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Tennessee Valley Authority Attorney, Senior - 511873 in United States

Attorney, Senior - 511873

Job ID:511873Location:,Regular/Temporary:Regular


Attorney, Senior - 511873

Organization: Office of General Counsel

Department: Commercial Law

Location: Tennessee Valley Wide

Posting Open: 09/14/2021

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

Salary: Competitive

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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:

This position is for an established legal expert in the fields of cybersecurity, data, and privacy • Must have significant knowledge of US federal laws and regulations impacting cybersecurity and privacy, including the U.S. Privacy Act, Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) and NERC/CIP 13 as well as DHS directives; general familiarity with state and European data protection and privacy laws, including CCPA and GDPR • Experience with federal and or state open records laws, including the Freedom of Information Act, is preferred • Secret Clearance rating or higher, or ability to obtain such clearance • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including comfort with analyzing and interpreting laws and regulations and providing practical implementable advice • Experience in drafting and negotiating IT-related contract clauses • A passion for technology and working collaboratively with clients.


Independently manages the planning, directing, coordinating, and performance of legal work in assigned matters and areas of responsibility, e.g., Procurement, Environment, Employment, and Litigation. Supports TVA’s business goals and TVA’s strategic initiatives to achieve those goals.


Supervisory Responsibility— None

Budget Responsibility— None


  • Works with the Director and General Counsel and TVA management in developing legal strategy. Develops theory, makes decisions or authoritatively recommends to supervisors on legal matters involved.

  • Evaluates legal impact of various TVA or major organizational strategies where laws, regulations, and/or facts are unclear. Provides legal counsel and advice to the officers, senior management, and TVA organizations, and determines with them the most advantageous alternatives based on business and legal considerations.

  • Represents TVA in complex and difficult negotiations, claims, and lawsuits. Work most typically involves facts which are in question; where precedents are difficult to identify, or are controversial and conflicting; where the law is unclear or untested; and where the matter in question has potential wide-scale effects on TVA or major organizational operations.

  • Stays abreast of legal developments in assigned areas. Attains and maintains expertise in the appropriate legal fields and enhances professional skills through self-development programs and professional associations.

  • Performs as recognized expert in complex field of law, or, alternatively has a seasoned working knowledge of several basic fields of specialization.

  • Independently cultivates necesssary realtionships and credibility as a trusted advisor with assigned client groups.

  • Independently leads work on complex legal matters, effectively collaborating with peers and organizing and directing the work of junior lawyers.

  • Explains & recommends to more junior attorneys problems, ideas, & concepts related to work assignments, and assists in development of other attorneys in areas of specialty.

  • Leads by example and models the TVA Competencies.


    Education– The position requires a law degree.

    Experience- At least 10 years of relevant experience. Extensive knowledge and expertise 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 analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of TVA management. Extensive knowledge of TVA’s goals, objectives, business operations, and organizational structure is required. 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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