Class Code: 08635
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES –
HUMAN RESOURCES ENTERPRISE
Performs journey level work in the installation, repair and rebuilding of locks, security devices, and other hardware to insure the security of state buildings and property; performs related work as required.
The Work Examples and Competencies listed are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis for position classification decisions.
Disassembles malfunctioning locks in order to replace or rebuild worn or broken mechanisms by using a variety of hand and power tools.
Cleans and lubricates locking mechanisms in order to insure proper, consistent operation and to extend the life expectancy of the mechanism by using graphite, oil or other acceptable materials.
Makes new or duplicate keys in order to replace lost or broken keys by utilizing a variety of hand files or a key cutting machine and using the tracing method or key code books.
Picks locks in order to gain access to secured areas when the key has been lost or the combination has been forgotten by using various specialized lock picking tools and techniques.
Changes safe and lock combinations in order to provide additional security upon agency request by manipulating pin and disc arrangements.
Maintains, in strict security, routine records of keys issued, combinations and safe locks, equipment and supply inventory, and lock placements.
Knowledge of lock and safe construction.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of opening, repairing and rebuilding locks and other security devices.
Ability to fabricate locking mechanisms from stock materials.
Ability to gain entrance to secured areas without the benefit of keys or combinations.
Ability to maintain the security of confidential information.
Skill in the use and manipulation of hand and power tools, including those unique to the locksmithing trade.
Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Exhibits honesty and integrity. Refrains from theft-related, dishonest and unethical behavior.
Works and communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner. Committed to quality service.
Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently. Works with minimal supervision. Demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail.
Responds appropriately to supervision. Makes an effort to follow policy and cooperate with supervisors.
Aligns behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.
Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust and group identity. Fosters commitment and team spirit.
Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information. Listens to others and responds appropriately.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to read and write and three years of experience in skilled locksmithing work;
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting the successful completion of a course in locksmithing principles for one year of the required experience.
The agency of employment may, at their discretion, require the successful applicant to pass a background investigation and require the signing of a confidentiality statement.
Effective Date: 11/25/74 BW