The Tennessee Valley Authority provides electricity for 153 local power companies serving 10 million people in Tennessee and parts of six surrounding states, as well as directly to 57 large industrial customers and federal installations. We don't get taxpayer funding; rather our revenues come from sales of electricity. TVA also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system, and assists local power companies and regional governments with their economic development efforts.
Who We Are
Our mission is just as relevant today as it was nearly nine decades ago when Congress created TVA: harness the potential of the rich resources in the Tennessee Valley region to make life better for the people who call it home. We are inspired daily to pursue new ideas and innovative solutions to improve our service to you. The 10,000 employees of TVA form an experienced, talented team committed — each and every day — to improving the quality of life for the approximately 10 million people we serve.
Explore available careers at TVA and help us serve one of the fastest growing regions in the country.
At TVA, we serve the people of the Tennessee Valley to make life better through the three Es: energy production, environmental stewardship and economic development. From the time we were founded in 1933, we've been tasked with bringing prosperity to our region, and we live that mission every day. We are driven by service and powered by our people.
Does that sound good to you? If you’re passionate about making a difference, then consider joining the talented, diverse team at TVA, and know what it is to have a purpose-driven career.
YWe offer entry-level career opportunities with competitive compensation—including training—for operators, technicians, instrument mechanics and more. Not only are these positions critical to the reliable and safe operation of our facilities, they allow us to invest in the competency of our region’s workforce.
We value service, and no one knows service better than our military veterans. Their diverse backgrounds and skills aid our mission to deliver safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy to the Tennessee Valley. TVA is among the top 10 companies for veteran employment, with 20% of our workforce comprised of veterans. Learn how we actively recruit veterans for careers at TVA.
From high school students preparing for college to freshly minted graduates looking to start a career, we provide internships, co-ops and college recruit positions to help invest in the regional talent supplied by the Tennessee Valley’s colleges and universities.
To help take care of you and your family’s well-being, we offer quality healthcare, insurance and retirement benefits—as well as an opportunity to make a home in region with a low cost of living and high quality of life
At TVA, we are powered by people—and we are enriched by the diversity of a talented, highly skilled workforce made up of people from every sort of background. We draw strength from diversity, and cultivate an atmosphere of active inclusion.