Department of Defense Ft Leavnwrth, KS
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: Serves as a Locksmith for the Directorate of Public Works, Ft. Leavenworth, KS.

* Moving expenses MAY be authorized, based on a determination that a move is in the Government's interest.

* Recruitment relocation and/or retention incentives MAY be offered for this position.

* Creditable Service for Annual Leave Accrual for Non-Federal and Military Work Experience (for newly appointed employees only). Duties must be directly related to the position being appointed.

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* Perform visual and operational tests to locate problems in locking devices and determine method of repairs.

* Repair and/or replace a full range of locking devices and their component parts.

* Re-key locking devices and make new keys.

* Repair and/or replace push bar exit devices.

* Determine cause of malfunction of hydraulic based mechanism and repair automatic door closures.

* Order supplies and parts to insure sufficient inventories are available to perform repair and/or replacement duties.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

4804 Locksmithing

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* This position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid state driver's license. (NOTE YOU MUST ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE TO YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE)

* The position requires light to moderate physical effort. The incumbent frequently stands, stoops, bends, kneels, and works in awkward or hard to reach position.

* Position is subject to injuries from metal slivers from grinding or filing operations.

* Position requires work inside and outside.

* The incumbent of this position is subject to falls from short ladders.

* This position is subject to bruises and injuries from operation of hand and power tools.

* This position serves as an emergency locksmith and is subject to emergency calls (24 hours per day 7 days a week) to perform emergency repairs during off duty hours.

* This position requires a physical prior to employment and annual re-evaluations thereafter.

* A Secret security clearance is required.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a Locksmith~ without more than normal supervision. Performing common repair, maintenance and installation of mechanical and electrical locking systems. Determining the extent and location of malfunctions; repairing, replacing or fabricating defective parts. Applying technical manuals, manufacturer's diagrams or specifications while repairing and/or testing the locking mechanisms. Soldering or brazing broken locking parts together, reshaping parts by grinding and filing, or fabricating parts when they are not available in stock. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

* Ability To Do The Work Of The position Without More Than Normal Supervision

* Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)

* Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

* Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

* Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

* Trouble Shooting

* Use of Measuring Instruments

* Work requires light to moderate physical effort. Incumbent frequently stands, stoops, bends, kneels and works in awkward positions.

* Works inside and outside. Subject to injuries from metal slivers from grinding or filing operations. Subject to falls from short ladders while installing or removing door checks. Subject to cuts, bruises and injuries from operation of hand and power tools.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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