Area Manager - Regional External Affairs - Americus/West Region, GA

Americus, GA

Area Manager, Americus, GA (West Columbus, GA) Area

** Strongly preferred that the successful candidate live within their assigned territory.

Relocation assistance will be provided if needed and if you qualify.

  • This position requires participation in various activities (meetings, community events, storm restoration, etc.) outside of normal working hours .

Please Note : Candidates will be asked to demonstrate external savviness by making a presentation that addresses case scenarios to demonstrate the ability to lead and solve problems that are representative of a region environment.


The Americus Area Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining Georgia Power’s influence and presence, advancing its business interests, and providing exceptional community leadership in Crisp, Dooly, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, and Webster counties. This position will be responsible for building relationships of influence with government officials at all levels, as well as business and community leaders to ensure positive legislation, regulations, local ordinances, and other items that impact the company, our external relationships, and our ability to provide the highest level of customer value are in place.

They will be innovative and strategic in leading community initiatives that grow the community through economic development, establishing Georgia Power as a recognized leader in this geographic area.

The Area Manager will help coordinate operations activities across all Georgia Power functional areas within the assigned geographic territory to provide excellent service to our customers and communities. This includes Power Delivery, Sales, Customer Service, Economic Development and Customer Choice. Their office will be located at the Americus Operating Headquarters.

In addition, this position will have accountability to actively support a culture within the Company that is inclusive, builds trust and is continuously improving. This includes ownership of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts as well as leadership in continuing to advance Southern Company “Moving to Equity” plans.

Job Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of various functional areas, including Customer Service, Community and Economic Development, Sales, Power Delivery, External Affairs, Generation, Finance & Accounting.

  • An innovative, self-motivated, and bold leader who can develop strategic plans, which translate into actionable objectives; able to think strategically, implement strategy and make decisions.

  • Ability to utilize resources, such as charitable giving budgets and volunteers to maximize influence and drive community & economic development, workforce development, and social justice.

  • Collaborative leader with strong cross-functional partnerships which help expedite service to our customers and other external stakeholders.

  • Ability to balance serving on multiple boards and committees simultaneously in different counties (e.g., Development Authority, Chamber Board, Rotary, Kiwanis, other Charitable and Educational organizations).

  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with government officials and community leaders; navigate complex issues and find common ground with multiple stakeholders with differing perspectives.

  • Highly developed skills in communication (verbal and written), interpersonal relations and the ability to communicate with and gain the confidence of people from a variety of sectors and settings.

  • Understanding of company issues and the ability to communicate these issues to others.

  • Demonstrated experience in the external community environment, including service on community boards and committees is preferred.

  • Demonstrated organizational and process management skills.

  • Takes initiative for personal development and the development of others.

  • Demonstrates safe work behaviors and supports Safety Excellence.

  • Periodically lead special project teams at the request of the West Region Executive.

Other Requirements:

  • This position requires participation in various activities (meetings, community events, storm restoration, etc.) outside of normal working hours.

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

  • Strongly preferred that Area Manager live within their assigned territory.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the Company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

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.

Job Identification: 5847

Job Category: Communications & External Affairs

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power