Criminal Intelligence Analyst (Analyst III)

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 9/18/2023

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) invites applications for an Analyst III to join the Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU)!

About the Position:

Job Appointment: Full Time, Regular
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, schedules available are 4x10 and 5x8. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
Work Location: Justice Center, 1111 SW 2nd Ave Portland, OR

Benefits: Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position.

Union Representation: This classification was recently recognized as represented by a new labor union, City of Portland Professional Workers (CPPW). Terms and Conditions are currently being negotiated as part of a new CPPW collective bargaining agreement.

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Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal. You will need respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume.

Position Summary:

The Criminal Intelligence Unit’s (CIU) mission is to provide information, intelligence (criminal, strategic, and tactical), and investigative support to Portland Police Bureau (PPB). This involves conducting threat assessments on people, locations, and events; assisting with dignitary protection operations; working with the Portland FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) for terrorism-related cases; and collaborating with other law enforcement groups for the safety of everyone in Portland.

The Criminal Intelligence Analyst is a multifaceted position. The Criminal Intelligence Analyst will facilitate and manage the Criminal Intelligence Unit’s response to intelligence collection capabilities and lead analytical efforts for investigations of acts of mass and/or targeted violence, violent extremism, domestic and international terrorism, organized crime, and special investigative projects. A successful candidate will be an expert in collecting and analyzing data, using techniques like Open-source Intelligence (OSINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), and assessing risks.

This position is responsible for providing analytical support for CIU, by compiling, maintaining, analyzing, and integrating related intelligence, data, and information. The analyst will provide information and intelligence to support CIU cases, which may include looking at police records, threat assessments, call data record analysis, Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) reports, network analysis, link analysis, and temporal analysis.

As a Criminal Intelligence Analyst (Analyst III), you will:
  • Provide analytical support for investigations about acts of mass and/or targeted violence, extremism, terrorism, and crime.
  • Collect, organize, and manage information from various sources, like the Threat Assessment Referral Program (TARP), police reports and databases, to understand potential threats of violence.
  • Study, gather, and analyze various patterns of information to help identify suspects, actors, or people of interest.
  • Use, develop, and maintain datasets and specialized computer hardware and software in support of analysis and reporting and audit/preserve quality control of data through accurate documentation.
  • Work independently to provide investigative guidance for CIU cases.
  • Guide and review the work of other analysts within the police department.
  • Review analysis and reports prepared by other analysts, staff, and partners.
  • Create new tools or systems for sharing information with other intelligence and law enforcement groups.
  • Provide trainings about threat assessment, potential threats of targeted violence, and PPB’s process for evaluating these threats to colleagues and outside groups.
  • Help improve PPB-wide directives, CIU Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and policies and procedures of the gathering, analyzing, and reporting of data as they relate to the CIU’s development and mission.
  • Prepare reports and present recommendations to CIU’s constituents on a variety of budgetary, administrative, policy, program, project, and managerial issues.
  • Develop performance indicators, monitor and support CIU operational development, determine whether performance is acceptable and identify opportunities for improvement.

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Contact Information
Tamela Ressler, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
Tamela.Ressler@portlandoregon.govThe following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
  1. Experience collecting, evaluating, and analyzing complex data in statistical and narrative forms, including using quantitative and qualitative analysis, tools, and modeling.
  2. Experience conducting threat assessments and in-depth knowledge of behavioral threat analysis techniques.
  3. Experience identifying, collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data from multiple sources to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports.
  4. Experience analyzing and identifying complex issues, evaluating alternatives, and providing sound, logical, fact-based conclusions, and recommendations.
  5. Experience communicating clearly, logically, and persuasively, both verbally and in writing, including conveying complex analytical topics to non-technical audiences.
  6. Ability to exercise independent judgment, problem-solve, and take initiative within established procedures and guidelines while exercising considerable discretion in confidential and sensitive matters.
Applicant Must Also:
  • Be able to successfully pass an in-depth background investigation.
Preferred Qualifications
Although not required, you may have one or more of the following desired qualifications:
  • Experience applying threat assessment and behavioral threat analysis techniques.
  • Prior experience in a law enforcement agency.
  • Proficient with using law enforcement databases and/or open-source data/intelligence.

STEP 1: Apply online between 9/18/2023 – 10/2/2023
Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)
Optional Application Materials:
  • Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.)
Application Tips
  • 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.
  • Do not attach any additional documents. Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time 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.
Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: 10/2/2023 – 10/6/2023
  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • 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.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you would like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of 10/9/23
  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.
Step 4: Selection (Interview): Mid to Late October
  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates for an interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.
Step 5: Contingent Offer of Employment: November
Applicants who successfully pass the oral interview will receive a conditional offer for current/future vacancies which will advance you to the background investigation step.

Step 6: Background Investigation
Background Investigations for this position typically take 2-3 months to complete so you will want to plan accordingly.

The information that will be required when you complete the Personal History Statement includes:
  • Employment Information (past 10 years or back to age 17)
  • Residential Information (past 10 years or back to age 17)
  • Financial Information
  • References (8 without using the same people as coworker or supervisor references)
  • Family Member Information
  • Driving History
  • Past/Present Drug Use and/or Controlled Substances
  • Criminal History
Step 6: Start Date: TBD
  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change. Click here for additional information regarding the following:
  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations
  • Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Salary103,833.60 - 147,035.20 Annual
Listing Type
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Position Type
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Employer Type
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