U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Protecting People and the Environment.

About NRC

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to ensure the safe use of radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while protecting people and the environment. The NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine, through licensing, inspection and enforcement of its requirements.

Our Mission

NRC’s mission is to license and regulate the Nation’s civilian use of radioactive materials to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety and to promote the common defense and security and to protect the environment. In carrying out its mission it exercises the following vision: Demonstrate the Principles of Good Regulation (independence, openness, efficiency, clarity, and reliability) in performing our mission

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Working at NRC offers a unique opportunity to experience a career where your impact reaches across the country and around the world. We need a wide variety of administrative and technical staff to accomplish our objectives. We hire engineers, scientists, security specialists, information technology professionals, financial analysts, and a range of other occupations. Whether you’re a student, recent college graduate, veteran, someone with nuclear industry experience, or a current government employee looking for a new opportunity, the NRC can offer you a competitive salary and a fulfilling career.

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