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Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Job Details

Category:: Civil Service
Department:: Facilities
Locations:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted:: Nov 13, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 139388

About Dutchess Community College:

Dutchess Community College is located in Poughkeepsie, at the center of New York's beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley. Just 90 miles south of Albany and 80 miles north of Manhattan, the area is renowned for historic landmarks (including the home and museum of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill retreat and the Samuel Morse estate), the Walkway Over the Hudson, scenic hiking and biking trails, educational institutions including Vassar and Marist Colleges, SUNY New Paltz and the Culinary Institute of America, restaurants, festivals and more.

DCC is close to the majestic Hudson River and easily accessible by Metro-North and Amtrak train service. Shopping malls, movie theaters, an ice skating rink and other recreational activities are within a short drive.

Our award-winning campus is open to visitors during normal college hours, and we invite you to enjoy the scenic views, the sculpture garden and art displays, and our beautifully maintained grounds.

Job Description:

This is a skilled trades position located at Dutchess Community College. The incumbent is responsible for the repair, maintenance and record keeping regarding all types of on-campus and off-campus locks, access systems and door operators. Work is performed under general supervision of the Building Maintenance Supervisor with considerable leeway allowed for planning and carrying out assignments. Incumbent may oversee the work of lower level employees.

The following is indicative of the level and types of activities performed by incumbents in this title. It is not meant to be all-inclusive and does not preclude a supervisor from assigning activities not listed which could reasonably be expected to be performed by an employee in this title.

1. Installs and repair locks, electronic locks, door operators which include handicap operators;

2. Assist with the installation of video surveillance equipment;

3. Repairs hardware on doors, cabinets, lockers and other similar devices or equipment;

4. Open locks when necessary;

5. Provides new and/or repair keys;

6. Cuts and makes new keys by code for doors, desks, cabinets and file cabinets;

7. Maintains all types of locks and door operators by disassembling, cleaning, and oiling them;

8. Establishes and maintains a record system to avoid key and lock duplication and to ensure security of the facility; including records in the work order system;

9. May be required to pick open locks in cases where keys have been lost or forgotten;

10. May assist with carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry and painting work under the direction of skilled trades persons or supervisors;

11. Independently performs preventive maintenance work on buildings and building equipment related to locks;

12. May participate in estimating materials and costs for assigned projects related to locking systems and door operators;

13. Participate in snow and ice control activities, which may include working overtime hours, reporting to work early, or reporting to work on scheduled days off, in cold and wet conditions;

14. Makes regular checks of buildings and grounds to ensure that locks, doors and windows are functioning properly.


Good knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, tools and equipment of the locksmith and building trades and in the maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment; ability to read and understand plans or sketches; working knowledge of facility security procedures concerning the issuance of keys, locks and identification cards; ability to use tools, machines, equipment and materials of the locksmith trade; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to think quickly, remain calm and act effectively in emergency situations; ability to get along well with others and be courteous; ability to plan and organize work; ability to perform work requiring precision and attention to detail; ability to read, interpret and work from plans, diagrams and specifications; willingness to work day, night or unusual shifts; mechanical ability; manual dexterity; good judgment; good powers of observation; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND completion of a training program for locksmiths AND two (2) years of full-time paid work experience as a locksmith which included experience in building maintenance or in the construction trades.

Possession of a valid Driver License to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at time of application and to maintain the position.

Additional Information:

DCC is an AA/EOE employer. Dutchess Community College (College) as part of The State University of New York, in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please visit

Please submit your resume and the Dutchess County application.

In order to be considered for this position your will also need to complete the Examination or Employment Application (.pdf). This application is used to apply for a civil service examination or job opening that has been announced. The candidate should read the examination or recruitment announcement prior to completing this application to determine the required minimum qualifications for the position. Please read the instructions carefully. Further information can be found under "General Exam Info" and "Important Exam Info" under Dutchess County Department of Human Resources.

Dutchess Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Working at Dutchess Community College 

Dutchess Community College has been in Dutchess County for more than 50 years. We have the reputation of being the best community college in the state for academic excellence and the success of our graduates. Students who transfer to a four-year school after Dutchess do better and graduate at a higher rate than students who transfer from other colleges. Plus, we currently have the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state.

Our main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a major extension site in Wappingers Falls. Students can also take DCC classes at high schools throughout the county.

We offer associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 program areas. Some of these programs are occupationally-oriented, designed to provide the skills students need to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Other programs are designed to provide the first two years' of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The certificate programs provide a condensed program in a particular field of study and usually can be completed in one or two semesters of study.

There are three different types of degrees from which students can choose:

The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the bachelor of arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.

The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain occupationally-oriented studies, but is primarily designed to serve science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a bachelor of science degree at a four-year college or university.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is structured as an occupationally-oriented degree. However, it may be appropriate as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized baccalaureate program such as the bachelor's of technology.

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