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Tennessee Valley Authority 511615 - Assistant, Operations Support in KNOXVILLE, Tennessee

511615 - Assistant, Operations Support

Job ID:511615Location:KNOXVILLE, TNRegular/Temporary:Regular


511615 - Assistant, Operations Support

Organization: Office of General Counsel

Department: Ethics & Compliance

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Posting Open: 07/19/2021

Posting Close: 07/26/2021

Salary: Competitive

Job Summary:

Fully performs both standard and non-standard transactions in support of operations. Selects, applies, and explains procedures and practices to identify and resolve discrepancies, research information sources, and document and coordinate results. Multi-functional support may include business planning, budget/accounting, facilities and technology coordination, contract and invoice management, records management, procurement/materials management, events planning, and general office management.

Principal Accountabilities:

Typical duties may include the performance of a variety of day-to-day transactions independently within assigned functional area(s):

  • Ensuring proper classification, storage, retention, and disposal of organizational records.

  • Serving as organizational representative/contact for office and personal communication equipment (copiers, fax machines, pagers, and cellular phones, telecommunications equipment, etc.).

  • Ensuring/coordinating entry of required data/schedules into various information and business reporting systems.

  • Formatting and retrieving standard and non-standard reports from various business systems. Identifies and resolves discrepancies found in data used to make business decisions.

  • Performing procurement and materials management functions as required by organization including following contractual agreements, requisitioning and receiving goods and services.

  • Serving as the coordination point for activities supporting the full range of work in assigned functional areas.

  • Providing orientation or training in assigned functional areas.

  • Providing other operational support as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:


  • Degree , certification or equivalent experience.


  • Demonstrated competence in administrative support

  • Established experience in PC software applications.

  • General experience in plant/organization business systems, standards, and processes.


  • Knowledge of business systems, procedures, and practices for assigned functional areas

  • Knowledge of key organization contacts for coordination of multi-functional areas

  • Ability to access, retrieve, format data using various business systems and produce standard/nonstandard reports.

  • Ability to select, apply, and explain procedures for assigned functional areas

  • Ability to organize and plan effectively

  • Ability to meet deadlines

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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