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Specialist, National Environmental Policy Act Compliance III - 515751

Tennessee Valley Authority

Tennessee Valley Authority

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

External - Posting Description

Specialist, National Environmental Policy Act Compliance III - 515751

Organization: Chief Operating Officer

Department: NEPA Compliance

Location: Tennessee Valley

Position Mobility: This is a hybrid position.

Relocation: Relocation benefits are not offered for this position.

Posting Open: 11/14/2023

Posting Close: 11/28/2023 at 11:59 PM EST

Salary: Competitive

Experience with Environmental Justice analysis is preferred but not required.


Position Purpose

Ensure compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other related federal regulations and executive orders.

Principal Accountabilities

Provides NEPA consultation, guidance and oversight and serves as an advisor to TVA managers and line organizations in the application of environmental review requirements for proposed actions that have the potential to affect the environment.  Provides NEPA project management for TVA operating organizations for actions requiring environmental impact statements (EISs) and environmental assessments (EAs).  This includes the consideration of alternatives and recommendations to reduce the environmental impact of TVA’s proposed actions, to prevent pollution, to promote sustainable development and to enhance the environment.  Also identifies and assesses measurements to improve the effectiveness of the NEPA process in the accomplishment of TVA corporate and program objectives.  Requires the management of multiple complex projects with numerous technical issues and provides guidance and direction to more junior level employees including the oversight of project specific tasks assigned.

Advises management on the required level of NEPA review for TVA proposed actions and need for public involvement.

Advices management on adequacy determinations of environmental reviews conducted for proposed TVA actions.

Provides NEPA project management for TVA operating organizations for multiple and often complex actions requiring EISs and EAs.  This includes (a) developing plans, schedules, and budgets for conducting these environmental reviews; (b) organizing and managing teams of technical specialists to conduct the reviews and prepare EISs and EAs; (c) developing communication plans related to NEPA review for project proposals; (d) organizing and conducting public involvement activities, including public meetings; (e) publishing and distributing draft and final EISs and EAs according to the project schedule.

Serves as a TVA liaison to federal/state regulatory agencies and the private sector with respect to the NEPA process on proposed actions.

Provides expert guidance to the TVA effort in assigned areas to respond to outside comments and questions on the NEPA process and environmental impact of proposed actions and alternatives.  Prepares official agency NEPA announcements and decisions in the proper application of the NEPA process to their activities.

Minimum Requirements

Education – A B.S. Degree in the environmental sciences or environmental engineering; or equivalent education, training & experience.  An advanced degree is desired. 

Experience – Six years of experience in the environmental review field with experience in project management and the preparation of environmental assessments and impact statements. Experience with Environmental Justice analysis is preferred but not required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — Demonstrated ability to facilitate large and diverse groups, and to build teams, and work in a team environment is required.  Must also possess working knowledge of the NEPA process, project management skills, environmental sciences, environmental planning and evaluation, environmental regulations, and TVA policies, procedures and organizational structures.  Must have demonstrated collaboration, leadership and diplomacy/tact with dealing with internal and external parties on critical/sensitive issues and represented TVA competently and professionally in dealings with external public officials, industry representatives, special interest groups, individuals and regulatory agencies.  Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and computer skills, including working knowledge of project management software.  Must be able to demonstrate TVA’s values in day-to-day work examples and ability to manage multiple cross-organization and -agency projects.  Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job function.


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 requesting to be considered as a preference-eligible veteran as outlined in the application process, you must submit your military documents before the posting close date indicated above. Be sure to include all supporting documentation: Form DD214 (member 2 or member 4 copy), a Veterans Disability Rating Letter from the VA (if applicable), and a completed form TVA 3595. If you will not get your DD214 until you are separated or retired, you can request a Statement of Service through your military personnel office. The Statement of Service must list your dates of military service, character of service, expected date of separation and any service-connected disability rating that you have been awarded from your branch of military service.  Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position. 




How to Submit Documentation:

  1. Upload documents in Step 8 of the application process.
  2. Email documents to [email protected]

.[email protected] If you have a question about preference eligibility, please email . information about preference eligibility and a link to form TVA 3595, can be found at