Administrative Assistant IV

Athens, GA


This Administrative Assistant position will provide support to the East & Northeast Region External Affairs teams for Georgia Power. The Region External Affairs teams include a large team that is responsible for a wide variety of job functions, from Community Engagement & Community Building to Region Operations. The Administrative Assistant position requires working in a fast paced and collaborative environment and will split time between the East & Northeast Region teams but can be physically located in either Athens or Augusta. The ideal candidate has high initiative, is eager to learn and not afraid to ask questions, and values working with a variety of people that have different support needs. The position is responsible for administrative functions including but not limited to:

  • Employee time processing

  • Preparing monthly procurement card expense statements

  • Calendar management, planning and organizing meeting arrangements and catering

  • Invoice reconciliation and processing | check requests

  • Oracle – 426 & Foundation portal request management / processing

  • Purchase Requisition, Purchase Order, and Supply Chain logistic support

  • Video conference and conference bridge scheduling, set-up and coordination

  • Making travel arrangements

  • Maintaining SharePoint sites / TEAMS sites

  • Preparing presentations and communications

  • Ordering office and breakroom supplies

  • Filing, faxing, copying

  • Answering phones and taking effective messages

  • Maintaining S: Drive, TEAMS or SharePoint access and Outlook distributions lists

  • Budget preparations and tracking / Monthly Accruals

  • Region Storm responsibilities (logistics, etc.)

  • Other department specific requirements, as needed

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Secretarial/administrative experience in a busy, fast-paced environment is highly preferred

  • Experience supporting a large department is highly desired

  • Experience with timekeeping, expense reporting and reconciliation, arranging travel, and coordinating meetings, as necessary

  • Experience taking initiative and being a self-starter in day-to-day responsibilities

  • Qualification of Pre-Employment Clerical Test

  • Administrative/clerical certification such as Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) or Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) is desired, but not required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to professionally represent the department, including professional interactions with executives, managers, peers, department employees, vendors and other business partners.

  • Ability to multi-task to organize, prioritize and perform activities from multiple personnel at various levels within the department, determine priorities, and meet the needs of the organization within the required deadlines and with minimal supervision

  • Ability to manage calendar, travel, inbox, and incoming calls with minimal distractions, while ensuring the manager remains abreast of daily activities and requests

  • Ability to confidentially screen emails, upon request, and the ability to proactively prioritize the handling/processing of requests

  • Must be an effective team player that is able to build and maintain strong relationships with other Executive/Administrative Assistants and across the Company, and provide back-up support to others as needed

  • Proven ability to produce accurate results with attention to detail in a timely manner, independently, and with minimal supervision and direction

  • Must possess excellent customer service, time management, phone, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and Outlook)

  • Ability to leverage resources to pull together and provide relevant, appropriate information around business needs/issues, and create effective PowerPoint presentations utilizing such data

  • Proficiency in or ability to learn Southern Company Systems such as iExpense, SHIPS, SCOTT, Maximo, eSTARS, Enterprise Foundations, Oracle and overall budgeting

  • Must utilize good judgment and decision-making skills to either involve leadership or make independent decisions, as appropriate

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Possess and display behaviors consistent with Our Values: Safety First, Intentional Inclusion, Act with Integrity, and Superior Performance

  • Sustained professional demeanor

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Maintain a customer service mindset

  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities

  • Demonstrate initiative and drive to deliver positive results

  • Must be a team player that is customer focused and service oriented

  • Able to exercise independent judgment and discretion and able to work with minimal direction

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: 5752

Job Category: Administrative & Clerical

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power