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ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Locksmith II (6665)

​ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Locksmith II

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: QA50
  • Class Code: 6665
  • Established: 04/08/1986
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under supervision, to work with and be in charge of a small group of skilled locksmiths in the installation, maintenance and repair of locks; may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards or resident workers; and to do other related work.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The class of Locksmith II is distinguished from that of Locksmith I by its additional responsibility for the operation of a locksmith shop, for preparing lists of materials and supplies, and for estimating the cost of and for laying out the job. The Locksmith II also directs the work of two or more craftspersons or helpers. The assignment of the Locksmith II differs from that of a supervisor in that it includes working as a craftsperson and having leadperson responsibility under a person at the supervisor or higher level.

Typical Tasks

Lays out, directs, and assists with the work of installing, repairing and maintaining cylinder and bit key locks; directs, instructs and works with a small crew of Locksmiths I in the installation and repair of locks, the making of keys, the changing of lock combinations and the repairing or replacement of tumblers, springs or other parts; inspects lock systems to locate trouble and determine needed repairs; sees that safety rules and security measures are observed; oversees the operation of a locksmith shop; selects equipment and prepares lists of materials for the job or for the storeroom inventory; draws diagrams and sketches; prepares estimates of job costs; maintains work records and prepares reports. Initiates, maintains and records master-lock systems including progression charts.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year in the California state service performing the duties of a Locksmith I. Or II Experience: Three 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; experience in a recognized apprenticeship program involving approximately 2000 hours per year may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to two years of the required experience.)

Knowledge and Abilities

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


Skill as: A locksmith.


Ability to: Instruct, direct and coordinate the assignments of a small crew; read shop drawings and work from plans and specifications; prepare material and equipment lists; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; read and write at a level appropriate to the classification; maintain records and prepare reports; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

  Updated: 10/6/2017
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