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Structural Trades/Locksmith Specialist

at State of Colorado

Posted: 8/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1513170

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information

The Colorado Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has four major operational divisions:  Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, and Veterans Affairs.  These divisions utilize state and federal resources to provide our communities, state, and nation with a ready military force for national defense and State emergency response as well as providing assistance to our Colorado Veterans. 

DMVA offers a comprehensive benefits program to its classified work force that includes paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, medical, dental, life, disability plans, flexible spending accounts, and public retirement options.  DMVA also strives to assist employees in achieving a healthy work/life balance by offering compressed work weeks, on-site fitness facilities, free parking, and a variety of training opportunities.

Description of Job

This position is located at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora and supports the Civil Engineering Division, with occasional assistance to Ft. Carson firing range, and Greeley Air National Guard station, by performing structural and carpentry-based work, as well as primary locksmith for the base.  The work schedule of this position is Tuesday through Friday, 6:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Occasional emergency call-backs may be required and this position is expected to assist in after hours and weekend snow removal activities when needed.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • performing routine maintenance on all types of roof, doors, walls, flooring and window systems;
  • performing a variety of duties in the structural trades to include dry walling, caulking, flooring, roofing, weather stripping, painting, and hanging/installing doors, hangar doors, windows and hardware;
  • fabricating, installing, repairing, and issuing industrial and domestic locks, keys, and cores to customers to include vertical and horizontal panic hardware, mortis, unit, cylinder, dead bolt, and auxiliary style locks;
  • performing administrative work with computerized work order systems, time management systems, ordering materials, establishing work estimates, developing work orders, and a variety of paper-centered duties;
  • occasionally inspecting construction projects as a Contracting Officer Technical Representative involving documenting daily construction events; and
  • assisting other shops/trades (i.e. electrical, HVAC, grounds maintenance, etc.) as required or needed.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

  • One year of experience at the journeyman level in all aspects of carpentry and structural trades.
  • Three years experience in maintaining and developing a "Best Lock" system and/or official training from the "Best Lock" systems organization (please attach certificate to your on-line application).
  • Must be able to work rotating shift assignments, overtime, and on-call as needed.
  • Must be able to work after hours performing snow removal operations and/or assisting other shops during weather-related events.
  • Must be able and willing to lift a variety of heavy equipment such as garage doors, solid wooden doors, etc. of varying weights.
  • Must be able to pass a background check at initial employment (felony or drug convictions are not consistent with base security requirements).
  • Continued employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a security clearance within the first nine months of employment.
  • Must be willing to submit to random drug and alcohol testing.
Successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program or higher level course work from an accredited, non-correspondence vocational or trades school may substitute for the journeyman experience on a year-for-year basis, but not for the specialized experience with Best Lock systems.

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. 

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. 

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone:303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

ADAAA Accommodations:  Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment.  To request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation.  You may be asked to provide additional informaiton, including medical documentation, regarding functinoal limitations and type of accommodation needed.  Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.