Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time Passport Acceptance Agent (Central)

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/20/2019 9:29 AM)
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    Security Administration
  • Overview

    Brooklyn Public Library is seeking a part-time Passport Acceptance Agent to work in the Passport Office located at the Central branch. The Passport office is designated by the State Department to accept and pre-process passport applications. Agents are responsible for the review and intake of documents, forms and identification related to completing passport applications.


    • Review and process passport applications this includes:
      • Verifying forms, documents, identification and other required information
      • Taking passport photos
      • Accepting payment associated with State Department and processing fees
    • Answer questions associated with the passport application process (in person and via the telephone)
    • Greet & assist patrons upon entering passport office
    • Other duties as assigned


    • High School Diploma or equivalent and at least 1 year of complex administrative work
    • Outstanding internal & external customer service
    • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to work well under pressure
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Sound judgement and decision making skills
    • Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic
    • Flexibility to work on different shifts including Saturdays and Sundays
    • Fluency in another language a plus

    In addition to the requirements listed above, applicants for this position must also meet the requirements outlined by the State Department:

    • At least 18 years old
    • A U.S. citizen or U.S. national
    • Approved by the Department of State
    • Not presently on parole or probation related to any Federal, State or local convictions
    • Not presently under indictment for a Federal, State, or local felony, or a misdemeanor related to breach of trust or moral turpitude
    • Free of any Federal, State, or local felony convictions
    • Free of any Federal, State, or local misdemeanor convictions related to breach of trust or moral turpitude (i.e., embezzlement, document fraud, drug offense, or dishonesty carrying out a responsibility involving public trust)
    • Uphold legal responsibilities as an Acceptance Agent, i.e., verifying that the passport applicant who personally appears and the identification and citizenship evidence presented are one-in-the-same; that the applicant took the oath and signed the application
    • Not participate in any relationship with another source nor delivering another service that could be perceived as a conflict-of-interest


    Hours for this position are up to 19 hours per week. Weekends will be mandatory and some evenings necessary. The salary for this position is $15.00 per hour.  Shifts vary based on department needs.




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