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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 615F
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


This is the senior, specialist, or lead worker level of the series. Positions in this class have the responsibility to lead qualified locksmiths on a project or at a job location, to instruct other workers, to correct and specify methods, and to perform work in the repair, installation, and construction of locking devices and keys.

Typical Work

Leads assigned Locksmith personnel in the construction, alteration, and repair of locking devices, digital locks, keying systems, and related buildings and facilities hardware and software;

Leads assigned Locksmith personnel in the repair and installation of computer hardware and software related to locking devices, digital locks or keying systems including electronic access control systems;

Ensures adherence to safety rules, regulations, and precautions by assigned personnel;

Develops preliminary cost estimates for installation and repairs of locking devices and equipment as required;

Develops methods and procedures to be followed by assigned personnel;

May lead other personnel.

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 one year, full-time experience as a journey locksmith. 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 or equivalent trade skill.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5376) revise definition, delete distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007
Revised definition, typical work; adopted June 13, 2019; effective July 1, 2019.