County of Alameda - Oakland, CA

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          • Alameda County’s General Services Agency is seeking to fill the position of Locksmith. The position of Locksmith is responsible for performing journey-level locksmith work including installing, adjusting, rebuilding, replacing and maintaining a variety of locks and locking devices; establishing and maintaining master key systems; and maintaining effective records related to locksmithing tasks.
            DESCRIPTION Under general supervision, to perform journey level locksmith work including installing, adjusting, rebuilding, replacing and maintaining a variety of locks and locking devices; establish and maintain master key systems; maintain effective records related to locksmithing tasks and to do related work as required.

            The successful candidate for the position of Locksmith will possess the following critical attributes:
            • Outstanding technical knowledge, skills and ability as an experienced Locksmith that include, but are not limited to: 
            Ability to determine and select the appropriate tools and equipment required to complete a job in a timely manner 
            Ability to perform mathematical calculations required in the locksmithing trade 
            Knowledge of the design, usage, storage, repair and maintenance of the machines, materials and tools necessary to Locksmiths 
            Ability to effectively inspect and test services or products to ensure quality performance 
            Ability to maintain and repair a variety of locks and locking equipment including electronic locking devices 
            Basic knowledge of materials, methods and tools involved in the construction, repair and maintenance of commercial buildings and other structures
            • A commitment to exceptional customer service
            • A proven safety record as demonstrated by the ability to identify safety issues and take corrective action
            • Proficiency in accurate and complete recordkeeping via software as related to master key systems
            • Skilled in the use of the internet and computer software including Word, Excel and Outlook
            • Ability to expeditiously learn protocols and procedures related to high security locks such as those used in detention facilities
            MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience:

            The equivalent of three years full-time journey level locksmith experience.


            Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

            Special Requirements:

            Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.

            NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

            KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies :

            NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

            Knowledge of :
            • Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in repairing locks and making keys.
            • Design, construction, installation, operation, adjustment, repair, rebuilding and maintenance of locks, including standard cylinders, cipher locks, cabinet locks, desk locks and file cabinet locks locking devices and door closures.
            • Master key systems.
            • Fabrication of master keys.
            • Uniform Building Code, Uniform Fire Code, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) codes pertaining to doors, entrances, and exits and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) codes pertaining to safety.
            • General construction safety including use of MSDS (Material Data Safety Sheets).
            • Electrical systems.
            • Mathematical calculations required to perform locksmithing tasks.
            • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet use.
            Ability to :
            • Set up and read master key systems.
            • Decipher key code systems,
            • Install, maintain, adjust and repair all types of locking devices.
            • Work from specifications and sketches.
            • Estimate labor and materials costs.
            • Work independently and as a team member.
            • Communicate, collaborate and coordinate with other trades.
            • Plan and organize assignments, tools, data, information, etc.
            • Acquire knowledge required to install, maintain and repair locks and hardware in detention facilities.
            • Maintain accurate records, computerized and hand written.
            • Deliver exceptional customer service.
            • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
            EXAMINATION COMPONENTS Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

            To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the "What You Need To Know" section of our website: www.acgov.org/hrs .


            Selection Plan Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:


            Deadline for Filing: 5:00 p.m., February 25, 2013 (applications will be accepted on-line only)
            Performance Examination: March 14, 2013
            Oral Examination: April 3, 2013

            *Type of Exam (New Open Assembled)

            Applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in the Ideal Candidate section of this brochure. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the selection process.

            The Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified individuals with mental and physical disabilities, and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Alameda County Resolution No. R-83-773. To request an accommodation due to a disability during this or other phases of the selection process, please contact the Human Resource Services Department at (510) 272-6472 before the final filing deadline. Alameda County Human Resources Services will require documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a permanent disability pursuant to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's statute of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, as amended, and/or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) Act.

            For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs



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