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Locksmith/Electronic Security Technician (8197C) - 27664
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Dec. 1, 2021
Title Locksmith/Electronic Security Technician (8197C) - 27664
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Locksmith/Electronic Security Technician (8197C) - 27664

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

Facilities Services is comprised of seven separate units which include: the Director's Office, Business and Information Services, Campus Facilities Services, Custodial Services, Grounds/Recycling, Engineering/Utilities and Support Services. Facilities Services' mission is to continuously improve facility services for the campus community in partnership with clients and staff. Position engages in projects requiring the management of all facility needs for the campus buildings. This position requires general knowledge of building systems.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 17, 2021



  • Responsibilities include: physical security of campus buildings including research labs and animal facilities.
  • Tasks routinely performed include the following:
    • Specification of appropriate architectural hardware both electronic and mechanical to provide security appropriate for openings in classrooms, research labs and animal facilities.
    • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling, installing, maintaining and troubleshooting low voltage (under 50V) electronic security components including networked access control systems and stand alone digital electronic locks. Install, troubleshoot and repair electro-mechanical door operators, interface ADA compliant door operators with card reader systems.
    • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, work with manufacturers' representatives and technical support.
    • Maintain working knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and software through attending training and reading.
    • Service, troubleshoot and repair all standalone and networked electronic access control systems.
    • Provide the end user with application information and technical support on new and existing systems and equipment.
    • Install, service and repair a variety of mechanical locks and door hardware.
    • Change combinations of mechanical digital locks.
    • Consult with client and lock manufacturer in order to design key systems to the most current industry standards for new buildings and re-keys.
    • Expand and maintain the integrity of key records and master key systems of campus facilities.
    • Combinate cylinders, cut keys by code or duplication for campus buildings master key systems.
    • Consult lead/supervisor/project superintendents who administer requirements and standards for modification projects.


  • Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required.
  • Consult shop superintendent and/or lead for technical information.
  • Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments.
  • Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner.
  • Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences.
  • Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.
  • Obtain materials and equipment as required.


  • Adhere to all University and departmental safety guidelines.
  • Attend job-related and safety training as required.


  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to Facilities-Campus Services' work rules and Code of Conduct.
  • Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.

Required Qualifications

  • Must possess knowledge and ability to utilize correct tools, techniques and methods for completing specific Locksmithing/Electronic Security tasks and projects in a timely fashion.
  • Must demonstrate and apply thorough knowledge of architectural and Mechanical/Electronic security hardware systems and the correct application of these systems.
  • Experience in networked electronic and standalone access control systems.
  • Ability to operate various metal/woodworking machinery and state-of-the-art tools needed to perform related job tasks.
  • Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with the campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a diverse multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to prioritize requirements and track jobs to completion.
  • Ability to read and understand equipment manufacturer manuals, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices.
  • Draft diagrams and schematics and determine how the device or equipment should perform.
  • Knowledge of relevant Building Codes, DHI Standards, ADA Regulations, Fire Codes and University Accessibility guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
  • Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, rotating swing shift, watch and holidays.


  • Must have completed a four year locksmith apprenticeship program or equivalent.
  • Employee must possess three years journeyman experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex.
  • Education and training in can be through documented experience and/or professional development through an accredited college or university.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is $43.67.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Skilled Crafts Unit (KB) between the University of California and the Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council (ACBCTC). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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