AAA Northeast Dispatcher (hybrid) - Newburgh, NY in Garden City, New York
This position would be a hybrid role, which means that you will typically spend 3 days of your work week working onsite at a AAA Northeast location and 2 days of your work week working from a remote location. You have applied to a hybrid position, and as such, you will be required to meet specific work from home requirements to support the business needs of AAA. This includes high speed internet access with minimum internet speed requirements.
Processes information received on service requests and dispatches calls using a range of communication methods; deploys service resources available to best meet member needs and to optimize efficient use of those resources; monitors status of calls and initiates action to solve problems and to provide timely, quality service to members.
Receives road service request information from Member Service Counselors and dispatches calls to facilities using a variety of communication channels (e.g., radio, telephone, digital/computer data link, fax, AVL). Relays all pertinent data to drivers (member situation, vehicle problem, location, etc.) When necessary, performs spotting duties to geographically code and assists drivers in finding member/disabled vehicle.
Processes all information available and determines type of service needed (e.g., service vehicle, tow, locksmith), the most appropriate facility to handle the call (based on location/primary facility, facility capabilities/equipment, and current capacity to provide timely service), and prioritizes calls based on various criteria (safety, weather, traffic, etc.) and ensures that police and other emergency calls are handled within established time frames.
Makes optimal use of available resources to ensure that calls are completed within the projected estimated time of arrival (ETA), that resources are efficiently deployed and routed, that correct equipment is dispatched to meet members' needs and relays calls to back-up facility when ETA appears in jeopardy.
Monitors computer screens to maintain continual awareness of overall status of resource availability and current deployment, and reallocates resources as needed to meet changing needs for service.
Communicates directly with members to provides advice and counsel regarding problem resolution (e.g., safety, towing/extraction alternatives, obtaining repair service), explains benefits covered and additional charges which may apply, notification when service will be delayed (or initiates action for another function to do so), and recommends AAA/CAA products and services (e.g., PLUS membership) when appropriate.
Maintains documentation on the current status of each call within his/her area, monitors call progression, and ensures documentation is complete before calls are cleared with proper codes.
Maintains frequent and timely communications with drivers on the status of calls that have been dispatched. Maintains close communications with facilities providing service, and notifies them whenever drivers cannot be contacted, or when other problems arise.
Responds to, and takes immediate action to resolve, service problems reported by members and drivers.
Collects data and provides assessment to others in call center on facility/driver cooperation and performance.
When necessary, performs all duties of a Member Service Counselor-AS.
Coordinates Roadside Assistance Program (RAP) call details with external agencies (Enterprise, Hertz, Lexus, etc.). Collects and documents specific information required to process RAP road service calls. Advises facility/driver of RAP call status along with any specific information pertaining to calls.
Education/Licenses/Certifications:High School diploma or GED requiredExperience:2 years call center experienceSkillsCustomer relations and interpersonal skillsCommunication skillsAbility to solve problems and identify alternativesAble to work as a member of a teamTime management and multitasking skillsAdaptable to changing situationsGeography & map reading skillsComputer skillsAbility to operate two-way radios
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Job LocationsUS-NY-Garden City
Category Customer Experience
Type Full Time Employee
Employment Type Regular Employee - (REG)
Work Schedule Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 3:00pm - 11:30pm. Your schedule may flex up to two hours at the beginning or end of your shift based on seasonal or business needs