Identification Clerk

Compile and record data and prepare badges, passes or identification cards.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Identification Clerks do?

Compiles and records personal data about civilian workers, vendors, contractors, military personnel, and dependents of military personnel at defense installation and prepares badges, passes, and identification cards: Interviews applicants to obtain and verify information, such as name, date of birth, physical description, and type of security clearance held. Corresponds with law enforcement officials, previous employers, and other references to obtain applicant’s social, moral, and political background for use by department in determining employment acceptability. Photographs new workers, using automatic identification camera. May fingerprint workers and keep other supplemental identification systems. May keep records of badges issued, lost, and reissued. May issue temporary identification badges to visitors.

Should I be an Identification Clerk?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Charge-Account Identification Clerk

    How to become an Identification Clerk

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