The Customer Relations Representative will provide information, respond to customer inquiries, support passenger flow, and support fare media sales at Metrolink stations.
TO APPLY: This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications beginning April 2, 2020. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately
This is the entry level in the Customer Relations Representative series. At this level, assignments are generally limited in scope and are performed within a procedural framework established by higher-level employees.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
- Receives supervision from departmental management/supervisory level roles
- This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities
- Provide Metrolink riders with information on using the rail system, reading the train timetable, using ticket vending machines, fare policies, making connections, and create a positive passenger experience.
- Serve as the primary point of contact for train riders, inform customers at the train platforms during service disruptions, make public address announcements, and assist to prevent unnecessary delays to passengers.
- Sell Metrolink tickets, processing debit and credit sales, make ticket adjustments, and process customer refunds.
- Handle and account for all cash including preparing and balancing of the cash drawer, preparing bank deposits, and operating the Ticket Office Machine (TOM).
- Order and maintain a current inventory of pre-printed ticket stock and all current Metrolink published materials including brochures, train schedules, maps, forms, special events and special trains, etc.
- Provide support to school groups to ensure safe travel, appropriate fare media, and assistance with vouchers.
- Maintain Metrolink kiosks at all stations with current rider updates, special event literature, and other related materials as needed.
- Coordinate lost and found returns, contact customers regarding items, and recording feedback into the customer database.
- Coordinate passenger use of alternate transportation during service disruptions or planned outages at Metrolink stations, and report transportation issues to the appropriate personnel.
- Inform customers on rail safety issues, report trespasser and vandalism incidents to Metrolink security, and respond to emergency situations or customer service related problems as directed.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- High school diploma, GED or its equivalent.
- A minimum of (2) years of work experience in a customer service role interacting with and providing a service that may be measured by customer satisfaction.
- A combination of training, education and or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered when determining minimum qualifications. Advanced relevant coursework may also substitute for a portion of required experience.
- Valid Class C Driver's license with a satisfactory driving record of no more than three moving violations and no DUI's within the last three years.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- The Authority's operations and business practices
- Use of Microsoft Office
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to individuals and groups at all levels within and outside of the organization
- Transition between a stationary position at a desk or work location and move about Metrolink facilities or other work site locations
- Operate tools to perform the duties of the position; such as computers, office equipment and work-related machinery
- Transport equipment or boxes up to 25lbs
- Exchange ideas by means of communication
- Visual acuity to detect, identify and observe employees or train movement and any barriers to movement when working on or near railroad tracks
- Hear and perceive the nature of sounds when working on or near railroad tracks
- Balance, ascend/descend, climb, kneel, stoop, bend, crouch or crawl within assigned working conditions and or locations
Position requires work in a normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, or temperature. Work may also be conducted in outdoor environments, at construction sites, Railroad Track and Right-of-Way environments, and warehouse environments, with possible exposure to individuals who are hostile or irate, moving mechanical parts, and loud noises (85+ decibels, such as heavy trucks, construction, etc.)
Following a review of resumes and/or applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. Eligible applicants will be notified of the exact time and place of assessments and interview. Candidates will be interviewed to determine their relative knowledge, skills and ability in job related areas. Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a reference check, including degree verification and criminal records check provided through SCRRA .
Internal Candidates: Employees with active discipline as defined in the HR Policy No. 5.3 Positive Discipline Program and/or with performance that does not meet the standard for "meets expectations" as defined in the Performance Planning and Appraisal Process may be precluded from consideration and placement in the position.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the SCRRA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
The SCRRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/ADA
- Employee Events
- Employee Referral Program
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Disability
- Maternity/Paternity Paid Leave
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Paid Holidays
- Paid sick days
- Professional Development
- Retirement / Pension Plans
- Subsidized Commuting
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Vacation/paid time off