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Senior Specialist, Archaeology - 516824

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

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Senior Specialist, Archaeology - 516824
Job ID:516824Location:KNOXVILLE, TNRegular/Temporary:Regular
External - Posting Description
Senior Specialist, Archaeology - 516824
Organization: External Relations
Department: Cultural Compliance
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; Muscle Shoals, Alabama; or Huntsville, Alabama
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
Position Purpose:
Accountable for several programs or processes related to Cultural Resource Management under the Natural Resource Plan (NRP). This includes, with limited supervision, being responsible for process design, measurement, guidance and advocacy of the process or program. This is achieved through facilitation, support, and leadership of a matrix structure, providing leadership to all individuals and groups involved in performing the process including regional teams and other cultural and natural resource specialists. This position has organization-wide and Valley-wide responsibilities as it relates to the process including process standardization, policy development & implementation, procedures and guidelines and is responsible for integrating the process with other NRM programs.
Supervisory Responsibility:
None. May oversee technical contracts and staff aug contractors. Will manage three to ten project team members in a matrix management structure.
Budget Responsibility:
Varies - some years may surpass $1M
Principal Accountabilities:
- Serves in leadership role to plan, coordinate, and providing programmatic management of assigned cultural resource management programs/processes under the NRP.
- Facilitates the development and implementation of the TVA cultural resource management plan.
- Links appropriate tasks to create a successful process that is intentional, disciplined, and replicable. Responsible for finding the best methods of producing the outcomes and leads efforts for continuous process improvement. Accountable for (1) developing a personal and organizational understanding of stakeholders needs; (2) the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the program/process; (3) gathering best practices and benchmarking information and to stimulate process improvements; and (4) monitoring performance and initiating frequent incremental changes and/or occasional radical changes to the program/process.
- Integrates the process with other NRM processes facilitated by resource specialists to achieve the integrated goals of Natural Resources. Supports process performers in identifying the resource requirements that will enable the best process performance.
- Serves as a TVA subject matter expert in matters related to archeological resource issues providing authoritative advice, expertise, and consultation to the organization and external stakeholders regarding archaeological issues, strategy, performance, and risk.
- Manage major, high-impact projects as assigned,
- Serves as primary point of contact within TVA on archaeological issues, concerns, risks and performance.
Minimum Requirements:
Education.- Master's degreee in anthropology/archaeology.
Experience. - Twelve or more years of professional experience in the fields of NHPA, ARPA and/or NAGPRA compliance and cultural resource management. Extensive experience in archaeological field work from reconnaissance through major data recovery excavations. Experience with other federal agencies and/or a public land holder is preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities- Comprehensive knowledge of anthropology, archaeology, and cultural resources laws and regulations. Must have project management skills. Must possess effective communication skills (both orally and in writing), be capable of motivating personnel, and be capable of leading team efforts in problem solving and predictive assessment. Must demonstrate negotiation skills. Must possess confidence in communicating archaeological information, including laws and regulations in a courtroom setting. Must be able to evaluate the cost effectiveness of compliance alternatives and take decisive action in the planning and implementation of MOUs, MOAs, PAs, and stewardship activities. 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 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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