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Intelligence Analyst, Sr at City of Atlanta

Intelligence Analyst, Sr

City of Atlanta Atlanta, GA Full Time

Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained.  Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta!  If you’re seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

Salary: $50,900

Postion posted until filled

General Description and Classification Standards

 This position falls under the Criminal Investigations Division of the Atlanta Police Department. In summary, Intelligence Analyst Sr. supports investigators with online searches, data retrieval and online data tracking.  Position offers online support for investigators when needed and provides on-call data retrieval.  Investigates, analyzes, obtains and compiles records and information to assist law enforcement personnel with any and all types of criminal investigations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for these positions and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Develops a system to identify, document and track potential threatening individuals, situations and security related cases.
  • Manages the collection of criminal intelligence data for entry into information storage and retrieval systems.
  • Analyses criminal intelligence information and prepares intelligence reports.
  • Researches, compiles, analyzes and interprets statistical data from department and outside agency reports as well as threat referrals to make appropriate and timely notifications
  • Acts as a departmental liaison with other law enforcement agencies on criminal intelligence matters.
  • Coordinates the exchange of interstate and intrastate information pertaining to criminal activity and criminal movement; prepares analytical reports of intelligence information; research patterns, structures, trends, and movements of criminal groups or individuals; develops recommendations for subsequent investigation; writes analysis and draw charts and maps to substantiate recommendations.
  • Determines structure and operation on a tactical level of organized criminal groups such as organized crime families, terrorists, and professional criminals by researching and analyzing intelligence relating to patterns, trends and movements of the groups; prepare time flow, line analysis and other charts to illustrate and clarify the structures and operations of groups.
  • Collects, complies, analyzes and interprets criminal intelligence data using statistical methodology and techniques.  The resulting intelligence will be used by the department for the purpose of highlighting trends and forecasting hotspot locations for criminal activity.
  • Performs selected criminal intelligence casework at a developmental level and researches new techniques.
  • Obtains information from department personnel and numerous other sources, such as various media outlets and department case files; discusses objectives; develops application of criminal intelligence analytical techniques.
  • Manages criminal activity information from internal and external sources, ensures the information is properly analyzed, evaluated, categorized, and stored for effective analysis and dissemination, including retention and purging.
  • Disseminates intelligence information to assist in prevention and detection of criminal activity.
  • Prepares case reports, charts and analysis, maps and charts such as link analysis, time flow, commodity flow, telephone toll, and other computerized charts to clarify and organize information for further investigation and/or prosecution in criminal court; testifies in court as an expert witness.
  • Analyses criminal intelligence information to predict the capabilities and vulnerabilities of investigative strategies.
  • Collects criminal intelligence information from a variety of sources such as:  informants, previous investigations, and law enforcement databases and record management systems.
  • Analyses criminal intelligence information and prepares intelligence reports and bulletins.
  • Attends meetings that involve police mission strategies and intelligence sharing of a sensitive nature if needed.
  • Reviews policies and intelligence reports taken on a daily basis and a variety of other resources such as the internet, law enforcement databases, financial records, seized documentary evidence, telephone toll/billing records, pen register data, cellular-site tracking data, and wiretapping data for the purpose of maintaining up to date records of crimes, criminals, and criminal and terrorist organizations tracked by the intelligence unit.
  • Researches, evaluates, and analyzes criminal and intelligence data by computer, using software applications such as ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Suite, i2 Analysts’ Notebook, and Pen-Link to identify individuals in a conspiracy, understand the hierarchical structure of criminal organizations, determine the flow of currency/narcotics, and establish the chronological sequence of events impacting crime in the city.
  • Performs necessary research and criminal and intelligence data analysis to further assist the department in solving the occurrence and/or preventing future crimes tracked by the intelligence unit.
  • Prepares and maintains comprehensive and detailed written reports, summaries, statistical reports, analytical charts, graphs, and maps of classified and unclassified information for appropriate department personnel in accordance with training, laws, policies and procedures.  Prepares information for oral reports as necessary.
  • Compiles and analyzes criminal and intelligence data according to location, time, special characteristics, and other distinguishing features to locate and identify patterns and trend of crimes, criminals, and criminal and terrorist organizations tracked by the intelligence unit.
  • Establishes criminal profiles on career and violent criminals that include prior crimes, criminal relationships and/or financial background information to aid in making connections between members and criminal organizations.
  • Creates and maintains up-to-date computer databases and files on the crimes, criminal and criminal and terrorist organizations tracked by the intelligence unit; enter, modify, update and retrieve data in computer applications; upload documents and files for inclusion in an electronic file system; monitor data in databases to ensure compliance with established procedures and applicable regulations and laws.
  • Determines criminal associations and patterns of criminal activity relating to organized crime, white collar crime and major conspiracies.
  • Provides expert advice on complex issues, assesses intelligence and provides tactical and strategic analysis focused on local, national, and international criminal activities.
  • Establishes a network of internal and external sources and contacts in identifying criminal trends and conducting intelligence analysis.
  • Social media search support by data mining and recovery of evidentiary information. 

Leadership Provided

May act as a lead for Intelligence Analysts and/or when a new employee is assigned to the unit.

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.

 An understanding of all social media platforms whether on a mobile device or on a computer.  MAC and PC proficiency; firm understanding of Microsoft Office Suite.  Ability to run preliminary criminal background checks on all persons involved in an investigation.  Excellent communication and written skills.  Ability to testify about data and how data was retrieved and archived if needed.  Ability to work with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

NOTE:  Position may require:  24 hours on call assignment, overtime, or working weekends, holidays, 10 hour, 12 hours, and rotating shifts.


Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Computer Forensics (or related studies).  Or pursuit of this degree with expected completion date within one year of hire.

Five to ten years of practical experience in data retrieval, data mining, and experience with multiple software programs in a work environment required.  Must have experience performing investigative research, developing criminal history and statistical reports, operating a computer and applicable software.

 Licensures and Certifications

 Valid Driver’s License from State of Residency.

 Certification through Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC)/National Crime Information Center (NCIC) within six months of hire

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

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