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Southern Company Senior Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia

Senior Administrative Assistant


Senior Administrative Assistant


This position provides administrative support for the Brand and Creative Director and occasionally to the Brand and Creative leadership team within Corporate Communication. The successful candidate must have extensive administrative experience supporting an officer, director, or manager. This position requires exceptional organizational, prioritization and calendar management skills. The Senior Administrative Assistant role requires someone who is detail-oriented and can resolve conflicting priorities and adjust changing schedules as needed. The candidate must have a professional presence and be a self-starter who requires minimal supervision.

This position works very closely with the Corporate Communication management and administrative teams as well as with key stakeholders within business units across Georgia Power and the Southern Company system. The selected candidate is responsible for writing or preparing reports and presentations, organizing and scheduling meetings, reviewing incoming messages and requests to determine their significance, making travel arrangements, compiling meeting minutes, conducting research, preparing timesheets and expense reports, as well as routing and processing invoices for payment.

The person occupying this role will also support the Brand and Creative Director by collaborating with external vendors and constituents in the state. This position views confidential information and the successful candidate must be able to maintain that confidentiality. Finally, this role requires someone who is a team player with an exceptional working knowledge of HR databases, financial processes, and administrative best practices.

This position is located at the Georgia Power Corporate Office, 241 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta, GA



  • High School Diploma required

  • Successful completion of the EEI SASS (Clerical) and Customer Value Assessment pre-employment test required

  • Professional Certification Preferred (ex. CPS, CAPS)

Experience Requirements:

  • Experience working with executives, managers, and other administrative professionals

  • Experience interfacing with internal and external contacts/decision makers

  • Extensive electronic calendar management, email, and phone experience

  • Advanced computer knowledge and skills using office applications (i.e. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Knowledge of time keeping, expense reporting and other information management systems

  • Knowledge creating purchase requisitions and managing vendor invoices and purchase orders

  • Coordinates special administrative projects as assigned to include assigning work, providing project information, giving guidance in support of project objectives

  • Strong organizational, prioritization and calendar management skills

  • Demonstrated evidence of producing work without errors or omissions

  • Demonstrated effectiveness with coordinating projects and events to include: accepting/declining requests, disseminating information, and organizing materials

  • Excellent phone, verbal, and written communications skills

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of timekeeping systems, human resource databases

  • Knowledge of SOX compliance and retention schedules

  • Advanced secretarial/administrative skills (e.g. customer service and phone skills, time management skills, planning and organizing skills, prioritization skills, scheduling and planning meetings/conference calls, preparing agendas and materials for meetings, coordinating catering for meetings, making travel arrangements, preparing and processing expense statements, invoice processing, file management, email management, calendar management, supplies procurement)

  • Exceptional organizational skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks effectively

  • Exceptional communication and active listening skills

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities with competing deadlines to produce high quality results in a quick and efficient manner

  • Ability to interact effectively with a variety of people at different position levels and with different personalities

  • Ability to concentrate and demonstrate patience

  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office products

  • Ability to write, edit and proof

  • Ability to provide a high level of attention to detail

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with co-workers

  • Ability to anticipate next steps and make decisions to ensure quality work is produced

  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Ethical/high integrity

  • Strong work ethic

  • Professional appearance and behaviors

  • Committed to superior performance and continuous learning and improvement

  • Honest and candid communicator

  • Assertive and proactive

  • Positive “can do” attitude

  • Flexible (i.e. able to adapt to changing priorities)

  • Enjoys working w ith others

  • Team player

  • Customer focused

  • Committed to citizenship

  • Results oriented

  • Places personal safety and the safety of others first

Other Requirements:

  • Occasional travel and overtime may be required

  • Residence within the Atlanta area is prefered

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

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 consistently 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 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: Communications & External Affairs

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2008096