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Locksmith (Re-Announcement)

College of Charleston

College of Charleston

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Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Locksmith (Re-Announcement)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please complete the application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.
Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.
All applications must be submitted online https://jobs.cofc.edu.

Posting Details

POSTING INFORMATION
Internal Title Locksmith (Re-Announcement)
Position Type Classified
Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration Non-Faculty
Pay Band 5
Level 2
Department Locksmith Shop
Job Purpose
Performs skilled journeyman duties in general building lock and door hardware systems. Maintains security and Key System for all facilities of the College of Charleston. Maintains lock and key security, including implementation of system changes, making, controlling and issuing keys and repairing &/or replacing locks and door hardware as required. Evaluates and recommends improvements on the College locking system.
Minimum Requirements
A high school diploma and four (4) years of experience in the locksmith trade is required. ALOA (Assoc. Locksmiths of America) trade certification is preferred. A valid SC driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment, as the employee will be required to drive state vehicles to transport equipment and/or personnel. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must have skill to anticipate, locate and correct general and emergency problems as related to building lock and door hardware systems. A working knowledge of high security keying systems such as Medeco Biaxial and Schlage Everest Primus is preferred. Must have basic computer skills with ability to learn e-mail and maintenance work order systems. Must have the ability to comprehend blueprints and door hardware specifications. Must have knowledge of and ability to use key cutting equipment and other tools, equipment, materials and supplies related to the locksmith trade.
Position requires basic computer skills and working knowledge and experience in using e-mail. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) is preferred. Experience in utilizing on-line work order systems is a plus. Skill with electronic devices such as iPhone and iPad is preferred. Must be able to follow oral & written instructions. All employees at the College are expected to perform their jobs in a safe manner in accordance with best safety practices as prescribed by their department, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration training as provided by Facilities Management at the College of Charleston.
Additional Comments Regarding Position
Must be able to perform duties as described and work both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Must be able to work in close quarters, climb ladders/stairs, enter/exit hatches, & work on rooftops. Must be able to work in areas of excessive heat/cold and lift or move furniture, objects, heavy components, and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Overtime & call back work is required after normal working hours & on weekends as needed. May be required to be on campus prior to & immediately following all emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, snow/ice storms, etc.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.
Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.
All applications must be submitted online https://jobs.cofc.edu.
Salary *$39,753 - $46,427
Posting Date 11/14/2023
Closing Date 02/16/2024
Benefits
  • Insurance: Health/Dental/Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Leave: Sick/Annual/Parental
  • Retirement
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Holidays
  • Free CARTA Bus Service
  • Employee Tuition Assistance Program (ETAP)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Full Benefits Package – Click Here
Open Until Filled No
Posting Number 2023185
EEO Statement
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.
Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/14693

Job Duties

Job Duties
Activity
1. Responsible for the repair and replacement of locks, door closers and various hardware for locking systems. Troubleshoots, repairs, replaces, and installs locks/locking systems as appropriate. Performs tasks required from work orders, building inspections and preventive maintenance. Maintains safety/security and integrity of all facilities. Maintains lock and key security and uniformity, including implementation of system changes, making, controlling and issuing keys and repairing and/or replacing locks and door hardware as required. Communicates with supervisor and facilities staff to determine scope of contracted repair and/or maintenance work.

Performs locksmith duties throughout the college campus and in various college buildings, dormitories, historic homes, office buildings and large facilities. Responds to assigned work orders with a sense of urgency and ensures appropriate and timely resolution. Operates mobile electronic device to access, update, and complete work orders to include all appropriate information to reflect action taken, labor hours, parts, materials and other historical and cost related items.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 35
Activity
2. Establishes and maintains uniformity in locking systems to ensure accessibility by appropriate personnel to all buildings on campus, while simultaneously ensuring the security of the buildings. Maintains an accurate database of key codes, key distribution and key policies/procedures, as well as, an accurate inventory of trade related tools and other equipment. Responsible for implementing and maintaining electronic and hardcopy records and procedures associated with the distribution and return of all keys. Issues keys to authorized recipients, including staff, faculty, and students.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 25
Activity
3. Cuts and fits new keys for locks using original keys and bit lists. Monitors and controls an accurate inventory of locksets, key blanks, door closers, and various hardware for locking systems.
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 25
Activity
4. Troubleshoots malfunctions of various alarm systems, file cabinets, safes, and locking systems. Acts as key contact in emergency situations.

Demonstrates safety knowledge by practicing and adhering to all proper safety procedures and OSHA regulations pertaining to the Locksmith trade. Consistently wears/uses appropriate personal protective equipment as required. Responsible for ensuring that furniture, floors, walls, & surrounding work area is protected from dust & debris while work is being performed. Also responsible for ensuring that all job sites are thoroughly cleaned when work has been completed.
Essential or Marginal Marginal
Percent of Time 15

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • CofC - Alumni Career Services
    • College of Charleston Website
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Handshake
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed.com
    • Internal Job Posting
    • jbcjobs (Joint Base Charleston Military & Family Readiness)
    • Job Fair
    • LinkedIn
    • Monster.com
    • Personal Referral
    • Post and Courier
    • Public Job Posting
    • SC Government Website (Neogov)
    • SC Works (SC Department of Employment and Workforce)
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    • Other
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3

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