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Security Officer H-340 , Christopher Newport University

Institution name: Christopher Newport University

Title: Security Officer H-340

Job location: VA

Job category: AVP/Campus Chief/Public Safety (Department Leader) positions


Posting date: 2021-09-24 15:40:00

End date: 2022-01-22 00:00:00


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 Applicants will be notified when their application is no longer active.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.

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.

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