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$13.45-$21.36 Hourly / $2,331.33-$3,702.40 Monthly / $27,976.00-$44,428.80 Yearly

$13.38-$21.25 Hourly / $2,319.20-$3,683.33 Monthly / $27,830.40-$44,200.00 Yearly


Performs duties related to the maintenance, repair, alteration and replacement of locks and cutting of new or replacement keys.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Two years of experience as a locksmith.

Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of locksmithing methods, techniques and tools.
  • Some knowledge of card access systems.
  • Some knowledge of low voltage electrical systems. 
  • Skill in the use of locksmithing tools and equipment.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Disassembles locks and repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs and other parts; installs new or serviceable locks when required.
  • Changes lock combinations by shortening tumblers, or inserting new or repaired tumblers and rekeys locks for security purposes.
  • Sets up and maintains computerized master key systems.
  • Cuts new or duplicate keys, using key cutting machine.
  • Unlocks doors, lockers, safes or other equipment when keys or combinations are missing.
  • Installs, repairs, and modifies electric locks, automatic door closures and emergency exit devices.
  • Interprets manufacturer's instructions and diagrams.
  • Requisitions and maintains replacement parts in stock to permit completion of repairs.
  • Installs and repairs low voltage lock systems.
  • Installs and repairs detention and institutional locks.  
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: LCKSMHAFSI; EST: 3/17/1991; REV: 3/28/2012;
CLASS: LCKSMHGENI; EST: 3/17/1991; REV: 3/28/2012;