Research Analyst - Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT)

Research Analyst - Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT)
City of Phoenix
 Phoenix, Arizona
Job Description


The City of Phoenix has recently established the Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT) to monitor, participate in and conduct investigations of resident possible misconduct by, resident complaints against, sworn personnel of the Phoenix Police Department. The Office will make recommendations to the Police Chief, Mayor’s Office, and City Manager’s Office regarding possible disciplinary actions against sworn personnel. Additionally, the Office will make subsequent recommendations regarding policy and training issues to advance the mission of the City of Phoenix.

The Office of Accountability and Transparency (OAT) is seeking a Research Analyst. This position will create annual and quarterly reports utilizing data from OAT complaints and critical incidents arising from interactions between Phoenix Police Officers and members of the Phoenix community to identify trends and patterns. Based on review and analysis of this data, OAT will make recommendations regarding discipline, policy, and sufficiency of PPD internal investigations.

Note: The scope of OAT operations is subject to change based on House Bill 2721, currently under consideration in the Arizona State Legislature.


The ideal candidate will be able to effectively compose, review, analyze, interpret, and report research findings and recommendations. The ideal candidate will be proficient in developing reports and presenting information in a manner that can be utilized by a variety of stakeholders including other City employees, City Manager’s Office, City Council, and members of the public.


$63,107.20 - $96,116.80 annually. Candidates may be hired up to $96,116.80 depending upon qualifications.


A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 12.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days.

For more details, visit: Unit 007 Benefits ( Category/007.pdf)

For Pension Information, please visi Information 3.15.2021.pdf


  • Three years of professional-level experience in public administration, criminal justice, or research.
  • Master's degree in criminal justice, data analysis, public administration, or a related field.
  • Section 20-5(D) of the Phoenix City Code requires that neither OAT employees nor their immediate family members shall have formerly been employees of any law enforcement agency.
  • The City job description can be found here at
  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.
  • For information regarding pre-screening and driving positions, please view Information 3.15.2021.pdf

The City of Phoenix has paused plan to implement a federal mandate requiring all city employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. This decision comes after a series of legal challenges and a ruling from a federal judge which temporarily halts the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors nationwide. If the requirement is reinstated, the City of Phoenix may require new hires to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of employment. After a conditional offer has been extended, candidates may request a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs.


Recruitment closes May 18, 2022. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

This is a position-based recruitment and generates a one time use only list. Once interviews are conducted and candidates are selected, this job posting will be considered closed and candidates will no longer be in consideration for the position applied for. This posting will not result in any ongoing eligibility list.


Apply online at by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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