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Class Code: 2020
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Summary Statement: Supervises the criminal analysis function in the performance of detailed research and analysis of criminal intelligence information. Work involves the supervision of analysis of data, developing links between criminals and crime groups, determining patterns of criminal activity and preparing reports. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Supervises the criminal analysis personnel, which includes: interviewing prospective employees; providing and/or recommending training; coordinating, scheduling and assigning work product; establishing performance measures, goals, objectives and priorities; evaluating work performance; providing feedback, direction and guidance; keeping personnel abreast of new or revised information; answering questions; and recommending and/or implementing personnel actions.

2. Supervises the criminal analysis function including: the research, analysis, evaluation and correlation of criminal intelligence information; the collection and compilation of criminal intelligence information; and the entry of data, reports or records of criminal intelligence information into databases.

3. Creates, prepares, reviews and/or approves various intelligence and administrative documents (e.g., weekly/monthly reports, requisitions, personnel action requests, articles for publication, bulletins, training material, memos, letters, gang identification cards, etc.) to disseminate information and to ensure the required information is accurate and in compliance with the established standards.

4. Participates in multi-agency task force investigations, work groups or committees to provide analytical assistance to meet the objectives of DPS and other law enforcement agencies by contributing intelligence analysis and concepts. Conducts meetings to exchange information pertaining to criminal activities or daily work unit and personnel issues and procedures in order to maintain effective operations.

5. Supervises the analytical assignments to major case investigations by prioritizing collection of data, monitoring progress, making recommendations and projecting trends to ensure accountability, quality control and timely coordination of projects and cases.

6. Directs the research, design, development, testing and/or maintenance of operational databases, analytical software, hardware and peripheral equipment to enhance the quality of work product, improve productivity and ensure equipment is functioning properly.

7. Remains current on job specific procedures through various sources (e.g., intelligence publications, bulletins, statistical reports, etc.), training courses, professional associations and organizational meetings to keep abreast of changes and events relating to law enforcement and the criminal intelligence analysis field.

8. Directs personnel from other agencies (e.g., National Guard, etc.) who assist on cases and projects in order to provide guidance and maintain quality of work.

9. Solves problems that arise in the collection plan of case investigations in order to ensure the success of case progression to prosecution.

10. Acts as a liaison to various internal and external groups/individuals to provide analytical assistance, collect and/or disseminate intelligence data, and share resource sources.

11. Investigates and resolves internal and external complaints.

12. Establishes policies and procedures affecting the criminal analysis unit.

13. Performs frequent quality control checks of the intelligence database to ensure accuracy and integrity.

14. Prepares and presents oral and written briefings to DPS and other law enforcement agencies on the results of criminal intelligence analyses.

15. Assesses or determines intelligence information requirements or needs in order to recommend, plan prioritize and implement collection plans, targets or case strategies.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. analytical techniques normally employed in the development and dissemination of intelligence information.

2. research, investigation and analytical practices employed in the acquisition and dissemination of criminal intelligence information.

3. report writing techniques required to produce intelligence reports in an appropriate format, link charts, association matrices, intelligence bulletins, other specialized reports and graphic presentations.

4. federal, state and local laws and regulations; and Department and unit policies and procedures governing unit operations and the collection, use, security, retention and dissemination of criminal intelligence data.

5. the investigative process in order to determine the data and analysis needed for support.

6. the principles and practices of supervision.

7. team concepts, including team building, leadership, participation and group problem solving techniques.

8. federal, state and local information resources that could aid in an investigation or analytical report.

9. operational analysis and decision-making techniques for resource allocation and organizational effectiveness.

10. Title 10, 28 CFR 23 United State Code definition of intelligence databases and the retention and dissemination of intelligence.

11. principles and techniques of inductive and deductive reasoning.

12. principles and practices of management (e.g. time, data, people, projects, etc.).

13. rules of evidence and presentation of testimony and exhibits.

14. training methodologies and techniques.

15. business English, spelling, grammar and punctuation required to produce complex written documents.

16. criminal justice systems and their operations.

17. records management systems (automated and manual files).

18. current conditions or trends (e.g. military, economic, cultural, geographical, social, etc.) in relation to targeted subjects/groups.

19. criminal or business law.

20. mathematical and statistical analysis techniques.

21. modern office practices, procedures and equipment to perform office functions in an efficient manner.

Skill in:

1. identifying problems, analyzing alternatives, and making viable recommendations.

2. researching, gathering, organizing and analyzing data and drawing logical conclusions.

3. the use of computer software programs.

4. the use of computer keyboard devices.

5. interviewing, listening or documenting information.

6. planning, organizing and conducting meetings.

7. reviewing, proofreading, editing and verifying written materials for accuracy and adherence to policies and procedures.

Ability to:

1. exercise sound judgment in safeguarding/disseminating confidential or sensitive information.

2. effectively communicate orally and in writing to all levels.

3. read, comprehend and interpret complex information.

4. plan, organize, coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.

5. work independently, exercise sound judgment and make operational decisions.

6. comprehend and follow complex written or oral directions/instructions.

7. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

8. provide effective guidance and expertise in the development and implementation of programs and projects.

9. organize and schedule work on a long-term basis.

10. perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.

11. set short-term and long-term goals.

12. maintain flexibility and re-alter priorities in response to change.

13. make presentations to small and large audiences.

14. operate specialized intelligence equipment (e.g. scanners, WORM, plotters, dialed number recorder, etc.)


Office setting.


May be required to travel to perform certain work functions.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires six (6) years experience with a criminal justice, military or government intelligence agency or criminal intelligence network organization, or in a business, financial, or academic environment, compiling data, analyzing findings and writing reports that indicate relationships between various parties. A Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field may substitute for two (2) years experience.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/25/2014 4:23:05 AM