Transit Systems 2017-10-11 2017-10-31

Customer Engagement Representative - Emerging Channels

Company: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority View more listings
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 92461
Website: http://www.wmata.com

Location: Prince George's Plaza

WMATA Reference: 170319

WMATA is searching for a Customer Engagement Representative who enjoys interacting with customers and resolving their inquiries by phone and also via non-traditional channels such as Social Media, Chat and Email. The qualified candidate will be an excellent communicator both verbally and in writing with verifiable experience working in a multi-channel customer service environment. Schedule flexibility is important as this position may require working on weekends/holidays. Current hours of operation are 7am-8pm.

Job Summary/Essential Functions:
This position is responsible for engaging and responding to customers via a variety of channels including non-traditional channels such as social media, text, and chat. The incumbent is responsible for communications and providing current, accurate information to customers in response to inquiries, comments, complaints, and suggestions. The incumbent works and writes well under short deadlines and in high pressure, crisis situations. The incumbent has considerable latitude for independent judgment in formulating responses to customers across highly visible channels.

  • Monitors and responds to customer inquiries across a variety of channels including non-traditional contact channels including chat, text, and social media.

  • Communicates across all contact channels in a professional and organized manner, in easily understood language for the customer using communication norms relevant to each contact channel (Twitter, Facebook, chat).

  • Ensures that communications support WMATA brand image and operations.

  • Determines the most appropriate channel for each customer interaction and engages the customer appropriately.

  • Handles non-standard, complex customer issues and escalates potentially sensitive or highly visible customer contacts to management for organizational awareness as appropriate.

  • Engages with customers proactively across all contact channels to promote positive two-way communication and gather feedback and input on emerging service trends.

  • Contributes information for news releases pertaining to Metrobus bi-annual and weekend changes, short and long term detours and service disruptions.

  • Makes recommendations to management about customer engagement in newly emerging channels and assists with the development of engagement methodology.

  • Establishes and maintains effective liaison with both the Rail and Bus Operations Control Center Superintendents and other personnel and other offices to facilitate rapid response to customer inquiries.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of customer communications plans including printed materials, signage, website information, station, and passenger display announcements, and electronic alerts, for public dissemination.

  • Provides a regular report to supervisor on performance activities and future initiatives.

  • Responds to and supports team particularly during inclement weather, emergencies and whenever needed in a 24/7 - operation work environment.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration, Public Affairs, Journalism or related fields.

Three (3) years of experience in a customer contact or customer service environment, preferably transportation or travel.

One (1) year of experience delivering customer contact resolution via social media channels.

Preferred
Multilingual preferred

Medical Group:
Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Evaluation Criteria:
Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report

Closing:
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

Please apply before 10/31/2017

To apply for this position, visit WMATA's Career Center

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