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Customer Service Rep (Auburn, AL)

Auburn, AL

Job Summary:

This position will act as the initial contact with the customer, whether in the local business office or through telephone or online inquiries. The successful candidate must be able to handle cashier responsibilities, bill inquiries, applications for service, non-pay reconnects, payment arrangements, billing adjustments, and promote products and services.  The successful candidate should be knowledgeable of collection procedures. They must have the ability to engage with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.  Applicant should be customer service oriented and must have a positive attitude, good communication skills, and possess strong initiative. 

Responsibilities:

  • Receiving and greeting customers in the local office and/or over the phone or online

  • Processing payments and balancing cash funds:

  • Posting payments in CSS, processing Item 14 payments, daily balancing cash drawer and kiosk

  • Assisting customers with electrical service issues:

  • Connect/disconnect service, assessing deposits, outdoor lighting request, outage reporting, rate selection

  • Responding to customers with billing or collection inquiries:

  • Final bill collections, high bill explanations, payment arrangements, special agreements set-ups, transfer payments, issuing various meter investigation orders

  • Promoting and selling Alabama Power Company products and services:

  • Budget billing, flat bill, EFT, paperless billing, electric water heater conversions, All Connect transfers, Agency Assistance portal, landlord portal, OCC

  • Assisting customers with program requests:

  • Bill extender, summary billing, SSI, text messaging enrollments (billing and outage alerts)

  • Educating customers on ways to avoid/address service or payment issues in the future

  • Understands the meter reading process and billing cycle

  • Assisting with merchandise sales

  • Representing Alabama Power Company to customers in a positive manner

Experience:

  • Proven customer service experience

  • Cash handling experience preferred

  • Collection experience preferred

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Customer focused and excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work well with internal and external customers

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with customers and co-workers

  • Excellent time-management, planning, and organizational skills

  • Team player with ability to effectively interact with others to achieve success

  • Understanding of Customer Service Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics

  • Must be able to successfully complete all required testing for this position

Benefits:

  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Required Test:

  • 00126 - CSR-MH (Customer Service Assessment)

Alabama Power provides safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to 1.5 million customers across the lower two-thirds of Alabama.

For more information, visit www.AlabamaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/AlabamaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/AlabamaPower), LinkedIn (Linkedin.com/company/alabama-power), and Instagram (Instagram.com/alabamapower).

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 6041

Job Category: Customer Service

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Alabama Power

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