Southern California Crime and Intelligence 
                Analysts' Association

OCSD - Sr. Research Analyst

6 Jun 2024 9:29 AM | Kelley Booth (Administrator)

Closing Date: Continuous


$88,025.60 - $118,352.00 Annually


Orange County, CA

Job Type

Full-Time Regular

Job Number

8372SM-0624-060 (O)



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The Sr. Research Analyst will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and possess strong attention to detail, statistical capabilities, and the ability to meet deadlines or high-pressure workload demands for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.  Under general direction, to supervise and coordinate the design, planning, and conduct of research projects, relating to major County programs; to personally perform such work in additional to supervisory duties; to supervise the research program of an agency/department; and to do other work as required while operating in accordance with the organization's legal and policy constraints.  The candidate will possess a U.S. Government SECRET clearance once employed and must maintain their clearance throughout the course of employment. 

The newly formed Operations Support & Intelligence Division consists of the Emergency Communications Bureau, Counter Terrorism Bureau and the Real Time Operations Center. This division provides an innovative opportunity to address crime and serve our community with an emphasis on providing real-time support to operations and bolstering our proactive approach to counter-terrorism efforts.


  • Plans, organizes, and directs research projects to determine the effect of, and need for, various County programs; directs the design of research models, development and selection of statistical and analytical methods; collection and interpretation of field data, and development of findings and recommendations. 
  • Advises supervisors and management staff regarding the mission of the research unit supervised and the objectives, methodologies, time requirements, feasibility of major research projects; recommends new projects and explained their contribution to operational objectives; evaluates proposed projects and suggests modifications; reports to managers on the status of projects in progress; advises managers and official bodies on the significance of preliminary and final recommendations.  
  • Assigns work to subordinates; advises and instructs subordinates regarding general objectives, research methodology and scheduling requirements for new projects and work in progress; reviews work in progress and finished work for completeness, accuracy and conformance to professional standards; trains subordinates in research and analytical methods, particularly as they pertain to the analysis of specific programs of the employing agency/department; evaluates the work of subordinates and advises them on areas of further study to enhance professional knowledge, skills and abilities.  
  • Gather, research, and analyze data to prepare analytical criminal intelligence products on current events, issues, and trends which affect or may affect Orange County, the State of California, and/or the United States
  • Ensure subordinates are adequately trained to provide exemplary analytic support in the Real Time Operations Center to the operational area in exigent circumstances under stressful conditions.
  • Employs best practice open source research techniques, social media applications, computer programming and information technologies while complying with all applicable privacy and civil liberty requirements
  • Attend meetings, lectures and trainings hosted or sponsored by the Orange County Crime Analysts Association
  • Complete Requests for Information (RFIs) for collecting, collating, and analyzing information generated from Law Enforcement databases and Real-Time Open Source Analysis (ROSA)
  • Conduct Real-Time Open Source Analysis (ROSA) for special events, suspicious activity, and identifying potential public safety threats
  • Provide intelligence and analytical case support to Orange County Sheriff's Department and outside agencies when appropriate
  • Develop and provide formal training on topics of interest
  • Maintain situational awareness regarding emerging crime trends and law enforcement tactics and investigative techniques. Remain current on emerging topics and technologies as it relates to electronic research and attend related seminars, lectures and other training and development activities as the department develops technological advancements to protect the public
  • Collect and document facts during an event, and maintain activity logs and other documentation while in a law enforcement setting
  • Provide testimony in court on the processing and examination of evidence when required


  • Bachelor's degree or higher and experience (Bachelor's degree or higher with an emphasis in intelligence studies, international relations, political science, criminal justice, statistics, public policy, or related field preferred)
  • Experience in intelligence analysis or crime analyst, or a related field involving critical thinking
  • Ability to obtain Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secret clearance within one (1) year of hire date
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