Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The first review of applications will take place on Monday, August 3rd.

A Police Planner is responsible for performing complex, statistical and analytical research work and supervising the Planning and Compstat Division of the Police Department.  Duties include:  supervising para-professional and professional staff; conducting research and statistical studies, needs assessments, and feasibility studies relating to planning and policy issues, budget issues, service levels, manpower allocation, equipment and program evaluation, and district/beat boundary evaluation.  Additional responsibilities include overseeing related Capital Improvement Projects to provide consistency to short-term and long-term projects; conducting surveys or research, analyzing findings, making recommendations; and preparing monthly, annual, and special reports.  This classification will also be responsible for assisting with the budget administration; developing and administering policies and procedures; developing short- and long-range developmental plans including determining the fiscal impact and feasibility of the plans with life cycle planning; and conducting special investigations and studies.  A Police Planner may be required to make presentations to police personnel, members of the community, and outside agencies.  This class performs related duties as required.

This class is supervised by a Police Lieutenant or higher rank with general direction and allowance for independent initiative, judgment, and latitude for selection of methods and procedures.  Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and results achieved.  This class is FLSA exempt-professional.

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Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public/Business Administration or a related field.  Considerable (3 - 5 years) experience in statistical research and analysis.  A minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
Special Requirements.  Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of the information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required.
Substance Abuse Testing.  Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Some experience with Statistical Analysis System (SAS) or Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS) and general programming abilities are preferred.

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