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Locksmith - (Re-announcement)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check. All applications must be submitted online

Posting Details


Internal Title Locksmith - (Re-announcement)
Position Type Classified
Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration Non-Faculty
Pay Band 4
Level 4
Department Building and Equipment Maintenance
Minimum Requirements

A high school diploma and four (4) years of experience in the locksmith trade is required. ALOA (Assoc. Locksmiths of America) trade certification is preferred. Must have a valid SC driver’s license. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must have skill to anticipate, locate and correct general and emergency problems as related to building lock and door hardware systems. A working knowledge of high security keying systems such as Medeco Biaxial and Schlage Everest Primus is preferred. Must have basic computer skills with ability to learn e-mail and maintenance work order systems. Must be able to follow complex oral and written instructions as well as comprehend blueprints and door hardware specifications. Must have knowledge of and ability to use key cutting equipment and other tools, equipment, materials and supplies related to the locksmith trade. All employees of the College are expected to perform their jobs in a safe manner in accordance with best safety practices as prescribed by their department, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration training as provided by the Physical Plant at the College of Charleston.

Additional Comments Regarding Position

Must be able to perform manual labor and work outside in all types of weather. Must be able to work in close hot/cold quarters, climb ladders/stairs and lift or move packages, objects and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Overtime and call back work is required after normal working hours and on weekends, as needed. May be required to be on campus prior to & immediately following all emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, etc.

Special Instructions to Applicants

*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.

Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

All applications must be submitted online

Salary *$31,240 - $38,460
Posting Date 01/12/2018
Closing Date 02/01/2018
Open Until Filled No
Posting Number 2018004
Quicklink for Posting

Job Duties

Job Duties


1. Responsible for the repair and replacement of locks, door closers and various hardware for locking systems. Troubleshoots, repairs, replaces, and installs locks/locking systems as appropriate. Performs tasks required from work orders, building inspections and preventive maintenance. Maintains safety/security and integrity of all facilities. Maintains lock and key security and uniformity, including implementation of system changes, making, controlling and issuing keys and repairing and/or replacing locks and door hardware as required. Communicates with supervisor and facilities staff to determine scope of contracted repair and/or maintenance work.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 35

2. Establishes and maintains uniformity in locking systems to ensure accessibility by appropriate personnel to all buildings on campus, while simultaneously ensuring the security of the buildings. Maintains an accurate database of key codes, key distribution and key policies/procedures, as well as, an accurate inventory of trade related tools and other equipment. Responsible for implementing and maintaining electronic and hardcopy records and procedures associated with the distribution and return of all keys. Issues keys to authorized recipients, including staff, faculty, and students.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 25

3. Cuts and fits new keys for locks using original keys and bit lists. Monitors and controls an accurate inventory of locksets, key blanks, door closers, and various hardware for locking systems.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 25

4. Troubleshoots malfunctions of various alarm systems, file cabinets, safes, and locking systems. Acts as key contact in emergency situations.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 15

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
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    • Word of mouth
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Job fair
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    • SC Works (SC Department of Employment and Workforce)
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  3. Other Document
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3