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Tennessee Valley Authority Attorney, I - 511871 in KNOXVILLE, Tennessee

Attorney, I - 511871

Job ID:511871Location:KNOXVILLE, TNRegular/Temporary:Regular


Attorney, I - 511871

Organization: Office of General Counsel

Department: Regulatory Law

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

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:

  • 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, but any regulatory experience is a plus.

  • 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 regulatory experience should also apply.


    Participates in reviewing and planning tasks involved with functional area assigned and carrying out a series of legal tasks. Supports TVA’s business goals and TVA’s strategic initiatives to achieve those goals.


  • Provides legal and factual responses on more complex legal issues.

  • Assignments are given in terms of specific objectives. Follows precedent approaches and proceeds independently. Work on non-standardized or more complex problems and approaches is reviewed.

  • Assignments are given in terms of specific objectives; work is reviewed upon completion. Guidance is available throughout the assignments. Alternative courses of action are generally discussed with supervisor before implementation or passing on to line organizations.

  • May represent TVA in administrative hearings, take depositions, conduct or assist in trial of more complicated litigation.

  • Stays abreast of legal developments in assigned areas.

  • Performs with knowledge of the background, principles, concepts, & cases applicable to assigned area of law. Work typically involves factual information. Incumbents are still acquiring the tools of their profession and proficiency in their application and are beginning to develop expertise in one or more specialized fields.


    Education– The position requires a law degree.

    Experience- Multiple years experience as a practicing attorney with 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 academic credentials, analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively. 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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