CITY OF PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

6C22
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH LEAD ANALYST


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is advanced level criminal investigative research analysis work leading the collection, research, analysis, and dissemination of comprehensive crime information to provide investigative assistance to Philadelphia Police Department sworn personnel and any law enforcement personnel from other local, state or federal agencies. Employees in this class work on an assigned shift directing the activities of a team of lower level criminal investigative research analysts. An employee in this class researches records and uses computerized databases to assist in criminal investigations. Work includes validating police reports and records for completeness and accuracy. A significant aspect of this work involves training lower level criminal investigative research analysts and leading the activities in intelligence, auditing, validations, quality control, security, media/ network supply distribution, and help desk support. Employees in this class exercise considerable judgment to determine what information should be researched, reported, and disseminated to requesting parties. Work is performed under the supervision of a technical supervisor.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

Leads a team of lower level analysts working in a twenty-four hour, seven day a week, rotating shift investigative support center that is responsible for responding to numerous law enforcement requests sent by phone, electronic systems, fax and email; provides technical and investigatory assistance to Philadelphia, state and federal law enforcement personnel and agencies; may be assigned to perform work in the twenty-four hour operations section or the investigations section.

Performs advanced investigative support work utilizing automated law enforcement systems and software, and other public and private sector information repositories to provide crime data, summaries, and reports to the appropriate sworn staff as requested.

Trains and monitors lower level criminal investigative research analysts in utilizing computerized database systems to enter and retrieve data; trains and monitors lower level criminal investigative research analysts regarding guidelines and procedures to include national, state, or local crime information system manuals; may be required to correct work of Criminal Investigative Research Analysts or Trainees for accuracy.

Conducts advanced level criminal research and analysis on identifiable events; researches and analyzes suspect locations in proximity to crime, crime patterns and similar criminal modes of operation; utilizes problem-solving techniques to identify and locate information that is relevant to an investigation; disseminates reports and relevant crime information to the appropriate local, state and national authorities to assist in prioritizing the focus of an investigation or to coordinate the enforcement and prevention activities of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Performs advanced level quality-control or validations work of department records such as wanted or missing persons or stolen property as a leader of a team, training lower-level employees on the practices and procedures of auditing records, using various electronic databases and ensuring that deadlines for work completion are met with attention to detail and accuracy.

Provides mandatory classroom training, certification and recertification in Philadelphia Crime Information Center (PCIC) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) systems for all lower level Criminal Investigative Research Analysts, other City of Philadelphia Police Department personnel, and outside agencies; maintains the training database to document compliance with applicable mandates; instructs and trains lower level Criminal Investigative Research Analysts and passes along pertinent information from the Criminal Investigative Research Analyst Supervisor.

Possesses detailed knowledge of mainframe security application systems to assist law enforcement personnel experiencing technical problems and verify/reset passwords if necessary; administers security for mainframe access and web application credentialing for access to other law enforcement information repositories; resolves problems with the more complex systems and notifies appropriate agencies of system errors; provides assistance in the emergency response center in the event of local or state systems failure; provides crucial information to law enforcement agencies and personnel in the event of such emergencies.

May represent the Philadelphia Crime Information Center in various capacities at the local level; assists in the preparation of presentations on behalf of the Philadelphia Crime Information Center at local, state and national meetings and seminars.

Orders, distributes and tracks printer and media supplies (such as printer cartridges, computer hardware, zip drives, floppy disks, etc.) for different units within the Philadelphia Police Department; files hard copy information on a daily and continual basis; at the end of each month, compiles all data into one monthly folder; helps to prepare files for state, FBI and JNet audits every three years; audits department units and outside law enforcement agencies for compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and mandates,

Performs related work as required.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 06/08)

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES

Possession of certifications in the use of the Philadelphia Crime Information Center database, the Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN) database, and the National Crime Information Center database prior to and during tenure of employment in this class.


PAY RANGE: EP19

Class Established:
CSC: 5/08, Ad Board: 6/08

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 6C22