Pima County Government   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on June 21, 2024
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5784 - Locksmith (Corrections Shop)


Salary Grade: 6

Pay Range
Hiring Range: $20.10 - $23.62 Per Hour
Full Range: $20.10 - $27.14 Per Hour

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.

This position is in the Corrections Maintenance Shop located at the Pima County Jail. You will lead, participate, or operate independently in providing journey-level maintenance, repair, diagnosis, troubleshooting, construction, fabrication, and preventive maintenance. Requires technical skills, experience, and knowledge in area of specialization, as well as training, lead or supervisory skills, and knowledge. Accountable for activities and ensures services or products comply with written procedures, engineering drawings, specifications, contracts, industry standards, and statutory codes and requirements.



(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

In Many Settings:

  • Performs skilled analysis and repair of equipment, systems, and vehicles;
  • Leads others in highly skilled fabrication or modifications of existing or proposed equipment, facilities, systems, or their components from verbal directions, sketches, plans, engineering drawings, or technical references;
  • Inspects, services, and maintains assigned tools, equipment, and vehicles;
  • Performs quality control analysis on equipment or supported systems for proper functioning and performs remedial actions necessary to assure optimum operations;
  • Inspects, approves, or certifies work of others (if certified or authorized to do so);
  • Maintains comprehensive activity, operations, service, and usage records on supported vehicles, equipment, and systems;
  • Prepares oral and written activity reports;
  • Prepares estimates for unique or complex operations, maintenance, and special projects from rough sketches and engineering plans or drawings, and documents use and expenditure of materials, supplies, and equipment;
  • Prepares sketches and drawings for work proposed or in progress to communicate needed information to supervisors, subordinates, and contractors;
  • Coordinates own or work-unit activities with other work units, agencies, or contractors to ensure optimal use of available resources and to minimize disruptions of service or support;
  • Monitors contractor performance (including contractor-supplied goods and services);
  • Conducts on-the-job training for employees in assigned work-unit;
  • Stores, handles, uses, and disposes of hazardous materials required, encountered, or generated in work activities;
  • Maintains security and accountability for all tools, equipment, and materials, particularly for work in medical, law enforcement, detention, or correctional settings;
  • Maintains and uses safety and personal protective equipment;
  • Implements work-site traffic control procedures to ensure safety;
  • Explains rules, regulations, or procedures to the public and other County employees for use of County facilities;
  • Collects, labels, transports, and analyzes samples of fluids, solids, effluents, etc., encountered in work.

Facility/Grounds Maintenance Settings:

  • Supervises and participates in cutting, trimming, seeding, fertilization, and application of herbicides/pesticides to turf grasses, soils, trees and ornamental shrubs;
  • Identifies common and abnormal conditions and diseases of turf grasses, trees, and ornamental shrubs and directs appropriate remedial actions.


Knowledge of:

  • operation and maintenance of tools, equipment, and materials encountered in area of assignment;
  • effective lead, training, and communications techniques;
  • hazards and safety procedures or equipment required in the area of specialization or assigned areas;
  • codes and standards applicable to the craft, trade, specialty, or area of work assignment;
  • basic contracting processes.

Skill in:

  • performing journey-level tasks of the skill, trade, craft, or area of specialization;
  • following written and oral instructions;
  • preparing working sketches, drawings, and estimates of resources required for assigned projects;
  • interpreting and applying required codes or standards to work situations;
  • maintaining written documentation of activities;
  • leading, supervising, and evaluating the work of others;
  • conducting and coordinating specialized and on-the-job training in the skill, craft, trade, or area of specialization;
  • communicating effectively.


Minimum Qualifications

(1) Completion of an industry-recognized apprenticeship program in
locksmithing, building/maintenance, or carpentry and one year of journey-level experience in locksmithing, building/maintenance, or carpentry.

(Relevant education may substitute for up to six months of the aforementioned experience.)


(2) Five years of journey-level experience in the trade, craft, or operational area of required expertise.

(Relevant education may substitute for up to two and one-half years of the aforementioned experience.)


(3) Two years of experience with Pima County as a Trades Maintenance Technician in locksmithing, building/maintenance, or carpentry. Some positions may require additional specialized training and/or experience.

(Relevant education may substitute for up to one year of the aforementioned experience.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Experience in a wide range of locksmith and electronic access system duties, including the installation, maintenance, and repair of locks, doors, and production of keys for commercial-grade hardware.
  2. Experience maintaining master key code systems, including records and documentation of issued keys. 
  3. Experience and training with high-security institutional lock systems including Southern Folger, RR Brink, Midwest Detention, Airteq, and Corbin Russwin hardware. 
  4. Experience reading and understanding blueprints/hardware schedules.
  5. Experience performing basic repairs related to wood and hollow metal doors, frames, and hardware. 
  6. Experience and willingness to perform other building maintenance duties.