Job Details

Santa Barbara City College
  • Position Number: 1498544
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Lock Systems Specialist
Security – FT/12 Mo

A message from Dr. Helen Benjamin, Interim Superintendent/President, Santa Barbara City College -

Santa Barbara City College has created a unique academic culture, which has been recognized with numerous accolades and awards. This includes the 2013 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence in, among other things, increased levels of access and success for marginalized and low-income students.

I highlight to you the profound commitment the College has to academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students. As a community, we believe that diversity comes in many forms. We understand that individuals are multidimensional, shaped by the intersections of a variety of life experiences and factors. We recognize and challenge the inequities that stem from the complex world in which we live and embrace the many facets of people that make up our wonderful College.

Consequently, we seek College employees who will take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for our students. We seek new staff and faculty to join our community and embrace our commitments.

Vision Statement:
Santa Barbara City College strives to build a socially conscious community where knowledge and respect empower individuals to transform our world.

Mission Statement:
As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student…
Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.

College Facts (as of Fall 2017)
Instruction, administrative, and support services are provided by 244 full-time faculty, 532 adjunct faculty, 244 School of Extended Learning faculty, and 357 full-time staff and management.
  • Santa Barbara City College currently enrolls approximately 17,457 students, the majority of whom are from racially diverse populations as follows: African American/Black – 3.3%; American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.4%; Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander- 8.3%; Hispanic/Latinx – 39.8%; two or more races – 4.4%; Unknown – 1.9% and White: 41.5%.
  • 31.6% of SBCC's students are under age 19, 32% are between the ages 20 and 24, 22% are between the ages of 25 and 39, and 14.4% are 40 or older.
  • 33.2% of SBCC's students attend full time (12 units or more), and 66.8% of SBCC students attend part-time.
  • In 2009, SBCC gained the status of Hispanic Serving Institution, which among other benefits, made us eligible to apply for federal grants geared toward strengthening institutional capacity and building programs to increase the success of Hispanic and other underrepresented students.
  • The College recently adopted the Umoja program, a transfer success program geared toward African-American and other black students.


    The Current salary schedule range for the Lock Systems Specialist is Salary Table 29, Range 41, $71,117 - $80,471. Nine step salary range, initial placement customarily at first step with annual advancement to the next higher step. 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, plus fringe benefits; 12 month probation period. All work schedules and work assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the College.

    SALARY RANGE: $5,926.42/Mo. – 6,705.92/Mo.
    (Nine step Salary Range continues to a maximum of $7,221.75)

    WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 6:00 am - 2:30 pm



    Online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST on the closing date.

    (Interviews by Invitation Only)

    Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, performs a wide range of duties relating to installing, removing, programming, testing, maintaining, and repairing equipment and integrating systems associated with the districts access control including computerized electronic security systems, mechanical locks, electronic network controlled door openers, pneumatic door closures, security alarms and security cameras.

    Performs skilled journey-level locksmith work in the installation, adjustment, maintenance, repair, and replacement of all types of locks and integrated security systems, access control devices and other types of lock hardware such as latches, door checks, and panic bars, including changing of lock combinations, making of keys and keying hierarchies.

    Provide installation, diagnostic, and troubleshooting services for hardware and software related to building access control.

    Consults with administrators on lock and security needs. Proposes lock systems. Schedules and plans installations and repair work orders to optimize use of time and minimize disruption of school activities.

    Installs, adjusts, maintains, repairs, and replaces door locks, padlocks, cabinet locks, utility locks, combination locks, and related hardware, such as panic exit devices, latches, catches, fasteners, pneumatic door closing mechanisms and performs the carpentry necessary for such installation.

    Makes all district keys, designs multi-level master keys systems for multiple campuses/sites, Interprets master keying guides and bitting codes, redesigns lock cores as needed using appropriate discretion and special knowledge of lock systems to preserve the integrity of the districts master keys system while meeting customer needs.

