Job Class Specification for:
LOCK TECHNICIAN, SENIOR
Class Specification Schematic Number: 8300005
position in this class, under limited supervision, is responsible for a
departmentís security lock shop and operations, which may include an
electronic access control system. This
class acts as liaison with Seattle Police, department management and building
security staff, performs the most technical lock inspection and repair, and
leads the technical security and lock work including inspection, installation,
maintenance and repair of conventional and electronic lock systems.
A position in the class also is responsible for workload planning and
Characteristics of this Class:
This is the second level of the Lock Technician class series, which is distinguished
from the first level (Lock Technician) by its responsibility for lead work, work
planning, coordination and budget development. The class is not responsible for supervisory duties such as performance
evaluations or disciplinary action. The work of this class requires a working knowledge of the methods, materials and
tools used in lock technician work and a working knowledge of work planning and
coordination as well as an understanding of security and surveillance
techniques. Incumbents refer to technical manuals, blueprints, plans, specifications, departmental policies and
procedures, and local and state codes and ordinances. Incumbents must be able to
interpret and explain work instructions and guidelines to subordinate employees,
and to organize and coordinate the activities of a lock shop work area.
Personal contacts include other trades, security professionals, facility
occupants and Lock Technicians to coordinate work activities; compliance
officials to ensure code compliance; and vendors to purchase materials and to
assist with purchasing and coordinating installation of security equipment.
Examples of Work:
Leads fabrication, assembly, repair and installation of locks for doors, windows,
and office equipment using a variety of lock technologies.
Coordinates with contractors, designers and planners on security issues related to
department remodels or relocations including change-out of locks and cores.
Maintains schedule and supervises or performs preventive and corrective locks
Acts as department liaison with Police Department and building security
Maintains electronic lock systems including electric strikes.
Maintains manual and automated records of lock systems, including keys, cores, lock
locations, authorizations, and inventory.
Procures parts and materials for work activities.
Prepares budget for lock shop operations.
Maintains records of materials and labor costs and prepares required reports.
Trains subordinate employees to provide support for the lock systems program.
Surveys systems and makes recommendations for lock system changes or upgrades.
Performs related duties of a comparable level.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
May be required to respond to call-outs in emergency situations. Required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time. May be required to work around toxic or potentially hazardous substances
or high voltage. May be required to travel to remote locations or to work outdoors in all types of weather.
Requires three years of experience as a Lock Technician
or three years of equivalent experience in the installation, testing,
maintenance and repair of conventional and electronic lock systems (or a
combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an
equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
and Other Requirements:
or evidence of equivalent mobility.
description indicates the kinds of activities and levels of work difficulty
required of positions in this class. It
is not a complete list of duties and responsibilities.
January 2, 1991
. Class series reviewed and updated:
Lock Technician, Senior created and Lock Technician Trainee
abolished October 2001.
Date posted 1/11/2002
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