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Archaeologist B - 516822

Tennessee Valley Authority
Lonsdale, Tennessee
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Archaeologist B - 516822
Job ID:516822Location:KNOXVILLE, TNRegular/Temporary:
External - Posting Description
Archaeologist B - 516822
Organization: External Relations
Department: Cultural Compliance
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee; Chattanooga, Tennessee; or Nashville, Tennessee
Relocation: Relocation benefits are not offered for this position.
Position Mobility: This is a hybrid position.
Posting Open: 07/02/2024
Posting Close: 07/12/2024 at 11:59 PM EST
Salary: Competitive
The ideal candidate would have several months or more of experience working on cultural resources management projects for the power industry, and a year or more of experience working as an archaeologist in the Tennessee Valley region.
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):
Technical writing; Contract administration; Communication and interpersonal skills; Conflict resolution; Familiarity with all historic preservation regulations, laws, statues; North American anthropology/prehistory; Southeastern prehistory/historical archaeology; Identify/evaluate archaeological sites; High public relations skills.
Minimum Qualifications (Consistent with Classification Standard):
Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration 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 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:
- Upload documents in Step 8 of the application process.
- Email documents to[email protected]
More information about preference eligibility and a link to form TVA 3595, can be found at If you have a question about preference eligibility, please email [email protected] .
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