Customer Service Specialist – Northern Regional Center, Wake Forest

November 16, 2023
Wake Forest, NC
Job Type


What You'll Be Doing

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to begin a rewarding career in Health and Human Services!

We are currently looking for a hard-working Customer Service Specialist (CSS) with a passion for helping others to become part of our Northern Regional Center (NRC) team. This position will support all Wake County programs and departments and offers the unique opportunity to work with and learn about several programs and sections of Health and Human Services and local government. In your new role, you will assist clients that walk into the NRC for all programs or service needs, gather intake or service request information, handle incoming telephone calls as we are our own call center, register customers for services, schedule appointments, and service calls, and triage as needed. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply!

At the NRC we are passionate and eager to help change the lives of our clients and help to build a better community. We actively work with community partners to provide services to clients and to build better relationships in the process. The Northern Regional Center allows citizens to have access to needed, quality services that are community-based and in one convenient location. The NRC is one of the county's strategies to deliver services in coordination with a network of community partners including local municipalities, schools, faith-based, and civic organizations.

Apply today and love your new rewarding career with community impact on #TeamWake!

About Our Team

Wake County Health and Human Services (WCHHS) is the consolidation of programs and services that include social services, public health, job search assistance, child support, and transportation. Our mission, in partnership with the community, is to facilitate full access to high quality and effective health and human services for Wake County residents. In addition to our numerous standard programs, Wake County Health and Human Services (WCHHS) is engaged in a number of special initiatives that are impacting services and programs throughout our entire agency. Whether legislated down from the changing regulations on the Federal or State level or bubbling up from the entrepreneurial spirit of our staff, you can always look forward to Wake County Health and Human Services implementing new and exciting enhancements to our services and programs.

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year of job-related experience (i.e. customer service, medical records, medical office)
  • Equivalent education and experience are accepted

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Strong customer service skills and experience acting as the first point of contact in a fast-paced environment
  • Customer service or administrative assistant experience working in a public health or social services setting
  • Experience working in a medical and/or banking setting
  • Experience with Human Services Programs: NCFast, OnBase, NCIR, Athena, WIC, SharePoint and Medical Records
  • Spanish language skills

How Will We Know You're 'The One'?

  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service at all times
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive team player with great interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates a high degree of adaptability and the ability to handle rapid change
  • Possess a high level of energy, ability to work efficiently in a very high pace environment and a Self- starter
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining a very strong attention to detail and accuracy

About This Position

Location: Northern Regional Center Wake Forest, NC 27587

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:15 am - 5:15 pm

Hiring Range: $19.64 - $21.60

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 11/21/2023

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.874 billion, employs over 4400 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Wake County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Background Check Statement

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Emergency Service Worker Statement

In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.

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