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TVA Police Careers

Interested in a law enforcement career with TVA Police & Emergency Management? Please review the following criteria for entry-level Inspector jobs.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education, training or experience
  • 3 years sworn law enforcement experience


  • Be 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret national security clearance
  • Not be convicted or plead guilty or nolo contendere to any felony charge or any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, controlled substances or any criminal activity unbecoming an officer
  • Not have been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States
  • Maintain a valid driver license
  • Be able to respond from home to official workstation in less than 45 minutes

Knowledge of:

  • TVA’s objectives, policies and programs
  • TVA’s rules and regulations, as well as applicable federal, state and local statutes
  • Applicable regulatory requirements
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Positive interpersonal communication skills
  • Variety of computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations and personal information management software

Successfully complete:

  • Pre-employment background
  • Resume review
  • Interview panel
  • Psychological test
  • Medical examination
  • Physical fitness and swim test
  • Polygraph examination

Continued Employment

  • Completion of the Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP) at FLETC
  • Completion of the Physical Security Training Program (PSTP) at FLETC
  • TVA Police Field Training and Evaluation Program
  • Successfully complete a one-year probationary period (new outside hires)
  • Successful completion of annual in-service
  • Successful completion of annual physical fitness test
  • Completion of any other prescribed training

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).