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Customer Service Representative

Company: Octagon Consulting
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Primarily responsible to collect monies on behalf of our clients while maintaining compliance and professional office and ethical standards. Collector will utilize various collection strategies and methodologies to attempt to contact consumers in order to negotiate payment in full or payment arrangements on debt within federal, state and client collection guidelines and laws.

*Essential Functions: *

1. Take inbound and outbound phone calls to collect monies by negotiating payment terms and methods when right party is reached. The process requires reviewing the account information in database, and/or asking probing questions of the consumer in order to better understand potential objections to payment.

2. Monitor debtors accounts and follow-up to ensure payments are made in a timely manner.

3. Utilize various skip tracing techniques and collection strategies to locate right parties in order to collect monies.

4. Collect balance or set up an appropriate payment plan.

5. Review accounts to identify adjustments, discrepancies and create a request for resolution.

6. Handle debtor disputes and overcome stalls and objections & suggest money sources for debt payment.

7. All other duties as assigned

*Physical Demands & Work Environment: *

* Works in an enclosed call center environment office and mostly works on the computer.
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or walk and use hands and fingers to operate office equipment (computer and printer) or other office tools, and reach with hands and arms.
* Nominal amount of light lifting required.
* Specific vision abilities required by this job included close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

*Non-Essential Functions: *

* Assist in training new Collector's.

*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: *

* Basic computer skills
* Ability to compute basic math calculations
* Ability to multi-task
* Competitive
* Resourceful
* Goal Driven
* Great Work Ethic
* Team Player
* Punctuality
* Good Attendance
* Ability to switch between multiple computer systems
* Knowledge of FDCPA, HIPAA, state and local collection laws and the ability to be licensed in all states is preferred
* Strong listening skills
* Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly is required
* Ability to talk to others to convey information effectively and professionally
* Capable of handling difficult, escalated calls and reach resolution
* Dependable and punctual
* Stress tolerance
* Ability to maintain professional demeanor
* Must be able to efficiently navigate through the CUB's system
* Well organized in taking and processing payments
* Ability to effectively handle calls while maintaining the client's and Firm's standards.

*Requirements: *

* Previous experience in customer service, sales, collections, or a related role is preferred
* Attain working knowledge of the Client's processes and requirements and be able to communicate this in a professional matter.
* Successfully overcoming objections in a short period of time.
* Working independently and productively without close supervision.
* Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
* High School Diploma or GED.
* Overtime when needed.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 per hour

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
* Overtime
* Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Houston, TX 77081: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:
* Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:
* Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Octagon Consulting, Houston , Customer Service Representative, Other , Houston, Texas

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