Public Safety Innovation Administrator

City of San Antonio
September 10, 2020
Job Type


Application deadline:  September 30, 2020

For more information regarding the position, visit the City of San Antonio's employment website at the following link for a complete job description and to submit your application:


Under general direction, is responsible for overseeing the crime data analysis and statistics function,  for the Public Safety Innovation team, in the Office of Innovation. The Public Safety Innovation team leverages data assets from SAPD and the City of San Antonio to establish best practices in transparency, community engagement and analytics as they relate to public safety outcomes. A key directive of the Public Safety Innovation team is to lead with an equitable approach to advance the scientific understanding of equity issues in policing and make recommendations that help SAPD achieve its public safety goals.  Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission.  This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned staff members.
  • Oversees the collection, analysis, and classification of Police Department data for reporting purposes.
  • Acts as the primary contact between divisions and various departments within COSA as well as external contacts such as local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for crime data analysis and statistics.
  • Develops and evaluates necessary reporting systems.
  • Ensures the reliability, accuracy, and validity of data.
  • Facilitates the transfer of crime information between local, regional, and federal agencies.
  • Creates reports for senior management and makes presentations to City Council and/or community groups as needed.
  • Thinks critically, questions assumptions, and avoids bias with respect to sources, research methods, and document creation.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with preferable coursework in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Four (4) years of progressive responsible experience in organizational performance review, human resources planning, and statistical analysis, preferably in municipal government.
  • Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.
  • Supervisory experience.


  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement operations, procedures, systems, and software.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies in data science and public safety and ability to evaluate their social impact from an equity and digital rights standpoint.
  • Experience in data visualization, story-telling, and community engagement.
  • Knowledge of statistical research, analysis, and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
  • Skill in applying mathematical and statistical methods.
  • Ability to interpret, compare, and analyze law enforcement information.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, and the public.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and use rational judgment in making work-related decisions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to deliver formal presentations to small and large groups.
  • Ability to perform all the physical, intellectual, and analytical requirements of the position.

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