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Job ID: 180401

Mt. San Antonio College

Date Posted Mar. 3, 2022
Title Locksmith
University Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation


Position Number: CM-037-2021

Department: Facilities Planning and Management

Job Category: Classified Unit B

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 12 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:30pm

Salary Range: B-71

Salary: Steps 1 - 6: $5,028 - $6,408 Monthly

Shift Differential: Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement.

Open Date: 10/29/2021

Initial Screening Date: 11/29/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on the listed Initial Screening Date are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online, unless otherwise noted, at Mt.SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed resume that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. If applicable, College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
5. Optional - Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation). Confidential letters of recommendation are not allowed for this position.

Health & Welfare:

The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

*Note: Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.

Basic Function/Overview:

Under general supervision, performs skilled technical work in the installation, maintenance, repair, and alteration of locks, keys, card readers, and card keys and access control.

Receives general supervision from the Assistant Director, Facilities Planning and Management.

This is a journey-level classification responsible for technical locksmith and access control maintenance and repair duties at District buildings and facilities required to ensure that all are maintained in a safe and effective working condition and provide the highest level of safety and utility for District and public use. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Incumbents in this class may also assist other trades on an as needed basis. This class is distinguished from other facilities maintenance classification by its specialization in lock repair and maintenance.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Performs skilled locksmith and access control work in the installation, maintenance, repair, and alteration of locks on doors and cabinets; maintains organizational master key systems as required; re-keys plugs and locks as needed.
2. Utilizes key-cutting machines to make or duplicate new keys as required; codes keys and maintains related records.
3. Inspects facilities and buildings for damage and maintenance needs; recommends repairs as necessary.
4. Repairs, replaces, and adjusts low energy operators components in automatic doors.
5. Troubleshoots, repairs, and rebuilds various types of locks; installs and replaces hinges and related hardware; replaces various lock components as appropriate; installs and adjusts closures and other parts.
6. Estimates labor, material, and equipment needed for assigned work; monitors inventory levels of materials and equipment; orders, receives, and maintains inventory of materials and equipment as needed.
7. Performs preventive maintenance on locks and hardware, including cleaning, lubricating, and tightening parts; adjusts hinges and other door components as necessary.
8. Operates a variety of equipment, including a key code machine, pin kits, key gauges, and a variety of hand and power tools; drives a vehicle to perform work.
9. Plans, organizes, and lays out assigned tasks; interprets diagrams, sketches, and specifications; works from verbal and written instructions and work orders.
10. Ensures the proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment.
11. Records and maintains work and material records.
12. Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
13. Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.
14. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees.
15. Assists other District employees with various projects including carpentry, plumbing, and HVAC repair, as well as other maintenance areas by performing skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled duties, on an as needed basis.
16. Respond to emergency lock opening and key needs as required.
17. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1. Principals, practices, methods, equipment materials and tools used in the installation, maintenance, repair, and adjustment of locks and related components.
2. Operation and maintenance of tools and equipment used in the locksmith and access control trade.
3. Master key systems and key coding techniques.
4. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
5. Occupational hazards and safety equipment and practices related to assigned area of responsibility.
6. Standard office practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment, basic record-keeping, and arithmetic.
7. Safe work practices, including safe driving rules and practices.
8. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
9. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Perform skilled locksmith work in the installation, maintenance, repair, and alteration of locks on doors and cabinets.
2. Operate and maintain specialized machinery, equipment, and tools utilized in the repair, installation, and maintenance of locks and related components.
3. Code keys and maintain master key system.
4. Make and duplicate keys as needed.
5. Perform basic preventative maintenance of equipment and tools.
6. Troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials, costs, and supplies required for repairs and maintenance projects.
7. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
8. Understand and follow written and verbal directions, instructions, and safety rules and procedures.
9. Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed.
10. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs.
11. Read and interpret construction drawings, specifications, plans, manuals, diagrams, blue prints, and technical regulations.
12. Make accurate arithmetic calculations.
13. Operate a truck, and observe legal and defensive driving practices.
14. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
15. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
16. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
17. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
18. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by completion of an approved apprenticeship program in the locksmith trade and three (3) years of experience in journeyman level locksmith and access control maintenance and repair work.


Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is listed in the Minimum Qualifications section.

Preferred Qualifications:

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Examination Requirements:

Working Environment:

Employees work in and around buildings and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in and around District buildings and facilities, to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, and to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.


Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees - The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: Mt. SAC Annual Security Report.

The person holding this position is considered a Responsible Employee under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the Colleges Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Special Notes:

A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY : Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.


Foreign Transcripts:

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Accredited evaluation agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Website.


Human Resources
1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399.
Phone: (909) 274-4225

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio Colleges Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

Cancel RTF Policy:

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

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