Police Data Analyst (Analyst II)

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 3/13/2023
Description The City of Portland's Police Bureau (PPB) is seeking qualified Analysts to serve as team members in their Office of Inspector General.

About the Position
Analysts assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) are provided an exciting opportunity to help ensure the compliance, effectiveness, and efficiency of internal bureau processes, policies, directives, and standard operating procedures. This level of internal accountability helps to support bureau goals, objectives, and commitment to public service.

Analysts are responsible for (1) compiling, entering, maintaining, integrating, analyzing, and reporting findings on use of force and other related topics, (2) the evaluation of internal processes to determine compliance with policy, directives, standard operating procedures, and bureau objectives, and (3) providing data, findings, and recommendations in various forms to include written reports, statistical data sets, and oral presentations. Analysts must possess the ability to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment, demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others, work in support of high quality public service objectives, and possess outstanding human relations and communication skills.

As a Police Data Analyst II, you will:
  • Collect, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data in order to develop compliance reports for Bureau and community stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes, initiatives, and internal controls.
  • Complete in-person and remote evaluations of Bureau processes and procedures to identify opportunities for improvement, root cause of identified issues, and any potential unidentified risk to the organization.
  • Develop and present actionable recommendations for changes to processes, policy, and/or other Bureau directives.
  • Develop methods and processes to help integrate the OIG into the overall Bureau culture of learning and service.
  • Complete force data audits using a standardized audit methodology to assess the Bureau’s compliance with the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) Settlement Agreement.
  • Compile, analyze and format audit data for delivery to USDOJ, PPB command staff, the public, and community stakeholders.

The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive police background investigation in order to have their employment retained and be able to work in a culturally and gender diverse workplace.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, healthcare flexible and/or dependent care spending accounts, Carrot Fertility, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by date of hire. You may request an exception, for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.

Work Location
Training will be conducted in-person, but hybrid work will be available after the completion of training. Beginning in April 2023, most hybrid employees will be expected to perform at least half of their work in-person. City Council approved a human resources administrative rule in January 2023, HRAR – 4.045, requiring employees, including those who are fully remote and hybrid, to perform work within Oregon or Washington. Employees have until May 4, 2023, to be in compliance with the new rule. For more information, click here.Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training, work experience and/or lived experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
  1. Ability to comprehend legal and organizational documentation, and utilize learned expertise on daily tasks.
  2. Experience developing project plans, audit methodologies, recommendations, reports, and oral presentations to effectively communicate findings to varied audiences.
  3. Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities from stakeholders.
  4. Basic knowledge of statistical analysis and proficiency with software used for statistical analysis.
  5. Experience preparing data sets for use in analysis including the coding of data points and cleaning and formatting data.
  6. Proficient critical thinking skills and the ability to evaluate information gathered from multiple sources.
  7. Ability to create a single coherent narrative of events from overlapping accounts.
Applicants must also possess:
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.
Desired Qualifications
Although not required, you may have one or more of the following:
  • Basic experience with SharePoint and/or Tableau.
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in your resume and responses to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection. Some positions may require those placed on the eligible list to complete and sign a criminal background statement before being considered for employment.

Recruitment Timeline:
  • Job Posting closes: 4/03/2023
  • Applications Reviewed: 03/20/23- 04/07/23
  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 04/10/23
  • 1st Round of Interviews: Mid April
  • 2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): Late April- Early May
  • Job Offer: early May 2023
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions: Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.
Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Language Pay Differential: City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a “language pay differential.” This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skills to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.

Did you know? The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos and offers How to Apply Classes. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement or starting in April 2023 you are invited to attend the Question and Answers session. If you prefer to attend a virtual class, they are also available once a month.

Contact Information
Loan Tran Polanco, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
Listing Type
Government/Public Agency
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$70,220.80 - $116,792.00 Annually
Salary Type

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