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Citizen Services Representative I

From CivicInfo BC - August 23, 2017

Citizen Services Representative I

Requisition ID:5222

Company
The City of Vancouveris striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada'sGreenest Employers.With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

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Main Purpose & Function
A Citizen Service Representative I (CSR I) plays a key role as an ambassador of the City of Vancouver. CSR I's provide professional customer service to the public, primarily over the telephone or through other means of contact. CSR I's determine the needs of the caller, research answers to their inquiries and collects required data to complete departmental service requests. This position reports to the Manager, 311 Contact Centre, through a Team Manager


Specific Duties & Responsibilities
A CSR I's responsibilities include: using specific core competencies to maintain quality standards throughout each customer service interaction; and solving problems by giving accurate information, sending the service request to the correct business unit, or transferring to an appropriate resource.

In addition, the CSR I must correctly identify the citizen's inquiry and provide the back-end service provider with enough information to properly assess the event and respond with the appropriate resources in a timely manner; get the back-end service provider within 5 meters of the correct location; and gather any information that would help the back-end service provider understand any current or pending risks to life and/or property or reputation to the City ofVancouver.

The CSR I must record the correct contact information within 3-1-1's data collection system; refer to a more appropriate resource when unable to ascertain the root problem or provide the correct response in a timely manner; provide general information and contact information for various Government/non-Government organizations and assist in referrals.

CSR I's must also use multiple telephone and computer systems to handle inquiries, research answers, enter requests for service, comments or complaints for investigations and for other purposes; use the systems and tools provided, as trained, to find the correct information and document service requests; update program information, as required; identify gaps in the knowledge base system and escalate unresolved matters to the appropriate staff or City Department; and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Successful applicants must have completion of Grade 12, supplemented by recent completion of courses related to communications, customer service, computers, business and contact centre operations, along with a minimum of 3 years work experience in a customer service oriented environment OR an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

Candidates must have a minimum typing speed of corrected 40 wpm; fluency in the English language (both verbal and written); excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) to deal tactfully and effectively with the general public and City of Vancouver employees; the ability to capture information/data as it is being heard/explained, and to condense large amounts of information into readable, understandable, typed written remarks; and strong multi-tasking capabilities such as listening to a caller while reviewing and interpreting information from multiple computer screens, entering complex data into various formats and responding with accurate information.

Candidates must have effective customer service skills to provide accurate/thorough information in response to inquiries and requests regarding bylaws, policies, regulations and services; strong analytical/problem solving skills and creative thinking techniques to handle difficult situations in a timely manner; the ability to work under pressure in a busy environment and adhere to strict time lines for completion of tasks.

Candidates must have strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office; proficiency in software applications related to call centre technology and a working knowledge of Lagan (ECM & VO), Posse, VanMap, Tempest, Amanda, Business License Renewal Web Application, FARP, RPP, Dog License Renewals/Payments, Parking Ticket Payments (PCI), Verrus, Ticket Manager, ActiveNet, Google Maps, Sharepoint, Cisco Agent Desktop (CAD), Quickfind, Internet and Intranet would be an asset; and must understand basic mathematical equations and basic accounting principles.

NOTES:
Position Requirements:


Application Requirements:
To be considered for this position the candidates must provide detailed information to support their application. Acover letterandresumeis required:
The cover letter must include relevant work experience and education and must identify the competition number, employment type and position.
The resume must demonstrate how your work experience, education, skills, knowledge and abilities meet the qualifications for this position.

Important Application Information:
Please visit the link below for further information on the requirements of a CSR I, the hiring process and preparing your application:www.vancouver.ca/images/web/311handbook.pdf

Application Status:
Only those applicants selected for testing will be contacted.

Business Unit/Department:IT, Digital Strategy & 311 (1070)
Affiliation:CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type:Auxiliary/Casual
Position Start Date:October 16,2017
Salary Information:Pay Grade GR-017: $26.38to $31.00per hour

Application Close: September 24, 2017

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more aboutour commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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