Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Careers4Terps: Law Enforcement Analyst Intern/Trainee UM Dept of Public Safety

Law Enforcement Analyst Intern/Trainee 
Careers4Terps Job ID: 84485
Application Deadline: September 20, 2013        
UM Department of Public Safety, College Park, Maryland          
Position Type:  On-Campus Part-Time

The University of Maryland Police Information Analysis Unit is accepting applications for the Law Enforcement Analyst Internship program. This is a paid, part-time position for University of Maryland College Park students interested in a career in crime and intelligence analysis. The Law Enforcement Analyst trainee will be required to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. Employer is flexible with class schedules and study requirements. The office is open Monday – Friday and recognizes the University Holiday Schedule, during which time the office is closed. Work will largely be conducted in typical office setting and involves contact with civilian and sworn police personnel. There may be some limited opportunities for evening and weekend hours to support special events. Preference is given to applicants planning on one year or more of employment. Position requires fingerprint background check (provided by department).

Job Description:
  • Prepare, clean, and code data for crime and problem analysis
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data and information related to criminal activity, public safety, and homeland security
  • Maintain, query, and retrieve pertinent information in computer databases
  • Identify patterns of crime and public safety concerns using database software, reviewing incident data, and conducting open source research
  • Research and monitor developing crime trends, public safety issues, and threats for the University community and surrounding region
  • Assist with a variety of daily, weekly, monthly and annual tactical, operational, and strategic reports
  • Conduct a wide variety of open source research and evaluate credibility of information
  • May perform other similar or related task as assigned or requested

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Criminal Justice, or related field at University of Maryland, College Park; including coursework in statistics, data analysis, research methods, and theories of crime/criminal behavior.
  • Experience using statistical computer programs, computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, and desktop publishing.
  • Experience with ArcGIS preferred.
  • Applicants must submit resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample (please limit writing sample to 600 words; samples should exhibit correct spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction, and consistent citation).
For more information and to apply to the position please visit Careers4Terps: http://www.careers.umd.edu/home.cfm