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Security Officer H-340 (Multiple Positions)


Please Note: Applications for this position require a resume and cover letter to be attached in order to be considered.

Please Note:  “See resume” is not acceptable for all police department positions.

This is a Continuous Recruitment for multiple positions.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applicants will be notified when their application is no longer active.  Continuous Recruitment may be closed at any time.

The purpose of this position is to provide assistance to the University Police Department with providing physical security for designated locations and events.
Position: Security Officer H-340 (Multiple Positions)
Organization: Christopher Newport University Police Department
Location: Newport News,  VA 
United States
Salary: $15.50 per/hr
Posting Start Date: 9/23/2021
Date Posted: 1/21/2022
Requirements Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred
Ability to flex to buildings / areas on campus as business need dictates 

Demonstrated ability to follow instructions 
Ability to understand the CNU Police Department rules and regulations 
Ability to work under adverse weather conditions, stand, walk, climb, carry and lift at least 20 lbs. for extended periods of time 

Ability to work rotating shifts, day, nights, weekends and holidays
Basic knowledge of general office practices, procedures and equipment 
Good interpersonal communication and public contact skills 
Excellent oral and written communication skills 
Ability to successfully pass a thorough background investigation to determine suitability to work with restricted law enforcement information 
Ability to successfully complete the Department of Criminal Justice Services Campus Security Officer certification 
Ability to work under pressure in response to emergency situations 
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and the public 
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously 
Ability to make decisions consistent with the mission and function of the CNU Police Department and university 
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required
Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Valid driver’s license.
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred
Education Preferred: Department of Criminal Justice Services security officer (unarmed) certification. Department of Criminal Justice Services Campus Security Officer certification. 
Experience Preferred: Prior experience working in a university public safety capacity.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/20/2022
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Organization Information
Christopher Newport University Police Department
1 Avenue of the Arts

Newport News,  VA 23606
United States
(757) 594-7777
Captain Bruce Ferguson