Virtual Safety Agent

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Please note that our National Operations Center is a 24/7 operation with three shifts.

Candidates must be available for one the following full-time shifts and open to working a schedule that includes both weekend days

Morning (6am-3pm ET)

Evening (2pm-11pm ET)

Overnight (10pm-7am ET) *Please note this shift pays more than daytime shifts.

About Citizen

Citizen is a free app that keeps you and your loved ones safe. It is a powerful force for good that has already evacuated people from burning buildings, diverted school buses from nearby terrorist attacks and reunited missing children with their parents. 

Using our unique technology, 911 alerts are made available to the public and are accompanied by live stories, real-time updates, and user-generated content to provide you with the information you need to protect yourself and your loved ones. We act fast, break news, and give people the immediate information they need to stay safe. And we’re just getting started. 

This year Citizen will expand further across the United States with the express mission of making your world a safer place. We’re looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals to help take the Citizen app to the next level as we scale up nationwide. With a group of passionate builders from Facebook, Square, Uber, Google and HQ Trivia, Citizen is the company your current company doesn’t want you to know about.

Citizen is backed by Sequoia Capital, 8VC, and Founders Fund and has raised tens of millions in VC funding. 

About the Team

Citizen Protect is a private security system used to keep individuals and families safe. It's Citizen's first subscription product and combines the power of our network, trained safety agents, and technology to give everyone the power to protect themselves and the people they love. Citizen Protect includes a powerful suite of safety products including a fast way to reach a safety professional when you’re in trouble and a live tracking tool so your friends and loved ones can look out for you.

The talented, detail-oriented, and experienced individuals on this team are responsible for guiding Citizen user’s through any safety situation, big or small. Team members are able to think on their toes, quickly triage situations, and are passionate about keeping their communities safe and informed. 

Role Description

Citizen is searching for trained customer service professionals who are equipped to aid others in minor or major emergency situations. Virtual Safety Agents will play a key role in leading our mission critical 24/7 National Operations Center. In this role, you will be communicating with users who are in need of assistance in potentially unsafe conditions. You will be responsible for guiding difficult conversations and using your best judgement in determining the severity of these situations in real-time. You will be at the frontlines of helping users who feel unsafe in their surroundings and offer direct assistance and escalation to 911. 

Responsibilities

  • Communicate with users who have indicated they are in need of immediate assistance 
  • Triage the level of severity of each call and make appropriate assessments of necessary next steps 
  • Offer support and guidance in real-time to any user who feels unsafe 
  • Decide when a situation is of heightened importance and should be escalated to 911
  • Work with a team of Safety Alert Writers to help distribute relevant safety information
  • Make real-time judgement calls that directly impact a person’s personal safety 

Requirements

  • Experience working in customer service, handling high call volume
  • Experience verbally communicating with customers daily 
  • Exercise superb judgment on sensitive subject matter
  • Ability to multitask and effectively prioritize
  • Ability to mitigate stressful situations and demonstrate empathy for others 
  • Flexible and open to constantly-changing priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously within tight time frames 
  • *Experience as a first responder / medical professional a plus

Citizen offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, company holidays, stock option plan, overtime, meals, commuter benefits, and various wellness perks.

Citizen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • GoLanguages
    • Node.jsLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases

Location

Financial District, New York, NY 10004

An Insider's view of Citizen

What's something quirky about your company?

Citizen operates 24/7, because we’re dedicated to keeping you safe and informed around the clock. We never know when a firefighter might be called to rescue a cat from a tree, or when a wildfire might break out and quickly spread. Something unexpected is always happening somewhere.

Sam

Overnight Operations Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Building new tools to help everyone keep the people, places, and things they love safe, and to provide unparalleled access to help in emergencies.

Cissy

Product Manager, Safety Tools

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I first joined Citizen to use technology to enhance my job as a violence interrupter, trying to stop shootings before they happen. Two years later, I am an engineer who builds hardware to enhance every violence interrupter’s job in the nation.

Prince

Hardware Engineer

What are Citizen Perks + Benefits

Citizen Benefits Overview

Citizen offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, company holidays, stock option plan, commuter benefits, remote-friendly policy, and various wellness perks.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Culture Committee, Book Club, Speaker Series
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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