Locks Specialist II

Job Locations US-VA-Springfield
# of Openings
Education and Training
Dept. of State
Job ID
Security Clearance


OBXtek is currently staffing for a Locks Specialist - II who is eager to share their knowledge and train employees for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Technical Security Engineering Team at the US Department of State. This job could be your steppingstone to a new career!


With your technical expertise in the locks field and the training we offer you from Day 1, you will be instructing students who will travel overseas to perform their duties related to national security at US embassies and consulates across the world.


The major duties you will perform will be similar to the following:

  • After a series of trainings, you will be able to present hands-on instruction, lectures, and briefings to audiences in the installation, modification of locks systems; GSA Locks and Containers; Key Locks; Forced Entry and Ballistic Rated Doors and Hardware and Installation, maintenance, and bypass methods of hardware such as:
    • Hinges
    • Von Duprin 99 bars
    • Corbin Russwin mortise locks
    • Adams-Rite deadbolts
    • Electric strikes
    • Magnetic locks
    • Electrical power transfers
    • Kaba Simplex 900 and 1000 locks
    • Continental and Moniteq electronic cypher locks
    • LCN 4041, 4314-ME door closers, and 4840 openers
  • Delivers training using established technical security system training syllabi/curriculum/ lesson plans, presentation media, administrative/self-study guides, and trainee reference manuals for technical security devices, systems and procedures in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Prepares classrooms, equipment, and student materials for fundamental training course delivery.
  • Sets up and operates audio-visual equipment required in support of curriculum delivery.
  • Maintain professional development records
  • Employs applicable Department of State security standards and other procedures to protect national security information.


Work will be hybrid in nature: 3 days in the office and 2 days working remotely from home; unless instructing, which is always done in person.


Active Secret Clearance

3-4 years’ of locks/locksmith experience.

Ability to explain technical concepts to trainees with various degrees of technical knowledge and ability: from end user system operators, Regional Security Officers and all levels of staff.


Desired experience:

2-3 years of instructing experience



High School Diploma or GED

Security Clearance


Company Information

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with OBXtek’s vaccination policy. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer vaccination requirements which may include any or all the following: social distancing, masks, mandatory statements regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory testing.


Headquartered in McLean, Virginia and founded in 2009, OBXtek is a fast-growing leader in the government contracting field. Our mission is Our People…Our Reputation. Our people are trained professionals who enhance our customers’ knowledge and innovation using technology, collaboration, and education.


We offer a robust suite of benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, matching 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement plans and much more.


As a prime contractor for 93% of our current work, OBXtek pairs lessons learned across disciplines with industry standard quality practices such as CMMI-Dev Level III, ITIL, 6Sigma, PMI, and ISO. Our rapid growth has been recognized by INC500, the Washington Business Journal, and Washington Technology magazine.


OBXtek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. 


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