Intelligence and Strategy Specialist

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Employment Application - Intelligence and Strategy Specialist

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Applications will be accepted until September 2, 2022 at 1600 hours.

STATUS: Regular, Full-Time
LOCATION: 2201 Hogback Rd.
SALARY RANGE: $55,604.90 - $79,142.70
FLSA Status: Exempt


Under the general supervision of a higher-classified employee, the Intelligence and Strategy Specialist (ISS) will be responsible for the analysis of the intelligence and information gathering process and to assist in developing strategies to detect/address criminal activity, crime trends, and to understand the various non law enforcement expectations within the different communities we serve in Washtenaw County. Primary focus includes detailed research, evaluation of data, integrating and formulating an analysis and coherent strategic plan for recommendations to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of police service delivery and partnerships. The ISS will not only support and assist the operations of the Sheriff’s Office with criminal investigations and apprehension, but more importantly will enhance directing patrol activities, crime prevention and crime reduction strategies, problem solving within the communities and the evaluation/accountability of police efforts.


  • Performs necessary research, criminal and intelligence data analysis to further assist the agency in solving the occurrence and or prevention of future crimes.
  • Compiles and analyzes criminal and intelligence data according to location, time, special characteristics, and other distinguishing features to locate and identify patterns and trends of crimes, criminals, and hate/terrorist organizations.
  • Identifies and collects information essential to predicting criminal or public safety trends, patterns or problem areas requiring planning or action. 
  • Analyzes information and data from a variety of standard and electronic sources. Researches priority areas as assigned. 
  • Determines patterns of criminal activity and identifies links between criminal and crime groups.
  • Prepares criminal intelligence reports and information charts that convey complex theories relating to priority areas of criminal or other public safety hazard concern.
  • Communicates and disseminates intelligence, criminal activity and other related information to necessary recipients as required; provides follow-up to assist in evaluating information accuracy and response effectiveness.
  • Acts as criminal intelligence liaison, resource, and support to executive and operations management providing timely advice and actionable information and intelligence in support of efficient, effective, and immediate response to criminal or other public safety threats.
  • Collaborates in the development, implementation and evaluation of crime response and reduction strategies, goals, and objectives. Measures progress against plans.
  • Provides or makes recommendations regarding related training and professional development as may be required or directed.
  • Develops, implements, and revises crime and intelligence analysis related policy and procedure in alignment with professional standards and best and promising practices.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors crime analysis and response metrics in alignment with professional standards and best and promising practices. 
  • Develops and implements strategies for criminal and intelligence analysis process improvement.
  • Develops and maintains system(s) for tracking, monitoring and evaluating various criminal information and intelligence related activity.
  • Maintains all types of confidential criminal information and intelligence records. 
  • May supervise or coordinate the activity of students or interns.
  • Uses standard office equipment and computers as well as specialized technologies in the course of the work. 
  • Reviews and redact in-car and body worn camera footage.
  • May work varied hours, extended shifts, and be on-call.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of the criminal intelligence and analysis process including but not limited to collection, evaluation, analysis, reporting and dissemination of information.
  • Classifications of criminal intelligence-based data and information. 
  • Predictive and other analytical techniques including but not limited to statistics, data exploration, game theory clustering, association rule and sequential pattern discovery, regression, deviation detection and link analysis. 
  • Program, policy and process development, implementation evaluation and improvement. 
  • Report preparation and presentation techniques for complex theories and information.
  • Financial statistical analysis techniques. 
  • Information and presentation techniques. 
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and issues. 
  • Office administrative principles and practices, including the operation of standard office equipment. 
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Collecting, evaluating, analyzing, reporting and dissemination of criminal intelligence information. 
  • Critical thinking including but not limited to planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating multiple sets of complex information, project functions and activities. 
  • Planning, directing, and reviewing the work of others and training others in procedural and work process activity and improvement. 
  • Interpreting, applying, and explaining complex laws, policies and procedures and regulations. 
  • Analyzing complex problems, evaluating alternatives, and implementing sound recommendations.
  • Managing the collection, organization, analysis, evaluation and dissemination of varied information and data and recommending or applying its use and application in operations and work process improvement. 
  • Performing basic financial analysis. 
  • Using sound, independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Effective interpersonal communication.
  • Preparing clear, concise, and effective written materials. 
  • Maintaining accurate records and files. 
  • Planning and conducting efficient and effective meetings. 
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with individuals of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. 
  • Possess excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize work while working independently or as a part of a team in a larger organizational setting.
  • Must maintain and keep sensitive information in strictest confidence.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive/graphic items.
  • Must be able to interact with the public in a respectful and courteous manner while remaining professional in all verbal and written communication skills.


  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to work at any designated work site.
  • Must meet qualifications to be a Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) operator.


Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.

Duties may require employee to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must be able to bend, reach and lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations. 


Equivalent to possess a bachelor's degree with major coursework in criminal or intelligence analysis, criminal justice, or a related field required. Additional or advanced degree(s), certificates or coursework is also desirable.


A minimum of 1 (one) year of previous experience performing professional-level criminal intelligence analysis work in a centralized setting is required.

This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to increase specific job-related competencies, knowledge, skills or licensing and certifications for successful job performance.