Crime Analyst
Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)
Halifax, NS
Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the permanent full-time and up to 18-month term positions of Crime Analyst in Criminal Investigation Division, Halifax Regional Police. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.
The role of the Crime Analyst is to serve the needs of Halifax Regional Police Enhanced Community Response Model of Policing, through the timely analysis of gathered information and the distribution of usable intelligence products, to form the basis of directed patrols and targeting of high-risk or chronic offenders. This includes the continuous collection, analysis and dissemination of information in support of crime reduction and community safety.
This position works in a analytical environment to gather and distribute useable intelligence products. The individual must be a mature, flexible individual who is able to multitask and respond to tight deadlines.

Collects, collates, and synthesizes crime data from various reports
Prepares association charts, timelines and presentations
Analyses data; generates reports in graphic, narrative, and data table information for dissemination
Develops an intelligence database linking individuals with criminal activities
Develops and maintains a dossier (profiles) of active criminals
Identifies problem crime areas, determines crime patterns and series within the patrol divisions and keeps the Divisional Commanders and Supervisors apprised
Provides statistical support to internal and external clients
Provide real time intelligence analysis to front line officers both patrol and CID both while they are enroute and on scene at the scene of a crime
Provide real time support for critical incidents such as active shooters, barricaded persons, major events and protests, etc.
Provide increased situational awareness by assessing current calls for service, incidents, outside events and communicate this information to operational supervisors so as to allow them to proactively deploy their resources to prevent and/or address current incident trends.
Consults with Divisional Commanders and Supervisors to provide them with the necessary information to develop objectives to deal with crimes, directed patrols, a means of pro-active problem identification and solution, and increased patrol division knowledge
Provides analytical support for police operations
Collects, reviews, vets and assists with the quality control of confidential source debriefs. Uploads, maintains and disseminates confidential source information and related databases as approved by the Informant Control Officer.

Attends court to present police records
Assists on special projects such as Business Plans and Geographical Mapping Projects
Maintains Diary Dates in ACIIS
Performs ACIIS data entry and maintenance as required
May instruct in formal or informal training settings
Performs other related duties as necessary.

Education and Experience:
University degree or has been employed as a Crime Analyst within the past three (3) years.
A concentration in Statistical Analysis, Criminology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Research related studies, is an asset.
Three years experience in Statistical analysis and research, is an asset.

Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of the boundaries, streets, and commercial structure of Halifax Regional Police's service area
Knowledge of law enforcement terminology and functions.
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat
Ability to learn other information management related software
Two-three years working knowledge of Versadex Records Management System (RMS)
Knowledge of Versadex Crime Analysis Package (VCAP)
Knowledge of Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)
Knowledge of I2 Analyst's Notebook
One year working knowledge of JEIN
Knowledge of ACIIS, RAZ and ArcGIS mapping
Security Clearance Requirements: Candidates being considered for the position of Crime Analyst must successfully meet the security clearance requirements administered by Halifax Regional Police, which include, but are not limited to, a pre-employment polygraph.
Please note - Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer's discretion.
Competencies: Analytical Thinking, Communication, Customer Service, Decision Making, Networking/Relationship Building, Organization and Planning and Teamwork and Cooperation, Valuing Diversity.
WORK STATUS: Permanent full-time and up to 18-month term
HOURS OF WORK: Core hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, 80 hours bi-weekly, shifts beginning between 7am and 3pm and finishing 8 hours later in an office environment. Call outs and overtime is a requirement of this position. Weekend and/or evening hours may be scheduled, depending on deployments.
SALARY: $49,296 (Step 1); $59,155(Step 2); $69,014 (Step 3); $78,874(Step 4) per year as per the Halifax Regional Police Association Collective Agreement
WORK LOCATION: 50 Garland Avenue, Dartmouth
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight on February 20, 2019.
During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.
Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.