Customer Service Representative

Newark, NJ

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Type: Direct-Hire

Experience: 0

Category: Other

Brand: System One

Compensation Range: 44000.00

Job ID: 301935

Date Posted: 05/26/2023


Title: Customer Service Representative

***Direct Hire Opportunity!!***

Location: Newark, NJ

Summary: Responsible for responding to incoming visitors and incoming calls.  Provides program customer service to applicants, participants, owners, and the public.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greet visitors, provide information and direct person to the appropriate person as needed.
    • Respond to general inquiries from the public about the program.
    • Look up necessary data in system of record.
    • Enter notes in system of record regarding visitor name, reason for visit, to whom they were referred, action needed, etc. 
  • Answer incoming phone calls, provide information and direct caller to the appropriate person as needed.
    • Respond to general inquiries from the public about the program.
    • Look up necessary data in system of record.
    • Enter notes in system of record regarding visitor name, reason for visit, to whom they were referred, action needed, etc.
  • Monitor traffic flow and environment in the waiting area.
  • Complete weekly spreadsheets:
    • Number of walk in visitors and reasons
    • Number of phone calls and reasons
  • Immediately advise Managing Director of any visitors or callers with issues or complaints regarding discrimination, legal actions, etc.
  • Treats co-workers with courtesy and fosters a spirit of teamwork.
  • Adheres to the requirements of the quality management system as applied to this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.  Additional education desirable.
  • Three years’ experience in a professional office environment, performing customer service and administrative functions preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to provide friendly and efficient customer service to the public.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally with internal contacts and others as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with socio-economically and ethnically diverse populations.
  • Ability to complete weekly reports.
  • Ability to effectively perform with constant interruption.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.  Proficiency in Spanish or other languages desirable.
  • Ability to use necessary office equipment, computers and peripherals.
  • Bilingual, fluent in Spanish or Portuguese

Working Environment and Conditions:

Typical office environment with exposure to moderate noise levels.  At times, high volume walk in traffic or phone calls. 

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Physical Demands and Work Environment :
  • Occasionally required to stand
  • Occasionally required to walk
  • Frequently required to sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read
  • technical information, and/or use a keyboard
  • Occasionally/required to lift/push/carry items less than 25 pounds/ up to 25 pounds/ up to 50 pounds/ more than 50 pounds
Equipment and Tools to Be Used:
General office equipment including, but not limited to:
  • Computer
  • Telephones
  • Facsimile machines
  • Calculator
  • Photocopier

System One, and its subsidiaries including Joulé, ALTA IT Services, CM Access, and MOUNTAIN, LTD., are leaders in delivering outsourced services and workforce solutions across North America. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. System One not only serves as a valued partner for our clients, but we offer eligible employees health and welfare benefits coverage options including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary plans, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan.

System One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, family care or medical leave status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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