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Tennessee Valley Authority Technician, Telecom (PSO) B - 510670 in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Technician, Telecom (PSO) B - 510670

Job ID:510670Location:CHATTANOOGA, TNRegular/Temporary:


Technician, Telecom (PSO) B - 510670

Organization: Transmission & Power Supply

Department: Transmission Telecom Operations

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Posting Open: 11/16/2020

Posting Close: 11/30/2020 at 11:59PM EST

Salary: Competitive

Job Summary:

Performs the full range of duties and tasks of field technical support of telecommunication work to design, maintain, and operate telecommunication systems and facilities for the protection, control, operation, and maintenance of the TVA power system. Systems and facilities may include microwave, land and satellite data, paging and mobile radio, fiber optics, SCADA, EMS, telephony, power line carrier, local area networks, wide area networks, and digital transmission systems. The incumbent is responsible for the performance of progressively more challenging duties in design development, layout and wiring, installation, operations, maintenance, rehabilitation and testing of communication and electrical equipment and systems. May assist in the duties of analyzing system needs, validating user requirements, selecting most appropriate system/equipment, and system configuration and integration. Carries out duties in a manner that assures that engineering design and maintenance costs and schedule performance goals are met. Applies system-wide best practice replication and standards May assist with engineering studies or parts of engineering studies to evaluate the effects of modifications, deterioration, deletions, and additions to telecommunication systems and equipment. May Assists in the resolution of initial installation testing and operation and maintenance problems for equipment and system.

May perform the more routine design development and maintenance functions including calculations, checking drawings, selecting, specifying, troubleshooting, repairing, programming and testing equipment.

May assist the lead technician on projects. As assigned, duties include utilizing computer aided design equipment to perform design, drafting, and engineering calculations, assisting in the resolution of minor installation problems, checking equipment installation, checking drawings, turn-up testing, identifying and reporting project discrepancies, Marking and submitting as built prints or print corrections and reporting lessons learned.

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Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • On specific projects, the incumbent may direct/coordinate the work of other employees.

Skills and Proficiencies: (May be job or organization specific)

  • Mathematics; Principles of engineering; Communication; Physic; Drawing; Basics of Information Technology; Basics of Electrical Engineering; Computer-aided drafting; Personal Computer Use

Supervision Received:

  • Performs independently on routine assignments. Supervision may be provided by higher grade employees.

Minimum Qualifications: (Consistent with Classification Standard)

  • Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements

  • Associate of Science degree in Telecommunications Technology or equivalent related field, or equivalent education, training & experience. Completion of the PSO Technician Training Program.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

1) Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or

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