Locksmith III

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
Closing date
Oct 13, 2021

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services

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University Housing is seeking to hire a Locksmith III who will perofrm skilled manual work, such as installing, repairing, rebuilding, and servicing mechanical or electrical locking devices. The Locksmith III will serve as the lead worker in the management of the University Housing Lock Shop, maintaining over 10,000 locksets, doors, and hardware across six residential complexes.

The scope of responsibility will include these specific duties but is not limited to the following,

  • Disassembles locks, repairs, or replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts
  • Inserts new or repaired tumblers into the lock to change the combination
  • Cut new or duplicate keys
  • Responsible for picking locks and cylinders
  • 24X7 On-Call responsibility.  
  • Install mechanical or electrical locking devices
  • Repair and installation of doors and frames
  • Repair or replace locks/deadbolts and panic devices
  • Maintains Key Vaults – access changes, assigning access rights, creating, and installing access
  • Process work orders and maintain the Keystone and Key Systems Asset Management software
  • Works with outside contractors of card readers, gates, access systems, access cards, and keyfob operations
  • Serves as a direct supervisor for the Locksmith I which includes training, mentoring and conducting performance appraisals
  • Re-key existing locksets
  • Participate in departmental committees, interview processes, and training
  • Attend and participate in regular unit and departmental meetings
  • Performs other professional-related duties as assigned
The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and practices of the locksmith trade
  • Knowledge of the operating principles of various locks and related hardware
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to operate tools and equipment used in the locksmith trade
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally or in writing

Technical or vocational degree and two years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit
07/30/21, 10:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Housing
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 07/13/21, 1:03:42 PM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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