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Posted: 07/27/2017

Tennesee Valley Authority

Archaeologist, B
Professional Opportunity
Knoxville, TN

Job Summary

Reviews all Section 26as 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 reconnaissances 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 reconnaissances 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,  statutes 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/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.

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How to apply
Please visit our Careers site at www.tva.com to apply. Click or search for job opening number 506101.
Monica Stevens

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