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Recology Cleanscapes Customer Service Specialist in Seattle, Washington

GROW WITH USAs the largest 100% employee-owned company in the resource recovery industry, Recology has a unique workplace culture that guides how we support employees, interact with our customers, service our communities, and care for our environment.We are a team of trusted advisors and partners committed to superior customer service. We are a diverse group with a shared commitment to excellence and providing high caliber service. We are a collaborative and supportive team and looking for a motivated self-starter to join us!We encourage Recology employees to G.R.O.W. with Us professionally and personally by:Giving Back to our communities.Recovering Resources to achieve their best and highest use.Owning a company that provides quality service and protects the environment.Working Together to achieve our common vision, a world without waste.You can G.R.O.W. with Us by becoming our Customer Service Specialist THE ROLEUnder close supervision, provides efficient and courteous customer service by telephone and/or personal contact for issues that are routine or straightforward in nature. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, AND NOT LIMITED TO:Answers telephone or greets customers at counter.Provides information about collections, rates, billing, and account status promptly and correctly.Addresses customer questions and resolves complaints through a combination of telephone service, computer data entry, billing, balancing and reconciling customer payments.Maintains appropriate records, prepares requested reports and performs related word processing, data entry and/or clerical duties.Expedites communications and services between customers and co-workers verbally or through written communications to coordinate services, records, and account status.Participates in training related to customer service work processes, procedures, skills and safety to ensure optimum customer service.Handles special calls including escrow, bankruptcies, delinquent accounts by telephone contact and monitoring delinquent accounts to point of resolution, as appropriate.QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:Six months of related experience and/or training.Computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite of applications.High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.Skill and/or Ability to:Promotes the WASTE ZERO philosophy by making the best and highest use of all resources as well as finding ways to use waste products in ways that benefit the environment.Develops strategies to effectively manage current and future challenges and opportunities; develops recommendations and actionable plans.Defines issues and focus on achieving workable solutions; generates innovative ideas to develop or improve existing systems. Demonstrates ability to use computers and technology capabilities.Demonstrates strong proficiency and knowledge in area(s) of expertise as well as company business and proficiency in strategic and financial processes.Communicates well both verbally and in writing; listens to and understands various viewpoints; shares relevant information timely; provides constructive feedback; maintains professionalism.Presents ideas effectively to individuals or groups and delivers presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.Effectively and productively engages with others and establishes trust, credibility, and confidence.Promotes collaboration and assists others with their initiatives and efforts.Motivates and empowers others to achieve objectives and to develop a culture where employees feel ownership in what they