Bilingual Customer Service Representative Dept. of Education (Remote near El Paso, TX)

MAXIMUS Remote
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November 18, 2022
MAXIMUS
El Paso, Texas
Job Introduction

Maximus is currently seeking Bilingual Customer Service Representatives to support the Department of Education. The primary responsibilities will be to respond to incoming calls or chats as well as make outbound calls regarding Federal Student Aid (FSA) Loan Servicing. To prepare you for this role, Maximus provides paid, comprehensive training which ensures our employees care for each caller with the highest levels of knowledge and professionalism.

This is a remote position, but you must live within 1 hour of El Paso, TX and be willing to work onsite for up to one week.

Pay and Benefits:
  • Bilingual Base Pay = $16.50/hour
  • Additional bonuses available
  • Paid training
  • The opportunity to work from the comfort of your home
  • Supportive environment with peers who share your passion for improving people s lives
  • A career path that unfolds based on how you want to grow within the company

Education And Experience Requirements

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Respond to incoming calls, e-mails or chats and make outbound calls regarding Federal Student Aid (FSA) Loan Servicing
  • Utilize available systems, knowledgebase, and standard technology such as telephone, e-mail, and web browser to respond to inquiries and perform job duties
  • Process requests received via general correspondence and notate accounts regarding actions taken in response to those requests
  • Use computerized system for tracking, information gathering, and/or troubleshooting
  • Support Contact Center expectations as well as departmental and corporate policies and procedures
  • Maintain regular use of the feedback tool to give and receive constructive feedback on call quality and department tasks
  • Assist with Credit Bureau Requests utilizing established processes and procedures
  • Refer escalated calls or inquiries to appropriate levels as needed

Minimum Requirements:
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Minimum six (6) months customer service or administrative or call center experience required
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish fluently
  • Basic math and PC skills including MS Office applications required
  • Must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to organize simultaneous tasks
  • Applicant will be required by contract to undergo program update training as student financial assistance programs change, as well as required employee training
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required
  • Available to support all FSA programs via reassignment between programs (moving from one program to another), as needed

Additional Requirements as per Contract/Client:
  • Must reside in the U.S. and be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • May be required to work scheduled holidays, overtime, and weekends
  • Must be able to effectively read a prepared / written script out loud
  • Employment and continued employment are contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a favorable clearance. Final suitability determination is the sole discretion of the Department of Education.

Home Office Requirements:
  • Internet speed internet of 25 mbps or higher required (you can test this by going to www.speedtest.net)
  • Hardwired internet (ethernet) connection router, cannot connect via Wi-Fi
  • Must have a personal desktop or laptop computer to use for the first few weeks of training with a private work area and adequate power source
  • All equipment will need to be picked up in our El Paso, TX office

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MAXIMUS Introduction

Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com .

As a large employer and Federal contractor, Maximus is subject to various vaccine mandates across our lines of business. Maximus is committed to complying with any applicable vaccine mandates. The specific vaccine requirements for this position will be outlined throughout the selection process. Individuals who believe they may qualify for a medical or religious accommodation will have the opportunity to apply for an accommodation following an offer of employment.

EEO Statement

Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We are proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

Pay Transparency

The typical salary range of candidates hired is based on the local market. Compensation shall be commensurate with job duties and relevant work experience. An applicant's salary history will not be used in determining compensation.

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