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Archaeologist, (OER) B - 512006

Tennessee Valley Authority
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Oct 18, 2021

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Responsibilities Archaeologist, (OER) B - 512006 Organization: Chief Operating Office Department: Cultural Compliance Location: Knoxville, TN Posting Open: 10/4/2021 Posting Close: 10/14/2021 Grade/Salary: Competitive In compliance with federal vaccination requirements, TVA employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than November 22, 2021. Offers of employment for this position are contingent upon receipt of acceptable documentation proving that the candidate is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their established start date. Job Summary Reviews all Section 26a's and land use actions that involve ground disturbance. Determines whether office review is adequate, or if field reconnaissance/survey is necessary. Determines cultural resource clearance. Conducts archaeological reconnaissance's for the purpose of identifying archaeological resources that could be potentially impacted by proposed TVA actions. Involves ability to stratify project or activity areas into sampling units, both horizontally on ground surface and vertically in subterranean testing. Conducts laboratory analysis and evaluation or archaeological specimens recovered from reconnaissance's and using resultant data, writes reports. Laboratory analysis and evaluation involves identification, classification, and induction concerning the way in which archaeological specimens were used. Deduction is required in producing anthropological data. Resultant data is used in the writing of an archaeological report. Review and ranking of proposals, monitoring of contract work, and review of final reports. Supervision Received Technical direction provided by Project Specialist. Overall supervision, priorities, and administrative control provided by Senior Archaeologist. Limited control is provided while conducting fieldwork. While work is reviewed for adequacy and conformance with TVA policy, incumbent must exercise considerable personal initiative and independence in carrying out duties. Skills and Proficiencies (May be job or organization specific) Familiarity with all historic preservation regulations, laws and statutes. Technical writing Contract administration Communication and interpersonal skills High public relations skills Identify/evaluate archaeological sites North American anthropology/prehistory Southeastern prehistory/historical archaeology Minimum Qualifications (Consistent with Classification Standard) Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements: Post-graduate degree in Anthropology (prehistory specialization) or equivalent, Archaeology, or closely related field and three to five years experience. Must have demonstrated proficiency in prehistoric archaeology as evidenced by completion of COO Scientific Progression Program or equivalent post graduate education and experience. 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 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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