RequirementsCandidate must have a High School diploma or GED, and four (4) years customer service and billing experience including one (1) year in a supervisory capacity.
Licenses and Certificates: None.
Special Requirements: Positions requiring a CDL or positions of a safety sensitive are subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with federal regulations.General PurposeUnder general supervision, implement, direct and supervise customer relations and service activities including automated billing.Typical DutiesProvide and supervise customer service communications, and account activity. Involves: Call monitoring for quality assurance purposes, provide feedback to call takers, provide coaching and training to call takers to enhance the customer?s experience and first call resolutions. Respond to and resolve complex customer complaints including billing discrepancies, processing practices and service quality complaints of internal and external customers courteously and professionally. Explain billing process to customers and employees. Investigate and resolve issues regarding specific jobs between assigned department and customers. Negotiate settlement agreements as authorized. Audit complex customer activity, financial records and databases to identify if adjustments are warranted. Prepare responses to customers. Service customer accounts (meter reading, billing, delinquent action, water service, permits and licenses, field inspections). Coordinate activities and special projects between customer service and other divisions. Plan and coordinate daily workflow and work order assignments to initiate service (new, transfer, changes, installment). Assure rules and regulations are followed. Assure orders to initiate services are completed accurately and timely and update customer account history. Collect payments for services, fees, utility bills, taxes, permits or admissions from customers. Manage and maintain customer records. Assist employees in the application of rate structures and computer systems.
Administer and supervise billing functions. Involves: Set billing schedule of several different billing cycles, assign appropriate due dates, mail billing statements. Operate billing computer systems, address operational and systematic problems, and make recommendations for system enhancements. Send delinquent action notices when appropriate. Grant extensions on overdue accounts.
Make recommendations for service improvements in work areas. Involves: Assist in the evaluation of operations, policies and procedures as they relate to customer service.
Assist in managing accounting functions. Involves: Post daily payments and customer account adjustments, reconcile accounts receivable and cash accounts. Update daily cash files, account adjustment files and billing corrections on computer system. Record data correctly in general ledgers, and generate associated reports. Maintain filing system logs and keep records and reports.
Supervise assigned staff. Involves: Schedule, assign, instruct, guide and check work. Appraise employee performance. Provide for training and development; enforce personnel rules and regulations, and work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Interview applicants. Recommend hiring, termination, transfers, discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes.General InformationFor complete job specification, click here.
Salary range: $15.06 - $21.81 per hour
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.
Test information: To be announced.
Please note: Current position at the Planning and Inspections department. However, this eligible list could be used to fill positions located in other City departments.
Please note: This is a new advertisement for Customer Relations and Billing Supervisor. You must apply if you are still interested in this position.
Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.
LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE
Every regular, full-time employee who is paid by the City, shall be entitled to receive group life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, health insurance coverage as provided by the City. Employees shall be eligible for enrollment during the City's designated enrollment period. (Amended 08/28/07)
Employees shall have the option of membership in a qualified health maintenance organization (HMO) as an alternative to health insurance coverage. Should an employee opt for HMO membership, the City shall contribute to the HMO an amount equal to the health insurance premium the City would have otherwise been obligated to pay on the employee's health insurance coverage. Any difference between the amount the City contributes and the cost of HMO membership shall be deducted from the employee's paycheck and forwarded to the HMO.
ELIGIBILITY FOR VACATION LEAVE
All regular employees who are regularly scheduled to work on an average, a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week, who have held a position in the City Service for a period of six months from date of employment, shall be eligible for vacation allowance as hereinafter set forth. Part-time employees shall accrue vacation leave at a pro-rated amount of full-time entitlement based on the number of hours that they are scheduled to work. Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements shall accrue vacation as provided in the applicable agreement.
Regular employees in the City Service shall accrue vacation credit at the following rates per pay period, calculated from the date of employment of each employee:For 0 - 5 years of service (12 days):
40 hour per week employees - 3.70 hours per biweekly pay period
For >5 to 15 years of service (17 days):
40 hour per week employees - 5.24 hours per biweekly pay period
For >15 or more years of service (20 days):
40 hour per week employees - 6.16 hours per biweekly pay period
SICK LEAVE WITH PAY
Employees shall be entitled to accrue sick leave with pay in accordance with the Rules of the Civil Service Commission.
ACCIDENT WITH PAY LEAVE
The Amended Section 4.4 of the Ordinance shall become effective upon adoption and shall apply to occupational injuries and occupational diseases occurring on and after date of adoption. Occupational injuries and occupational diseases occurring before such date will be governed by the Ordinance in effect at the time of the date of injury or disease.
A) Pregnancy shall be treated the same as any other temporary physical disability.
B) An employee on pregnancy leave shall use accumulated and unused regular sick leave time and then (unless granted use of special sick leave) shall be on leave without pay, unless the employee chooses to use any accumulated and unused annual leave.
C) An employee going on pregnancy leave shall give written notice to her department head with appropriate medical verification. Before returning to work from pregnancy leave, the individual will provide appropriate medical documentation releasing the employee to return to work, as is required for any individual who has been on leave for a temporary physical disability.
The following days are hereby declared legal holidays for all the City departments, provided that the provisions of this section shall not apply to members of the Fire Department whose duties are to prevent or extinguish fires, or to members of the Police Department whose duties are those of law enforcement: (Amended 10/03/95) 1. First day of January (New Year's Day)
2. Third Monday in January (Martin Luther King Holiday)
3. Last Monday in May (Memorial Day)
4. Fourth day of July (Independence Day)
5. First Monday in September (Labor Day)
6. Fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day)
7. Fourth Friday in November (Day after Thanksgiving) (Amended 02/24/09)
8. Twenty-fifth Day in December (Christmas Day)
9. Employee's Birthday In addition to the above days, the following days are also declared to be legal holidays: 1. Any day designated as a holiday by City Council. 2. When any legal holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be considered a legal holiday. 3. When any legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the following business day shall be considered a legal holiday.
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