Access Control Specialist I - Key Control

Job ID 2018-4808
Posted Date 2018-03-07
Org Number 010197
Department Key Control
Division Vice President of Operations
Job Type Staff
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range $15.20 per hour ($31,634.45 annually)
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours 8am-5pm; Monday-Friday
Preference Date 3/15/2018

Position Overview

Cut new or duplicate keys using impressions or code key machines. Disassemble mechanical or electrical locking devices, and repair or replace worn tumblers, springs, and other parts, using hand tools. Keep records of institution's locks and keys and who has them. Set up and maintain master key systems. Insert new or repaired tumblers into locks to change combinations. Install door hardware such as locks and closers. Open safe locks by drilling. Move picklocks in cylinders to open door locks without keys. Install and repair electronic access systems on doors.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

Installs, repairs, adjusts, and maintains access control tools and equipment.

Replaces, repairs, and maintains all door hardware, closures, and devices associated with access to University facilities, or equipment.

Installs, repairs, and maintains keys for specialized door locks, cabinets, lockers, desks, mailboxes, and padlocks.

Makes, repairs, and installs locks and keys using BEST Key System or others that may be in use on campus property or facilities controlled by the University.

Installs, monitors and makes repairs to electronic access control systems including electrified crash bars, electric strikes, and ADA automatic door operators, as needed.

Assists in the management of the University's key issuance and return process.

Assists in the management of new key requests or lock changes in a prompt, efficient, and accurate manner.

Assists in the software management of the University's electronic access control systems.

Regularly consults with the Director of ID & Access Services on access control and hardware repair and replacement issues.

Maintains an accurate and task-oriented approach to daily work, while maintaining flexibility and a willingness to handle new situations.

Performs effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.

Demonstrates good human relations skills, which permit the establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships with general public, other individuals, groups, and public agencies.

Ensures that an adequate and appropriate stock of access control supplies and equipment is available for use by maintaining department inventory.

Observes, communicates, complies with and enforces Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) provisions. Performs other access control related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Performs administrative or manual tasks. Requires general education or vocational training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Possess knowledge of physical and electronic Access Control tools, materials, equipment, procedures and methods, with expertise gained through experience or training:
  • Have six (6) months experience using the Best Key system and its related software;
  • Have six (6) months experience using the Blackboard electronic access control system and its related software;
  • Have six (6) months experience in the repair and replacement of door hardware, closures, devices and related equipment/tools;

Have successfully completed a recognized course of study in basic and advanced locksmith techniques or have sufficient professional experience in the locksmith trade to allow for the completion of training as outlined below. If not previously trained, successfully complete a recognized course of study in basic and advanced locksmith techniques within six (6) months of the initial hire date. Training materials and course tuition will be paid by the University. Applicant must be willing to dedicate personal time to the completion of this requirement outside of normal work hours for no additional compensation.


Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively as a member of the ID & Access Services team and maintain productive relationships with team members. Frequent use of personal computer equipment is required. Valid driver's license required. Shall have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions and successfully pass a background investigation. Available to help with or fully abate an access control emergency during or sometimes outside of regular university business hours. This may necessitate the use of a radio/cellular telephone.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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