Police Forensic Analyst I/II, San Jose, California

Created 11/20/2023
Reference 700893
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City San Jose
Zip 95113
Salary $85525.44
The mission of the San Jose Police Department is to create safe places to live, work and learn through community.The San Jose Police Department's Financial Crimes Unit is accepting applications to fill a temporary overstrength Police Forensic Analyst I/II. This is position is currently funded through June 30, 2024, through the Organized Retail Theft Grant Program and is subject to extension as appropriate.

The Financial Crimes - Fraud/Burglary Unit provides police service to the community by providing investigations of economic crimes. Under the general supervision or direction of the lieutenant, the Forensic Analyst I/II is responsible for professional police forensic analytical work in support of Departments Administrative and Investigation Units.

The essential job duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:

-Completes work to support the mission of the SJPD Organized Retail Theft Detail.
-Assists Rehire Police Analysts, detectives, and department personnel with evidence and casework support; gathers, organizes, and analyzes data relating to specific assignments, which require research from which conclusions can be drawn; prepares detailed case analysis; develops and identifies suspects for investigative follow ups; makes recommendations and writes reports.
-Works closely with retailers, loss prevention personnel, the District Attorney's Office, allied law enforcement agencies, and local/state government stakeholders.
-Provides logistical and planning support for the Organized Retail Theft Detail.
- Gathers, organizes, and evaluates data including video and/or case files and records; maintains evidence in an electronic case management system in accordance with City retention standards.
- Creates and maintains unit logs/rosters for tracking assignments and requests used for statistical or quarterly management reports.
- Collaborates and maintains working relationships with various department and city-wide personnel, as well as with outside partner agencies and professional organizations.
- Monitors videos, social media, and/or camera feeds; completes workups on investigative cases; inputs, research, and retrieves data; develops and identifies suspects for investigative follow-ups.
- Receives and responds to discovery and Public Records Act requests in a timely manner and in compliance with regulatory agencies.
- May testify in court as a witness or expert.
- Provides training and instruction to applicable personnel by preparing class materials, including officers, CSO's, and retail partners. May include providing tasks and instruction to personnel.
-Coordinate, facilitate, and attend community meetings with Organized Retail Theft Detail personnel.
-Attend local and out-of-area trainings.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
(These qualifications are typically required. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be substituted.)

Education and Experience

Police Forensic Analyst I

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Information Management, Criminal Justice, or closely related field.

Police Forensic Analyst II

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Information Management, Criminal Justice, or closely related field AND two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional forensic analytic or investigation experience, including conducting studies, organizing and analyzing data, and preparing reports and recommendations or conclusions.

Required Licensing (such as driver's license, certifications, etc.)
  • Possession of a valid State of California Driver's License.
  • Ability to successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including a polygraph.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
Job Expertise - Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices; knowledge of law enforcement operations, activities, terminology, and policies; knowledge of digital photography and videography; Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
Computer Skills - Experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.
Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills - Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
Analytical Thinking - Approaching a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
Meeting Ethical Standards - When confronted with ethical dilemmas, acts in a way that reflects relevant law, policy and procedures, agency values, and personal values.
Problem Solving - Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem(s); collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.
Reliability - Completes quality work assignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains confidentiality as appropriate.
Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to all the job specific questions. You must answer all questions to be considered or your application may be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. 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 .

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Alexandria Rodriguez at alexandria.rodriguez @sanjoseca.gov .

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