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Tennessee Valley Authority Assistant, Management - 511308 in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Assistant, Management - 511308

Job ID:511308Location:CHATTANOOGA, TNRegular/Temporary:


Assistant, Management - 511308

Organization: TOPS

Department: Central Operations & Infrastructure

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Posting Open: 5/5/2021

Posting Close: 5/12/2021 at 11:59PM EST

Grade/Salary: Competitive

This essential role supports the System Operations Center (SOC) and Regional Operations Center (ROC) and entails job duties performed both onsite and remotely during this period of maximum telework


This position is responsible for providing a wide range of administrative and general support services. May also serve as the second chair in support of a VP or higher position.

Duties are performed on a largely independent basis within established guidelines. Incumbent ensures conformance to the administrative and clerical policies and procedures for the office.


Supervisory Responsibility — N/A

Budget Responsibility — N/A


  • Ensures office administrative policies and procedures are followed and consistent with those established for the organization.

  • Prioritizes the supervisor’s time through scheduling meetings, keeping the calendar, and making travel arrangements. Provides supporting material and information for meetings as directed.

  • Processes proprietary/confidential matters and maintains confidentiality.

  • Reviews incoming mail, assesses urgency, and prioritizes responses.

  • Makes travel arrangements and requests reimbursement for travel expenses.

  • Prepares and reviews responses in conformance to TVA’s and the office’s policies and procedures.

  • May provide guidance to clerical staff.

  • Serves in emergency operation centers as requested.​ Performs other duties as assigned.


    Education - High School Degree or equivalent is required; post high school education is desirable.

    Experience – Should have approximately two or more years experience as Administrative Associate or equivalent.

    Certification/License, etc. - Certified Professional Secretary certification is desirable.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities-Must have a p rofessional demeanor; be highly organized; and have a high level of tact, integrity, and flexibility. Ability to multi-task working in a team environment, yet work independently at times with minimal supervision. A general knowledge of TVA’s overall programs, policies, and procedures. Ability to perform non-routine assignments with minimum supervision while using initiative and good judgment. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and applicable PC packages. Internet savvy; experience with databases, scheduling, project management, and web based tools. Familiarity with TVA automated/on-line systems such as payroll, correspondence tracking, and travel. Must be willing to participate in overtime assignments as necessitated by work demands and schedules. 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 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:

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