• Full Time
  • Portland
  • Applications have closed

Website Multnomah County

As a Locksmith, you will perform locksmith duties with emphasis on electronic locking systems and perform basic carpentry work and modifications. Some work will be performed in secured detention facilities. Typical work hours are Monday through Friday during the business hours of 8 am to 5 pm.

Countywide Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance, programming, installations, and repairs of all commercial and detention hardware.
  • Require knowledge of mechanical and electrical locking systems, with a wide variety of hardware.
  • In addition some carpentry skills for door, frame, and hinge to complete security required for door opening.
  • Maintain perpetual inventory of all institutional locking mechanisms and commercial hardware.
  • Create, implement, inventory and enhance security and key control.
  • Provide expert resources for the Project and Property Managers, assisting them with estimating, giving professional advice and providing knowledgeable lock and hardware specifications and quotes.
  • Managing contractors, purchasing, evaluating door openings for upgrading from mechanical hardware to integrate electronics for Card Reader and Security Access.
  • 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.
  • Order parts and supplies.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has a solution-oriented approach to problems and can put into action creative new strategies for success.
  • Perform the full range of duties, working independently, applying well-developed subject knowledge, and exercising judgment and initiative.
  • Is able to manage workflow efficiently and effectively by prioritizing and multitasking.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders, community members, and staff.

To Qualify:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade in lieu of a degree we will consider equivalent related experience
  • Equivalent work experience equaling three (3) years of locksmith and general carpentry
    experience; and
  • Knowledge of electronic lock devices; and
  • Possession of an appropriate and valid driver license; and
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check, to include being fingerprinted on or before your first day of employment.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: 

Locksmith Certification – Certified Professional Locksmith (CPL) or Certified Master Locksmith (CML)

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

Screening and Evaluation:

Application Packet: The application packet consists of the following documents. Please ensure that you upload these documents in your online application.

  • A completed online application
  • An uploaded resume covering relevant experience and education.
  • Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.
  • An uploaded cover letter that expands on your resume and describes the ways that your personal and professional experience supports your candidacy for the position and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.

Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials will be scored and determine your eligibility to advance in this recruitment process.

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