$25.19-$33.05 Hourly / $1,826.10-$2,395.83 BiWeekly /
In a Department of Correction facility or district this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the general repair, maintenance and installation of locking, computerized and mechanical security systems and equipment.
Works under the general supervision of a Correctional Electrical Supervisor, Correctional Maintenance Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.
May lead inmates and other maintenance staff in repairing electrical, computerized, and/or mechanical components of security equipment in a maintenance repair shop.
Performs maintenance, diagnostic assessment, repair and installation of locking, mechanical and computer security equipment including locks, pneumatic locks, electronic keypads, fingerprint locks, gate motors, cell mechanisms, handcuffs, padlocks, electric and/or manual and combination gates; repairs, lubricates and opens locks; cuts new and duplicate keys; changes lock combinations; repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs and other parts; keeps lock maintenance and key control records of all security equipment as well as location and authorized holder; maintains stock of replacement parts, locks and keys; maintains stock of back up padlocks, keyed identically to those in use; inventories stock and orders and receives parts; retains custody of blueprints for institution, all keys for security system and emergency devices to manually unlock cells and gates in event of electric failure; maintains highest security for critical materials; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of construction, repair and maintenance of locks and mechanical, computerized and electromechanical security devices; considerable knowledge of tools, materials, methods and principles of locksmithing; considerable knowledge of correctional security measures; oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills; ability to quickly detect mechanical problems and apply corrective action; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control systems; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to read and interpret blueprints and/or diagrams; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; basic ability to detect and diagnose related electrical problems; basic ability in welding and other peripheral equipment repairs.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates and the danger and discomfort of working with tools of the trade.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Correctional Locksmith in Salary Group CO 08 approved effective December 10, 1990. (2015 SCOPE Review)