CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT
(12 months contract)
SALARY: R208 584 per annum (Level 06) plus 37% in lieu of benefits
CENTRE: Free State Regional and Satellite Office (Bloemfontein and Phuthaditjaba)
Ref No: CSA/FS/BFN/06-1C (Bloemfontein)
Ref No: CSA/FS/PHUT/06-1C (Phuthaditjaba)
REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate three year tertiary qualification (at least 360 credits) with 18 months proven experience in processing life insurance/employee benefits or client relationship management/client care preferably in Life Insurance or Employee Benefits or Medical Aid environments or A Grade 12 Certificate/Senior Certificate (Matric) with three years proven experience in processing life insurance/employee benefits or client relationship management/client care preferably in Life Insurance or Employee Benefits or Medical Aid environments. Knowledge of GEPF products and services will be an advantage. Computer literacy that would include a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Proficiency in English is a requirement and the ability to speak any of the other official languages in the province applying for, would be an added advantage. The applications of individuals currently residing in the Province (Free State) applying for may receive preference.
DUTIES: The incumbent will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks which includes but are not limited to the following: Provide quality customer service within CRM: Handle all face to face enquiries received effectively; Follow up and finalize enquiries referred to other business units, within the agreed time frames; Respond to emails, web queries, posted queries/courier services, faxes within allocated time frame; Update on all the relevant GPAA systems. Provide Client liaison services within the office: Respond to escalated queries within allocated time frame; Interact with the departments and members regarding outstanding queries; Relationship management on any changes happening in the various sections; Provide/ request feedback to various clients and stakeholders; Follow-up with business units and provide feedback to clients until cases are finalized; Effective and efficient administration of documents received; Provide administrative support at outreach initiatives. Provide data inputs in the compilation of the reports: Report any issues/make recommendations with regards to ongoing service improvements and maintain a high level of client care; Compile and submit daily, weekly and monthly production statistics to the supervisor; Check and update consolidated/escalation lists to the supervisor. Excellent problem solving skills, excellent presentation skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to communicate with clients. Time management skills, Self-management – being able to work independently, Knowledge of Employee Benefits, Knowledge of client relations management, Geographical knowledge of the Province applying for.
ENQUIRIES: Mr Lesiba Sehlapelo Tel No: (012) 399 2710
APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, in the heading to the email below: # Disclaimer during COVID 19 lockdown stages: With the restrictions on social distancing during phases 5 to 2, you may email your application with the relevant supporting documentation to [email protected] quoting the reference number in the heading.
FOR ATTENTION: Mr Lesiba Sehlapelo – Recruitment
NOTE: Various 12 month contract positions for Customer Service Agents are currently available at Free State Regional and satellite office of the GPAA.
CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2020 at 12h00 noon No late applications will be considered.
NOTE: Take note of the disclaimer mentioned on each advert during COVID lockdown. It is preferred that applications with supporting documentation, including signed Z83 be emailed to the respective email addresses indicated on each advert. Ensure that you use the correct inbox/email. Applications send to the incorrect inbox will be deemed a regret. Ensure to sign your Z83 before you scan it. A Z83 not signed, will be deemed a regret. Only send documents related to the requirements in the advert. Requirement of applications: Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable on the internet at http://www.gpaa.gov.za (Originally signed). The relevant reference number must be quoted on all applications. Application should consist of (1) a comprehensive CV (specifying all experience and duties, indicating the respective dates MM/YY as well as indicating references with full contact details) (2) certified copies of all qualifications (including matriculation), Identity document, valid driver’s license (where driving/travelling is an inherent requirement of the job) and proof of citizenship if not RSA Citizen. Note: All copies must be certified in the past 6 months. Failure to submit the above information will result in the application not considered and deemed a regret. The candidate must agree to the following: Shortlisted candidates must be available for interviews at a date and time determined by GPAA. Applicants must note that pre-employments checks and references will be conducted once they are short-listed and the appointment is also subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include but not limited to: security clearance, security vetting, qualification/study verification, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, previous employment verification and criminal record. Applicants will be required to meet vetting requirements as prescribed by Minimum Information Security Standards. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will only be conducted with the short- listed candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. The candidate must take note of: It is intended to promote representativeness through the filling of these posts and the candidature of persons whose promotion/ appointment will promote representativeness, will receive preference. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For salary levels 11 – 15, the inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the state’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion in terms of applicable rules. SMS will be required to undergo a Competency Assessment as prescribed by DPSA. All candidates shortlisted for SMS positions will be required to undergo a technical exercise that intends to test the relevant technical elements of the job. One of the minimum entry requirements for SMS is the pre-entry certificate. For more details on the pre-entry course visit: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/ The GPAA reserves the right to utilize practical exercises/tests/competency assessments for non-SMS positions during the recruitment process (candidates who are shortlisted will be informed accordingly) to determine the suitability of candidates for the post(s). The GPAA reserves the right to cancel the filling/not to fill a vacancy that was advertised during any stage of the recruitment process. The successful candidate will have to sign and annual performance agreement and will be required to undergo a security clearance.