To regulate the nation’s civilian use of byproduct, source and special nuclear materials to: ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment.
Headquarters: Rockville and Bethesda, Maryland. Other Offices: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Atlanta; Lisle, Illinois; Arlington, Texas; Las Vegas; Chattanooga, Tennessee and at each regulated nuclear facility. Highest concentration of NRC employees: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Georgia and Texas.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission ranked 3rd out of agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 81.8.
One of the greatest challenges facing NRC is to acquire, develop and sustain a highly skilled and diverse technical workforce. This requires use of innovative recruitment efforts, including college outreach, career paths programs for entry, mid- and senior-level positions, and use of recruitment bonuses and student loan repayment program. The career paths programs include special entry level programs for nuclear safety and legal positions. In addition, the NRC sponsors a Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) for those at the Master’s and Doctoral degree levels in technical areas such as engineering, science and other disciplines critical to NRC’s mission.
To assist in attracting top level technical professionals, in FY 2007 and 2008 the NRC approved 128 recruitment bonuses totaling more than $800,000 and 45 student loan repayments totaling $412,000.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to hire 200-250 people each year for the next few years. The majority of these positions will be in technical fields, including engineering, physical science and security analysis. Most will be located in Maryland, with the remaining assigned to regional offices. The Atlanta office will house the main force of engineers involved with the inspection of the construction of new reactors.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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