personnel for short term/temporary contracts in the Passport Office, Balbriggan

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade intends to recruit personnel for short term/temporary contracts in the Passport Office, Balbriggan. Subject to approval, it is intended to appoint temporary staff in early 2018 to cope with increased passport demand in the lead-up to the spring/summer holiday period. As this is seasonal work, contracts will not lead to permanent employment.

As the passport process is automated, it is essential that candidates have a good working set of Windows-based computer skills. As the Passport Office provides services through Irish, applications from candidates with Irish language skills and who are willing to communicate with customers through Irish will be welcome.

It is intended to shortlist 200 candidates for interview. Selected candidates will be forwarded for interview which will be carried out by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  Thereafter, and subject to meeting the required standard, a panel of 150 will be formed.  From this, successful applicants will be appointed, as required, to fill a minimum number of posts of 100.   This may, however, extend up to 120.

Working days per week – 5 (Monday to Friday)

Hours per week: 43 hours and 25 minutes (Flexi time is available.)

Salary - €438.46 per week

The Passport Service will run this competition in compliance with the codes of practice prepared by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA). These are available on

The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.


If you are interested in applying for a position with the Passport Office and satisfy the requirements above, please e-mail for an Application Form. Alternatively, Application Forms for these positions are available from:-

Balbriggan Intreo Centre

Department of Employment Affairs

and Social Protection

Gallens Mill

Mill Street


Co. Dublin

Completed Application Forms should be returned, at the latest, by 4.00pm on Friday, 10th November, 2017, to above address.