Locksmith Worker

Department Of Defense Fort Hood , TX 76544

Posted 4 weeks ago

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About the Position: Fort Hood rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas between Killeen and Copperas Cove and is approximately 60 miles north of the capital city of Austin, 50 miles south of Waco, 160 miles south of Dallas, and 150 miles north of San Antonio. For everyone who enjoys the outdoors, The Great Place is the ideal location, because of warm winters and hot summers. The nearby lakes, Belton and Stillhouse, offer year round outdoor recreation activities.

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  • Work with key blanks and lock codes.

  • Apply knowledge of internal structure and operating characteristics.

  • Select tools appropriate for all jobs assigned by supervisor or work lead.

  • Independently applies standard trade practices in several locking mechanisms.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

4804 Locksmithing

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Conditions of Employment

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

  • Position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.

  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.


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(n) Locksmith Worker~ without more than normal supervision. I have the ability to perform common duties such as lubricating and cleaning parts with appropriate lubricants and solvents; straighten bent parts; smooth burrs and scratches; replace defective parts; perform operational tests; and/or reinstall locking devices. I can perform installation of locking mechanisms, or rekeying of locking devices. I work under normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

  • Physical Effort: Work at this level seldom requires lifting or carry of items weighing in excess of 40 lbs. The employee frequently stands, stoops, bends, kneels, and works in awkward positions when installing and opening locks and emergency exit hardware on-site.

  • Working Conditions: Work at this level is normally done inside in areas that are well lighted, heated, and ventilated. Occasionally, work is done outside in bad weather or in areas that are drafty and poorly lighted. The employee is exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, and bruises.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

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