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Southern Company Administrative Assistant - Lower Coosa in Ohatchee, Alabama

Administrative Assistant - Lower Coosa


Administrative Assistant

This position provides administrative support to the Lower Coosa River system, which includes Lay, Mitchell, Bouldin, and Jordan dams. Responsibilities include general administrative support including, but not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate travel arrangements

  • Perform timekeeping and process employee expense reports for covered and non-covered personnel (STARS & iExpense Oracle Cloud)

  • Actively support community activities

  • Schedule and coordinate logistics for meetings and plant-wide events

  • Gather data, compile information, and prepare reports

  • Maintain departmental record retention

  • Backup support for other Administrative Support Specialists

  • Purchase departmental and plant gift cards, safety gifts, and coordinate service awards and retirement events

  • Serve as grievance coordinator

  • Prepare weekly on-call schedule

  • Schedule and organize plant tours

Job Experience & Education :

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required

  • Five years administrative experience is preferred (including conference, travel and meeting arrangements, report preparation and calendar management)

  • SHIPS, PeopleSoft, or other people management software experience is preferred

  • Accounts Payable experience is preferred

  • Experience with timekeeping systems is preferred

  • Experience working with union employees in a plant environment is highly desirable

  • Extensive computer experience with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :

  • Positive attitude and ethical behavior

  • Must manage sensitive information and maintain confidentiality

  • Self-starter; work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to make sound administrative/procedural decisions

  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities; attain deadlines

  • Interact well with all levels of employees and management

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Behavioral Attributes :

Display a commitment to safety and compliance. Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and professionalism. Build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers. Provide excellent customer service. Take ownership for assignments. Provide broad organizational support in many areas. Individual contributor adaptive to a team environment.

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. 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 Field: Administrative & Clerical

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Ohatchee

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

H Neely Henry Dam - 1021 Highway 144 (1021OHATCHEE)

1021 Highway 144

Ohatchee, 36271

Req ID: APC2007229