Crime Analyst & Technical Lead

University of Cincinnati   Cincinnati, OH   Full-time     Legal
Posted on June 13, 2022
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Crime Analyst & Technical Lead

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview
Perform professional level technical and analytical support in the daily operations of the University of Cincinnati Police Division. Assist all Division personnel in a timely manner in the collection, collation, analysis, and dissemination of the data collected including, but not limited to, crime, arrests, calls for service, and traffic data.  

Essential Functions

  • Analyze data from various sources and makes detailed analyses to determine specific crime patterns. Assist the Police Division's staff in selecting and accessing computerized information through the Regional Computer Center that will aid them in their replies to citizens' questions and complaints. Identify and report statistical data related to officer performance. Work with Command Staff to identify, analyze and assess critical problem-solving projects.
  • Design computerized reports for Division use from data generated by the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system in the Communications Section. Provide requested information and assists media personnel through the Public Information Office with the requested information.
  • Confer with Division and surrounding law enforcement personnel to gather and exchange information for analysis and presentation. Assist Division members in problem solving using available data. Provide technical level administrative crime analysis assistance to Command Staff. Provide analysis of crime, arrests and calls for service in support of Police Division mission and goals. Collect, compile and analyze information from various sources on a variety of special topics. Compile reports and generate maps.
  • Maintain the continual development, creation, maintenance, and enhancement of the Public Safety Portal (PSP) intranet-based application data warehouse with automatic data feed and a front-end for user interaction.
  • Maintain the continual development, creation and maintenance of automated administrative processes, including police inspections, police contact cards, police & administrative documents, daily police lineups, and the problem-solving tracking system.
  • Maintain the continual development and creation of the risk assessment desktop application for on-campus events that allows users to create a comprehensive list of needs based on event characteristics.
  • Maintain the continual development and automation of several processes including emails for dispositioning early warning system documents for department human resources, daily emails detailing the City of Cincinnati Police Department crime reports in the university area and emails to university stakeholders detailing reported incidents related to mental health.
  • Prepare written materials to communicate Division activities and programs for internal and external distribution. Act as a resource to persons, including citizens with inquiries about Division statistics, activities and services.
  • Compile, calculate, maintain, and review Division monthly executive information summary.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Public Administration, Computer Science, Police Science, Mathematics, Statistical Analysis, Information Management, or related field.
  • Eight (8) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Must be able to obtain certification to gain access to NCIC, LEADS, and RCIC (national, state, and regional crime systems).
  • Must pass background investigation and no criminal record.
  • Must have a current valid state operator's license with acceptable driving record.

Required Experience
Must have a minimum of four (4) years of related experience in law enforcement including one (1) year of experience in crime analysis/research and/or intelligence analysis/research.

Experience with software development, database administration and scripting for automation.

Additional Qualifications Considered
Knowledge of and experience with the following: PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MS SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Node/ElectronJS, Python, R, Bash, Powershell, Windows Server 2012 thru 2021, LINX (ubuntu), MAC OS.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Crouching - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom
  • Crawling - Not Required
  • Pulling, pushing - Not Required
  • Shoveling - Not Required
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Not Required
  • Lifting - over 50 pounds - Not Required

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.