Analyst I/II - Research & Development -Police Department
Employment Type: Full-Time
The San Jose Police Department's Research and Development Unit is seeking to fill two temporary limit dated Analyst I/II positions. These two positions are funded through June 30, 2021.
The Research and Development Unit (R&D) answers directly to the Office of the Chief. The Unit is responsible for research and preparation of complex reports and projects involving inter-Departmental issues and intergovernmental topics. R & D staff works collaboratively with various City departments and/or external agencies. Reports requested by the City Council, City Administration and other citywide entities are prepared and submitted through the Chief of Police.
Under immediate supervision of a Senior Analyst, the Analyst is responsible for performing the full range of professional support for an assigned operational and/or program area. Duties may include some or all of the following assignments; receiving, processing, and responding to information requests in accordance with the California Public Records act; solicitation, receipt and cataloging of departmental performance measure reports; record keeping for the unmarked vehicle fleet, as well as interdepartmental communications regarding use assignment and maintenance of the fleet. May occasionally assist with Staff Specialist duties as the need arises, and other related work as required.
Desirable qualifications include knowledge and experience in research and preparation of complex reports and projects involving inter-departmental issues and intergovernmental topics; public records act requests and responses, and departmental performance measure reports.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in the Analyst I/II, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
Actual salary shall be determined by the final candidates' qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Analyst I/II classification shall also receive an approximate five (5%) percent ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.
Analyst I/II - Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
Analyst II - Two (2) years of responsible professional staff analytic or administrative experience conducting studies, organizing and analyzing data, and preparing reports, recommendations, or conclusions for a functional area in budget, finance, grant administration, organizational analysis, general administration, or human resources.
Analyst I: none
Analyst I/II - Experience as a Staff Specialist with the City of San José may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.
Job Expertise - demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. Desirable qualifications include knowledge and experience in research and preparation of complex reports and projects involving inter-departmental issues and intergovernmental topics; public records act requests and responses, and departmental performance measure reports.
Analytical Thinking - approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue.
Communication Skills - effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.
Computer Skills - experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.
Customer Service - demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor.
Multi-Tasking - can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s).
Meeting Ethical Standards - when confronted with ethical dilemmas, acts in a way that reflects relevant law, policy and procedures, agency values, and personal values.
Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the job specific questions. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.
1. Please describe in detail your experience of increasingly responsible professional staff analytic or administrative experience conducting studies, organizing and analyzing data, and preparing reports, recommendations, or conclusions for a functional area in budget, finance, grant administration, organizational analysis, general administration, or human resources. Include your employer, roles, and years in each role. Your answer should be consistent with your work history.
2. Please describe, in detail, your knowledge and experience in research and preparation of complex reports and projects involving inter-departmental issues and intergovernmental topics; public records act requests and responses, and departmental performance measure reports.
You must answer all questions to be considered or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.
If you have questions about the duties of these positions, please feel free to contact Lt. Steve Donohue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the selection or hiring processes, please contact Rose Lara at email@example.com.