Executive Assistant I job – DTE Energy – Detroit, MI

Executive Assistant I

DTE Energy

209 reviews

Detroit, MI


The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award for 3 consecutive Years! (2013, 2014 and 2015)
  • Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
  • J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
  • Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”
  • Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT
  • Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
  • Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Job Summary

Supports director-level members of management. Performs confidential secretarial and administrative duties. Enhances effectiveness of executive by administering projects/programs on time and within budget. Acts with wide latitude under minimal supervision. Responsibilities are often anticipatory, multi-tasked and coordination oriented.

Key Accountabilities

  • Serves as primary contact and information source for executive and/or reporting organization staff members. Uses discretion to prioritize and screen calls, correspondence, and visitors.
  • Regularly communicates and works closely with senior management and staff. -Coordinates and maintains calendar for executive. Schedules appointments, and conference calls. Coordinates complex travel arrangements, accommodations, and itineraries for executive, executive’s staff.
  • Prioritizes, organizes, coordinates, and monitors the completion of projects and/or assignments on behalf of executive.
  • Prepares documents, presentations and materials to support the group’s business objectives.
  • Prepares, develops, and maintains confidential personnel documents and organizational information.
  • Acts as mentor/coach for other administrative personnel regarding company policies, procedures and complex requests requiring administrative insight. Resolves administrative issues within scope of responsibility assigned by executive.
  • Coordinates logistics of large-scale events, off-site meetings, conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Provides administrative assistance to executive’s staff as necessary.
  • Prepares required documentation summarizing business decisions according to preset corporate standards e.g. annual programs, rollouts, salary administration, Employee Selection Packages, Employee Appraisal System, business expenses, etc.
  • Initiates, composes, and prepares correspondence, reports, spreadsheets, meeting minutes, and itineraries independently and from rough outline. -Maintains a complete and systematic set of records of business transactions, correspondence, etc. according to preset corporate standards.



  • Required: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Required: 7 years of administrative experience.
  • Must be qualified typist according to company standards.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in software applications e.g.: word processing, graphics presentation packages, spreadsheets, and ability to conduct researches via the Intra/Internet.
  • Knowledge of corporate applications e.g.: business expense reporting, time reporting, on-line stock procurement, personnel database system reporting.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Must have the discretion to be able to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively oral and written with all levels of management, internal and external.
  • Knowledge of corporate structure, organization, and policies and procedures.

Job Function

Electric Distribution Operations & Maintenance

Primary Location

Michigan-Southeast Michigan-Detroit

Downtown HQ: SB (Service Building)

One Energy Plaza



Job Type


Is this position covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement?


Skills Based Testing Required:
EEI SASS Basic Competency Assessment Battery and EEI SASS Advanced Competency Assessment Batteries

External Pre-Hire Assessment Required:
Team Member Pre-Hire Assessment

This position is a Department of Transportation (DOT) covered position and must pass DOT drug screen and is subject to random drug testing.


NERC-CIP Authorization: This position will require authorized unescorted access (cyber and/or physical) to NERC-CIP (North American Electric Reliability Corp. — Critical Infrastructure Protection Cyber Security Standards) controlled assets or documents?


CFATS Authorization: This position will require authorized unescorted access to restricted areas and/or access to critical assets of a CFATS (Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards) designated High Risk Chemical Facility?


FERC Training: This position will require Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Gas Training qualifications


209 reviews

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