State of Washington Classified Job Specification
This is the senior, specialist, or leadworker 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.
Leads assigned personnel in the performance of work;
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.
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.
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.
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