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Police Officer (Three Vacancies), Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University Police Department
Full-Time Classified/Non Exempt
Pay Band: 3
Salary Range: $37,000 - $44,400
Posting Date: 11/11/2019
Closing Date: 11/29/2019 or later

Departmental Objective:
The University Police Department’s mission is to patrol the University properties helping to assure the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus by using the philosophy of community policing. The Department’s mission will be achieved through a proactive, community service approach to problem resolution and by offering crime prevention programs on safety, self-protection, substance abuse, sexual assault, and protection of personal belongings. This mission will be the charge of every employee of this department.

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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies:
Knowledge Required:
- Ability to complete a certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy and 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

Required Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent. Valid Driver’s license.

Preferred Education and Experience:
Associate’s or bachelor’s degree or 60 credit hours towards a degree program. Current certification as a Virginia DCJS Basic Law Enforcement Officer. Experience working at a university or college institution or municipal public safety agency in a public safety capacity.

Conditions of Employment:
This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits; This position is a sensitive position and requires that finalist applicants undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history check; Selected candidate must have the following: an acceptable and safe driving record; 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 a certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy and 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; Selected candidate must attend 2-day New Employee Orientation Program.

Special Instructions Summary:

*Please note this application requires the submission of a resume and cover letter.*

The University 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 Office of Human Resources by calling (757) 594-7145 or email

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will accept only online applications for all CNU employment opportunities (

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.

Christopher Newport University does not accept “See Resume” as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applicants are welcome to use computers located in the CNU Human Resources Office to complete an application. The CNU Resource Room is located in the Office of Human Resources, 1st floor, CNU North Building at 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Computers are also available at public libraries and the Virginia Employment Commission.

State employees who have been affected by Policy 1.3 Layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) must submit the card BEFORE the closing date for this position. The card may be scanned and attached to the application or faxed to (757) 594-7236. Please include your name and the position title and number on the fax cover sheet.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States, which will be verified through the E-Verify system.

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to access and opportunity.


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