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Police Officer ( 1) Position: 00119
How to Apply:

Purpose of Position: 
To protect life and property of the University community and its visitors by providing law enforcement services, traffic and crowd control, and fire prevention and safety. 

Salary Information: Minimum Starting Salary of $42,000, commensurate with education and experience

Position: Police Officer ( 1) Position: 00119
Organization: Christopher Newport University Police Department
Location: Newport News,  VA 
United States
Salary: Minimum Starting Salary of $42,000, commensurate with education and experience
Posting Start Date: 12/17/2021
Date Posted: 12/17/2021
Requirements Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred

Ability to complete a successfully complete associated field training within one year of employment 

Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays 

Ability to deal effectively with individuals and groups 

Ability to collect and assemble pertinent facts, to exercise tact, initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and good judgment in handling law enforcement matters 

Ability to write clear and concise reports 

Demonstrated computer experience 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

Ability to work with a culturally diverse department and University community 

Ability to perform strenuous physical activities such as running, lifting, jumping, bicycling, and climbing 

Knowledge of and ability to apply state laws and University regulation, law enforcement techniques, procedures, operations and investigations, safety and security methods, crime prevention techniques and positive community relations
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required
Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent. 

Valid driver’s license. 

Applicants must have current/active Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) certification, to include successful completion of DCJS-approved field training. 
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred
Education Preferred: Associate’s or bachelor’s degree or 60 credit hours towards a degree program.

Experience Preferred: Experience working at a university or college institution or municipal public safety agency in a public safety capacity. 
Conditions of Employment
Per the Governor’s order, as a state employee, you would be required to  disclose vaccine status. If you are fully vaccinated, you must provide documents confirming this status.  The Governor requires that all employees who are unvaccinated, or not yet fully vaccinated to be tested weekly until they are fully vaccinated. This is a condition of employment.
This is a classified position. New and returning classified employees are required to complete a 12-month probationary period;

This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits;

Selected candidate must attend 3-day New Employee Orientation Program.
This position is a sensitive position and requires that finalist applicants undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history check; Selected candidate must have the following: possess a valid driver’s license; be U.S. citizen as required by Virginia Code Section § 15.2-1705: § 9.1-101; qualify under federal and state guidelines to carry a firearm (federal law prohibits a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from carrying a firearm); be at least 21 years of age on date of hire; meet all other standards by law § 15.2-1705: § 9.1-101 Code of Virginia and by policy of the Criminal Justice Services Board; 

Selected candidate must have ability to: complete all associated field training within one year of employment; work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays and perform strenuous physical activities such as running, lifting, jumping, bicycling, and climbing.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please Note: “See resume” is not acceptable for all police department positions.

Please Note: A resume and cover letter is required for this position.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.
 CNU will only accept online applications through the jobs.cnu.edu website. Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted. Applicants are welcome to complete an online application by using computers located in the Office of Human Resources. Address: CNU North – 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Public computers are also available in nearby libraries and at the Virginia Employment Commission. Address: 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666 (M-F 9am-4:30pm).
 Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their application, in order to receive credit.
 Applicant finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, individuals are required to complete a USCIS Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) and present documentation from the USCIS List of Acceptable Documents that establishes both their identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. The provided documents will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify website.
 CNU, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), is fully committed to access and opportunity.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/31/2022
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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
Sgt. Todd Coxe - Search Chair