City of Boston

Crime Analyst (Management Analyst) - Temporary Grant-Funded Position

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Boston Police Department
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The Boston Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive service delivery strategy to enhance the quality of life of youth who are the most at risk of being victims or perpetrators of gun violence. SSYI uses a well-developed data analysis system based on criminal history, network analysis and intelligence to generate a list of individuals who present the greatest risk for gun violence and/or victimization. Names on the list are the focus of an intense “person-based” intelligence-led policing strategy for SSYI’s suppression, enforcement and investigative activity, as well as coordination and information sharing among health and human service agencies to support at-risk individuals and their families, if those at-risk individuals are ready to improve their lives.


The Boston Police Department has received a grant from the MA Executive Office of Health and Human Service and the MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Shannon grant fund, to hire a full-time Crime Analyst to work within the Boston Police Department’s Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC).  


Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


Under the supervision of the Director of the BRIC, the Crime Analyst will be assigned analytic responsibilities in support of the SSYI model, to include analyzing crime data, coordinating information-sharing activities and managing data systems. The Crime Analyst will also be required to attend law enforcement and service providers meetings to improve communication and collaboration; contribute to the production of crime and intelligence analysis reports and briefings specific to the SSYI initiative; manage the secure, web-based platform used to facilitate collaboration across agencies, recording important information on individuals, and encouraging mutual accountability; present to stakeholders on analytic findings; and participate in discussions at meetings focused on prolific criminal offenders. In addition:



  • Screens, composes and/or controls sensitive data/documentation.Verifies gangs, gang members and their social networks and criminal activities.
  • Performs quantitative analyses of data to identify temporal and spatial patterns, trends, and correlations among data sets, to include incident, arrest and field interview data, intelligence data, community characteristics, demographic reports, etc.
  • Performs qualitative analyses of intelligence/information to identify potential offenders and criminal networks.
  • Performs both short-term (tactical) and long-term (strategic) analysis in support of Department operations.
  • Creates presentations, bulletins, time-lines, link-analysis diagrams, and briefing materials to illustrate analytic conclusions and communicate with various stakeholders and levels of management.
  • Compiles advanced statistical reports for review by Department personnel and partners.
  • Prepares written responses to information requests from Department personnel, partner agencies and the general public.
  • Utilizes various technology solutions to support responsibilities (word processing, spreadsheet, database, statistical, link analysis/social network, social media, data extractions software, data visualization, geographic information systems).
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be permanent or naturalized U.S. citizens.
  • Three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in crime analysis and research, preferably in law enforcement or the intelligence community in work that included producing strategic-level analytic reports, briefing materials, and presentations. 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in political science, criminal justice, public administration, mathematics/statistics or related field strongly preferred and may be substituted for two years of the required experience. A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, in the above listed fields preferred and may be substituted for the experience.
  • Upon hire, employee may be asked to obtain and maintain a federal government clearance at the Secret level.

Applicants should possess and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):

  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis methodologies.
  • Ability to use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions.
  • Ability to make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions.
  • Ability to apply principles, theories, and practices of criminology.
  • Ability to compile, code, categorize, calculate, tabulate, audit, verify, or process information or data. Ability to evaluate information against a set of defined standards.
  • Ability to apply research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information, including advanced analytic procedures and methodologies; to prepare integrated analyses from multiple sources into a single, comprehensive analytic product; and to produce strategic-level analytic reports.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to speak clearly, concisely and effectively; to listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally; and to organize information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to compose and produce reports, documents and related material, and to compile and prepare briefing materials to present to an audience of peers, public and superiors.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize various analytical technologies(software), audio-visual, and related equipment.
  • The following KSAs are strongly preferred: experience working with Microsoft SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access; ESRI GIS software; i2 Analyst’s Notebook link-analysis/data visualization software; database technology; various open source, Internet-based, social media/ networking technologies; and experience working in the Criminal Justice field. 






Union/Salary/Grade: Non-Union/MM2-5

Hours Per Week: 35



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