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One Broadway 9th Floor
Minimum Qualifications Must have 60 college semester credit hours and one year of work experience in customer service*; OR a high school diploma or GED and two years of work experience in customer service.*
*Customer service is defined as dealing with many different individuals on a continuous basis where verbal communication is the primary aspect for accomplishing the duties of the position. Qualifying experience could include all call center agent, customer service representative, sales representative providing information and service or telemarketer.
Non-qualifying experience includes cashier, fast food worker, gas station attendant and security guard.
Note: For Spanish language positions, you must demonstrate and pass a Spanish language test to show your ability to understand Spanish and to speak it fluently.
Duties Description Assigned to the OCFS’ Human Services Call Center and work within clearly defined guidelines, functioning as the first line staff who responds to verbal, written and electronic inquiries from customers.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Responding to customer inquiries.
Providing information about agencies’ programs and services in-person or by telephone.
Explaining and interpreting information by telephone to applicants, clients, and other customers.
Interviewing applicants, claimants, and persons who request services, to obtain the information needed to complete forms, records, or other documents.
Contacting other OCFS staff, staff in other State agencies and individuals who work in the private sector to gather information to respond to inquiries, resolve complaints and process requests from clients, applicants and other parties.
Contacting clients, applicants and other persons to schedule interviews and hearings and appointments for other reasons.
Drafting correspondence in reply to in-per and telephone requests from clients, applicants and other persons.
Completing Call Center forms to obtain correct answers, gather information, take reports, and process inquiries.
Operating office equipment as necessary to complete assigned tasks. Such equipment may include computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, and calculators.
Type correspondence, records and other documents in draft and/or final form.
Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:
1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.
2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.
3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.
Some positions may require credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
52 Washington Street, 231 North
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number of the position being applied for. Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.