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CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Company: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants). Additionally, this job classification is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769. The City of Fort Lauderdale community builders possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers. Would you fit in? Performs a wide variety of basic customer services and clerical tasks in support of assigned department. Responds to customer complaints and inquiries. The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Provides customer service by answering telephones and responding to inquiries, assisting customers with documents and equipment
  • Opens and closes accounts, collects payments assist customers with account inquires and issues
  • Resolves customer billing inquiries, complaints, and issues via phone, email, and fax machine.
  • Collects payments; explains billing and payment practices
  • Resolves customer complaints and problems
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties by filing, entering information into databases, generating and submitting reports, and processing journal entries
  • Verifies accuracy and completeness of all data/information received, and researches and provides verification on information requests
  • Operates word processors in transferring/transcribing/composing various documentation
  • Performs daily accounting tasks related to work performed, which may include calculating, billing, and receiving various fees and payments; balancing daily revenues
  • Processes and issues various types of permits, certificates, and licenses as required
  • Receives, processes and distributes division mail, and prepares forms, letters, and parcels for mailing
  • Prepares and distributes various division records, reports, notices and other relevant materials
  • Receives and reviews invoices, reports, forms and applications and distributes copies to appropriate personnelPerforms related work as requiredJOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT 1. Have successfully graduated from a standard high school or possess an acceptable G.E.D. certificate.2. Have one (1) to three (3) years of general clerical work experience involving extensive public contact, preferably with experience in the operation of standard office equipment and computer terminals. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required experience or education HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ).The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of City's community builders and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change.Closing Date/Time: 9/30/2022 5:00 PM Eastern

Keywords: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale , CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE, Hospitality & Tourism , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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