Pierce County

Tacoma , WA
Apply Now

Crime Research Analyst - Sheriff's Department

Pierce County
Tacoma, WA Full time
Posted on November 16, 2017

Crime Research Analyst - Sheriff's Department


SALARY:  $25.54 - $31.82 hourly


OPENING DATE:  11/19/17


CLOSING DATE:  12/05/17 11:59 PM



This position is technical and operational support work for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, including collection, tabulation, statistical analysis and dissemination of criminal activity information, trends and patterns, through a variety of reporting and communication methods.  



  • Collect, interpret, analyze and prepare a variety of routine to complex statistical information.
  • Utilize County and departmental management information systems, software packages, databases, word processing, and mapping programs in order to produce written, statistical, graphic and geographic reports.
  • Use data results to make recommendations regarding operations and planning.
  • Develop, create or design, and implement crime and/or customer surveys; interview victims or others as appropriate by telephone or other methods of communication (i.e., mailings, in person, etc.)
  • Plan, organize and maintain subject matter files which may include the classifying, cross-referencing and indexing of technically specialized subject matter.  Files contain overlapping categories where proper processing requires analysis of several varying factors related to the subject matter (i.e., category of crimes, patterns, locations, time and dates, victims, etc.)
  • Compile and complete recurrent technical and statistical reports requiring sound judgment in the selection and treatment of data and in manner of presentation. 
  • Undertake specific crime data and open source searches and/or recover information from standard and non-standard sources, and disseminate criminal activity information, its trend and patterns through a variety of reporting and communication methods.
  • Develop special information user groups through the County's E-mail and Internet systems.
  • Prepare and occasionally make verbal, visual or other types of presentations to staff and management teams, community agencies and citizen groups on crime issues in a problem solving environment.
  • May perform lead functions such as distributing and checking work; providing technical assistance as needed, subject to approval of supervisor.
  • Maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance during regularly scheduled work hours at assigned worksite.
  • Perform the physical requirements of the position; work within the established working conditions of the position.
  • Meet the traveling requirements of the position.
  • Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, overtime and holidays.


Two (2) years of college level course work in social science, behavioral science, criminal justice or related field and one (1) or more years of closely related work experience is required OR any combination of education and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the work.  Formal training and certification from a recognized crime analysis program and/or other formal criminal justice/law enforcement experience is desirable.   United States citizenship and the ability to read and write the English language is required by RCW 41.14.100.  

Ability to successfully complete Pierce County Sheriff's Department background investigation, which may include a medical physical, behavioral assessment and polygraph, is required prior to hire.  A valid Washington State Drivers' License may be required at time of appointment. 


Please visit www.piercecountywa.org/jobs for online application