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CUSTOMER CARE AGENT (TALENT POOL)
Organization:    Ministry of Government Services
Division:    ServiceOntario - Contact Centre Services Branch
City:    Downsview, North York
Job Term:    Permanent, Temporary
Job Code:    95422 - Customer Service Rep 1
Salary:    $22.91 - $26.55 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    57744
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At ServiceOntario, we are committed to providing the citizens of Ontario with fast, friendly and easy access to Ontario government information and services - online, in person, at kiosks and by phone.

Our vision is to be recognized for meeting or exceeding customer expectations with our service, solutions, leadership and people…EVERY TIME.

If you are an excellent telephone communicator, enjoy working in a fast-paced, team driven environment, then a career in our contact centre as a customer care agent may be for you!

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• provide information and support services to customers using the telephone
• perform various transactions and support electronic transactions related to government programs, services, legislation, policies and procedures
• proactively provide guidance and support to customers in completing forms and in the use of self-service systems
• review and respond to email, mail and fax inquiries
• research and verify information via databases, websites, and resource documents
• maintain accurate documentation on transactions and identify frequent requests and recurring complaints, and provide input regarding improvements to websites, information tools, resource databases

Note:
The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.

• You may be required to work at either of the specified work locations

How do I qualify?

Customer Service and Interpersonal Skills
• You have customer service experience responding to inquiries, providing accurate information and resolving customer issues in a high-volume environment
• You have interpersonal skills to interact with the public, to collaborate in a team driven environment to ensure that operational requirements are being met
• You can effectively adapt services to meet the varying needs of customers

Research, Analysis and Problem Solving Skills
• You have demonstrated ability to reference, research and apply relevant legislation, regulations and guidelines (e.g. where applicable, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, Citizenship and Immigration Canada guidelines, business communications, etc.) in order to support the accurate completion of forms and transactions
• You can effectively probe for information, assess situations and determine the underlying needs of the customer beyond those that may have been initially expressed
• You have knowledge of research and information gathering methods

Communication Skills
• You are a clear, concise oral communicator and have experience providing detailed explanations of programs, services or procedures to customers
• You have experience providing written responses to customers' requests for information
• You have experience applying effective telephone techniques, customer service principles and quality standards when dealing with diverse inquiries and client groups

Relevant Knowledge
• You have the ability to acquire and apply knowledge of government services and programs at the municipal, provincial, and federal level

Organizational and Multi-tasking Skills
• You have demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Computer Skills
• You are proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, database, email and internet applications
• You have experience using computers (i.e. Intranet, Internet, databases, and electronic manuals) to research, retrieve and summarize information

Additional information:

Address:  
  • Permanent, 1201 Wilson Ave, Downsview, Toronto Region or 5775 Yonge St, North York, Toronto Region
  • Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1201 Wilson Ave, Downsview, Toronto Region or 5775 Yonge St, North York, Toronto Region
  • Permanent - Regular PartTime, 1201 Wilson Ave, Downsview, Toronto Region or 5775 Yonge St, North York, Toronto Region
  • Temporary PartTime, duration up to 12 months, 1201 Wilson Ave, Downsview, Toronto Region or 5775 Yonge St, North York, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3.7
Category:   Customer and Client Services
Posted on:   Friday, October 11, 2013
 
Note:
  • The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, November 4, 2013 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.



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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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