    As requested, provide training to College employees regarding building access technology and software supported by the College.

    Provide evaluation and testing of building access software applications, updates, patches and other software prior to production distribution as requested.

    Install, maintain, and repair related hardware and peripheral equipment; inspect, isolate and diagnose system malfunctions and determine appropriate repair procedures; replace boards and defective component parts as needed to restore equipment and peripherals to proper operation.

    Operate testing and measurement devices, computer diagnostic software and other specialized
    instruments used in the repair and maintenance of electronic lock equipment; operate a variety of hand and power tools, meters, gauges and drills.

    Acts as an emergency responder to assess system functionality during or after hours for security, and access control alerts and alarms; follows up to inform administrative representatives of current problem status and ensure issues are resolved.

    Assist in the set up and maintaining of computer-aided documentation and inventory on keys, locks, and lock systems including names and contact information on keys and cards that have been issued, serial numbers, access and permission levels.

    Assists as directed with the district wide security alarm system including inventory of combinations, users and locations.

    Creates and maintains documentation in a variety of written and electronic formats for the purpose of providing written support of compliance with regulations and conveying information such as daily paperwork/logs, time and materials, key and material records.

    Orders and maintains a supply of equipment, supplies, and parts.

    Assists other trades and technical personnel as required for the purpose of completing joint projects.

    Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.

    Operate a vehicle to pick up and deliver equipment.

    Provide assistance, information and technical direction and guidance to faculty, administrators and staff regarding the secure, safe and proper operation, care and maintenance of District owned building access technology.

    Cuts, duplicates, and stamps identification numbers on keys and cards. Operates key-cutting machines.

    Repairs safes and safe-locking systems.

    Works with administrators in devising systems to prevent break-ins and pilferage.

    Opens or removes locks, which cannot be opened by ordinary means.

    Safely operates hand and power tools and equipment used in the locksmithing trade.

    Maintains locksmith hand and power tools and equipment to ensure their safe and efficient operation.

    Maintains shop area, supplies, and tools in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.

    May use a lathe, drill press, and other power tools in forming parts for locks, lock hardware, and/or safes.
    Hang and fit doors, including those with pneumatic mechanisms.

    May assist in preparing routine reports, material lists, estimating job costs, preparing job records, and making surveys of locksmith needs.

    Assist to ensure compliance with established building security standards and procedures.

    Maintain current knowledge of technology changes and advances.

    Ability to work varied shifts based upon needs of the college such as working around class and lab schedules to minimize the disruption to educational activities.

    Perform related duties as assigned.

    Electronic access control systems and devices including but not limited to power supplies, and retraction kits.
    Large Format Interchangeable Cores.
    BlackBoard Access Control system including but not limited master controllers and door controllers.
    Multi-Level master keying hierarchical systems.
    Master key asset inventory control systems.
    Construction and repair of various types of locks, access controls and locking devices.
    Electronic keys and access control devices.
    Intrusion detection systems and equipment and closed circuit television (CCTV) systems and equipment.
    Principles and theories of electronic circuitry.
    Principles and theories related to low voltage electronic equipment and devices.
    Cabling and associated hardware associated with a comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure.
    Principles of computer operating and network systems associated with electronic security systems.
    Knowledge of building and safety codes and regulations dealing with locks and exits, including those codes applicable for fire safety and to comply with access requirements for disabled persons.
    Safety precaution, practices, and procedures related to low voltage electronic equipment and devices.
    Current practices, materials, hand and power tools, and equipment used in the locksmithing trade and related trades.
    Properties, adaptability, and uses of various metals, wood, and other locksmithing trade materials.
    Safety and health regulations and practices pertinent to the locksmithing trade.
    Computer software and equipment used in the locksmithing trade.
    Basic record keeping procedures.
    Capabilities of computer applications, systems, and hardware used in the locksmithing trade.
    Computerized and electronic equipment including computers, peripherals, and other office equipment.
    Methods, practices, and terminology and procedures used in the maintenance and repair of electronic systems and equipment.
    Diagnostic techniques and procedural res used in electronics repair.
    Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
    Record-keeping techniques.
    Inventory methods and practices.
    Oral and written communication practices.
    Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy.
    Technical documentation.
    Computer security standards and practices.

