Walton County Sheriff's Office - Criminal Analyst

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleCriminal Analyst
Salary$35,797 - $51, 172
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

General Statement of Job


Research and analyze criminal activities in support of operational goals and mission to implement and support the Stratified Model of Problem Solving. Provide short-term and long-term crime and intelligence analysis to law enforcement personnel and other components to assist in the identification of on-going and emerging crime patterns and trends, serious and prolific offenders, and criminal groups and organizations.


Minimum Qualifications


  • A high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Possess a valid driver license.
  • Experience with analyzing data, identifying trends and patterns, charts/graphs, problem solving, and writing summary reports is preferred.
  • Experience in an analytical role or closely related position preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is preferred


Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct all essential job functions of an Investigative Analyst.
  • Utilize a variety of resources, including crime mapping technology, computer-aided dispatch, police reports, and contacts with other professionals in their area and around the country.
  • Identify and analyze patterns, trends, and emerging problems concerning criminal activity.
  • Identify times and areas where a particular crime or a range of criminal activity is or is likely to occur.
  • Identify and analyze chronic offenders to include determining paths of criminal activity.
  • Gather and analyze crime statistics and produce reports in support of operational needs, goals, and strategic planning.
  • Perform related duties as required.





Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, government regulations, agency policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, transcription, designing forms and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Knowledge of and above average skill in the use of computer hardware and software including word processing, database, spreadsheets and specialized software.
  • Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce sensible solutions.
  • Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions including finding relationship among seemingly unrelated events.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Ability to discern when something is wrong or likely to be wrong, recognizing there is a problem and offering solutions.
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner.


Standards to Perform Job Functions


The physical abilities listed below are estimates of time spent during a typical work day to perform essential functions and responsibilities. Members in this position may be required to:


  • Sit up to 8 hours per day
  • Stand up to 1 hour per day
  • Walk up to 1 hour per day
  • Drive up to 1 hour per day
  • Lift up 50 lbs.
  • Occasionally bend, squat, climb, reach, kneel, and/or twist



The Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 

Veterans are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to applicable state and federal law, preference and priority shall be given to certain service members and veterans (including spouses and family members of such service members and veterans), and certain service members may be eligible for waiver of post-secondary educational requirements as provided in Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. 




Please direct questions regarding this position to hr@waltonso.org

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