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Tennessee Valley Authority Attorney, II - 511879 in United States

Attorney, II - 511879

Job ID:511879Location:,Regular/Temporary:


Attorney, II - 511879

Organization: Office of General Counsel

Department: Counsel Litgation

Location: Tennessee Valley Service Area

Posting Open: 09/14/2021

Posting Close: 10/14/2021

Salary: Competitive

Ready to make a difference? Explore available careers at TVA and help us serve one of the fastest growing regions in the country.

At TVA, we serve the people of the Tennessee Valley to make life better through the three Es: energy production, environmental stewardship and economic development. From the time we were founded in 1933, we've been tasked with bringing prosperity to our region, and we live that mission every day. We are driven by service and powered by our people.

Does that sound good to you? If you’re passionate about making a difference, then consider joining the talented, diverse team at TVA, and know what it is to have a purpose-driven career.

Preferred Skills Sets:

7-10 years litigation experience required (federal litigation experience preferred)

Job Summary:

Independently, plans and executes large tasks involving legal problems of recognized complexity. Supports TVA’s business goals and TVA’s strategic initiatives to achieve those goals.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provides full legal services in one or more functional or subject area. Performs as fully operational specialist, involving legal problems of recognized complexity.

  • Exercises considerable judgment in correlating legal theory & practice with experience to make sound legal decisions which meet the needs of a particular situation.

  • Work typically involves situations where applicable precedents and laws relating to situations require experience, judgment, and independent reasoning in their application; and where matters in question can have significant effect on TVA.

  • Assignments require planning and execution of large tasks involving legal problems of recognized complexity. Considerable judgment is exercised in correlating legal theory and practice with experience to make sound legal decisions which meet the needs of a particular situation.

  • Assists in or performs the research, preparation & presentation of TVA’s position. May have primary responsibility for significant cases or matters.

  • Performs with thorough working knowledge of practices, methods, precedents, and special issues particular to developed specialty.

  • Working for (or representing utilities in proceedings before) a state or federal utility commission. It would be preferable that the utility representation occurred in the electric industry.

  • Working directly with utilities on matters related to electric service (ratemaking, service policies, ratepayer companies, compliance with any applicable state or federal regulation). It would be preferable that the candidate has worked with municipal or cooperative utilities.

  • Attorneys with other electric utility regulatory experience should also apply, e.g., transmission, environmental, nuclear.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education– The position requires a law degree.

    Experience- Thorough working knowledge and experience in the subject or functional areas assigned.

    Certification/License, etc.— An active license to practice law in at least one state or the District of Columbia.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities— The incumbent must have strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively. Knowledge of TVA’s goals, objectives, business operations, and organizational structure is required.

    Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job functions.

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

2) Email documents to [email protected]

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