Job Description

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K6 Contract
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Various

#118448 Locksmith/Electronic Security Technician

Extended Deadline: Wed 2/8/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position will remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 8/29/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/7/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Locksmiths specify electronic and mechanical hardware to provide security appropriate for campus facilities including classrooms, research labs and animal facilities. Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings and engineering instructions for assembling and installing low voltage (under 50V) electronic security components including networked access control systems and stand alone digital electronic locks. Install, troubleshoot and repair electro-mechanical door operators, and interface ADA compliant door operators with card reader systems. Install and repair all types of mechanical locks and associated hardware. Change combinations of mechanical digital locks, design key systems for integration to master key system, and duplicate keys by machine and hand. Install various lock types and door equipment including low-voltage electrified panic hardware, locking systems, exit devices, door closers, floor checks and door butts.

  • Must be available to work overtime, work on-call, weekend shifts and/or respond to emergencies.

Possible Work Shifts:

  • Monday - Friday, 6:00am - 2:30pm
  • Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday - Saturday, 7:00am - 3:30pm


  • Thorough journey level knowledge, experience and skills in locksmithing and electronic security. Proven knowledge and ability to utilize correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific Locksmithing and Electronic Security projects. Experience working in large settings like hospitals, municipalities or universities is preferred.

  • Strong demonstrated ability through experience to install, program, troubleshoot and repair all types of mechanical locks and associated hardware and various types of electronic access control systems. Strong working knowledge of low-voltage electrified panic hardware, locking systems, and door closers; basic knowledge of Closed Circuit TV systems and related hardware.

  • Strong demonstrated ability and experience interpreting equipment manufacturers manuals, service requests, blueprints and system diagrams. Experience working with Building Codes, Department of Industrial Health Standards, ADA Regulations, Fire Codes and University Accessibility guidelines as related to the trade.

  • Demonstrated experience in securing a building, including responsibility of safeguarding and securing keys. Experience with use of commercial door locks, panic hardware, and hold-open devices.

  • Proven experience using and maintaining of hand and power tools related to job functions.

  • Proven knowledge of and ability to use appropriate safety equipment related to the trade.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively provide accurate cost estimates including materials and labor for requested scope of work.

  • Proficiency through experience in use of computers and mobile devices, online timekeeping system, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and the use of various trade-related software such as Omnilock Facilities Manager, Alarm Lock D L Windows, Schlage SMS, HPC Code Source, and key tracking software. Demonstrated experience updating and maintaining a variety of information into databases.

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills. Ability to communicate clearly in person, over the telephone and/or via two-way radio.


  • DOJ/FBI and DMV background checks and clearances required.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Locksmith Registration with the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs.

  • Ability to work in morgues/gross anatomy/pathological laboratories where human/animal bodies or parts thereof may be exposed to view of the worker and/or contaminated by radioactive bio-hazardous substances.

  • Physical ability to perform all job functions and duties; ability to move through limited access spaces and to safely move supplies and objects up to 50 pounds.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $84,355 - $84,355 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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