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Customer Service Specialist I

Teleworker

Responsible for routine/basic inbound call, outbound call, email, and web chat services, as well as back-office services. Performs services focused on customer satisfaction and adherence to established Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Completes daily routine tasks and responsibilities to support the Customer Service department or programs.

Job Responsibilities

• Supports customer to submit and process origination and disbursement transactions or creates and submits on behalf of customer.
• Assists customer with award origination and disbursement processing and identifying and resolving processing issues. 
• Supports inbound calling, outbound calling, email, web chat and outreach to customer to assist in resolving batch edits and errors, missing documents and signature pages, fixing data. 
• Provides monitoring support and outreach for batch processing issues and errors, edit code rejects, issue follow up and resolution as requested.
• Logs cases, or updates an existing case as applicable, to record each phone, email, or web chat communication with a customer. Each phone communication will require a manual process to link the call to the open case. All cases shall be logged in a web-based agent desktop application.
• Performs manual linking and unlinking of award records and promissory/agreement to serve notes.
• Performs analysis of COD borrower data integrity situations identified by Customer.
• Provides support to Customer to research and confirm COD processing status of data such as promissory notes, batch status, entrance counseling, exit counseling, borrower, grant recipient, borrower-servicer information, etc.
• Support Services shall be executed in compliance with processing and program guidelines published by Customer.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED
0-2 years of Call center experience; 0-2 years of customer service or public relations experience.
US Citizenship Required; Ability to obtain and maintain a government clearance or investigation. 

Other Job Specific Skills

• Ability to successfully adapt and perform during times of high call volume.
• Ability to provide effective customer service and deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong listening ability to interpret and clarify information being provided by customers.
• Strong commitment to providing quality service.
• Ability to foster a good working relationship and rapport with customers.
• Keen attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to work well under pressure.
• Unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction and resolving customer concerns.
• Ability to convey enthusiasm, energy and sincerity over the phone.

U.S. Citizenship Required: Yes

Physical Demands
Light office duties which may include sitting for prolonged periods of time, viewing digital screens for prolonged periods of time, lifting up to 10 pounds, use of a desk or mobile phone, typing on a keyboard, writing with a pen, pencil, or stylus, etc. 
EEO Requirements
It is the policy of ASM that an individual's race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation or national origin are not and will not be considered in any personnel or management decisions.  We affirm our commitment to these fundamental policies.
All recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting for all job classifications is done without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, or age.  All decisions on employment are made to abide by the principle of equal employment.
Physical Requirements
The physical requirements described in “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities” above are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job.  (For example, “light office duties’ or “lifting up to 50 pounds” or “some travel” required.)  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualifying disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the primary functions.
Disclaimer
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.