Senior Security Officer 00670 (Torggler Fine Arts Center)Role Title:
Security Officer IIIPosition Number:
Non ExemptPay Band:
Full TimeType of Posting:
General PublicIs Sensitive Position?:
YesIf Sensitive Position, please paste statement:
This position is a sensitive position and requires that finalist applicants undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history check.Designated Personnel:
This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.If Designated Personnel, please paste statement:
This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.Statement of Economic Interest:
NoIs this a restricted position subject to availability of funding?:
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 the Position:
The Security Section within the CNU Police Department is responsible for the safety and security of the faculty, staff, students, guests and the property of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Christopher Newport University.
The purpose of this position is to provide world class physical security services for designated locations and events, primarily the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center, to protect the museum’s collection, life and property and to ensure a safe and secure business and educational environment so that arts and education programs can be accomplished by the operating staff, faculty, students, and visitors.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred:
Required: Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :
Ability to flex to other departments on campus as business need dictates
Basic knowledge of general office practices, procedures and equipment
Must be dependable, and maintain a professional appearance
Excellent interpersonal communication and public contact skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people in a variety of situations essential
Ability to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays on an alternative work schedule
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 successfully complete the Department of Criminal Justice Services Campus Security Officer Instructor 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 independently evaluate critical situations and make decisions consistent with the mission and function of the CNU Police Department
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Valid driver’s license. Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :
Experience Required: Experience working in a security setting.
Education Preferred: Associate’s degree. Current certification as a Department of Criminal Justice Services Campus Security Officer. Current certification as a Department of Criminal Justice Services Campus Security Officer Instructor. Salary Information:
Experience Preferred: Considerable experience working in a museum or fine arts security setting. Experience in a security setting at an institution of higher education.
Prior experience using two-way radios and working with alarm systems.
Starting at $32,500, Commensurate with Education and ExperienceRole Code:
69113Conditions 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. Posting Number:
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.
Selected candidate must have the ability to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays on an alternative work schedule;
Selected candidate must have the ability to successfully pass a thorough background investigation to determine suitability to work with restricted law enforcement information;
Selected candidate must have the ability to successfully complete the Department of Criminal Justice Services Campus Security Officer certification;
Selected candidate must have the ability to successfully complete the Department of Criminal Justice Services Campus Security Officer Instructor certification.
PS558PNumber of Vacancies:
09/21/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Please Note: Applications for this position require a resume and cover letter to be attached in order to be considered.Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:
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.
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.
Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement: