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Collection Specialist

Published on September 11, 2019
Organization: Tennessee Housing Development Agency

 

Tennessee Housing Development Agency

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 AT 11:59PM 

Division: Mortgage Loan Servicing
Reports to: Collection Manager
Location: Nashville, TN
Full-time/Part-time: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 30
Monthly Salary Range Minimum: $3,365
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt (01)

Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Completes activities relating to the collection of mortgage amounts due and borrower account administration. This work requires direct contact with the public, the exercise of good judgment and the application of Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) policies and procedures as they relate to the application of payments, collection of amounts past due, loss mitigation, borrower counseling and other general customer service inquiries.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Makes outgoing calls to customers to attempt to assess reasons for default and make satisfactory arrangements to bring accounts back into a current standing.
  • Answers incoming phone calls and responds to customer requests for information on their accounts.
  • Sets active follow up arrangements on accounts, records notes and financial data.
  • Provides primary phone support through the Loan Servicing call center including incoming and outgoing follow up communications.
  • Follows insurer guidelines for delinquent account management and collects documentation to support account activity.
  • Provides assistance with borrower counseling, loss mitigation and foreclosure avoidance.
  • Provides assistance with mailing letters, forms or other customer contacts.
  • Assists customers with web site functionality, password resets, and other requests for account data.
  • Maintains and files electronic information to customer accounts with proper noting and documentation.
  • Assists with error resolution and customer complaint tracking.
  • Provides back up for other Loan Servicing functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Collections experience, with mortgage collections experience preferred.
  • Telephone customer service experience.
  • Successful completion of Mortgage Bankers Association “Basics of Mortgage Servicing” course preferred.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent telephone etiquette.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to accurately enter data into electronic systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to plan and organize a large workload.
  • Maintains high level of confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely with a high level of detail.
  • Ability to read, follow and interpret instructions, regulations and policies.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Computer literate; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and the internet; able to effectively adapt to and use other computer systems as needed for daily activities.

Special Demands:
The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The ability to use a phone headset for long periods of time.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETE AND RESUME ATTACHED FOR CONSIDERATION

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.THDA.ORG AND FOLLOW THE ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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