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Crime Studies Technician Series

Crime Studies Technician Series

California State Personnel Board Specification

Series established March 26, 1975

Scope

This series specification describes three classes used by the Department of Justice to assist in the performance of the technical functions involved in research and statistical studies on incidence of crime and delinquency crime prevention and correctional programs, and the administration of criminal justice.

 

Crime Studies Technician Series Specification - Class Titles and Codes
Schem Code Class Code Class
LV64 5562 Crime Studies Technician Trainee (Abolished 01/07/2016 per Pay Letter 16-05)
LV63 5565 Crime Studies Technician I
LV62 5566 Crime Studies Technician II

Definition of Series

Crime Studies Technicians, under supervision, perform a wide range of technical duties related to the criminal research and statistics program of the Bureau of Criminal Statistics. These duties include the gathering of complex criminal statistics information from various law enforcement agencies through correspondence and field contracts, the development of methodologies for completion of special studies requested by the Governor, Legislature and other law enforcement agencies, employing various computer programs to display criminal justice statistical data, performing studies and audits to verify statistical data and the application of available data, preparing reports and correspondence, assisting in the training and supervision of clerical personnel assigned to the Bureau, and performing other technical duties related to the criminal research and statistics programs as required.

Entry Level

Entry into this series is typically in the class of Crime Studies Technician Trainee.

Factors Affecting Position Allocation

The scope of responsibilities assigned; the complexity of work; independence of action; and degree of supervision received and exercised.

Definition of Levels

Crime Studies Technician Trainee

This is the entry and learning level in the series. Under close supervision incumbents perform increasingly difficult technical duties involving the gathering and compiling of criminal statistics information, the verification of that information, the development of methodologies for special statistical studies, and other criminal research and statistics programs.

Crime Studies Technician I

This is the first full working level in the series. Under supervision incumbents perform the more technical duties relating to all aspects of the criminal research and statistics programs including preparation of reports and graphic presentations. In addition, incumbents may assist in the training and supervision of clerical employees and trainees.

Crime Studies Technician II

This is the leadperson level in the series. Incumbents typically lead a team of Crime Studies Technicians and clerical employees and perform the most complex technical duties relating to the criminal research and statistics programs. Occasionally, incumbents may work independently on specialized research and statistics projects which demand a high level of technical skill.

Minimum Qualifications

Crime Studies Technician Trainee

Either I

 

One year of work experience in the California state service preferably performing criminal statistics related duties or which has contributed to numerical or analytical skills.

Or II

 

One year of experience performing criminal statistics related duties in a governmental law enforcement agency.

Crime Studies Technician I

Either I

 

In the Department of Justice, either six months of experience performing the duties of a Crime Studies Technician Trainee or of a Statistical Clerk.

Or II

 

Two years of experience performing criminal statistics related duties in a governmental law enforcement agency. (Experience in California state service applied toward this requirement must include six months performing the duties of a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of a Crime Studies Technician Trainee.)

Crime Studies Technician II

Either I

 

In the Department of Justice, either: (1)�one year of experience performing the duties of a Crime Studies Technician I, or (2) performing criminal statistics related duties in a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to Office Services Supervisor�II.

Or II

 

Three years of experience performing criminal statistics related duties in a governmental law enforcement agency. (Experience in California state service applied toward this requirement must include one year performing the duties of a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of a Crime Studies Technician I.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Crime Studies Technician Trainee

Knowledge of: Numerical and verbal skills.

 

Ability to: Analyze written and numerical data; prepare written, statistical and graphic material; follow oral and written directions; write and speak effectively; use a variety of techniques to gather, process and verify information.

Crime Studies Technician I

Knowledge of: All of the above, and techniques of gathering, analyzing and presenting statistical information; research methods; elements of the Criminal Justice system.

 

Ability to: All of the above, and accept increasing responsibility for accuracy and thoroughness of performance, work effectively with professional and clerical occupational groups.

Crime Studies Technician II

Knowledge of: All of the above.

 

Ability to: All of the above, and direct others in analytical work; work independently on complex technical projects; communicate effectively with representatives of other governmental agencies.

Special Personal Characteristics

All Levels:

Accuracy and thoroughness in performance of statistical and analytical work and ability to work as a member of a team with professional and clerical employees.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

All Levels:

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade including or supplemented by courses in mathematics, statistics and English composition.

Class History

Crime Studies Technician Series History - Dates Established, Revised, and Title Changed
Class Date Established Date Revised Title Changed
Crime Studies Technician Trainee 03/26/1975 08/31/1982 --
Crime Studies Technician I 03/26/1975 08/31/1982 --
Crime Studies Technician II 03/26/1975 04/08/1986 --
  Updated: 2/24/2016
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