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Crime Analyst

Company: Lake County, IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Job Description:

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides rewarding compensation, an excellent benefit package and career growth opportunities? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment.

This position involves the independent and collaborative collection, analysis, and dissemination of crime related intelligence. The Crime Analyst works closely with law enforcement officers during the course of criminal investigations. Information for analysis is gathered from a variety of sources including investigative reports, public records, law enforcement-sensitive databases, court records, open sources including social media, recorded inmate conversations, seized documents, surveillance reports, cooperating sources, and court ordered telephone intercepts while maintaining strict confidence of law enforcement sensitive (LES) information. The Crime Analyst manages complex projects involving linking people and assets to continuing criminal enterprises, assessing the structure of criminal organizations and their assets and activities. The scope and intended product of each project will be varied. Serves as a confidential employee.

  • Studies criminal organizations' relationships, patterns and indicators.
  • Focuses on organized crime such as street gang operations, drug trafficking, money laundering, gun trafficking, human trafficking, gang-related violent crime.
  • Establishes criminal profiles that include prior crimes and criminal relationships to aid in making a connection between members and the organization.
  • Uses telephone toll analysis to plot telephone activity, and use geo-located cell tower data to plot call activity geospatially.
  • Accesses and uses law-enforcement sensitive databases and other datasets to gather information for analysis.
  • Links and charts suspects to criminal organizations or events.
  • Studies subpoenaed financial records and public records to investigate money laundering and prepares analyses.
  • Assists law enforcement to corroborate or discredit information gathered in the field.
  • Provides special reports to heads of law enforcement organizations or task forces as needed.
  • Provides expert opinion on generic and specific issues of potential sources of corroborative information, intelligence analysis products, gang membership, activities, or events to law enforcement decision makers.
  • Acts as an investigative and intelligence consultant on matters of intelligence research to analyze whether there are any possible new leads or means of obtaining or discovering new information in pending investigations, while maintaining strict confidence of law-enforcement sensitive information.
  • Determines and justifies training and specialized software and database needs.
  • Testifies in court as to investigative analyses completed.
  • Interacts with organizations and the public in matters of law enforcement data and criminal intelligence awareness under direction of the State's Attorney.
  • Trains and collaborates with partner Analysts as needed.
    • Knowledge of the structure of and partnerships between federal, state and local law enforcement intelligence-capable community.
    • Knowledge of law enforcement operations, records, databases, and de-confliction procedures.
    • Knowledge of crime intelligence analysis and crime mapping hardware and software and what such resources are available.
    • Ability to successfully use IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook software.
    • Ability to successfully use County-specific technology and general office software.
    • Ability to successfully participate in undercover law enforcement operations.
    • Knowledge of proper use of police radios and communication rules.
    • Knowledge of open-source data collection and social media platforms and tools, as well as professional ethical use of social medial for law enforcement purposes. Knowledge of deep web access and searching.
    • Ability to successfully complete human trafficking investigations and knowledge of the resources available.
    • Knowledge of Drug Trafficking Organization and Money Laundering Organizations operations and concealment methods.
    • Knowledge of criminal indicators specific to street gangs, organized crime, and money laundering specific to Lake County as well as regionally and nationally.
    • Knowledge of 28 CFR Part 23 intelligence data requirements and caveats.
    • Ability to create and prepare various documents, charts, and maps for investigative and/or court use purposes.
    • Knowledge of HIDTA funding and reporting requirements and procedures.
    • Ability to communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively both verbally and in writing; ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, correspondence, and documents.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers organization and staff, representatives of other governmental agencies, the public and others encountered in the course of work.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
      • At least ten (10) years of experience in law enforcement intelligence field working for a criminal justice agency and bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a criminal intelligence or social science-related field.
      • At least five (5) years of experience in law enforcement intelligence field work for a criminal justice agency and a master's degree from an accredited university in a criminal justice or social-science related field.
      • Valid driver's license with a good driving record;
      • Or any combination of education and experience that provides the candidates possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties prescribed to the position (above).PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION
        • Requires mainly office work, involving standing or walking some of the time, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis, up to 20 pounds of force on an occasional basis, and high dexterity in operating office equipment, including a keyboard, phone, copier, etc.
        • The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision and the ability to hear and speak to understand, respond to and build relationships with a diverse clientele.
          Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!

          Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

          Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Lake County, IL, Waukegan , Crime Analyst, Professions , Waukegan, Illinois

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