Associate Customer Service Representative

Post Date
June 18, 2024

Expiration Date

Location
Huntersville, NC

Organization
ElectriCities of NC

Job Summary

The Huntersville/Cornelius Division of ElectriCities operates and maintains the Town of Cornelius and the Town of Huntersville electric systems in an economical, efficient, safe, and reliable manner as contracted for in the Operating Agreement with each town under the Regions Project #1.  This includes managing and administering the Operating Agreement and other contracts and agreements necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Towns’ Electric Systems along with constructing, installing, operating, and maintaining each Towns’ Electric Systems.  This includes managing financial integrity by maintaining retail rates, accurate billing, cash collections, and asset safekeeping through processes and procedures and associated software and systems needed to meet the electric power requirements of the Towns and their respective customers, both present and future.  The ElectriCities Operations Center located in the Town of Huntersville is where employees of the division operate and local customers settle their electric accounts.

Primary Responsibilities

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service to Huntersville and Cornelius electric customers in accordance with Town and ElectriCities policies and procedures.
  • Handle all customer service requests including inquiries and concerns and resolve them or refer to others for resolution. Document customer accounts in Customer Information System as required.
  • Issue, maintain, and update service work orders in coordination with the Line & Service Department. This includes maintaining meter issuance/setup in coordination with inspection from Mecklenburg County.
  • Maintain meter reading routes and begin to learn billing process, cut-off process and move in/move out process.
  • Process bank draft payments, mail payments, return checks, cash collections and web payments. Attend cash registers throughout the business day and answer phones.
  • Maintain daily assignments from task list within the Customer Service Department.
  • Travel to bank, post office, and Town Halls to deliver and pick up mail, retrieve customer payments and mail and deposit cash. This includes checking and stocking on site lockbox.Check and respond to the general voicemail box.
  • Coordinate with the Business Office Manager during major power outages to cover customer phone calls. This may require being called into the office to answer phones during a power outage.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Business Office Manager in accordance with the goals and objectives of ElectriCities.

 

Job Requirements

Controls

The Associate Customer Service Representative works under the direct supervision of the Business Office Manager who reviews the employee’s performance in terms of overall effectiveness and provides professional and administrative direction as needed. The Business Office Manager approves all requests for vacation and other time off. This position is non-exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Physical Requirements

The Associate Customer Service Representative must maintain the physical condition necessary to perform tasks in an office setting such as operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment. Occasional travel to other NC office locations and/or for training and development purposes may be required.

Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working in customer service and billing systems within a municipal electric system or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and manage time effectively.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to handle and work with a high level of personal/confidential information.
  • Proven ability to respond to different types of customers and use empathy.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving ability.

ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., is the membership organization that provides power supply and related critical services to over 90 community-owned electric systems in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia—collectively known as public power. ElectriCities manages the power supply for two power agencies in North Carolina and provides technical services to assist members in operating their electric distribution systems. ElectriCities also helps these locally owned and operated public power providers thrive today and in the future by delivering innovative services, including legislative, technical, communications, and economic development expertise.

We offer challenging and rewarding careers in a family-friendly culture, a competitive compensation, benefits, and rewards package, as well as career development opportunities. ElectriCities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Apply online

Raleigh Office

1427 Meadow Wood Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604
919.760.6000

Huntersville Office

11316 Sam Furr Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
704.948.0550

Lexington Office

28 W. Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292
336.243.2489