Darrell Roberts

Darrell J. Roberts serves as the Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, Compliance, Administration and Human Capital Programs in the Office of the Executive Director for Operations.  He leads the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Offices of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards, Research, Administration, Enforcement, Investigations, and the Chief Human Capital Officer.  Mr. Roberts previously served as the Regional Administrator for Region III in Lisle, Illinois.

Mr. Roberts joined the NRC in 1989 as a reactor engineer intern in Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR).  After graduating from the intern program, he transferred to Region II where he served as a project engineer, resident inspector, and senior resident inspector.  In 2002, Mr. Roberts returned to NRR where he served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility including Technical Assistant, Section Chief, and Branch Chief.  In 2008, he was selected for the Senior Executive Service (SES) position of Deputy Director, Division of Reactor Safety (DRS), Region I.  Since then he has held the SES positions of:  Director, DRS, Region I; Director, Division of Reactor Projects (DRP), Region I; Deputy Regional Administrator, Region III; completed a detail as Acting Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, and Regional Administrator, Region III.

Mr. Roberts received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University.  He is a graduate of NRC’s SES Candidate Development Program.

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