Research & Development Analyst
|Job Title:||Research & Development Analyst|
|Closing Date/Time:||Fri. 02/23/18 5:05 PM Pacific Time|
|Salary:||$5,483.00 - $6,666.00 Monthly|
$65,796.00 - $79,992.00 Annually
|Job Type:||Regular Full-time|
|Location:||220 4th Ave. S., Kent, Washington|
Under the direction of the Professional Standards Police Commander, performs analysis and research functions relating to the Police Department. Create written documents in a format that can be utilized at all levels of the Police Department. Submits automation reports related to budget requests as part of the annual budgeting process. Prepares and delivers oral presentations. Reviews and analyzes publications relating to police functions.
Work is performed under minimal direct supervision. Incumbent is frequently required to travel to public safety related off site locations to communicate with a variety of employees. Serve as the Accreditation Coordinator for the Police Department under the direction of the Support Services Assistant Chief. This position plans and coordinates accreditation activities, including those necessary for retaining Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Law Enforcement Accreditation, or any subsequent accreditation process.
Professional Standards Police Commander
|Essential Duties and Responsibilities:|
Utilize a variety of research tools including, but not limited to, budget materials, police and other publications, crime and corrections statistics, technical documents, training seminars, library facilities, the internet, or any other sources to gather information related to a specific project in support of the police department's goals and objectives.
Research and advise department personnel of current funding opportunities. Plan, prepare, and assist others in preparation of both written and on-line funding proposals. Oversee/manage grant during award cycle.
Coordinate with contractors on grant funding projects and programs concerning the police department.
Coordinate the development and maintenance of a timetable for department accreditation; coordinate communication with WASPC regarding the interpretation and compliance with standards for accreditation; periodically compare department policies/procedures to accreditation standards and recommend appropriate changes to the Assistant Chief and Chief of Police; review policies and practices to ensure accreditation standards are being met in agency practice.
Oversee the management of accreditation proofs/files; review proofs and files for applicability to accreditation standards; oversee the tracking and file management process of the accreditation program.
Prepare for mock and actual on site assessments; determine agency readiness and make recommendations for compliance to the assigned Assistant Chief responsible for department accreditation; schedule and arrange on-site assessments; represent the agency at associated accreditation conferences and meetings.
Attend scheduled trainings, seminars and other events necessary for ongoing accreditation.
Communicate both orally and in writing using word processing, spreadsheets, the internet, and other tools and technology in order to develop effective research documents and presentation materials.
Present research data results and information to Citizens Groups, City Committees such as planning, facilities, budget; and police department groups; and other agencies. Complete surveys on police department structure, organization, and policies.
Develop, coordinate, and review all police department web pages. Insure that content represents department's image. Provide updated police department information to the City's Internet Web Site.
Communicate with Police employees to gain an understanding of research goals and objectives; develop and expand research goals and objectives; providing background information on what the department needs in order to meet the goals and objectives of the strategic plan.
Analyze police department perspectives on a broad level to provide project direction for the department. Projects might include planning for additional facilities for the police department, studying proposals for police contract services, or the development of automation plan objectives for the police department.
Survey and review technology to stay abreast with trends and technology in order to make recommendations and alterations based on reviews.
Act as liaison to develop systems, such as GIS, ARC View and RMS, which are compatible with surrounding law enforcement agencies as well as other city departments.
Maintain current knowledge of, predict and make recommendations with regard to trends in law enforcement such as use of equipment, technology, and procedures.
Compile and prepare periodic and annual police department statistical reports. Assist with planning department performance measurements. Compile and report measurement data to managers and finance department.
Research and recommend training issues and needs to the department.
Prepare, update and maintain a variety of documents and records on a variety of issues related to law enforcement.
Actively support the vision, mission, values, and goals of department and the City.
Perform related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:|
|Education, Experience and Other Requirements:|
Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Project Management, Criminal Justice, or other closely related field; and
One (1) year of increasing responsible experience in research and technical writing. Experience in or knowledge of the accreditation process preferred.
In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience that would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities for this position.
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