shrug-l: GIS Job Opportunity

Pence, Patrick
Tue, 14 May 2002 09:20:09 -0400

This came through my office today, so I thought I'd pass it along to
Patrick Pence
GIS Coordinator - Public Safety
Information Systems Services
City of Tallahassee
voice: (850) 891-4941
fax: (850) 891-4204


Job Advertisement for Management Analyst Position with the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

This is specialized professional work in the areas of social research,
geography, and crime analysis.  This position's primary responsibilities are
directly related to the development and deployment of GIS within the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for the purpose of analysis/research
and to provide decision support mechanisms for police personnel.  An
additional function includes assistance in the design, implementation,
automation, and maintenance of various computer databases as well as forming
formal and informal partnerships with internal units and external agencies
for the purpose of sharing information.  In addition, opportunities are
present for innovation in the workplace and career development training.

This job requires high levels of interaction with investigative and patrol
personnel.  It also involves extensive contact with the public and the media
in the form of community and individual meetings and interviews.  Work
involves operating in a team environment, is primarily self-directed, and is
performed with latitude for independent judgment and initiative.  Internal
and external requests for service are prioritized and handled accordingly.
In addition, supervision is exercised over clerical and other support
positions such as interns, volunteers, and temporary employees.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work
in criminal justice, geography, or related field is required.  A graduate
degree is preferred. Extensive academic and/or working experience with one
or more geographic information system applications is essential; the CMPD is
an ESRI/ArcView GIS shop. Experience in data analysis, research methods and
statistics (preferably in a law enforcement capacity) along with the ability
to conduct complex statistical and analytical studies is required. 

The annual salary is negotiable up to $40,000 based on education and
experience. The CMPD requires that the candidate successfully pass a
polygraph and drug test. For further information, please contact John
Couchell, Assistant Director of the Research, Planning and Analysis Bureau
by phone at 704-336-8782 or email