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Public Safety Analyst

The City of Gresham, Oregon is recruiting for a Public Safety Analyst to support the Deputy City Manager of Safety and Personnel with administrative tasks and coordinating community safety efforts. The Deputy City Manager oversees the departments of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Emergency Management, Fire, Human Resources and Police. To be successful in this position, individual in this position must be adaptable, a continuous learner, up-to-date on common research practices, able to analyze data, and aware of current events in the areas of politics; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); social justice; 21st century policing; and fire services. 

This announcement will remain open until the position is filled. First review of applications will take place the week of October 24, 2022. 

As Oregon's fourth-largest city, Gresham is a welcoming community of hard-working people where tradition and heritage meet innovation and opportunity. Gresham is a dynamic and rapidly growing city where families and businesses have a mutual desire and drive to thrive. City of Gresham employees care deeply about the community they serve, and go 'one step beyond' to deliver services in collaborative, inventive, practical, and nimble ways. Our work is challenging, fast-paced and rewarding. 

We believe that to deliver the highest level of service to all Gresham community members, it is crucial we employ a diverse workforce, foster an inclusive working environment, and ensure our policies and systems result in equitable outcomes. The City seeks candidates who will support these values by continuously incorporating equity in their daily work and actively contributing to a workplace culture that respects unique viewpoints, life experiences and cultural perspectives. Come build the future with us.

Position Description
The Public Safety Analyst performs a variety of strategic professional, technical, and consultative work related to organizational assessment and evaluation, policy analysis and development, and program evaluation and recommendation. 

What You Will Get To Do 
The list of duties is a representative sample of the work appropriate to the Public Safety Analyst and does not include all the essential or marginal duties that may be assigned to a position. The incumbent may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties: 
Strategy, Compliance & Policy: Provides input and makes recommendations for program and strategic planning; reviews and analyzes proposals, policies, and legislation to ensure consistency with citywide objectives; recommends and evaluates public safety policies, procedures, and practices. Analyzes and reviews federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to assigned area in order to ensure compliance or accreditation; conducts analysis on best practices and trends and formulates and implements recommendations. 

Data & Analytics: Collects, compiles, and analyzes information from various sources on a variety of specialized topics and issues; interprets and presents data, identifies alternatives, and makes recommendations; drafts and reviews contracts and amendments; prepares comprehensive technical records and reports; establishes and implements communication and outreach programs to accomplish program goals; develops and delivers presentations. Provides budget support which includes participating in data collection, organizing of budget materials, and tracking expenditures. 

Program Management:  Provides guidance to departments, staff, and/or outside agencies on programs, projects, and/or policy; drafts and reviews contracts; acts as representative on committees, interagency task forces, and special projects; responds and resolves confidential and sensitive inquiries. Leads public safety meetings to address crime, disorder, and harm. 

Administrative Support: Performs various administrative support duties. Drafts, types, proofreads, and edits office documents, including agendas, brochures, memos, meeting minutes, forms, and others; creates templates, presentation materials, charts, and graphs; reviews documents and correspondence for completeness and accuracy; prepares and maintains forms, reports, requisitions, and other office documents. Schedules and coordinates meetings and appointments; coordinates calendars and responds to inquiries from other departments, divisions, or work groups.

Qualities We Are Seeking
Collaborative: Establish effective relationships and work with the assigned departments and team, across the organization, and with the City’s external partners
Practical: Effectively apply skills and knowledge and use sound judgement and decision making
Inventive: Be curious, seek new ideas, and consider new approaches, enjoy new challenges
Nimble: Be flexible and adapt analysis and recommendations to reflect organizational and community changes and expectations. 
Equitable: Work towards removing barriers. Acknowledge that historical systems and policies were designed to benefit some and burden others. Recognize that everyone does not start from an equal place. Accept, respect, value and support the diverse cultures and identities within our organization and our community. Be mindful and intentional in creating equitable outcomes and opportunity through our policies and systems.

Knowledge of:
  • Practices, procedures, requirements, regulations, and techniques as they relate to organizational assessment, and/or program evaluation 
  • Data gathering, analysis, and research
  • Techniques for effectively representing the City with government agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations
  • Communication principles, practices, and techniques
  • City government administration, organization, functions, and services pertaining to police, fire and emergency management
  • Principles and practices of project management
  • Modern office practices and methods, computer equipment, hardware and software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, and ERP or other financial, personnel or database systems.
Ability to:
  • Exercise discretion in confidential and sensitive matters
  • Perform research, analysis, and interpretation in the assigned area
  • Obtain and maintain certifications and credentials related to data and records access
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, assess consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations
  • Interpret, apply, and ensure compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, and regulations
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external contacts
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to present information, proposals, and recommendations clearly and persuasively
  • Operate office equipment and technology tools proficiently including personal computers, laptop computers and printers, and presentation equipment 
  • Physically perform the essential job functions

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree  
  • One (1) to three(3) years of experience in public safety (police, fire, emergency management), data analytics, research and policy development, or related work/field 
  • High school diploma (GED) or Associates degree
  • Five (5) years of transferable experience but minimum of three (3) years of related experience in public safety (police, fire, emergency management), data analytics, research and policy development, or related work/field  

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree 
  • Experience in researching and analyzing data

$66,972.00 - $86,998.00 Annually

Selection Process
To apply for this position, click on the link provided with this job posting.
Required Application Materials:
  • Complete online application (do not write "see resume")
  • Answers to supplemental questions 
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (limit of one page in length preferred) describing interest in the position and summarizing related experience 
If you desire a modification of this process to accommodate a disability, please provide your request in writing to, or by phone to 503-618-2800, upon submitting the required documents.
 A review of application materials submitted will determine which candidates will be invited to an interview.
Communication with candidates will be done primarily through e-mail. Sometimes these messages may land in a spam or junk mail folder. We encourage you to monitor your inbox as well as the inbox within the portal for important updates related to this process.
 Veteran's Preference
 The City of Gresham provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with state law. Any candidate wishing to have their qualifying veteran's preference applied to the process must submit a qualifying document (DD Form 214 or 215) at the time of application providing proof of eligibility that includes discharge status. Disabled veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the US Department of Veteran Affairs at the time of application, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.
 Our Commitment
 The City of Gresham is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, familial status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, Oregon, or local law.
Please direct questions about this position to 503-618-2800 or
If you need assistance with the online application, please contact NEOGOV directly at 1-855- 524-5627.
Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.