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Job Title: Lock System Specialist Sr      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:187165
Agency:Kansas Juvenile Correct. Cmplx
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:


This position exists to provide skilled work planning, implementing, and maintaining a secure lock system for the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.  The work entails knowledge of varied and unique electronic security lock systems and the ability to perform skilled work with the complex‘s security locking systems.      

Makes repairs to electronic locking systems and replaces keys as necessary through the maintenance work order system or as requested by staff. Observes, troubleshoots, and tests all locking devices and keys within the secure perimeter of the complex, i.e.; living units, sleeping rooms, hallways, sliders, exteriors, sally ports, vehicle gate locks, and other areas of the complex. Insure that locks and keys are in proper working order. Communicates effectively with the security electronics equipment provider frequently to assure the status of the computer PLC’s and Central Control computer touch screens are normal. Maintains Keystone 600 computer software program for the tracking of keys daily. Maintains the KeyWatcher computer software program for tracking the daily activities of the key rings in the key watch systems here at KJCC.

Performs preventive maintenance by making adjustments and lubricating locking systems on a regular basis to assure that locking devices are maintained in proper working order especially to the exterior egress doors. Repairs or replaces worn or broken parts on slider door locking systems, fabricating, replacing parts as necessary, and replacing electric motors, gear boxes, timing chains, and indicator bars in order to insure continued security and safety of the complex is maintained.

Necessary Special Requirements:

Candidates must have reached their 21st birthday at the time of appointment; be free of felony conviction; free of any felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime; have had no DUI convictions within the last 24 months; confirmation that candidate is not on the Child Abuse Registry; must complete TB screening process; and take and pass a drug test approved by the Office of Personnel Services prior to being appointed to this position unless the incumbent is moving from one safety-sensitive position to another safety-sensitive position within the same agency performing substantially similar duties; must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Minimum Competencies:

Applicant will be able to interact with co-workers, offenders and outside personnel to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Applicant selected will have the ability to read and comprehend laws, rules, regulations and policy. Necessary Qualifications: Must be able to perform the essential physical functions of the position. 
Preferred Skills:

Experience in mechanical building and/or electronics with preference of two years of experience in locksmithing and/or electronic locking systems.  Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Salary: $29,744.00 - $39,852.80 DOQ

HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at 

STEP 3: Submit your online application to the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.

STEP 4: Submit additional required documents to Tracy Gamino at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.

Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to Tracy.  Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Online State of Kansas Application form (send to Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex)Copy of valid driver’s license, Resume, Cover Letter, and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate to Tracy Gamino,

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact Information:

Name: Tracy Gamino
Phone: 785-354-9811
Fax: 785-354-9877

Agency Information:

Kansas Juvenile Corrections Complex
1430 NW 25th St.
Topeka, KS 66618

How You Will Be Evaluated: Once you complete and submit your application materials, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred competencies and criteria for the position.

What To Expect Next: After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

The Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Find out more about us at our website

Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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