Series established March 26, 1975
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 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 into this series is typically in the class of Crime Studies Technician Trainee.
The scope of responsibilities assigned; the complexity of work; independence of action; and degree of supervision received and exercised.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One year of experience performing criminal statistics related duties in a governmental law enforcement agency.
In the Department of Justice, either six months of experience performing the duties of a Crime Studies Technician Trainee or of a Statistical Clerk.
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.)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade including or supplemented by courses in mathematics, statistics and English composition.