Senior Analyst – Office of the Inspector General for Public Safety

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The Office of Inspector General for Public Safety (OIG) was established by Ordinance 125315 as part of the City of Seattle police accountability reform effort. Our charge is to help ensure the fairness and integrity of the police system in its delivery of law enforcement services and our goal is to ensure constitutional, accountable, effective, and respectful policing that reflects the values of Seattle’s diverse communities and engenders community trust.

The OIG team has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Analyst to fill the position of Senior Analyst (StratAdvsr2, Exempt). The Senior Analyst will conduct performance reviews of the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) operations, systems, and programs, including directing external reviews of SPD’s use of surveillance technologies.

The Office of Inspector welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, who desire to work in the field of police accountability.


  • Are an experienced analyst who has performed oversight in a government setting.
  • Appreciate the city’s ethnic and socio-economic diversity, and value the perspectives of diverse groups and individuals.
  • Have experience directing the work of consultants and ensuring quality of project deliverables.
  • Have solid analytical skills that can be applied to any subject using appropriate research methods, and can effectively analyze complex issues and large datasets, interpret results, and communicate findings in multiple formats (OIG’s analytical subjects include law enforcement operations, laws, and regulations).
  • Have clear writing and solid presentation skills, which includes the ability to convey complex information succinctly in an easy-to-understand format and answer questions under pressure.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-moving and collaborative environment with supportive colleagues.


  • Lead performance of annual surveillance technology usage reviews by identifying risks, developing testing plans, and ensuring acquisition of sufficient evidence to evaluate SPD’s compliance with laws and approved terms of use for surveillance technologies.
  • Manage contracts and budget related to external consultants for surveillance reviews.
  • Collect, evaluate, and interpret a broad range of quantitative and qualitative data, either in graphic, written, statistical, or narrative form, to support the analysis phases of audits or non-audit projects.
  • Conduct interviews with program official and stakeholders and write accurate summaries of these meetings.
  • Articulate supported findings in public reports for review by policymakers, the public, and SPD.
  • Assist with the establishment of OIG policies and protocols related to annual surveillance reviews.
  • Assist other members of the Audit team with quality control reviews.

A combination of education, training, and experience will be accepted for the following minimum qualifications:

  • Experience in auditing, compliance, systems administration, or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field


  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, Teams, OneDrive, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Experience in leading a project charged with reviewing complex programs or was the Auditor-In-Charge of a performance audit.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in the principles of program evaluation, including problem formulation, research design/methods, and survey methodology.

Pursuant to Ordinance 125315, an applicant must not have been employed by the Seattle Police Department as a sworn officer and must pass a background check.


All City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Failure to submit proof of vaccination or qualify for a reasonable accommodation will result in withdrawal of the job offer.


Our office is abiding by public health guidelines and maximizing telework arrangements for our employees except for necessary essential in-person. The selected candidate will work with their direct supervisor on alternatives to meet workload requirements while considering public health guidelines.


The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures, unlearn the way things have always been done, and provide equitable processes and services.

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