LOCKSMITH

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $79,603.68 Annually USD

Job Description

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
January 27, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. (PT)

THE FILING PERIOD MAY BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE.

EXAM NUMBER:
J6704H

REBULLETIN INFORMATION:

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING REPOSTED TO ADD INFORMATION UNDER THE APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION SECTION AND TO UPDATE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION
Performs journey-level locksmith work.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this class typically report to a Locksmith Supervisor or a higher-level crafts supervisor. These positions are characterized by the performance of journey-level locksmith work in the installation, maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of a variety of mechanical and combination locking devices typically found on doors, desks, compartments, mobile equipment, safes, and other secured locations including jails and mental hospital wards. The work requires a knowledge of master key coding systems and the construction, operation and functional characteristics of locking devices, and skill in fabricating replacement parts, devising or changing combinations, troubleshooting inoperative locking systems to determine the cause of malfunction, and in neutralizing lockouts. Locksmiths typically work in the field and must exercise judgment in independently selecting work processes, techniques, and tools and equipment.
Essential Job Functions
Duplicates keys utilizing hand and electrically operated key cutting machines.

Issues keys and locks, and keeps related records.

Opens locks which cannot be opened by ordinary means; opens safes by manipulation and drilling.

Installs, adjusts, repairs, and rebuilds locks.

Changes safe combinations; repairs and rebuilds safe locking mechanisms.

Adjusts and repairs related door closing and locking devices, including panic hardware.

Establishes, expands, or modifies master key coding systems.

Changes key and cylinder combinations in accordance with changes in the master key system.

Repairs or rebuilds jail locking devices and mechanisms.

Operates machine tools such as a drill press, milling machine, lathe, or shaper in the fabrication or modification of lock and panic hardware parts.

Orders parts and supplies, as required.

Acts in a lead capacity, as required.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

OPTION I:
Four years experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical and combination locking devices and the maintenance of master key systems, one year of which must have been working within a journey-level capacity*.

OPTION II:
Completion of a recognized** locksmith apprentice training program*** of at least three years duration.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS
Physical Class III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10 - 25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION

*Journey-level experience is defined as possessing the required knowledge, skills, and training to perform a full-range and diversity of work independently and reliably. Positions at this level operate with fairly significant freedom from day-to-day supervision and need little or no guidance on such matters as selecting appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, locating appropriate regulation, or applying proper procedures to carry out work.

**Recognized is defined as an approved agency such as the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA).

***To qualify, applicants must attach a photocopy of the records confirming successful completion and verifying the duration of the required training program at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of the application filing. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigation process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.
Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

Part I
A written test covering knowledge of General Locksmith Work weighted 30%.

THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES WHO ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON PART I WILL PROCEED TO PART II.

Part II
A performance test consisting of hands-on practical performance test weighted 70%.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON EACH WEIGHTED PART OF THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

TRANSFER SCORES

Applicants that have taken any identical test with the Sheriff's Department within the last twelve (12) months will have their test scores automatically transferred to this examination.

This examination may be used in the future for new examinations with the Sheriff's Department. Scores will be transferred to the new examination. Candidates may not be allowed to re-take any identical test for at least twelve (12) months.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation. Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a "zero tolerance" policy for its employees for the following:
  • use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription.
  • use of marijuana with or without a prescription.
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies located throughout the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Administrative Services Division, Facilities Services Bureau.

AVAILABLE SHIFT - Any Shift
APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY - APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application and supplemental questionnaire ONLINE only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.

Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. All information is subject to verification and applications may be rejected at any time during the selection process.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS and you have completely filled out your application.

To apply for this examination, click on the "Apply" tab located on the top right corner of the screen. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Please note that All information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .
CORRESPONDENCE AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL
  • For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add vltinana@lasd.org and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.
NOTE: Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you may either fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 or email any outstanding required documents to sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of the application filing . Failure to submit the required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your name, the exam number, and the exam title on the faxed documents.

COVID-19 VACCINATION
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal Law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 229-1621
Teletype Phone: (213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name: Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone: (323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email: sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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