This position is responsible for the identification and response to member service needs by telephone, in person, or through other channels and to promote cooperative services and products. This position may be subject to overtime on short notice, on-call and call-out after normal working hours and on weekends and holidays to effectively respond to members for power outages and emergency situations. This position may be assigned to the call center, service center or office support based on business needs and demonstrated job knowledge, skills, abilities and performance.
Minimum Required Qualifications and Competencies
The following includes the minimum job requirements and essential duties for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some job requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
High School or GED
Business Administration, Communication and Microsoft applications.
2 Year / Associate Degree
Business related field
Two years’ recent job-related experience in a customer service or call center capacity.
Cash handling experience
Experience or similar work with an electric utility or related industry.
Ability to work irregular hours for assignment completion and flexibility to change scheduling and report to work on short notice during emergency situations.
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including a personal computer, printers, copy machines, telephone, and fax machine.
A valid Florida driver’s license for local business travel between Call Centers and/or Member Service Centers; must have and maintain an acceptable driving record as determined by SECO Energy.
Normal work hours shall be eight (8) hours between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
This position is subject to 8-hour rotating shifts Monday through Friday, between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm; requires the ability to work irregular hours for assignment completion and flexibility to change scheduling, work overtime or report to work on short notice, call-out and on-call assignments.
Successful completion of pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen.
Valid Florida Driver's License
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to analyze daily, weekly and monthly reports and take appropriate action under direction.
Ability to become proficient in cash handling, balancing and use of a 10-key calculator.
Ability to maintain confidential information; to effectively manage stress and pressure in a frequently changing environment; ability to perform multiple tasks and priorities calmly and effectively in all situations.
Ability to read and interpret process and workflow documentation, customer service practices and procedures and adhere to them; to acquire knowledge of the cooperative’s service territory, services, programs, products, rates and fees; calculate fees, deposits and electric usage; ability to be persuasive and effectively solicit customer participation.
Consistently demonstrate outgoing, courteous, friendly, and professional manners, as prescribed, by telephone or customer facing, as well as through other channels of communication.
Effective organizational and follow-up skills with the ability to complete assignments and meet deadlines; ability to work independently and as a team member in a structured environment.
Proficiency in the operation of personal computers, including knowledge of MS Office products; ability to acquire skill in the use of the customer information system and other applicable electronic resources as they relate to the position; accurate computer data entry with minimum typing speed of 32 wpm.
English is the primary business language. Second language in Spanish is desirable.
Verification: The above qualifications and competencies for this position may be verified through a combination of education, experience, interview questions and technical skills exercise(s).
Essential Duties and responsibilities
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.
Perform efficient and effective account management, as prescribed.
Resolve or refer member service, consumption, or billing complaints or other issues to designated individuals or work units, as appropriate.
Contact members to respond to inquiries and requests or to notify them of results.
Maintain acceptable key performance indicators, call-out and on-call response, as applicable.
Promote appropriate SECO Energy products and service programs, as appropriate
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by or those an employee encounters to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
This position has a call or service center environment, and the noise level may be uncomfortable or distracting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative serving over 210,000 families and businesses across seven counties in Central Florida, making SECO the third largest electric co-op in Florida and the seventh largest in the nation.
In both 2017 and 2016, SECO Energy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Cooperatives” in the J.D. Power Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. In 2015, SECO Energy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Midsize Utilities in the South” by J.D. Power. SECO refers to the three consecutive awards as its “Triple Crown,” and we are grateful to our members for ranking us #1!