Southern Company Investigator - Birmingham Division in Birmingham, Alabama

Investigator - Birmingham Division


The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support to the Birmingham Division Area Investigator, in performing the duties of the department, specifically in the area of current diversion. This includes assisting with all related investigations; special projects; security training; security surveys and assessments; and other support duties as required. This position will serve as backup for the Birmingham Division Area Investigator in their absence and will provide security services support in other areas of the Company as required.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct and assist with current diversion investigations

  • Obtain criminal warrants and successfully prosecute offenders

  • Prepare concise written reports to management and for court use and testimony

  • Enter and maintain up to date computer case records in the Case Management System (CMS)

  • Coordinate and assist with special projects and events for Corporate Security

  • Assist with the presentation of security/personal safety programs, public safety awareness, and other training programs

  • Develop and maintain liaison with local law enforcement agencies, company personnel (particularly division Customer Service Inspectors), and other resources

  • Participate in job related professional organizations

  • Assist with the implementation of plans for storms, heightened security, and other emergency situations

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • Bachelor of Science or higher-level college degree in a criminal justice or related field preferred


  • Considerable knowledge and/or experience in civil and criminal law, investigative and interviewing techniques, crime scene inspection, rules of evidence, and techniques of physical surveillance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to testify in court

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work assignments and other work products

  • Ability to coordinate current diversion investigations with division accounting and the division customer service inspectors

  • Ability to conduct timely investigations with written reports and prosecution of subjects as required

  • Possess above average computer skills (including typing)

  • Photographic skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Above average oral and written communications skills

  • Customer relations and interpersonal skills are a must

  • Must be of high integrity and moral character placing Target Zero first

Other Requirements

  • Must be available for travel and call-out on weekend and night work related to investigations and other Corporate Security activities.

  • Must have the ability to legally carry a firearm

  • Due to the level of risk involved in this role the successful candidate MUST pass a thorough background check, drug screen, phycological exam and qualify in a firearm assessment

  • Successful candidate MUST meet Insider Threat Program requirements

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 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 customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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: Security

Job Type: Standard

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

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2005444