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Posted: Wed Feb 14 2024

Customer Service Representative I

Houston, TX
Salary:$17 Per Hour


Customer Service Representative I
Houston, TX 77003
M-F 8-5 / Contract
Researches, analyzes and resolves standard customer complaints to provide quality customer assistance. Researches, analyzes, and resolves standard customer concerns and inquiries via various forms of communication i.e. phone, email, site visits, etc. Provides information on City programs, rates and/or process changes, and guidelines. Provides general information to customers on account balances, services, delinquent accounts and adjustments. May work with other departments and agencies to resolve billing inquiries. May collect and balance daily revenue from sale of permits, receipts or fees. Performs data entry activities to record information. May refer customers who require additional assistance to the appropriate agencies. Answer phones in a busy call center for the water department. Answer questions, take payments, research, submit service request, provide exceptional customer service.

Work consists of fairly standard procedures and tasks where basic analytic ability is required, as in the comparison of numbers and simple facts in selecting the correct action.
Errors in work lead to minor inconvenience and incur some costs. Work is typically performed under close to moderate supervision of routine duties to ensure completion of tasks. The supervisor is generally close by to answer questions.
Direct Supervision: No direct report employees.
Indirect Supervision: No indirect reports.
Internal Contacts: Level of internal contact is primarily with the clerical and technical staffs.
Interaction involves routine information exchange and/or simple service activity requiring common courtesy; e.g., answering questions, giving directions in response to simple requests.
External Contacts: Level of external contact is primarily with citizens, visitors and/or mid-level representatives of government agencies, guests, vendors and professional contacts with allied organizations. Interaction requires substantial sensitivity and cooperation; e.g., lower-level problem resolution, providing information to citizens who from time to time may be irate.

Requires a high school diploma or a GED.
Six months of administrative or customer service-related experience are required.
Substitution: An Associates’ degree may be substituted for the experience requirement.

The position is physically comfortable most of the time with occasional periods of stooping, bending and/or light lifting of materials of up to 10 pounds in the Houston Permitting Center, the position may require lifting of moderately heavy items, such as plans (up to 40 pounds)
There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions. The position may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations, as with occasional exposure to office  chemicals and/or extensive use of a video display terminal
Requires the ability to make coordinated gross motor movements in response to changing external stimuli within moderately demanding tolerances; or the ability to make coordinated eye/hand movements on a patterned response space within low tolerance demands with no real speed requirements.

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