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South Jersey Industries Administrative Assistant I in Elizabeth, New Jersey

About Us

Elizabethtown Gas is a natural gas utility company that delivers safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas to over 300,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, and Mercer counties. At our core, we’re dedicated to being a committed community partner, delivering exceptional customer service and developing innovative clean energy solutions to meet the needs of the future.

At Elizabethtown Gas, we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. Whether you’re a seasoned operations technician or an early-career legal professional, our culture, inclusive workforce, and leadership development and training programs will provide you with the tools you need to either kickstart your career or bring it to new heights.

Position Summary

The Administrative Assistant at Elizabethtown Gas works collaboratively with the Fleet, Warehouse and Meter Reading department leaders and team members to provide effective administrative support. This role provides the opportunity to coordinate the administrative activities of department leaders and provide field employees with top-tier customer service. This is an opportunity for the incumbent to practice organizational skills and stakeholder service skills. The Administrative Assistant plays a critical role in ensuring that administrative objectives are met and contributing to department success. This role provides a dynamic work environment and opportunity for internal mobility at an organization that champions inclusion, community wellness, and sustainability.

Essential Functions :

  • Answe r phones and emails and handle incoming mail

  • Provide top-tier customer service to department leaders, field employees, and customers

  • Maintain files, e nter time, payroll, and PTO , and perform word processing and data entry

  • Prepare and enter purchase orders for materials and supplies , create receipts, code invoices, and track backorder s

  • Submit forms for vehicle titles, registrations, and other motor vehicle processes

  • Maintain fleet equipment database, reconciles company credit cards

  • Assign new customer’s meters to meter reading routes

  • Run reports and maintain spreadsheets


Required Skills :

  • Talented with Microsoft Suite , including Outlook and Teams

  • Ability to use common office equipment such as printers, copy machines, telephones, etc.

  • A “can-do” attitude, with strong customer service orientation and excellent follow-through abilities 

  • Superb interpersonal communication and customer service skills

  • Ability to prioritize efficiently while successfully managing multiple tasks with attention to detail

  • Proactive and thorough problem-solving skills, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction

    Preferred Skills :

  • Hands-on experience with Workday

    Required Background :

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 1-2 years of experience in a customer service, call center, office assistant, or clerical environment

Explore the Possibilities

South Jersey Industries employs a diverse range of talent – from construction contractors to environmental specialists. Regardless of the position, mentoring and networking, hands-on experience, gaining industry knowledge and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our business and in our communities are all exciting ways that we welcome our employees at SJI. And as a company committed to creating an engaging culture built on inclusion and diversity, you’re sure to find an opportunity that makes you feel included, empowered, and ready to “bring your whole self to work” every day.

Benefits Package Overview

SJI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees.

The SJI “Total Rewards” Benefits Package include:

  • Flexible vacation, Paid Time Off, and Sick Leave package

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k), with generous company match

  • Employee Resource Groups to encourage employee engagement, nurture professional development, and foster an inclusive environment.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

At this time, SJI is only considering applicants authorized to work in the United States currently and in the future without the need for visa sponsorship.

SJI, an energy infrastructure holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to customers through two primary subsidiaries: SJI Utilities (SJIU) and SJI Energy Enterprises (SJIEE). SJIU houses the company’s regulated natural gas utility operations, delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to more than 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across New Jersey via its South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas subsidiaries. SJIEE houses the company’s non-utility operations primarily focused on clean energy development and decarbonization via renewable energy production and energy management activities. Visit for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.