Receptionist (Part-Time)
Nexen Inc. - Houston, TX

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A global energy leader with an exciting future

Nexen Inc. is an upstream oil and gas company responsibly developing energy resources in some of the world's most significant basins, including the UK North Sea, offshore West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico and Western Canada. We're strategically focused on three businesses: conventional oil and gas, oil sands, and shale gas .

Nexen is big enough to provide you with boundless career opportunities, and small enough so you get recognized for your work. Our high standards of integrity and governance have earned us a global reputation for valuing the big picture: people, safety and the environment. Your contributions are rewarded with a highly competitive compensation package and a healthy work-life balance, and training that will open doors to your future.

Why work for Nexen in the Gulf of Mexico?

Because we’re bringing new energy to Houston.

Nexen is one of the top leaseholders in the Gulf and we’re moving forward with more exploration and appraisal. On the rigs and in the office, our people work in teams to support each other. Our high standards of integrity and governance have earned us a global reputation for valuing the big picture: people, safety and the environment. Your contributions are rewarded with a highly competitive compensation package, a healthy work-life balance and training that will open doors to your future.

Position Overview

Responsible for receiving and directing incoming calls and visitors in a confidential and professional manner. Provide other administrative support as required. Position is part-time and will work 2-3 days a week.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Answer incoming telephone calls, determine callers' purpose, forward calls to appropriate personnel or department, and operate paging system when required;
  • Take and deliver messages, or transfer calls to voice mail when appropriate personnel are unavailable;
  • Answer questions about organization and provide callers with address, directions, and other information;
  • Welcome on-site visitors, determine nature of business, and announce visitors to appropriate personnel;
  • Monitor visitor access and issue passes when required;
  • Authorize receipt of shipments to Nexen;
  • Report and log service requests for building maintenance;
  • Assist employees with conference room reservations and food ordering;
  • Maintain fax machine, assist users, send faxes, and retrieve and route incoming faxes;
  • Perform other clerical duties as needed, such as typing memos, letters, and other documents.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

Education/Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required, with a minimum of one year of receptionist experience working for a medium-size company.
LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present basic information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to respond to common inquiries from other departments.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES - Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be able to operate a switchboard and fax machine. Requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with others in a professional manner, both in person and on the phone. Must be able to prioritize responsibilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is an office with heating and cooling. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Who May Apply

Only applicants who are authorized to work in the US, without company sponsorship, on a full-time, permanent basis will be considered.

Applicants who are authorized to work in the US indefinitely without company sponsorship will be given first consideration.

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Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer / Principals Only / No phone calls or emails please.

Only resumes of candidates being considered will be acknowledged.

If you do not have access to the Internet or need accommodation submitting your resume, you may fax your resume toll-free to 1-888-435-0955 or mail your resume to:

Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. Inc.
Human Resources
945 Bunker Hill, Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77024

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