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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 615G
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


This is the supervisory or expert level. Positions in this class supervise locksmiths and/or trade helpers working in locking system maintenance and repair and perform skilled locksmith work.

Typical Work

Supervises full-time journey and/or lead workers in construction, alteration, and/or repair of locking devices, digital locks, key systems and related buildings and facilities hardware and software;

Reads plans and blueprints; inspects projects to ensure compliance with local codes; determines scope of work, materials needed, and their cost and availability;

Orders materials and maintains an adequate inventory of required materials to carry on shop of maintenance work;

Selects, trains, and evaluates employees; participates in employee discipline;

Assists in the development of the departmental budget;

Develops and conducts preventative maintenance programs on buildings and facilities;

Acts as liaison between and works with contractors for specifics on keying for contract work performed on remodels and new construction;

Enforces safety rules and regulations; maintains records on work performed; writes reports as required;

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of locksmith trade; types, functions, and operations of lock sets; key blanks; safety precautions; record keeping.

Ability to: repair, install and construct locks and locking devices; make keys; estimate materials and personnel needed to complete project; supervise crew of locksmiths or helpers.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require. Two years' full-time experience as a journey locksmith, or equivalent trades skill, including one year full-time experience as a locksmith lead, or equivalent. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 5377 Locksmith Supervisor and 70140 Locksmith Supervisor; adopted
May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007
Revised typical work; adopted June 13, 2019; effective July 1, 2019.