8890 Access Control Specialist


TITLE Access Control Specialist




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Mechanical Maintenance Foreman

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Maintenance Supervisor


The Access Control Specialist performs journeyman level locksmith work requiring expertise in installing, maintaining and repairing different types of building locks including combination key cores, cylindrical, unit, mortis and rim, and reload cylinders, repairing various types of locking mechanisms and other door hardware, as well as locks on desks, file cabinets, display cases, and similar containers. The Access Control Specialist rekeys buildings, installs, services, and maintains electric strikes, magna-locks, motion detectors, card readers, power supplies, circuit breakers, solenoids, transmitter wall switches, automatic door openers and controls, panic bars, door closers, and digital entry systems. The Access Control Specialist cuts new or replacement keys, picks locks for which keys have been lost or broken and makes repairs of locks as required under emergency conditions. The Access Control Specialist surveys building locks and locking systems to determine if adequate building security is provided, maintains building key code records, maintains security with respect to key codes and all mechanical security systems, maintains lock key shop security, maintains an adequate and appropriate stock of locksmith supplies and equipment, and monitors and reports maintenance issues needing attention to the appropriate authority.


Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required; specific technical training related to locksmithing is preferred.

Experience: At least six years of experience as a locksmith is required; familiarity with Medeco and Best Locking Systems is preferred.

License: Licensed Locksmith preferred.

Skills: Must be knowledgeable and able to install and repair electronic locking systems. Requires a general mechanical ability and skills in the use of hand tools and equipment associated with the locksmithing and electronic locking systems. Requires the ability to interpret plans and blueprints and to understand hardware schedules. Effective oral and written communication skills are required. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Requires the use of small hand and power tools. Requires the ability to lift and/or transport supplies, equipment, and machinery weighing up to 25 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis; requires frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis, including climbing stairs in all University buildings. Some positions in this job classification (job title) are designated as essential employees who must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather; the supervisor will communicate whether the particular position is considered essential and under what situations.

Other: A valid Missouri driver’s license is required. Must be bondable. The scope of the position may require night time, holiday, and/or weekend work to respond to emergencies. The scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed. Must be able to read the English language sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of cleaners, solvents, paints, and similar products used in mechanical services.


1. Performs skilled locksmith work by installing, maintaining, adjusting, and repairing different types of building locks including cylindrical, unit, mortis and rim, and reload cylinders, panic hardware, door closers, digital entry systems, automatic doors and controls, power supplies, motion detectors, transmitters, electric strikes, cutting new or replacement keys for authorized personnel as requested on Key Request forms, repairing locks on desks, file cabinets, display cases, and similar containers, picking locks for which keys have been lost, and making emergency repairs of locks as required under emergency conditions.

2. Assists in maintaining Master Key Systems for University security by keeping accurate records of hardware changes and new lock installations in each building, maintaining necessary lists, card files, receipts, and other records to account for combination locking devices, and repairing, maintaining and reloading cylinders for locks in the master key system.

3. Provides assistance during renovation of existing or construction of new facilities by determining the requirements for locking devices and systems from blueprints, schematics or sketches, making recommendations for such systems based upon knowledge of available products, and installing or monitoring the installation of locking devices or systems on renovated or newly constructed facilities.

4. Determines established applicable hardware specifications for locks and locking devices by interpreting hardware schedules, blueprints, plans, sketches, work orders, etc.

5. Maintains security of lock key shop, maintains security of key codes and all mechanical security systems, and surveys building locks and locking systems to assure adequate building security.

6. Ensures that an adequate and appropriate stock of locksmith supplies and equipment is available for use by maintaining an inventory of supplies and equipment including key blanks, lock parts, levers and springs, knobs and cylinders, preparing requisitions for replacements items as necessary, and storing the supplies and equipment in a secure storage facility.

7. Where applicable, may provide assistance to residents by responding to maintenance issues in student rooms, common areas, and private and common bathrooms.

8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

9. Contributes to the overall success of the Mechanical Maintenance Department and Residence Life and Services by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Access Control Specialist is supervised by the Mechanical Maintenance Foreman and generally exercises no supervision on others.




Factor 1: Educational Requirements of the Job

Level 2 - 100 Points: The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

Factor 2: Skill Requirements - Craft and Trade Skills

Level 5 - 1100 Points: This level represents journeyman-level skill in building trades or related areas requiring extended training and/or experience and considerable practical knowledge in a trade or technical area, or other skills requiring similar levels of training. Skill at this level normally requires six years of experience within the trade.

Factor 3: Managerial Responsibility

Level 1 - 25 Points: No responsibility for the work of others. Limited responsibility for expenses, purchases, or inventory.

Factor 4: Guidelines

Level 3 - 90 Points: Procedures and standards exist, but considerable latitude in applying procedures and selecting a sequence of activities must be exercised. The employee uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as agency policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. The employee analyzes results and recommends changes.

Factor 5: Contacts

Level 4 - 175 Points: The purpose is to coordinate activities involving employees, students, and/or the general public. At this level, contacts involve considerable interpersonal skill involving cooperation and coordination and may involve the organization of activities of programs requiring working relationships among several parties. While contacts may require some level of persuasion, potential for conflicts and disputes are relatively minor.

Factor 6: Work Environment

Level 2 - 40 Points: The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as that from moving machinery, occasional work with hazardous substances, or moderate levels of noise. The work may require wearing of protective gear. The work area is generally adequately lighted and ventilated, but may involve uncomfortable temperatures at times.

Factor 7: Physical Demands

Level 2 - 60 Points: Work requires some exertion such as standing for long periods of time, considerable walking, frequent bending kneeling, reaching, and stooping. May include occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects. Work may require specific but common physical abilities.

Factor 8: Responsibility for Facilities and Resources

Level 3 - 70 Points: At this level would be jobs in which the incumbent has considerable ongoing responsibility for building security and public safety.

Factor 9: Complexity

Level 3 - 450 Points: The work includes various duties involving different and unrelated processes and methods. Decisions regarding what needs to be done depend upon knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies, and program goals of the supervisor and the department and involve the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each project or assignment, and the course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives. The work involves elements that must be identified and analyzed to discern interrelationships.