Senior Crime Analyst

January 12, 2022
Irvine, CA
Job Type


Do you aspire to apply your passion for public service in the City of Irvine, nationally-ranked for safety, educational institutions, business enterprises, and quality of life? Then join our collaborative workforce and advance your career with the Irvine Police Department.

The Senior Crime Analyst will perform more advanced crime analysis, develop tactical crime fighting strategies and methods, and act as a lead to the Crime Analysis team.

Your Impact

  • Lead a team of six (6) staff and provide support, training, and mentorship.
  • Maintain quality control and verification of crime analysis data.
  • Analyze tactical crime patterns, cell phone data, and compile complex data statistics.
  • Conduct high-level strategic investigative analysis using various complex databases and systems.
  • Prepare statistical crime reports mandated by federal, state, and local laws to include Uniform Crime Report and National Incident Based Reporting Systems.
  • Present analytical information to detectives and patrol with tactics to address crime patterns and trends.
  • Present strategic information and provide recommendations to command staff to address department concerns.
  • Present summaries of police data to the community, business and security partners, as well as other city departments.
  • Strategic analysis of data aligning with mission, vision, and values of the Irvine Police Department.

Best Fit

  • Supervisory experience assigning and reviewing work; leading and collaborating with a team on issues that may arise.
  • Three years of investigative call data record analysis with training and ability to testify in court.
  • Detail oriented individual with a high degree of creativity, initiative, and independence.
  • Expertise in advanced crime analysis methods and technology.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts and information to a non-technical audience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and collaboration skills.
  • Database management along with SQL, Python or other programming experience is highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, business or public administration or a related field.
  • Four (4) years of experience in a public agency including any combination of:
    • Demonstrated expertise and increasingly responsible experience.
    • Supervisory experience in the area of predictive policing.
  • Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Possession of and ability to maintain a Crime and Intelligence Analyst certificate issued by a recognized college.

The City
Irvine is recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine. The City of Irvine has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.

Your Team
The Public Safety Department is a full-service public safety agency that provides several special program areas including Emergency Management, Crime Prevention, Youth Services, K-9s, Traffic Enforcement, Investigations, Crime Scene Investigation, and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). Irvine is committed to a full community oriented policing concept that interfaces closely with all segments of the community.

The Process
The selection process may include an examination and background investigation prior to appointment. All applicants must be able to pass the Public Safety background check process. This includes, but is not limited to, the review of: legal documents, police and driving records, credit profile, motor vehicle insurance, vehicle operation, prior employment records, and performance reviews. Information about the public safety background process may be found at our Police Department Employment page.

This recruitment may establish an eligibility list to fill future positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. We encourage you to inform Human Resources at least two business days prior to the first phase of the selection process if you have a disability that may require an accommodation.
The City offers the CalPERS 2% at 62 formula for new CalPERS members.; OR 2% at 55 formula for existing CalPERS members with less than a six-month break in service from another CalPERS or CalPERS reciprocal agency. Additional details on the City's retirement plan will be provided to candidates during the job offer process. For further information about CalPERS, please contact CalPERS directly.

Health Plan
The City currently offers medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employees and their dependents. In addition, the City provides life insurance and a disability plan for employees.

Leave Time
120 to 200 hours of annual vacation accrual, depending on years of service; 11 paid holidays per year; 40 hours of annual administrative leave; 96 hours of sick leave per year; and 80 hours of annual personal leave. City employees currentlywork a36/44 hour work week schedule.

Professional Development/Education Reimbursement up to $1,300 per year; Flexible Spending Account that allows pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical and dependent care expenses; and a City Wellness program that includes on-site fitness centers.

Closing Date/Time: 1/26/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

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