State of Maryland

COLLECTION AGENT LEAD/ADVANCED (#005453)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $37,289.00-$58,965.00 Yearly


GRADE

13

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE       BARGAINING UNIT: X        OVERTIME ELIGIBLE

NATURE OF WORK

A Collection Agent Lead/Advanced is the lead or advanced level of professional work in the collection of delinquent accounts as an agent of the Central Collection Unit in the Department of Budget and Management.  Employees in this classification recover overdue payments for accounts owed by individuals to various State agencies.  Employees in this classification who function as lead workers assign, review and approve the work of and train lower-level Collection Agents.  Employees in this classification who function as advanced workers are responsible for exceptionally complex accounts in the Recoveries Section.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Collection Agent Supervisor or other designated administrator.  The work may require travel throughout Maryland.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the classification specification.

The Collection Agent Lead/Advanced is differentiated from the Collection Agent II in that the Collection Agent Lead assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Collection Agents and the Collection Agent Advanced is responsible for exceptionally complex accounts in the Recoveries Section, while the Collection Agent II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.  The Collection Agent Lead/Advanced is differentiated from the Collection Agent Supervisor in that Collection Agent Supervisor has  supervisory responsibility for lower-level Collection Agents.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Reviews debtor files to determine extent of indebtedness;

Contacts debtors, explains reason and amount of indebtedness and arranges repayment schedules;

Recommends accounts to be referred for litigation, or for full or partial abatement;

Interprets and explains State laws and regulations concerning the source of indebtedness or required collection to debtors or debtor’s representative;

Secures information concerning debtor ability to pay;

May review calculation and assignment of indebtedness and may predetermine indebtedness from financial information about debtor ability to pay;

May investigate financial condition of debtors for information on debtor ability to pay;

May contact various agencies to verify financial information;

May analyze tax returns and financial statements for information on debtor’s ability to pay;

May testify in court on the calculation of indebtedness and attempts to collect;

May investigate the status of estates of deceased debtors;

Performs other related duties.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates are required to undergo a criminal background check as part of the selection process due to the financial nature of the job.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions that are designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Finance and Procurement Article, Section 3-301, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit as indicated by the designation of S (supervisor), M (manager), T (agency head), U (Board or Commission member), W (student), X (used by agency or excluded by executive order), or Z (confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and therefore, all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime as provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

Date Revised

April 13, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 005453; EST: ; REV: 4/13/2018;

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