United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Joseph Giitter

Mr. Joseph Giitter is currently the Director of the Division of Risk Assessment in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR).  In this role, he directs staff responsible for establishing and applying sound regulatory standards for risk-informed reactor licensing and operation, accident dose assessment and meteorology, health physics and human performance, and fire protection.

Mr. Giitter joined the NRC in 1985 as a Reactor Systems Engineer in the former Office of Inspection and Enforcement.  Since that time, he held a number of progressively more responsible positions, including Senior Project Manager, NRR; Chief, Response Operations Section in the former Incident Response Operations organization; and Chief, Enrichment Section in the Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS).  In 2004, Mr. Giitter was selected for the SES position of Deputy Director, Special Projects and Technical Support Directorate, NMSS.   Mr. Giitter later served as the Director of Operating Reactor Licensing in NRR for approximately three years before starting his current position in October of 2011.

Mr. Giitter received his bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from Iowa State University and his master’s degree from The University of Tennessee, where he studied probabilistic risk assessment and human reliability analysis.  Prior to joining NRC, Mr. Giitter worked for Westinghouse, Technology for Energy Corporation, and the Omaha Public Power District.
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