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Crime Research Analyst, Geography
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 8, 2024
Title Crime Research Analyst, Geography
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Geography
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
    Professional Staff
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
    Geology - GIS
The University at Buffalo (UB) Geography Department seeks Crime Research Analysts to work in the Erie Crime Analysis Center. Crime Research Analysts will perform basic crime analysis including responding to crime trend inquiries and evaluating and identifying crime series, patterns, and trends.

The successful candidates will:
  • Perform crime analysis for local law enforcement and other authorized agencies
  • Provide police personnel with crime analysis for tactical operations, strategic planning, and manpower allocation
  • Support special programs and projects
  • Provide information and assistance to the public and others, regarding assigned programs and services
  • Perform a variety of tasks relative to analysis of crime and related information.
General supervision for these positions will be from civilian or commissioned supervisory or management staff at the Erie Crime Analysis Center. This center serves analytical needs for the Buffalo Police Department, Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Cheektowaga Police Department, Erie County District Attorney’s Office, and New York State Police. Position will report to the Buffalo Police Headquarters in downtown Buffalo, NY.

These positions are affiliated with the Department of Geography and the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), at the University at Buffalo (UB), a large R1 Research University on the shores of Lake Erie.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with a proven record of related experience.
  • Experience using the research and analytical techniques for the extraction and presentation of crime data and the development and dissemination of crime and policing data.
  • Understanding of the principles of statistical analysis and mathematics.
  • Training and experience in the methods of crime analysis.
  • Experience in program analysis and report generation.
  • Competence in computer applications, including database managers, data analysis, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Understanding of the operational characteristics of Geographic Information Systems.
  • Candidates must be trustworthy and have the ability to address issues with confidentiality.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree or equivalent experience.

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