Job Description :

Title: Admin Support

Client: American Water

Contract Duration: 6 months
Hours Per Day: 8
Location: 4787 Old Redwood Hwy. Santa Rosa CA 95403

Key Req: General admin; reports in Excel and other programs; Front desk reception with cashier; customer service.


Description:
California American Water is seeking a dynamic and talented individual to join our Santa Rosa office as administrative support to our Operations team.
California American Water is a class-A water utility regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water. The company proudly serves high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 880,000 people throughout California, in the following counties: Los Angeles, Merced, Placer, San Diego, Ventura, Madera, Monterey, Sacramento, Sonoma and Yolo.
This administrative support position (aka Operations Specialist) provides administrative, analytical, and operational support to the district office including the Field and Production departments. This role may include assisting supervision with procurement, scheduling work, completing tasks, communicating with other departments, safety, assisting team members, handling customer inquiries and payments.
Key Accountabilities
Prepare, analyze, and evaluate reports on a wide variety of items including variances related to specific department work processes, regulatory requirements, budgets, capital expenditures, work orders, departmental and/or organizational performance, etc.
Provide general administrative support for day-to-day managerial and departmental needs and special projects, which may include but are not limited to, composing correspondence, obtaining permits, preparing, and distributing meeting minutes, processing purchasing card and fleet related expenses, initiating purchasing transactions, processing and tracking purchase orders and invoices, document preparation, etc.
Respond to customer inquiries, which may include, but are not limited to, gathering information from operations leadership, speaking with customers, and explaining company processes and billing. Front-desk duties including handling walk-in customer payment & questions.
Receive and distribute operational workflow requests and work orders.
Enter data and perform analysis in information systems.
Schedule daily operational work based on priority outlined by operations leadership using work management system.
Work collaboratively with other functions to optimize business performance and customer satisfaction.
Knowledge/Skills
Demonstrated organization ability and administrative skills. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize tasks. Effective problem solving and analytical ability.
Thorough understanding of standard business practices and principles, including basic accounting and budgeting.
Strong knowledge of computers, in-depth knowledge of Microsoft office suite applications and other pertinent software.
Understanding of collective bargaining agreements (if applicable), safety and regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of water or relevant utility industry operations, water and/or wastewater distribution regulations, water system equipment, water system operations, piping, tanks, pump stations, construction practices, engineering concepts, company policies and procedures and effective safety practices.
Reinforce leadership activities and decisions. Contribute to effective communication and culture by listening and providing feedback, supporting an open and honest work environment and cascading, and sharing knowledge and information relevant to employees.
Assist with training and development, knowledge transfer, instilling safe work practices, regulatory and environmental compliance activities.
This role may include assisting with field work including pick-up and delivery tasks, assessing repairs made by contractors, completing related paperwork and/or handling Public Utility inquiries
This role may assist with fleet management, vehicle repairs and facility maintenance.
Experience/Education
High school diploma or equivalency required. Associates level degree in business or related field of study preferred.
5 years of overall work experience with at least 3 years in accounting, payroll, or administrative support work.


Travel Requirements
Local and occasional regional travel may be needed

             

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