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Policy, Research ＆ Analysis, Public Safety, Inspections, ＆ Enforcement with NYC Department of Investigation (DOI)
$53,956 - $69,000 per year
Last updated on Mar 17, 2023
The New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country with a mission of combating municipal corruption. It serves the people of New York City by acting as an independent and nonpartisan watchdog for New York City government, City agencies, and City employees, vendors with City contracts, individuals and entities that receive City funds.
DOI’s Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (OIG-NYPD) is authorized to investigate, review, study, audit and make recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs and practices of New York Police Department (NYPD), with the goal of enhancing effectiveness, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the police force.
DOI’s OIG-NYPD is seeking a Data Analyst to support active investigations into the operations, policies, practices and programs of the NYPD. The selected candidates will work within the OIG-NYPD’s Policy Analysis Unit to supplement OIG- NYPD’s quantitative and qualitative analytical efforts.
Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
• Performing complex statistical analyses of sample and aggregate data sets to identify patterns, trends, and systemic issues.
• Working as part of a team conducting and supporting policy analysis informed by the review NYPD practices, and those within other law enforcement jurisdictions.
• Developing new methods for collecting data, new database applications for archiving and retrieval of statistics, and maintenance of records.
• Developing error checking programs to determine if data collected is reliable, timely, and valid.
• Data entry, database creation and maintenance, and preparation of data sets for statistical analysis, including data cleaning and formatting.
• Assisting in performing best practice research on law enforcement policies.
• Preparation for and conducting interviews related to policy and police accountability issues.
• Drafting documents including policy assessments, memos and external correspondence, as well as the development of data graphics.
• Determining the preservation method of datasets and files related to the analytical work completed for investigations
If selected, the candidate will be fingerprinted and undergo a background investigation. In addition, for positions that have a law enforcement and/or investigative function, the candidate’s consumer credit history will be reviewed during the background investigation, and as otherwise permitted by NYC Administrative Code § 8-107(24)(b)(2)(A).
1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of satisfactory full-time experience in an industrial or governmental agency in the field of investigation, auditing, law enforcement, security, inspections, or in a major operational area of the agency in which the appointment is to be made; or
2.A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above.
• Baccalaureate or graduate degree in a social science or related field.
• Experience using statistical modeling techniques to analyze policy research questions related to social policy, policing, and government.
• Knowledge of Excel and extensive experience with and proficiency in statistical computing software or data analytic environments (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, SQL, Python, R, Tableau), including the ability to analyze large and complex datasets for patterns and trends, and build statistical models. Preference will be given to those with additional experience with geographical mapping software like ArcGIS.
• Knowledge and experience with statistical and datamining concepts such as significance testing, regression, decision trees, clustering, forecasting, sampling, and scenario analysis.
• High proficiency in sampling techniques.
• Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills and ability to translate complex, technical information for colleagues and consumers who have nontechnical backgrounds.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, criminal justice, law enforcement, police accountability, and/or civil rights issues
• Excellent organization and time management skills.
• Superb judgment.
• Familiarity with NYPD policies, procedures, operations and regulations and New York City government a plus.
• Thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.