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Journey Locksmith and Security Technician

The University of Texas at Austin
paid holidays, sick time, retirement plan
United States, Austin
101 East 27th Street (Show on map)
Jun 05, 2023

Job Posting Title:

Journey Locksmith and Security Technician


Hiring Department:

Applied Research Laboratories


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Details:


Coordinates administration of ARL Key Control and Accountability Policy. Provides ongoing installation, maintenance and repair to Electronic Security System (Alarms, Access Control and CCTV Systems) hardware/software components.

  • Install, program, replace, repair and maintain ARL access control system devices, components, and software.

  • Install, program, replace, repair and maintain ARL video management system devices, components, and software (IP based).

  • Documents, inventories and creates reports for work performed.

  • Install, maintain, calibrate or repair and test data cable and wiring, electronic door locks, mag locks, door position switches, request to exit detectors, and other physical security system related hardware.

  • Trouble shoot, repair/correct security equipment hardware/software malfunctions to ARL or manufacturer standards.

  • Research and recommend security technology enhancements to current systems.

  • Install, maintain, inspect, modify, remodel, and/or repair mechanical and electronic locks, locking systems, door closures, and locking devices. Inspect, evaluate, and repair and/or replace door hardware systems to assure proper operations.

  • Organize and maintain key and lock documentation including records of key recipients and respective key codes.

  • Other related duties assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • HS/GED

  • Five years of experience related to the essential functions of this position.

  • Certified as repair technician in at least one access control system or one video management system.

  • At least one year of verifiable practical experience performing locksmith, low voltage system installation or repair job functions at a commercial company or government facility.

  • One year experience with installing and repairing locks.

  • Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Evidence of skills in the following areas: managing new technologies, being highly organized, planning and coordinating multiple tasks, effective time management, attention to detail, effective problem solving skills, using excellent judgement, working independently with confidential information, maintaining a professional demeanor, working independently as a team member without daily supervision and effectively communicating with diverse groups of clients.

US Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two year degree in related security systems field; ASIS Physical Security Specialist certification; One year experience installing Digital Monitoring Products alarm systems.

  • One year experience as a certified locksmith.

  • Two years of experience managing an organizations' key and lock program.

  • Preferred candidate will possess GSA Lockmaster Certification; Kaba Mas X10 Installation and Operation Certification; LSI LKM 10K Certification.

  • Licensed by Texas DPS Private Security Board as an Electronic Access Control Device installer.

General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the United States, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Please mark "yes" on the application question that asks if additional materials are required. Failure to attach all additional materials listed below may result in a delay in application processing.

Visit our website () for additional information about Applied Research Laboratories.

UT Austin offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
* 100% employer-paid basic medical coverage
* Retirement contributions
* Paid vacation and sick time
* Paid holidays
Please visit our to learn more about the total benefits offered.

Salary Range

$50,000-$56,000+/negotiable depending on qualifications.

Working Conditions
  • Standard office conditions

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard and workstation

  • Use of manual dexterity and fine motor skills

  • Ability to distinguish different color wiring

  • Weekend, evening and holiday work may be required

  • Available for 'call outs' and overtime

  • Frequent work in either indoor or outdoor dynamic environments

  • Climbing and crawling.

  • Use of safety equipment/fall protection, fire extinguishers, other

  • Constant verbal communication with both security and non-security personnel

  • Possible interstate/intrastate travel

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

Importantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.