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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/29/23

Applications Due10/13/23

Vacancy ID140525

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleTrades Specialist (Locksmith) - Westchester County

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $50617 to $61103 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7:30 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Westchester

Street Address Hudson Valley DDSOO

266 Bryant Ave.

City White Plains


Zip Code10605

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Currently in title as a Trades Specialist (Locksmith), SG-12;


Non-competitive: four years of full-time experience in locksmithing under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program; or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in locksmithing at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services.


• Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the trade or trades to which assigned.
• Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.
• Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
• Work schedule may vary based on operational need.
• Will be required to train and supervise others.
• Candidate will be trained in the operation and maintenance procedures as related to Asbestos Containing Materials.
• Will be required to plan and lay out work, develop time and material lists for projects assigned.
• Basic computer skills preferred.
• Valid NYS driver’s License. When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.


Trades Specialist (Locksmith): non-competitive; characterized by the full-time performance of all repair, maintenance, installation, and record-keeping activities concerning locking mechanisms at a State facility. In this capacity, incumbents use a variety of small hand and bench tools to repair and install locks, set lock cylinders, change lock combinations, manufacture parts of lock mechanisms, and open jammed locks. Also characteristic of this class are activities concerned with estimating materials needed, and establishing and maintaining extensive lock and key record systems. A Trades Specialist (Locksmith) periodically performs maintenance tasks to assist other skilled tradespersons on the maintenance team.

The Trades Specialist (Locksmith) classification is based on responsibility for installing and maintaining an entire facility's lock and key system, and there should be only one such position classified at a facility. In the largest facilities where the workload exceeds the capacity of a single employee, a Trades Specialist (Locksmith) may supervise others in this work including semiskilled and unskilled workers.

Daily travel within the district is required and may require travel within NY State to assist other districts with special projects.


-Utilizes hand tools to remove locking mechanisms from doors, gates, cabinets, and other hardware items.
-Repairs broken and/or defective locks.
-Eliminates debris or defective parts of locks that would prevent the lock from functioning properly.
-Creates springs, tumblers, and/or levers as necessary to fit specific locks.
-Manufactures keys when deemed appropriate to do so.
-Maintains locks by routinely disassembling and cleaning them.
-Utilizes computation for lock combinations to prevent duplicate combinations from occurring.
-Keeps spare keys in a secure area.
-Estimates the materials required for lock and key production and maintenance.
-Installs door frames and window frames as needed for locking systems.
-Records/keeps the placement of locks, lock combinations, and total number of keys for each lock.
-Logs information pertaining to whom has access to all issued keys.

Additional Comments Please note, the posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for ISU Grade 12 ($47,530), along with any special salary treatments in effect for this position in this location, such as a Downstate Adjustment ($3,087). The posted maximum salary (Job Rate of $58,016) includes the previously Downstate Adjustment.


• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email to obtain information and RA forms.
• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.
• Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide their current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Hudson Valley DDSO Human Resources Dept.

Telephone 845-947-6000, option 3, option 5

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address


Street P.O. Box 470

7 Wilbur Road

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and résumé to:

Hudson Valley DDSOO Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 470
7 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY 10984
Phone: 845-947-6000, option 3, option 5
Fax: 845-947-6189

Please reference the above EOA# 23-106 in all correspondence.

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