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The Sheriff ‘s Office is comprised of the Administration, Corrections and Enforcement Operation Bureaus. The Sheriff’s Office delivers public safety to the residents of Monterey County by providing 24-hour uniformed patrol, investigations, custody services, court security, and law enforcement support.

Criminal Intelligence Specialist are assigned in the Enforcement Operations Bureau, Investigations Division and the Corrections Operations Bureau-Classification Unit. This position collects and analyzes criminal activity information from various sources within the criminal justice community in order to identify offenders, characteristics, trends and patterns of crimes; disseminates analytical findings to departmental personnel; and performs other related work as required.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of being accountable, demonstrate excellent communication and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop and maintain close working relationships; possess strong oral and written communication skills; have good judgement and deal tactfully with individuals.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.

Examples of Duties

  • Collects, researches, analyzes and prepares reports; identifies and interprets criminal activity, characteristics, trends, patterns and relationships of crime in Monterey County or in the Corrections Facility; creates and maintains database files and other records using spreadsheets and statistical applications to manipulate, analyze and present data
  • Classifies criminal activity information and intelligence in target areas according to its reliability and sensitivity
  • Responds to requests for criminal and offender information and intelligence from law enforcement personnel, outside agencies, the public or community
  • Dependent on assignment, identify and monitor AB109 population



Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Working Knowledge of:

  • Methods and techniques used in researching, compiling, sorting, evaluating, and analyzing statistical, theoretical, and factual information regarding criminal, offender and intelligence information
  • Personal computers and related software programs; law enforcement databases; Functions and processes of the criminal systems

Skill and Ability to:

  • Analyze a variety of criminal information and intelligence received from various sources, and formulate theories regarding criminal trends, patterns and perpetrators
  • Logically synthesize and hypothesize a large volume of criminal activity information and intelligence
  • Collect and evaluate criminal information and intelligence to develop criteria to measure the reliability to such information
  • Communicate orally to ascertain and provide information to various law enforcement personnel and the public
  • Communicate effectively in writing to compose written reports demonstrating criminal trends and patterns that have developed
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work to include respond in a positive manner to supervision and direction; and attend and perform duties on a regular, reliable, and consistent basis


Additional Information

Conditions of employment include, but are not limited to:

Successfully pass a complete and thorough background investigation, that will include a polygraph examination or voice stress analysis; Provide a telephone number or means in which employee can be reached; Dependent on assignment: work effectively while performing duties in a noisy, enclosed jail environment, exposure to health risks and smells associated with a jail environment, as well as exposure to anti-social inmate behavior; Walk to and from workstations, break room and restroom using walkways in sections of the Corrections Operations Bureau also used by escorted and unescorted inmates.

The physical and sensory requirements for this classification include, but are not limited to:
Speak clearly and effectively in order to communicate face-to-face and on the phone to provide and gather information; Manual dexterity needed to operate writing utensils or a computer keyboard to input and retrieve information; Physical strength to lift and carry boxes of files weighing up to 10 pounds; Sit at for periods of time at computer terminal to process information; See well enough to verify the identity of individuals.

Visit the Monterey County website to view the complete job description:

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the “J” Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

Application and Selection Procedures
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Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Human Resources
1414 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906
Phone: (831) 755-5129 or (831) 755-3702 Fax: (831) 755-3828

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made.
The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Response to the supplemental questions

For a guaranteed review, all required materials must be received by the Final Filing Date: Friday, July 16, 2021. Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants’ possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.

Monterey County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5129.

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