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Tennessee Valley Authority Attorney, Staff - 511880 in United States

Attorney, Staff - 511880

Job ID:511880Location:,Regular/Temporary:


Attorney, Staff - 511880

Organization: Office of General Counsel

Department: Counsel Litigation

Location: Tennessee Valley Service Area

Posting Open: 09/14/2021

Posting Close: 10/14/2021 at 11:59 PM EST

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 Skill Sets:

Prior litigation experience, law review, moot court board preferred.


Provides legal research, counsel, guidance, assistance, and other legal services related to one or more subject areas or functional areas within TVA, assisting in or performing research, or preparation and/or advocacy of TVA’s position in litigation or administrative proceedings.


  • Provides legal and factual responses on routine issues and more complex matters as assigned.

  • Assignments involve investigation of legal and factual questions, often requiring substantial amounts of research and may deal with Federal, State, and/or local law.

  • May represent TVA in administrative proceedings, take depositions, conduct trial and/or hearings of of routine or less complicated cases/issues and assist in more significant or complicated cases.

  • Assignments are given in terms of specific objectives; work is reviewed upon completion. Guidance is available throughout the assignments. Work on nonstandardized or more complex problems and approaches are given study by the supervisor before being accepted or acted upon.

  • Beginning to develop expertise in one or more specialized fields. Gaining knowledge of TVA, TVA’s legal status, and legal precedent.


    Education– The position requires a law degree or applicant must be scheduled to receive such a law degree within 10 months of the date of application. Having a law degree is a requirement to commence employment in this position.


    Certification/License, etc— Attorneys in TVA’s Office of the General Counsel must be licensed to practice law in at least one state or the District of Columbia. However, TVA generally allows recently graduated individuals who have received their law degree to commence employment with the Office of the General Counsel if they are scheduled to apply for and receive such a license to practice law at the earliest reasonably available opportunity to do so, but not later than 6 months after the date of their graduation from law school unless the General Counsel, in his or her sole discretion, has granted an extension of that time period. Possessing or obtaining a license to practice law in accordance with the foregoing, and maintaining such license in good standing, is a requirement to remain employed in this position.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities— The incumbent must have strong academic credentials, analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

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 at . 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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