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Specialist, National Environmental Policy Act Compliance II - 515753

Tennessee Valley Authority

Tennessee Valley Authority

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

External - Posting Description

Specialist, National Environmental Policy Act Compliance II - 515753

Organization: Chief Operating Officer

Department: National Environmental Policy Act 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

Serves in a developmental role in ensuring compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other related federal regulations and executive orders.


Principal Accountabilities

  • Provides assistance to more senior level NEPA specialists and technical specialists on proposed actions to ensure that adequate and timely environmental assessments (EAs) and environmental impact statements (EISs) are completed. 
  • Provides support to project management for NEPA project managers for actions requiring EISs and EAs. 
  • Assists in the preparation of official agency NEPA announcements and decisions in the proper application of the NEPA process to their activities.
  • Supports performance measures to manage the NEPA process.
  • Assists the manager or others as assigned to ensure programs and activities are properly communicated and coordinated, internally and externally, and that TVA positions and policies are consistent with TVA business unit and program responsibilities.


Minimum Requirements

Education — A B.S. Degree in the environmental sciences or environmental engineering; or equivalent education, training & experience.

Experience — Three or more experience in related work, including project management and in participating in the NEPA process with experience in preparing input for environmental assessments and categorical exclusions. 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — Must possess a working knowledge of the NEPA process, project management, environmental sciences, environmental planning and evaluation, environmental regulations, and TVA policies, procedures and organizational structures.  Must possess the ability to facilitate large and diverse groups.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment and resolve conflicts using diplomacy and tact.  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Access.  Must be able to collaborate and provide leadership and diplomacy/tact when dealing with internal parties on critical/sensitive issues and represent NEPA Services competently and professionally.  Must be able to demonstrate TVA’s values in day-to-day work examples and ability to manage cross-organization projects.  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 at www.samhsa.gov/workplace. 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]

More information about preference eligibility and a link to form TVA 3595, can be found at https://www.tva.gov/Careers/Claiming-Veteran-Preference. If you have a question about preference eligibility, please email [email protected].