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  • Position Number: 1879997
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Close/First Review Date: 04/05/2020

Campus Location: District-wide

Position Description:

The Locksmith reports to the Chief of Police, in the District Police Department, to be assigned District-wide. The work schedule is 12 months per year; Monday - Friday; 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This position is represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Chapter 363.


Under general supervision, the Locksmith performs skilled work in the installation, repair and maintenance of the District locking systems on a variety of mechanical, electronic and computer based devices including locks, keys, related parts and hardware; and maintains security of District keys. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity is required to select from alternative solutions, materials, supplies and appropriate procedures.


1. Install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain District locking systems to support a controlled access system of District buildings through a variety of mechanical and electronic devices including locks, keys, and related parts and hardware; maintain doors and hardware in a safe operational condition.

2. Repair, replace, install, and adjust door locks, cabinet and window locks and hardware, padlocks and other locking devices; repair and maintain electronically controlled doors.

3. Repair and adjust various types of door closers and holders; repair panic bars and other exit hardware; repair door closing and holding parts.

4. Disassemble locks such as padlocks, safe locks, and door locks, and repair worn tumblers, springs, and other parts.

5. Fabricate parts for door hardware by welding, soldering, bending, drilling, lapping, and filling.

6. Maintain master and duplicate key files and records; prepare keys by duplication or from key code; issue and receive keys; re-key and repair various types of locks; cut keys; maintain keying records.

7. Program electronic key cards with designated access level and building access control.

8. Input and retrieve keying information using a networked computer key system.

9. Rebuild, clean, and lubricate various types of locks; travel between campuses and district offices; respond to emergency situations as required.

10. Assist Carpenter with installation and maintenance of doors, kick plates, and thresholds; assist Electrician with wiring for electric locks.

11. Estimate cost of jobs; order and procure supplies, materials, tools, and equipment for the purpose of maintaining availability of required items and completing jobs efficiently.

12. Maintain storage and inventory of supplies and equipment in a safe operating condition.

13. Confer with appropriate administrator regarding cost effective use of materials and supplies.

14. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

1. Modern methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in locksmith work including electronic door systems.

2. Key code systems used to generate Master keys.

3. Hardware specifications and reference codes used in design and construction of locks and related hardware.

4. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

5. Applicable safety codes, ordinances and regulations.

6. Basic electronic theory.

7. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

8. Principles and practices of record keeping.

Ability to:

1. Perform skilled work involving the installation, repair and replacement of locks and related hardware.

2. Operate and maintain hand tools and specialized locksmith tools, materials and equipment.

3. Maintain computerized and manual records.

4. Maintain tools and equipment in safe, clean and proper working condition.

5. Cut keys and re-key locks.

6. Read blueprints and schematic diagrams.

7. Plan and organize work to meet changing deadlines and priorities.

8. Program electronic locks and locking devices.

9. Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

10. Work independently with little direction.

11. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

12. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

13. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Required Qualifications:

1. Educational equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade.

2. Two years of increasing responsibility in the locksmith profession.

3. Must be able to pass background check for police department personnel.

Licenses and Certificates:

1. A locksmith license issued by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS).

2. A valid California motor vehicles drivers license.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Districts Diversity Requirements
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the Districts hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

    Salary Range:
    $65,642 - $80,094 Annual Salary (Range 100: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2018-2019). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

    Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and 18 paid holidays.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
    The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

    As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the Districts emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

    The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

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