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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204







POSITION:                                  LOCKSMITH


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR(S): Director of Support Services/Assistant Director of Support Services




EMPLOYMENT TERM:             Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8; extended employment terms may be established by the Mineral County Board of Education.


SALARY:                                    Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8a, in accordance with Mineral County Salary Scale, Pay Grade G, commensurate with experience and education level.


EVALUATION:                          Performance in this position will be evaluated annually by the Director of Support Services or the Assistant Director of Support Services and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5314 and Mineral County Board of Education Evaluation Policy. 


JOB SUMMARY:                       “Locksmith” means a person employed to repair and maintain locks and safes.



  • Demonstrates appropriate safety, hygiene and health standards;
  • Demonstrates safety of work area;
  • Adheres to schedules; demonstrates punctuality;
  • Willing to be called out in emergency situations;
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adjusts to change;
  • Performs duties in full compliance with state and county requirements;
  • Maintains regular attendance;
  • Maintains all locks in the county school system in good working order;
  • Ensures keys are cut properly for all locks;
  • Serves when called in emergency situations outside of regular work day;
  • Maintains positive work habits;
  • Maintains and/or upgrades skills;
  • Performs duties efficiently and productively;
  • Repairs and opens locks;
  • Changes lock combinations using hand tools and special equipment;
  • Disassembles locks such as padlocks, safe locks, and door locks;
  • Repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts;
  • Shortens tumblers using files: and inserts new or repaired tumblers into locks to change combinations;
  • Cuts new or duplicate keys, using key cutting machine;
  • Picks locks when no keys are available;
  • Opens safe locks;
  • Maintains/services electronic locks or the current technology;
  • Keeps records of locks and keys;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective function of the work unit including, but not limited to, mowing, snow removal, and moving various items/equipment;
  • Complies with county policies;
  • Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 4210; and
  • Performs duties as assigned by immediate supervisor(s).


  • High School diploma or equivalent, pursuant to WV Code §18A-2-5;
  • Meet the definition of “Qualifications" in WV Code §18A-4-8b;
  • Demonstrated competency, pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8e (state-approved competency test), as required; and
  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate.

‘Locksmith’ means a person employed to repair and maintain locks and safes.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administrators, staff and the general public;
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence;
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions; percentages, area, circumference, and volume;
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form;
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license with good driving record;
  • Ability to interface effectively with other departments, school personnel, other maintenance staff and business contacts from outside the county;
  • Ability to pass written and physical tests that are directly related to the position;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and community;
  • Ability to perform duties in full compliance with all county requirements and the Board of Education policies;
  • Ability to perform physical activity related to Locksmith;
  • Ability to work under minimal or no supervision, be an effective self-starter;
  • Complete necessary training and in-service as required by the county; and
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists consistent with the duties of this position.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.



The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach overhead and shoulder height, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use interior and exterior rear view mirrors, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 100 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment includes indoor as well as outdoor settings and can range in temperature from below freezing to 90°F. The work surface can include unfinished crawl spaces and attics as well as roof tops, walk-in freezers, and concrete floors of pads. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud (60-90 dB).



The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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