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Class Specifications – G.15
Locksmith Supervisor – 8264
Assistant Supervisor – Locksmith – 8262
Lead Locksmith – 8265
Locksmith – 8266

September, 1986

Series Concept

Locksmiths repair and open locks, make keys, and change lock combinations using hand tools and special equipment; plan, install and document master key system; disassemble locks and repair or replace worn tumblers using file, and insert new or repaired tumblers into lock to change combination; cut new or duplicate keys using key cutting machine; install, maintain and repair all types of building hardware such as door closers, panic bars and the like; and instruct or lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.

Class Concepts

Locksmith Supervisor

Under direction, incumbents supervise and coordinate the work of Assistant Supervisors, Lead Locksmiths, and Locksmiths. Incumbents typically make hiring selections among job applicants, insure that new and existing staff receive proper training; make daily work schedules and assignments; review work performed at various stages and upon completion; evaluate the performance of subordinate employees; recommend or initiate personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and disciplinary measures; and maintain various work records including written and oral reports; prepare estimates of manhours, costs and materials required.

Assistant Supervisor – Locksmith

Under general supervision, incumbents serve as working supervisors for a specific work crew of locksmiths and helpers within the shop (eg: construction crew) which may be carrying cut work assignments at a number of jobs. The assigned responsibility for the supervision of different work crews within the shop may change frequently depending upon changing work priorities. Incumbents also assist the Supervisor in establishing daily job schedules; insure that decisions made regarding these priorities are carried out; assist the Supervisor in evaluating job performance and may recommend on disciplinary actions as necessary; may assist the Supervisor with job estimating. Incumbents act for the Supervisor in his absence.

Lead Locksmith

Under supervision, incumbents serve as work leaders for locksmiths and helpers assigned to a specific job. Incumbents give instructions to carry out assigned tasks; may make minor changes in material needs or modifications to assigned work due to material delays or other problems; communicate work order revisions, material delays or other problems to Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor and await further instruction; maintain time and material records and perform the full range of job duties as outlined in the series concept.


Under supervision, incumbents perform the full range of duties as outlined in the series concept.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for positions in the Locksmith Series are expected to possess the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned: to the position.