    Provide support to personnel concerning software applications and related malfunctions.
    Read and understand service manuals and schematic diagrams to repair assigned electronic lock equipment.
    Repair a variety of locks and related hardware.
    Safely operate tools and machines of the locksmithing trade.
    Plan, develop, implement and conduct training sessions for College personnel concerning electronic locking software applications and related practices and procedures.
    Assemble, install, maintain, troubleshoot, test, repair, and safely operate intrusion detection systems and equipment, CCTV systems and equipment, and access control systems and equipment.
    Use test equipment such as multi-meter, oscilloscope, time-domain reflectometer.
    Read blueprints, architectural, mechanical, and electrical documents.
    Maintain and repair related hardware, and peripheral equipment.
    Perform technical work in the repair, maintenance and installation of electronic and mechanical lock equipment.
    Operate electronic measuring instruments and test equipment.
    Operate hand and power tools in a safe and proper manner.
    Maintain records related to work performed.
    Read and understand service manuals and schematic diagrams to repair assigned lock and electronics equipment.
    Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
    Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
    Maintain computer security standards.
    Meet schedules and timelines.
    Work independently with little direction.
    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    Understand and follow oral and written directions.
    Maintain sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of Community College students.

    The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and formal training leading to a certification in lock systems, with at least 3 years of direct experience as a locksmith or similar in an environment having manual and electronic access control systems.

    Three (3) years experience with patented commercial manual/networked lock systems and hardware in large scale facilities. Specific experience with network controlled Electronic key card locking systems, Schlage Large Format Interchangeable Cores, Everest 29 Primus keys, multi-level master keying hierarchical systems, network controlled automatic door openers and pneumatic door closers.

    Valid California driver's license.

    The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    ENVIRONMENT:Indoor and outdoor work environment.
    Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

    Regular operation of a computer keyboard, calculator, and other normal laboratory and office equipment.
    Seeing to view a computer monitor and read a variety of materials.
    Reading a variety of complex materials.
    Ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for extended periods of time.
    Communicating and expressing oneself clearly on a variety of educational topics in conversation with, and presentations to, staff, students, and members of the community.
    Monitor student activities.
    Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
    Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
    Mobility to reach various campus locations.
    Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
    Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling moderately heavy objects
    Mobility to reach various campus locations.

    Working at heights, climbing ladders.

    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (Upon Offer of Employment):
  • The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis prior to the start of employment.
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires verification of identity and the right to work in the United States.
  • Selected candidate must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Proof of college coursework or degrees indicated will be required of selected candidate.
  • All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

  • The District offers a cafeteria style plan in which employees are given a district allowance and may choose from a number of medical and dental plans. Life and income protection insurances are also available.
  • Vacation days (based on assigned hours) are earned and accumulated on a monthly basis.
  • Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day (based on the number of assigned hours) per month, and is accumulative from year to year.
  • Holidays: 17 holidays per year.
  • Credit Union: The Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union offers a variety of services.
  • Retirement: Employees, who work 20 or more hours per week, are covered by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Social Security, and Medicare.


    Apply online at: We no longer accept paper applications. Assistance with the online application process is available on campus at the Human Resources office, 721 Cliff Drive, SS-230, Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or by phone (805) 965-0581 ext. 2258. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of SBCC online application. Online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

    Additional Instructions:
    Within the online application is a required supplemental question on diversity. The committee will be reviewing your answer as part of the screening process. Please take your time and answer the question thoroughly.

    Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities: If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    SBCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    JOB# 6/19 – C295

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