Careers at the Institute

Crime Analyst: Albany, NY

November 2019

The Finn Institute is currently seeking to fill a full-time crime analyst position. The analyst will work on-site at the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center in Albany, NY. The Center is staffed with a team of crime analysts and sworn law enforcement members who support area law enforcement agencies in their efforts to track and reduce Part I Crime.


  • Perform a variety of research and analytical tasks.
  • Collect, compile, validate, interpret, and analyze data and trends using standard practices and techniques of crime and/or law enforcement intelligence analysis.
  • Perform statistical, spatial, and/or qualitative analyses as needed, making use of standard software packages.
  • Work on assignments that are moderately complex under direct or indirect supervision, where there is latitude for independent action and decision-making.
  • Prepare and deliver reports and presentations of analytic results and may be subpoenaed to testify in court proceedings.
  • In the furtherance of delivery of Real-Time Crime Services, may provide crime analysis and criminal intelligence support to law enforcement as they respond to, investigate, and otherwise address criminal activity.
  • Any other relevant duties as assigned by a supervisor.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Communication with all police ranks as well as local, state, and federal agencies may be necessary.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice process.
  • Understanding of basic social science research methods: concepts and techniques of measurement and analysis, and interpretation of results.
  • Experience with databases, spreadsheets, statistical computing and/or geographic information systems is desired.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, criminology, public administration, or a related field plus 0-1 year experience in the field of criminology, criminal justice research, or criminal justice policy.


  • Starting salary $44,880 to commensurate with experience.
  • Employer-subsidized health insurance in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, dental insurance, and life insurance.
  • Retirement plan [401(k)].
  • Nine (9) paid holidays plus seventeen (17) leave days annually.

Interested parties should send a letter of interest and an up-to-date resume to Jessica Roy; materials may be sent via e-mail to Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to

*The Finn Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer*

Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.