanent, Full-Time)
Days of Work
Monday to Friday
Hours of Work
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Crime Analyst I performs skilled research and data analysis work of a complex nature under the general supervision of the Client Support Services Supervisor. Work involves assisting police investigators and Crime Analyst IIs by correlating crime data, demographics, and social issues for the prevention and identification of evolving or existing crime patterns and trends to forecast future crime occurrences. The position assists with providing statistical information on crime analysis and research to RCMP members, management, and outside agencies. Work also involves the dissemination of information and analyses to expedite information flow in the manipulation of data and coordination of information to assist internal police clients and/or organizations. The work involves exposure to graphic images of violent offences, crime scenes, and victims of crime. The incumbent maintains statistics within databases and assists in establishing links to related crime activities, as required, for access by investigating RCMP members. The incumbent also assists in advising members on how to effectively review and understand the information and the collection of the information. Frequent deadlines or emotional strain is a recognized part of the job. The job involves inside work with very good working conditions. The incumbent is responsible for the accuracy of the work and attention to detail. Work is reviewed by the Client Support Services Supervisor or the Crime Analyst II, but errors are difficult to identify and could result in loss of service or delays. Relationships are of a more specialized and sensitive nature, and the incumbent is required to exercise considerable courtesy, tact, and diplomacy when dealing with other staff, RCMP members, and external agencies.
- Assists the Crime Analyst II and RCMP members in police investigations by reviewing, analyzing, and correlating various details and data specific to crime activities (e.g. homicides, prostitution, drugs, sexual assault, and robbery).
- Utilizes a variety of computer systems, database software, and search strategies to generate information.
- Prepares suspect and victim profiles, suspect lists, and other graphic representations of criminal activity.
- Maintains existing information and data files, and assists with the creation of customized crime pattern programs and documents for RCMP members working on the investigation file.
- Liaises with external agencies and government departments, including assisting with the delivery of briefings and reports on crime trends and related patterns to RCMP members and/or organizations as requested.
- Establishes and maintains working relationships with RCMP members, staff, and external agencies.
- Assists with the preparation and presentation of statistical information and crime analysis and presents materials and presentations when requested.
- Develops and maintains documents; presentations; forms; educational literature; and equipment used for presentations, meetings, and workshops.
- Receives and responds to requests for information in the computer database systems or paper case files, referring sensitive requests to the Crime Analyst II and/or senior RCMP staff in accordance with procedures.
- Keeps abreast of developments in the field of crime analysis.
- Performs data entry of information as well as compiling, copying, and correlating data related to crime activities and investigations.
- Performs word processing, file maintenance, member scheduling, and other related office support duties.
- Attends, participates, and records minutes in RCMP and community meetings and acts as a liaison on behalf of the City and RCMP for program delivery and support.
- Performs related duties as required.
REQUIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND KNOWLEDGE
- Working knowledge of research, statistical, and analytical principles, practices, procedures, methods, and techniques.
- Working knowledge of retrieval techniques for researching and extracting information from a variety of computer databases, commercial databases, and the Internet to conduct searches for information.
- Considerable knowledge of RCMP computer systems (ROSS, CPIC, PRIME, TEAM, JUSTIN, etc.) and basic knowledge or understanding of police investigation techniques.
- Considerable knowledge of statutory regulations, federal acts, and the Criminal Code as they relate to the release of information.
- Considerable proficiency in administration procedures and practices.
- Considerable knowledge of computers, office equipment, applications, and software.
- Ability to analyze information, solve problems, and provide statistical data.
- Ability to create and conduct presentations, including the ability to use projectors and other audio-visual aids.
- Ability to provide court testimony as required.
- Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally.
- Excellent interpersonal, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment in determining work priorities.
- Ability to process graphic and disturbing material such as photographs, audio, and videos.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, maintain trust and confidentiality of information at all times, and deal with stressful situations and work under pressure of deadlines.
PREFERRED TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, MEMBERSHIPS, ETC.
- Completion of post-secondary coursework in applied research and statistics.
- Completion of a Bachelor of Technology in Forensic Investigation, Crime and Intelligence Analysis from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
- Previous work experience that includes the use of research, statistical, and analytical principles, practices, procedures, methods, and techniques.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, LICENCES, CERTIFICATES, ETC.
- Completion of senior secondary school or its equivalent.
- Completion of a Bachelor of Technology in Forensic Investigation, Crime and Intelligence Analysis from the British Columbia Institute of Technology or a postsecondary degree in Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, or Criminology.
- Completion of post-secondary computer courses or experience in intermediate Word and Excel, as demonstrated through testing.
- Minimum of one year’s previous experience within the last five years working in a police municipal support environment using computer systems such as, but not limited to, ROSS, CPIC, PRIME, JUSTIN, TEAM, etc.
- Shortlisted applicants must successfully pass a RCMP Assistant Analyst Entrance Exam administered by the E Division Crime Analysis Section (EDCAS) in order to proceed to the interview stage. Note that applicants who have written and failed the EDCAS/RCMP entrance exam within the last six months are not eligible to retest for this recruitment process.
- Ability to obtain and maintain RCMP Top Secret Level Security Clearance.
For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes and passes a criminal record check.
Community and Protective Services
Client Support Services Supervisor
British Columbia [BC]
Compensation & Benefits Overview
Comprehensive benefits package available.
Please note that this classification is currently under review and the pay grade is subject to agreement between the employer and the Union.
Please note that persons with disabilities who require assistance with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (250) 828-3439.
To apply for this position, please visit our website at https://www.kamloops.ca/city-hall/career opportunities.