7342 Locksmith

Full-Time, Year Round

Recruitment #TEX-7342-903012


Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile.  Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.


What It Means to Work Here

The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:

Student-centered: We put students’ needs first
Fearless: We persist through challenges
United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths
Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person

We are also inspired by Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are committed to and will champion our Core Values, are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.

As the Locksmith you will be under general supervision, performing skilled work identifying, installing, maintaining, adjusting,repairing, fabricating, rebuilding and replacing lock cylinders, combination locks and other institutional hardware. This is a journey-level position that has responsibility for the installation, maintenance and repair of cylinder and combination locks and institutional hardware in City buildings, facilities and yards. It is distinguished from the Locksmith Supervisor in that the latter has supervisory responsibilities. You will help to lead Building & Grounds towards transformational work to deliver on the promises outlined in both Transform Learning. Transform Lives. as well as our long-term, city-wide North Star, Vision 2025.



The strongest candidates will have:
● Identifies, installs, maintains, adjusts, repairs, fabricates, rebuilds, and replaces lock cylinders and
combinations on safes and locks, including ADA-approved locks and other institutional hardware.
● Uses hand and power tools to open, fabricate, install, or repair locks.
● Installs, adjusts, services, and repairs exit door hardware, hinges, overhead and floor closers, door
hold-opens, coordinators, and mechanical, electric and electronic access controls.
● Opens locks when keys or combinations are inoperable and extracts foreign objects from keyholes.
● Selects key blanks, using knowledge of key codebook, to fabricate or duplicate keys.
● Devises and installs master key systems by numeric progression to create levels of security.

● Maintains key records and security of duplicate keys using master key system.
● Communicates orally and in writing to explain methods and procedures related to locksmith operations,
work requests and supplies needed.
● Uses a two-way radio, cell phone or pager.
● Maintains a clean working environment in the shop and mobile van unit. 11. Drives an automobile, van, or light truck to various locations to provide locksmith service.
● Uses a personal computer to store and retrieve key codes in database, to keep inventory of supplies, to prepare reports of time worked and materials expended and to communicate via email and memoranda.
● Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge of: design and construction of locks and related hardware; tools and equipment used in locksmith work; key code systems used to generate master keys; and safety procedures such as occupational hazards and procedures for accident prevention.
Ability to: promote, establish, and maintain effective working relationships; write and speak in a manner that is easily understood, and listen to and understand what is said; operate a two-way radio, cell phone and pager; operate a motor vehicle; learn to use a personal computer; lift doors that weigh up to 120 pounds with assistance; use hand and power tools; hear and communicate using a two-way radio or cell phone; and possess visual acuity necessary to see inside a dark cylinder or to see a pin that is less than 1/8 inch in diameter.

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive annual salary of $91,995.07 commensurate with experience in a similar position. We
offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life
insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered
environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience: Four years of journey-level experience as a locksmith.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid class "C" driver license and good driving record.

How To Apply

Visit www.edjoin.org and create a new account to begin your application.

You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references

and any applicable credentials or licenses.

Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and

contact you directly should you move forward in the process.

Selection Plan

  • Application Review
  • Interview

Selection Procedures


  • Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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