Collections Specialist

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States Full-time


Job Description:


Job Title:                             Collections Specialist

Reports to:                         Manager, Billing and Collections

FLSA Status:                       Non-exempt

Department:                      Customer Care




This position is responsible for contacting customers to arrange payment of past due account balances to reduce non-pay disconnect churn.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed below:


  • Contacts assigned customers on outbound calls to arrange payment of past due account balances.
  • Accepts inbound calls from Vast customers to arrange payments.
  • Follows credit & collections processes and procedures and negotiates payment terms within policies.
  • Refers special credit arrangements, escalations, and high-level problematic accounts to Manager for resolution.
  • Coordinates with other departments on credit, collections and customer issues as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by manager.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide figures and amounts using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and solve practical problems.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills




  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • One to two years of related experience in credit and collections preferred



Computer Skills:


  • Ability to use Word processing, Internet software and e-mail.
  • Must be capable of becoming proficient in the use of the billing system and tools used to support the customer (training provided). 


Physical Demands/Working Conditions:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Must be able to perform computer functions and operate routine office equipment.
  • Must be able to perform moderate walking throughout the call center. 
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.

Vast Broadband is an equal opportunity employer.