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""Military Candidates: 
We value your experience!

TVA understands that the diverse backgrounds and skills of our military veterans are a critical asset in our mission to deliver low-cost, cleaner energy. 

For this reason, we actively recruit veterans for positions at TVA and also serve as a resource for those seeking employment across the energy sector. 

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TVA has upgraded its applicant tracking system. This will require all applicants to create a new profile. This profile will be active for 1 year from your last log in. If you do not log in within 365 days your account will be considered inactive and be deleted. Thank you for your interest in TVA

Career Gateway


Information about claiming veterans’ preference

Frequently Asked Questions


Did you know?

In 2012, TVA received the annual Freedom Award—the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.


Military personnel are working in positions such as:

  • Attorney
  • Combined Cycle Tech Operator
  • Financial Consultant
  • Electrician
  • Fossil and Hydro Technician
  • Nuclear Mechanical Technician
  • Nuclear Operations Specialist
  • Nuclear Security Officer
  • Nuclear Unit Operator
  • Procurement Agent Program
  • Manager, Quality Assurance
  • Senior Instrument Mechanic
  • Supervisor, Nuclear Unit Station
  • Supervisor, Fossil Shift Operations

Wondering how your experience might translate into a career in the energy sector?  Check out Troops to Energy Jobs.


Additional resources

  • TVA and Helmets to Hardhats are partners dedicated to providing career opportunities for members of the military, reservists, and guardsmen.
  • America’s Veterans to Tennessee Engineers.
    This Scientific, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program offers an opportunity for military service members to complete an engineering degree in Tennessee and have a job waiting for them at TVA. The program is designed to match the military service, discipline, and skills of noncommissioned officers to the region’s future technical needs.
  • TVA supports Partnership for Youth Success


EEO Statement

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.


Non-U.S. residents should read TVA's Citizenship Policy.


Individuals interested in claiming veterans’ preference should read the Information for Claiming Veterans’ Preference.

In their own words…

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“24 years in the Army Reserve and 10 years as a Master Sergeant taught me a lot about leadership, attention to detail, and the value of a chain of command—all of which I rely on daily as an Assistant Unit Operator in TVA’s Fossil Operations. Many of the HU tools we used in the Army are also important to TVA as well. They may not have the same name, but things like peer checking, stopping when unsure, and pre- and post-job briefs help us avoid injuries so we’re going home at the end of each day the same way we arrived.”

Barry O’Neal
Retired, U.S. Army Reserve


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“As a peace-time Navy veteran, my experience as an Instrumentman helped me transition well into my job here at TVA, performing calibrations and instrumentation for the Nuclear Power Group. I find that there’s a kind of brotherhood among the crafts in TVA similar to what we knew in the military that you just don’t see in other industrial environments. It’s a bonding that makes me feel safe on the job, knowing that a brother or sister has my back.”

Sherri Tice
Retired, U.S. Navy


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