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Job Posting: Crime Analyst I

Department of Justice

Crime Analyst I

$3,635.00 - $5,354.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/24/2021

Job Description and Duties

Under the supervision of the Crime Analyst Supervisor, the CA I in the Investigative Database Services Section’s (IDSS) Stolen Vehicle Unit (SVU) is responsible for performing specialized research associated with the Stolen Vehicle System/Automated Boat System (SVS/ABS). The CA I reviews entries made by law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in the SVS/ABS for completeness, verifies the reporting requirements are met, and analyzes information to correct inaccurately reported information. This includes using a variety of resources to analyze and resolve errors and provide assistance to LEAs with complex database system entries. Research and analyze SVS/ABS records, define search parameters, and conduct special searches for LEAs for investigative and record purposes. The CA I validates the information of a variety of vehicles, vessels, parts, plates and analyzing the issues resulting from errors of vehicles that are stored, impounded, repossessed or associated with a missing person maintained with the SVS/ABS. Additionally, the CA I assists with testing of database functionality as necessary. Duties also include working with LEAs to ensure compliance with Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) policies and procedures.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Crime Analyst I
$3,635.00 - $4,457.00 A
$4,326.00 - $5,354.00 B
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Day Shift
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

This position is located in the California Justice Information Services Division, Justice Data and Investigative Services Bureau, Investagative Services Branch, Law Enforcement Support Program, Investagative Database Services Section, Stolen Vehicles Unit.


Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.


For more information about the department, please visit the Attorney General’s website at

Special Requirements

A fingerprint check is required.


Clearly indicate JC – 266668 in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your State Application.


Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged. 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 9/24/2021

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice
Attn: Zoe Dabney JC-266668
PO Box 160608
Sacramento, CA 95816-0608

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Justice
Zoe Dabney JC-266668
4949 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Please see Additional Information About Application Filing section for Statement of Qualifications instructions.
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong work and attendance habits.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow oral and written instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret penal codes, laws, mandates, and policies.
  • Ability to quickly shift priorities as dictated by the needs of the Department and law enforcement community. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, and act with flexibility and diplomacy.
  • Willingness to “go the extra mile” and “think outside the box”


Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California - 

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Zoe Dabney
(916) 210-3377

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information about Application Filing

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted for that cut-off date. If your application is submitted after the most recent cut-off date, it will be applied to the next review period. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

Statement of Qualifications

When completing your SOQ, do not provide a single narrative response.  Each question below must be addressed one at a time (i.e., first give a complete and independent response to Question #1, then a comprehensive and independent response to Question #2, etc.) for consideration.  Additionally, each response must be numbered and include the full text of the question being answered prior to each individual response to clearly indicate which question you are responding to.  

Write your responses carefully. Initial evaluation of each applicant will be based on the content of the answers and written communication skills demonstrated on their submitted SOQ.  Resumes do not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications. SOQs must be no more than one (1) page in length and typed using no less than 12 point Arial font. Type your name in the top right hand corner of the SOQ document. Applicants who fail to follow these requirements or do not respond to the specific questions in the order listed will be disqualified from the selection process.

The SOQ responses must address the following questions, in the order listed below:

  1. Describe in detail your experience, educational background, and qualifications related to the duties for this position.
  2. What skills do you believe are most critical to be successful in this position? Describe your experience in using those skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail