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NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: February 3, 2021
RESUME AND LETTER OF INTEREST REQUESTED BY: 03/03/2021 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Police Department
Job Title: Procedural Justice Informatics Analyst
Job Code: M276-701
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Procedural Justice Unit's Informatics Analyst will report directly to the Commanding Officer of the Procedural Justice Unit or designee of the Police Commissioner.  The Informatics Analyst will work with other members of the Cambridge Police Department and partnering agencies to develop, implement, and oversee a strategic research plan that advances the purpose of Procedural Justice and police legitimacy. The Informatics Analyst will leverage data and analytics to facilitate initiatives of the Procedural Justice Unit, oversee the reporting, collection, analysis, and integration of data, and be accountable for the quality and applicability of information used and disseminated by the unit. The duties and responsibilities of the Procedural Justice Informatics Analyst include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Conduct analysis of policing data, independent research, and other information sources. Identify data needs and implement data collection processes and data management strategy.
  • Develop a model for quantitative evaluation of bias in policing.
  • Define measurable objectives and develop metrics to monitor outcomes. Design and maintain tools to implement and facilitate data-driven operations. Monitor data workflows to evaluate programmatic effectiveness over time.
  • Provide data and analytical expertise to Cambridge Police Department leadership, identifying opportunities and developing projects that serve the needs of the Department, improve operations, and drive effective policy initiatives.
  • Develop reports and dashboards that communicate results of analyses to inform key decisions related to the direction of Procedural Justice initiatives. Ensure quality generation of data visualizations and reports to be presented to a variety of audiences. Publish results and analyses, presentations, online tools and dashboards.
  • Use advanced tools to develop, monitor, and evaluate key metrics, including predictive analytics, machine learning, data mining, computational statistics, etc.
  • Establish best practices for maintaining transparency throughout Procedural Justice initiatives, including coordinating with the City's Open Data Program to share data publicly whenever possible while preserving privacy and security.
  • Maintain relationships with partners and academic institutions that contribute to or use city data. Identify and engage with outside researchers, partners and data users that can help CPD derive value from data.
  • Acquire subject-matter expertise as needed in order to deliver data science projects. Research, recommend and implement new data, methodologies, and solutions to support CPD.
  • Keep abreast of industry standards as they relate to Procedural Justice and Data Analytics.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master's degree from an accredited college or university, with major coursework in Geographic Information Systems, Statistics, Research Methods, Program Evaluation, Criminal Justice, Criminology or Police Administration with at least one (1) year of work experience in an analytical field or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Must enjoy detail-oriented work and appreciate the importance of accuracy.

Ability to take initiative and work independently, with minimal supervision, while also being able to work collaboratively as part of a team. Must have strong research and writing abilities, as well as effective organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal.  Presentation and public speaking experience is desirable, as well as editing and data visualization and data communication experience.  Strong interpersonal skills are essential, including ability to maintain composure, sensitivity, confidentiality, and discretion in interactions with a wide range of individuals.

Some experience in statistical research and working knowledge of MSOffice applications is required.  Demonstrated proficiency with ArcGIS is required.

The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.   Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies.

Other preferred qualifications include: Graduate level coursework in statistics, research methods, data modeling; analytical experience in a police or criminal justice agency; experience developing relational databases; writing SQL queries; data-mining; and using statistical methods and software such as R, Python, STATA, or MATLAB are strongly desired.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to answer phones, maintains multiple files, and be able to lift a minimum of at least 10 pounds. Sufficient mobility to travel back and forth to offsite meetings. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Standard office environment with fluorescent lights, air conditioning, computers, and other standard office equipment. Work takes place primarily at the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility at 125 Sixth Street. There will be frequent outside meetings with partner agencies and local organizations and community groups. 

RATE: $74,725-$86,515+ excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 03/03/21.  Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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