Customer Service Clerk

City of Houston, TX - Houston, TX3.8

30+ days agoFull-time
POSITION OVERVIEW
Applications Accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Division: Community Health Services
Section: WIC
Location: Various
Workdays & Hours: Mon.- Fri., 9 am - 6 pm (some evenings and Saturdays)
  • Subject to change*
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Houston Health Department is seeking a qualified candidate for a Customer Service Clerk to perform the following duties:

Performs basic research and gathers necessary information to resolve routine customer problems and respond to inquiries via mail, telephone, e-mail, and personal contact. Communicates findings to customers.
Refers non-routine problems to supervisor. Performs data entry activities to update customer records within authorized limits. Gathers client information for Income screening and health history.
Collects anthropometric measurement for all clients and graph values.
Performs biochemical collection in the form of a finger stick. May act as a backup to a customer service section and an administrative support section.
May process work orders/requests and make changes to update customer account information. May gather or collect information to generate reports, activity logs, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position occasionally requires stooping or bending. Occasional very light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 20 pounds or an equivalent weight) may be required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a high school diploma or a GED.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Six (6) months of clerical/customer service experience are required.

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
A valid driver license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

Prefer bilingual English/Spanish candidates with experience using Medisoft, TXWINN, and Microsoft office.

GENERAL INFORMATION
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
None. However, the Department may administer a skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION
Yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if candidate is promoted into this position, he/she must pass an assigned drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
GRANT FUNDED POSITIONS
Grant & Special funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employee may be laid off or transferred. Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 10

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm. For application status inquiries please contact 832-393-4897.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.