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Southern Company Executive Assistant- Washington, DC in Washington, District Of Columbia

Executive Assistant- Washington, DC


Executive Assistant- Washington, DC

This position resides in the Governmental Affairs Office of Southern Company and is responsible for providing direct administrative support to the Vice Presidents of Legislative Affairs and Regulatory Affairs. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the administrative field supporting an officer level employee in a corporate or government environment. This position requires exceptional organizational and decision-making skills. They must be a self-starter and possess the ability and desire to work through changing priorities with minimal supervision. The duties preformed include, but are not limited to: scheduling and coordinating meetings, processing expense reports, production of meeting materials, calendar maintenance, handling travel arrangements, assisting with in-office events, handling confidential information, assisting with communications projects including social media accounts and updating & sending mass email newsletters and other administrative and office task as assigned.

This position is located in northwest Washington, D.C. area near Capitol Hill.



  • College degree required

Job Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years administrative experience desired

  • Previous experience with Outlook, Powerpoint, iExpense, Excel, Photoshop and graphics editing preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to coordinate and work with other Government Affairs staff

  • Provide superior customer service to internal & external customers

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential matters

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (telephone, verbal, and written)

  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal/external customers and co-workers

  • Possess excellent time management, planning, organization, decision making and problem-solving skills

  • Flexible, multi-task oriented with the ability to meet deadlines and complete work with minimum supervision

  • Possess strong business acumen and ability to interact with executives

  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and other applications

Behavioral Attributes :

  • Candidate must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the company culture - Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment.

  • Committed to a safe work environment

  • Professional demeanor

  • Positive and pleasant attitude at all times

  • Team player

  • Self-motivated with the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

  • Proactive - anticipates problems and makes improvements to head them off

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America’s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by Diversity Inc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune’s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

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. #LI

Job Field: Communications & External Affairs

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington Area-Washington

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Washington Office - 601 Pennsylvania Ave. (601 WASHINGTON)

601 Pennsylvania Ave.

NW Suite 800

Washington, 20004

Req ID: SCS2009325

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