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Bilingual Passport Clerk 

Are you looking for an exciting part-time job in a vibrant community? We are currently looking for a Passport Clerk who is fluent in both English and Spanish to work in our Information Services Department at the Main Library downtown Elgin. This detail-oriented job includes reviewing paperwork for accuracy and legibility, taking pictures, and following library and U.S. Department of State procedures. The ideal candidate has excellent customer service skills and truly enjoys helping others.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in a customer service environment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish.
  • Ability to complete annual passport acceptance certification and ongoing training.
  • Must be tactful and respect confidentiality of library customers and staff.

Additional requirements specified by the U.S. Department of State to perform as a Passport Acceptance Agent:  

  • U.S. citizen or a U.S. non-citizen national.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Does not have a record of either: (i) A Federal or State felony conviction; or (ii) A misdemeanor conviction for crimes involving moral turpitude or breach of trust, including but not limited to embezzlement, identity theft, misappropriation, document fraud, drug offenses, or dishonesty in carrying out a responsibility involving public trust.

Classification: Part-time; 18 hours per week; schedule includes days, evenings, and weekend hours including every other Saturday.

Hourly Rate: $15.00/hour – Rate will increase to $16.00/hour in January 2023.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

To Apply: Please review the full job description and consider joining our team! Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit the Employment Application, a cover letter, and a resume to jobs@gailborden.info.




The Gail Borden Public Library District is an equal opportunity employer.  The library is committed to a policy of recruitment, employment, evaluation, promotion, discipline, and other terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability marital status, military status and any other legally protected category.  The library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Persons needing accommodations in the application or interview process should notify Human Resources.