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FirstEnergy Corp. Transitional Cust Svc Rep-L1 - Central Jersey in Central Jersey, New Jersey

Transitional Cust Svc Rep-L1 - Central Jersey

Location:

Central Jersey, NJ, US, 08701

Job Function: Customer Service

Employee Type: Temporary Full Time

Requisition ID: 40345

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

These are open temporary positions with Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

Responsibilities:

Regularly and customarily performs a variety of semi-routine customer service functions, endeavoring to create, improve and maintain high standards of customer and public relations.

  1. Accepts customer service requests and prepares necessary source documents to establish or terminate electric service. Completes credit review associated with new accounts, and accepts credit deposits when necessary.

  2. Responds to routine customers' inquiries or complaints relative to bills, rates, services, etc., using specific knowledge of Company policy and the rates, rules and regulations of the State's utility regulatory commission, a general knowledge of Company organization and the basic functions of various departments.

  3. Processes meter reading documents before and after reading and prepares appropriate orders for record correction, field investigation and substitute meter reading documents.

  4. Maintains security deposit files and records involving duties such as preparing certificates of deposit and source documents for system input, voluntary deposit refunds, deposits applied or refunded, deposit transfers and monthly deposit reconciliation.

  5. Analyzes computer terminal displays and hard copy data messages and takes corrective action where necessary. Prepares field investigation orders and estimates consumption on defective or unread meters.

  6. Maintains reports and records applicable to inactive accounts. Researches unpaid inactive accounts for possible transfers or determination of the customer's forwarding address.

  7. Compiles, coordinates and distributes source documents to data processing locations for system input. May be required to maintain pending and completed files of source documents being processed by the districts and data input locations.

  8. Receives and handles calls during emergency conditions and service interruptions.

  9. Prepares statements of accounts and types of various reports, checks, statements and routine customer correspondence.

  10. Prepares monetary and nonmonetary transactions to correct customer master records through hard copy source documents or terminal keyboard entry.

  11. May be required to operate telephone console and keep records relating to telephone service.

  12. Reviews and monitors delinquent accounts; initiates customer contact relative to outstanding account balances; directs field collection activity within established parameters dictated by Company policy and regulatory agency's requirements; accumulates and maintains records and prepares necessary reports relative to delinquent accounts receivable.

  13. Prepares and/or audits manual bills for electric service.

  14. Operates all normal office equipment as necessary.

  15. Performs other related clerical duties as required.

Qualifications Include:

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Minimum one year of customer service experience preferred

  • Analytical ability and judgment

  • Must pass the Edison Electric Institute Support and Administrative Selection System (SASS) test

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with internal and external customers in a tactful, diplomatic and courteous manner

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel)

  • Excellent phone, verbal and written communication skills

  • Willingness to work overtime as needed, including emergency situations.

  • Ability to progress through various levels in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

EEI Testing

We administer selection tests for a variety of positions. The required tests have been developed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies. We strongly encourage potential employees to review all information, including the sample test brochures, and to use the available practice tests before taking the actual tests. Click this link to access the practice tests. You will be prompted for a name and password. Use firstenergy for both.

https://secure.eei.org/eeitests/onlineproducts/Login.aspx

Practice tests provide sample questions and detailed discussions of the correct answers. It's important to take the practice test as you would the actual one, with similar intensity and concentration. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.

Note: EEI website does not allow access to actual tests. Testing is held at various locations throughout our service territory based on where the job is located.

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. Benefits include competitive pay, a company-sponsored pension plan, and a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.

Safety

Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification

Bargaining Unit

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

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