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Class Code: 2015
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Performs detailed research and analysis of criminal intelligence information. Work involves analyzing data, writing reports, and developing links between criminals and crime groups or patterns of criminal activity. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Researches, analyzes, evaluates and correlates criminal intelligence information in order to determine source reliability, content validity and potential truthfulness; to develop investigative leads and links; and to distinguish patterns and trends.

2. Organizes and maintains sensitive, non-sensitive and open source case data and/or files into logical, concise and understandable order for retrieval if further analysis is needed.

3. Collects and compiles criminal intelligence information and statistics to generate intelligence data for support in investigations through personal contact (e.g., interviews, discussions, etc.); manipulation and query of database systems; and reading and recording various intelligence, analytical and administrative information.

4. Prepares and presents detailed graphical presentations (e.g., intelligence reports, charts, graphs, matrices, tables, etc.) and briefings to share organized facts and statistics, and criminal intelligence analyses with DPS personnel, case investigators, prosecutors and other law enforcement agencies.

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

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

7. Enters data, reports or records of criminal intelligence information into a database for use and reference by analysts and investigators in support of investigations. Performs frequent quality control checks of the intelligence database to ensure accuracy and integrity.

8. Assists in coordination of major case investigations by prioritizing collection of data, delegating assignments, establishing schedules, organizing resources, monitoring progress, making recommendations and projecting trends to ensure accountability, quality control and timely completion of projects and cases.

9. Assists in the design, 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.

10. Participates in the development of unit goals, objectives and performance measures to improve operations and effectiveness.

11. Creates, prepares and reviews various intelligence documents (e.g., weekly/monthly reports, articles for publication, bulletins, training material, memos, letters, etc.) to disseminate information.

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

13. 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.

14. May direct and train various personnel (e.g., analysts, co-workers, other law enforcement agency personnel, Civilian reserves, National Guard, etc.) to guide, manage and control work product.

15. May direct the activities of the unit in the supervisor's absence.

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. principles and techniques of inductive and deductive reasoning.

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

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

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

7. records management systems (automated and manual).

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

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

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


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

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

3. the use of computer software programs.

4. interviewing, listening or documenting information to obtain input from diverse sources.

5. the use of computer keyboard devices.

6. editing and proofreading written materials for accuracy and adherence to policies and procedures.


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

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

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

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

5. effectively communicate orally and in writing.

6. interpret complex information.

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

8. work independently, exercise sound judgement and make operational decisions.

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

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

11. make presentations to small and large audiences.


Office setting.


Must obtain ACJIS Terminal Operator Certification within six months of hire or promotion, and maintain certification throughout the course of this assignment.

May be required to obtain and maintain authorization for top-secret clearances.

May be required to testify in court proceedings.

May be required to travel to perform certain work functions.

May be required to sit for extended periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires three (3) 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: 7/24/2014 12:19:55 PM