Southern Company Administrative Assistant - Kemper County in DeKalb, Mississippi

Administrative Assistant - Kemper County


The Administrative Assistant position provides administrative and clerical support to the plant management and staff at the Kemper County Energy facility. The successful candidate will handle all aspects administrative support duties including but not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • General administrative and clerical duties to support plant management and functional areas of the plant as required.

  • Preparing monthly reports and other ad hoc administrative responsibilities such as data entry, phone inquiries, meeting planning/calendar maintenance, and file management.

  • Manage iExpense, Enterprise Solutions applications for department procurement card administration, processing invoices, expense statements, timesheets and special projects.

  • Ensure that time reporting for departments are accurate each pay period

  • Serve as back up to other functional areas at the plant when required

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills. A working knowledge of Oracle Financials and Maximo is preferred. This position requires the ability to work with confidential information and the ability to properly handle sensitive information.

This position will report to the Plant Services Team Leader at the Kemper County Energy facility. This is a non-exempt position and the salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience.


Experience Requirements:

  • Three or more years’ experience in a high volume office environment is required.

  • Extensive computer experience including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is preferred.

  • Experience working with all levels of management is highly preferred.

  • Experience in working in a plant environment is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated exceptional professional communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Excellent time management, planning, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to interact credibly with all levels of employees and management in a team environment.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple or changing priorities with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to take initiative and personal responsibility to successfully handle all details of the job.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Ethical behavior, total commitment, and superior performance.

  • Demonstrate initiative in getting work accomplished with minimal direction.

  • Position requires the candidate to be flexible in order to rotate to other administrative positions if needed.

  • Must perform daily with a safety-focused attitude and commitment to zero accidents and injuries.

  • Ability to work as a team player and willing to assist team members with a variety of tasks

  • Welcomes opportunities to gain additional knowledge on new technology or procedures


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required

  • Secondary degree is a plus

Qualified Test Requirement:

  • Clerical Aptitude Test (SASS)


  • Must exhibit Southern Style : Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment.

  • Must possess Principle Centered Leadership understanding:

  1. Be Proactive

  2. Began with the End in Mind

  3. Put First things First

  4. Think Win/Win

  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

  6. Synergize

  7. Sharpen the Saw

  • Must embrace Target Zero: Every Day, Every Job, Safely – Our core belief that all accidents and incidents are preventable and the goal is zero accidents and incidents.

Mississippi Power a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America-s premier energy company, with 44,000 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 DiversityInc, 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.

Job Field: Administrative & Clerical

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Primary Location: Mississippi-Kemper County-DeKalb

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Kemper County plant-5835 Highway 493 (5835DeKalb)

5835 Highway 493

DeKalb, 39328

Req ID: MPC2001432