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Search our current job postings. Click “Apply Online” and complete the online application.

Employment testing (hourly positions only)

Some of our positions may require you to complete and pass a skills test to be considered for an interview. Skills tests are validated tools used to assess a candidate's ability to perform job-related skills. Here is what to expect:

  • Recruiters send invitations by email to candidates selected to test.
  • Using the information on the email invitation, register for and take the test. Practice test information is provided in the email invitation.
  • If you successfully pass all required skills tests, a recruiter will evaluate your submission for further advancement.

Equal opportunity employer

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other basis prohibited by law.

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If you have a disability that limits your ability to apply online, please call us at 1-866-702-6324. Important note:

  • This option is reserved for use by individuals with disabilities.
  • When you call, you must have the requisition number and/or job title and location of the position for which you wish to express interest.
  • Our HR Specialists will require your personal information, including the last four digits of your Social Security Number, to complete your application.
  • Our HR specialists will not have access to existing profiles in the Southern Company online application process and will not be able to provide any application status updates.
  • All subsequent communications in accordance with our process will be via email.

FAQ

When it comes to benefits, our philosophy is simple: Southern Company offers you competitive benefits from the day you start work until the day you retire - and beyond. We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees - and we regularly review those benefits to ensure they remain competitive and continue to meet the diverse needs of our employees. In addition to medical, dental and life insurance coverage, our benefits package includes:

  • Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan
  • A fully-funded pension plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • An inclusive, team-oriented work environment
  • No-cost health and wellness programs
  • Continuous training and development, including cross-training, job rotations and online training opportunities

Learn more about the wide variety of market-competitive benefit choices available to full-time and regular part-time (minimum 20 hours per week) active employees and their families. (Note: Benefits and services listed may not apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement.)

Southern Company utilizes pre-employment testing on certain jobs to identify and assess a candidate's abilities and skills when they are required. Our pre-employment tests have been validated and shown to be job-related, fair, objective and a consistent means to help identify qualified candidates for these jobs.

Testing Process

  1. Candidate applies for a job
  2. Recruiter reviews applicant information and selects candidates to test
  3. Selected candidates are invited to test via test invitation email notification
  4. Candidate registers for test electronically via instructions in the test invitation email notification
  5. Candidate attends test session
  6. Candidate retrieves results via Company Employment Test Results line 1-800-457-2981

Prepare Yourself

If you have received an invitation to test or want to explore the types of tests we give, you can access practice tests or test preparation materials from the practice test boxes to the right. Utilizing these practice test or preparation tips may improve your chances of qualifying.

To use the EEI links below, you may need to disable your pop-up blocker or allow pop-ups from eei.org.

EEI practice Test and Brochures:

Login required:

User Name: southern
Password: testing

EEI Practice Tests (CAST, POSS/MASS, SASS, TECH, SO/PD)

EEI Testing Brochure

Company/Organization Specific Tests (MS-Word and PDF format):

I Qualified, What Next?

  1. The pool of test-qualified candidates is reviewed by a recruiter and/or hiring manager, and candidates are selected to advance in the employment selection process.
  2. If you are not selected to advance in the employment selection process, your qualified test results are considered valid until the position requirements change or the test itself changes.

I Did Not Qualify, What Next?

To retake a test, you must reapply for a new position requiring that test and be selected and invited via test invitation email notification.

Retest Policy

Candidates are eligible to be invited to retest 45 days after the last unsuccessful attempt. Retesting is by invitation only.

Accommodations in Testing

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability you feel requires special arrangements to take a test, please let us know at the time you are registering to take a test by clicking the TEST HELP button which, will allow you to e-mail us your request.

Click "Forgot your user name?" from the login page and provide the information requested.

