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El Dorado, KS
Company:  Butler Electric Cooperative        
Job Title: Receptionist
Job Classification:  Non-Exempt, Part-time          
Reporting Relationship: Office Manager
Primary Accountability:
The receptionist is responsible for managing inbound and outbound calls in a timely manner.  This position will identify customer issues and inquires, clarify information and provide troubleshooting solutions. Excellent verbal communication skills are required.
Major Duties:
  • Interacts in a professional manner with employees, consumers, visitors and the public in general.
  • Resolves consumer problems, complaints and questions via the telephone, in-person or by forwarding phone calls to the appropriate person.
  • Seizes opportunities to upsell products when they arise.
  • Processes applications for new members, as well as provides information about the Cooperative and the available programs.
  • Cross-trains in other areas in order to fill in for absent employees.
  • Transmits and posts automatic debits, as well as credit card payments.
  • Participates in the annual Cooperative meeting, as required.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Office Manager.
  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • At least two (2) years of experience working in an office setting is preferred.
  • A thorough knowledge of modern office practices is preferred, including procedures and equipment, including word processors, computers, calculators, copiers and other standard office equipment.
  • Understanding and the ability to utilize business English, spelling and arithmetic, as well as basic accounting principles and telephone skills.
  • Ability to interpret and apply administrative policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, present information and respond to questions, both in a written and verbal manner.
  • Ability to demonstrate a personality which is pleasant, cooperative and mature.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive public relations for the Cooperative.
  • Ability to learn the methodology of equipment used in computer data entry work during a training period of over thirty (30) days and up to three (3) months.
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. 
  • Ability to stand, lift, carry, push, pull, balance, stoop, reach, handle, talk, hear, see, grasp, move head and neck and movement across mid-line.
  • Ability to lift up to thirty (30) pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to ten (10) pounds.
  • Finger dexterity, manual dexterity, alertness, precision, motor coordination, auditory discrimination and tactile discrimination.
Work Environment:
  • Inside/Indoor environment which provides protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily temperature changes.
  • Interaction with staff and customers.
Additional Duties:
Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time.  The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee holding this position.  Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.
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