Job Title: Research Analyst I
Req. No: 186291
Agency: Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Posting Type: External
Applications Accepted Through: April 4, 2017
Division: Special Operations Division
Position Type: Temporary, Unclassified (At-Will), Part-Time, Nonexempt, Non Benefits-Eligible
Position Location: Wichita, KS
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is accepting applications to fill a Research Analyst position that is assigned to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) and assigned to the ATF Wichita Office.
- This position will conduct firearms trace reporting for law enforcement agencies in Wichita, Topeka, and Kansas City within five (5) business days of receiving the information.
- Follow-up on all submissions to ensure the firearms were successfully traced. If trace is unsuccessful, contact the effected agency and ensure the data used to request the trace is accurate.
- Coordinate with non-collocated ATF CGIC analysts and NIBIN Technicians to create referrals to the field.
- Analyze trace data to identify potential straw purchasers and others engaged in the illegal use or trade of firearms.
- Review daily multiple sales reports to identify potential straw purchasers; and/or work with gang intelligence officers from the Wichita Police Department, or other law enforcement agency when appropriate, to identify potential straw purchasers.
- Coordinate the trace memorandum of understanding (MOU) letters with outside law enforcement agencies.
Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to the position description at any time. The position description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.
Research Analyst I
Hourly Compensation Rate: $16.56 Hourly
Minimum Requirements: Six (6) months of experience in collecting, evaluating, studying or reporting on statistical, economic, fiscal/budget, legislative or administrative data. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
• College degree with emphasis in Criminal Justice or Intelligence Studies.
Research Analyst II
Hourly Compensation Rate: $19.16 Hourly
Minimum Qualifications: One (1) year of experience in collecting, evaluating, studying or reporting on statistical, economic, fiscal/budget, legislative or administrative data. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
- Two years of experience in gathering and analyzing data.
- Highly organized.
- Demonstrated history of high productivity.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate with diverse partners.
- Strong analytical skills required.
- Knowledge of English, spelling, grammar and arithmetic required.
- Knowledge of standard statistical methods and their application to the analysis and evaluation of data.
- Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database and web-based applications required.
- Proficiency in data entry, with emphasis on accuracy.
- Ability to organize and clearly express information in concise written form.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Ability to summarize and analyze statistical data on investigative activities extracted from reports, memoranda, correspondence, or information obtained from law enforcement agencies, as well as computer databases, and personal interviews.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to effectively communicate with and maintain favorable public relations and working relationships with administrative officials, local governmental officials, fellow employees, court officials and the public.
- Regular in-state and limited out-of-state travel may be required. A valid driver’s license is required when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State. Travels in-state to retrieve and/or deliver evidence or testify in hearings or trials; travels out-of-state for continuing training or conferences.
- As a condition of employment, candidate(s) are subject to a pre-employment process to include a polygraph examination, fingerprint based records check, and comprehensive background investigation, including reference check of past and present employers. The pre-employment process will be waived for current KBI personnel who have previously completed the screening requirements
HOW TO APPLY
The application process has 5 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number or State ID.)
STEP 2: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html . If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.
STEP 3: Complete the official State of Kansas Employment Application form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply
STEP 4: Submit your online application to Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI).
STEP 5: Submit resume, cover letter and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate (required documents) via email to KBIEmployment@KBI.STATE.KS.US or postal mail to:
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
ATTN: Human Resources
1620 SW Tyler
Topeka, KS 66612
• State of Kansas Employment Application form
• Resume, Cover Letter
• Current Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
• Academic transcripts may be required at time of interview
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Julie Kampsen Phone: 785-296-8200
Email: KBIEmployment@KBI.STATE.KS.US Fax: 785-296-2011
What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete. You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.
Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is an Equal Opportunity Employer