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Tennessee Valley Authority Program Manager, Heritage Database 511270 in KNOXVILLE, Tennessee

Program Manager, Heritage Database 511270

Job ID:511270Location:KNOXVILLE, TNRegular/Temporary:Regular


Program Manager, Heritage Database 511270

Organization: Chief Operating Office

Department: Generation Projects & Fleet Services

Location: Tennessee – Knoxville

Posting Open: 04/26/2021

Posting Close: 05/10/2021 at 11:59PM EST

Salary: Competitive


Responsible for the day to day management and user interface for TVA’s environmental data systems, including information to support TVA’s environmental compliance with state and federal regulations for operations and projects across all of TVA business units. Data sets could include sensitive information not limited to administrative records for environmental reviews, threatened and endangered species, cultural and historic resources, systems and operations monitoring data, and permit limits for generating facilities. GIS data layers will be maintained to support operations and environmental review of projects across all of TVA business units. Maintaining the assigned data system could include identifying and generating new database records and ensuring quality control is performed on data entered into the system. It requires an understanding of the sensitivity of the data included in these data systems, the need for confidentiality, and the potential repercussions from database compromise. This position would also lead and or participate in the development of data management tools for environmental support / resource stewardship functions.


Supervisory Responsibility — None

Budget Responsibility — Assists Managers, in developing annual budget for database management needs.


As a program manager for environmental data systems:

  1. May represent TVA in interactions with external partners for data sharing networks

  2. Responsible for data entry into environment data systems working with subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure environmentally sound interpretation of data stored in environmental data systems, and TVA’s eGIS system

  3. Oversees data access and organization. Ensures environmental employees can access data securely for their use. Oversee secure data access and privileges.

  4. Responsible for ensuring quality of environmental data in data exchanges between other state and federal agencies to maintain regulatory control providing consultation and technical support on the resolution of audit findings, regulatory noncompliance, and citizen inquiries related to environmental reviews and facility operations.

  5. Ownership of relevant environmental data systems technical documents and responsibility for content, role clarity, and accuracy of information and benchmarking of industry peers to adopt best practices and industry innovation.

  6. Provides analysis and trending information of environmental data results and statistical output for internal and external reporting, including internal leadership and external regulatory personnel.

  7. Establishes and maintains GOES accountabilities development and maintenance of program content, self-assessment to identify gaps, data management and analysis of data trends, and coordination between SMEs and technicians of Environment as well as TVA executing organizations.

  8. Implements continuous improvement initiatives and ongoing support of initiatives.

  9. Responsible for approval and oversight of contracted environmental services to meet compliance activities.

  10. Other duties as required


  • Education – B.S. in Engineering (Civil, Chemical, or Environmental preferred), Information Technology, Geography, Data Management/Statistics, or Environmental Science discipline or equivalent education and experience.

  • Experience – Minimum of 5 years experience working with environmental database systems in the field of environmental permitting and compliance. Experience with electric utility operations is preferred. Experience with existing TVA environmental data systems is highly desired.

  • Certification/License, etc — None

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — Must have knowledge of general environmental principles. Must have an understanding of the limitations of and sensitivity of data relating to environmental and/or cultural resources. Experience with GIS computer systems, including Web-based GIS applications, fundamentals of data processing and administration and operation of data management systems, networks, and mapping is desirable. Understanding of Oracle database architecture and use and SQL query language desirable. Must be able to communicate effectively (oral/written) with a wide range of disciplines, have excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving skills, negotiation skills, be able to evaluate the cost effectiveness of compliance alternatives and take decisive action in the planning/implementation of action. A knowledge of electric utility operations, environmental laws/regulations affecting TVA’s operations, TVA’s environmental policies/objectives, and scientific studies /research related to the electric utility operation environmental consequences is highly desired. The candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job functions.

  • Among other duties, this position will be responsible for maintaining TVA’s Natural Heritage Program database. Familiarity and experience with Biotics and/or general biological principles, like taxonomy, natural history of plants and animals and biogeography, and terminology relating to Heritage Program Biotics data systems will be favorable.

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.

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