  • Click "Forgot your password?" from the login page.
  • Enter your user name.
  • Enter the email address if you have previously provided one or leave the field blank if you have not.
  • Click "OK" and answer the security question.
  • If you entered an email address, you will be sent an email with instructions to complete the process.
  • Log in to your account by clicking "Sign In" at the top right corner of the job search page and entering your user name and password.
  • Once you are logged in, click "My Account Options" at the top of the page.
  • Scroll down to the "Login Information" section and click the "edit" link.
  • Enter your current password and your new password and update your security question if desired and click save.
  • Log in to your account by clicking “Create/Access my profile” on the job search page southerncompany.jobs/jobs and entering your user name and password.
  • Select the "My Job Page" tab near the top left of the page.
  • Select "My Submissions" to view your submissions.
  • Review the "Submission Status" listed under each submission.

What is the status of my job submission?

  • Log in to your account by clicking “Create/Access my profile” on the job search page southerncompany.jobs/jobs and entering your user name and password.
  • Select the "My Job Page" tab near the top left of the page.
  • Select "My Submissions" to view your submissions.
  • Review the "Submission Status" listed under each submission.

When will I be contacted about my job submission?

You are able to check the status of your submission by following the instructions above. Southern Company provides status updates to applicants via email and through real-time submission status updates for each submission found in the My Submissions list. You can review emails that have been sent to you by clicking "View Email Messages" from your submission list. If you are selected to interview, you will be contacted by a recruiter. Candidates not selected will receive electronic communications (email) about their status or they can review the submission status in the submission list for real-time updates.

You can only edit your information if the job is still open and your record has not already been processed by a recruiter.

  • Log in to your account by clicking “Create/Access my profile” on the job search page southerncompany.jobs/jobs page and entering your user name and password.
  • Select the "My Job Page" tab near the top left of the page.
  • Select "My Submissions" to view your submissions.
  • Click "View/Edit My Submission" under the submission you want to edit and click the edit link next to the section you would like to update.
  • After you have made your changes, click the submit button to update your submission.
  • Log in to your account by clicking “Create/Access my profile” on the job search page southerncompany.jobs/jobs and entering your user name and password.
  • Select the "My Job Page" tab near the top left of the page.
  • Select "My Submissions" to view your submissions.
  • Click the job title of your submission to review the job description.
  • To review your answers to the questions, click "View/Edit My Submission" for the submission you are interested in and scroll down to the "Screening Questions" section.
  • Log in to your account by clicking “Create/Access my profile” on the job search page southerncompany.jobs/jobs and entering your user name and password.
  • Next to your name, click the dropdown arrow and select profile.
  • Select the "Attachments" box in the progress bar.
  • Scroll down to the "Attached Files" to see a list of uploaded documents and click the file name you wish to view.
  • Click the delete button next to the file name to delete it.
  • To upload a new resume, follow the instructions on the page.
  • Click the link in the email that asks if you want to review the opening or apply online.
  • You will be taken directly to the application page for this job.
  • Follow the instructions to submit your information to this job.

The job may have expired. Please review our other opportunities for similar positions.

  • Log in to your account by clicking “Create/Access my profile” on the job search page southerncompany.jobs/jobs and entering your user name and password.
  • Next to your name, click the dropdown arrow and select profile.
  • Select the "Work Preferences" and "Work Preferences (cont'd)" box in the progress bar and make your selections. Click "Next Step" at the bottom of each page.
  • Click "Submit" when you get to the Summary page.
  • Log in to your account by clicking “Create/Access my profile” on the job search page southerncompany.jobs/jobs and entering your user name and password.
  • Once you are logged in, click "My Account Options" at the top of the page.
  • Scroll down to the "Correspondence" section and click the "edit" link.
  • Check which correspondences you want to continue receiving or uncheck those you would no longer like to receive.
  • Log in to your account by clicking “Create/Access my profile” on the job search page southerncompany.jobs/jobs and entering your user name and password.
  • Next to your name, click the dropdown arrow and select profile.
  • Select the "Contact Information" in the progress bar and make your changes. Click "Next Step" at the bottom of each page.
  • Click "Submit" when you get to the summary page.

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