The Opportunity

Wolfville, NS
$40,403 - $50,052 / year
Competition Number: 24-07-AU

Position: Access Control Locksmith
Department: Safety & Security
Position Type: AUPAT 3, Full-time, Permanent
Date Posted: March 11, 2024
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.
Competition #: 24-07-AU
Salary: To be commensurate with qualifications and experience in the range of $40,403 - $50,052.
Benefits: Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plan, health spending account, life insurance, optional life insurance, AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance, employee and family assistance program, tuition discount for employees and their dependents, free gym facility membership, 3 weeks' vacation increasing with years of service, university paid holidays including winter break closure.

What you'll do


Acadia seeks an Access Control Locksmith in the Safety & Security Department to provide competent and professional access control and locksmithing to the Acadia University community. As Acadia's Locksmith, you will be responsible to:

  • install, create, program, and maintain electronic locks.
  • cut and record new keys.
  • keep organized filing cabinets containing over 6500 different keys.
  • physically retain an adequate supply of keys for University facilities, cutting new or replacement keys as required.
  • maintain keyed locks and cylinders and conduct maintenance on all locking devices on campus.
  • maintain supply of key blanks, lock, and lock pins. Order replacements as required, keeping adequate inventory to meet needs.
  • re-pin lock cylinders as required.
  • prepare and maintain key presses for keyed residences.
  • program entry cards for electronic locks for residences and academic buildings.
  • prepare reports and statistics as required.
  • prepare photo ID cards as needed.
  • collect money from parking meters and perform meter maintenance.
  • assist in other areas of the Safety & Security Department during peak times such as main security desk operations.

What you'll need


  • We are seeking a candidate who has completed a recognized post-secondary program, preferably a graduate of a certified locksmith course.

  • 2+ years of related experience installing, repairing, and servicing mechanical and electrical locking devices.

  • Applicants must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications.

  • Customer-service oriented.

  • Detail-oriented with strong problem-solving skills.

  • Strong time management skills to work in a face-paced, multi-project environment.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated accuracy in record keeping is also required.

  • Applicants must possess a valid Class 5 Driver's License.

  • May occasionally be required to respond to call-back requests after regular hours or on weekends/holidays.

For further information or to request a detailed job description, please contact Keilani Tupper at [email protected]

We're looking for

Core Skills

Accurate Record Keeping Work in A Fast Paced Environment Problem-Solving Skills Customer service oriented Microsoft Office Locksmithing

A little bit about us

Acadia University

Acadia University, located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq nation, is one of Canada's leading primarily undergraduate institutions. For over 180 years, Acadia has been providing students with a learning environment that ensures they have every opportunity to succeed in life. Our graduates emerge with the tools required to be global citizens and community leaders. Acadia's faculty and staff are key to our institutional success and share a commitment to provide our students with a high quality post-secondary education. As a staff member, you will be part of this transformational educational experience where innovation is encouraged, and your ideas are welcomed.

Acadia University is located only one hour from the city of Halifax in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley in the Town of Wolfville. Wolfville offers residents an affordable lifestyle, outstanding recreational opportunities, internationally acclaimed restaurants, a healthy economy, and the best weather in the Atlantic provinces. The Town of Wolfville is one of the fastest-growing communities in Nova Scotia where people find the perfect mix of small-town livability and urban energy. It's a place that people love to live, and those who do not live here love to visit.

To see more information on why Acadia is an employer of choice, please visit our website at

Are you interested?

Work With Us

TO APPLY: To apply for this opportunity, click on the "Apply Now" button and upload your cover letter, resume, and references.

Please be advised that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The University reserves the right not to fill this position. A six-month eligibility list may be established from this competition to fill future vacancies for identical positions.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact [email protected]