Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Q2015 / Access Control Tech 2
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 09

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides technical coordination and client liaison in the implementation of major and minor campus rekeying and access security upgrade projects. Creates customer security solutions in accordance with existing access control policies and key coding protocols, ensuring the continued integrity of the University's master key program. Provides technical guidance, oversight, and leadership to lower level technical staff and contractors on a project basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides on-site technical leadership and oversight to lower level locksmiths in the execution of whole-department or special sub-department security upgrade projects.
  2. Oversees and coordinates the activities of sub-contractors in the completion of whole-department scale projects.
  3. Estimates scope and cost of access control upgrade projects, in direct consultation with representatives of other associated PPD and/or University public safety units.
  4. Selects and installs access security devices for new or newly constructed facilities, adapting current keying systems and protocols, within the parameters of existing University resource protection policies.
  5. Applies current resource protection policies and protocols to the selection of appropriate electronic and/or mechanical access control devices.
  6. Installs and/or oversees the installation, programming, and repair of electronic access controls, to include proximity card and swipe card hardware.
  7. Creates and maintains keyway and pin charts and files, which form the foundation of University building security.
  8. Advises University management as requested regarding technical options and strategies for maintaining and enhancing campus-wide building security.
  9. As directed, performs the work of more junior technical staff, such as re-keying buildings, cutting and issuing keys, installation of hardware, and other tasks as needed.
  10. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  11. Accesses, updates, and maintains Key and Electronic Access database.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure: Certified Registered Locksmith (CRL) by Associated Locksmiths of America or completed Intermediate Technical Competence credential (DHT) by the Door and Hardware Institute.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to provide operational guidance and leadership to technical staff in area of specialty.
  • Project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.
  • Ability to provide functional and technical leadership to specialist staff within area of expertise.
  • Ability to analyze and review construction contracting proposals and provide preliminary project cost estimates.
  • Ability to install and repair electronic access control devices.
  • Ability to make accurate access security assessments.
  • Computer skills, to include word processing and database management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of University master keying systems and protocols.
  • Advanced working knowledge of electronic access control technology.
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement, and administer complex recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to interact effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Advanced working knowledge of all facets of basic locksmithing.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) assessment and interpretation of the security and resource protection needs of clients; b) installation, initialization, and activation of equipment-specific programs designed to control or monitor electronic access control hardware; c) monitoring, inspection, and approval of contract installation of mechanical and electronic access control hardware; d) independent interpretation and application of the University master keying guide and protection of the master keying system.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Must obtain Physical Security Professional Certification (PSPC) within 6 months of date of hire.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/20/2019