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Locksmith I (6642)

Locksmith I

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: QA40
  • Class Code: 6642
  • Established: 08/08/1947
  • Revised: 04/08/1986
  • Title Changed: 04/08/1986


Under direction, to perform skilled work as a Locksmith; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Installs, repairs, and maintains cylinder and bit key locks; makes or cuts keys for cylinder and bit locks, cabinet locks and padlocks; opens locks; changes lock combinations; repairs or replaces tumblers, springs, and other parts; keeps records on location of keys for each lock; maintains security of duplicate keys; occasionally, as required, performs related installation and repair of door closers, door checks, doorknobs, casement operators, and door strikes.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Two years of experience as a locksmith. (Completion of an approved vocational training program in locksmithing may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience on a month- for-month basis; or experience in a recognized apprenticeship program involving 2,000 hours per year may be substituted on a month-for- month basis for the entire two-year experience requirement.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the trade of a locksmith.


Skill as: A locksmith.


Ability to: Read shop drawings and work from plans and specifications; understand and carry out oral and written directions; read and write at a level appropriate to the classification.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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