Research, Audit and Policy Analyst - Executive Services Division

JOB VACANCY NOTICE

Internal / External

This is a CUPE LOCAL 50 position

DATE OF ISSUE:  February 8/2017                 CLOSING DATE:  February 22/2017

Competition Number:                           P3-17

Position Title:                                       Research, Audit and Policy Analyst - Executive Services Division

Number of Positions:                           One

Duration:                                              Regular full-time

Work Schedule:                                   Monday - Friday, 35 hrs/week

Pay Group:                                          $43.36/hour (pay grade 16)

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST be received by 4:30 p.m. on the above closing date and must be complete, including all qualifications and experience relevant to this position.  Please quote the competition number on your submission. 

To apply please forward your submission electronically to:  civilianrecruiting@vicpd.ca.

Department/Division/Section:

  • Police/Administration/Executive Services

Position Function:

  • Under the direction of the Officer in Charge of Executive Services, this position has the primary responsibility of strengthening the capacity of the Victoria Police Department through research, audits, program evaluation, policy analysis, policy development, and the evaluation of issues impacting the Victoria Police Department. The position accesses confidential records, undertakes research and special projects and requires a high level of confidentiality, sound judgment and an understanding of the organizations strategic priorities. 

Key Duties:

  • Conducts quantitative and qualitative research to create, update and maintain departmental policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with various legislated regulations.
  • Conducts and presents research and analysis on an extensive range of topics.
  • Conducts annual quality assurance reviews and audits, and make recommendations for improvement/increased compliance. 
  • Prepares background studies / literature reviews of topics that impact operations to inform current decision or changes to our service delivery model. 
  • Formulates recommendations, provides suggestions, identifies trends for consideration in operational decision making, and presents findings both orally and in writing to internal and external audiences. 
  • Conducts policy research in response to coroner’s inquests, public inquiries and judicial reviews.
  • Develops research methodologies to evaluate and monitor programs and initiatives and conducts those evaluations.
  • Utilizes internal and external data collection instruments, databases and other sources of information, to collect and analyze information.
  • Develops / maintains a network of contacts with other police services and governmental bodies.
  • Supports sections with the Department by providing research and policy assistance
  • Reviews and verifies the value and accuracy of information.
  • Provides recommendations and strategic advice based on sound research.
    • Perform other related tasks as required.

Independence:

  • Office environment, working with minimal supervision
  • Work is performed according to established procedures, professional best practices and codes of ethics or conduct.
  • Work is assigned by supervisor and designated staff.
  • Work is reviewed upon completion.
  • Problems involving deviations from standard procedures are solved by employee and/or discussed with supervisor.

Working Conditions:

Physical Effort:

  • Sit with arms unsupported while key boarding. (frequent)
  • Lift and move heavy stationery supplies. (rare)

Mental Effort:

  • Long periods of intense concentration while conducting research and analysis. (often)
  • Meet multiple deadlines. (occasional)
  • Deal with constant interruptions. (often)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

  • Focus on a variety of source data and computer screens. (frequent)

Work Environment:

  • Office.

Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Performs detailed research and analytical tasks, synthesizes delivers and complex information and makes recommendations on policy issues that may influence the organization’s direction.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Applies sound judgement in prioritizing workload and multi-tasking.
  • Performs duties with a high degree of accuracy, timeliness and efficiency.
  • Maintains a high degree of confidentiality in the performance of all aspects of the position.

Qualifications:

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

  • Master’s Degree in the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Public Administration or a relevant program of study with an emphasis on applied research, reasoning and analysis skills, or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum two (2) years’ experience in related research and policy analysis, policy writing and procedure.
  • Considerable knowledge of research, statistical and analytical principles, practices, procedures, methods and techniques.
  • Proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office applications and extensive knowledge of computer databases, an analysis.
  • Ability to accurately use statistical analysis software.
  • Ability to apply and interpret legislation and case law affecting departmental policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and its components as related to the work performed would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Policing and Law Enforcement.
  • Accurate and verifiable keyboarding skills.

Experience:

  • Related experience in a policing environment is an asset. 
  • Experience with complex database management applications.

Other:

  • Required to obtain security and criminal record clearance.
  • Required to sign an attestation of confidentiality.

Job Description:  4381 – “under review”