Christopher J. Roscetti, Deputy Director for Environment, Health and Safety

Mr. Christopher Roscetti is a career federal employee selected to serve as the Deputy Director for Environment, Health, and Safety in the United States Department of Energy Office of Environment, Health, Safety, and Security.  In this role, he is charged with providing corporate leadership and strategic approaches for protecting the Department’s workers, the public, and the environment.

Prior to serving at the Department of Energy, Mr. Roscetti served as the Technical Director at the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) from June 2018 until July 2023.  In this role, he was responsible for approximately 70 scientists and engineers and developing the staff work for the Board in performing the DNFSB mission.  The mission of the DNFSB and of the Board is to provide independent analysis, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy to inform the Secretary in providing adequate protection of public health and safety at defense nuclear facilities.  During Mr. Roscetti’s tenure as the Technical Director, the Board approved Recommendations 2020-1, 10 CFR 830, Nuclear Safety Requirements, 2019-2, Safety of the Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities, and 2019-1, Uncontrolled Hazard Scenarios and 10 CFR 830 Implementation at the Pantex Plant.  

Mr. Roscetti is a recipient of the 2021 Presidential Rank Award Recipient (Meritorious Executive).  As a member of the Senior Executive Service, Mr. Roscetti has held several positions at the DNFSB.  Prior to his appointment as the Technical Director, he served as the Deputy General Manager, the Associate Technical Director for Nuclear Programs and Analysis, and the Associate Technical Director for Engineering Performance.  Prior to joining the SES, Mr. Roscetti worked on the DNFSB technical staff to evaluate safety programs and equipment at the Department’s defense nuclear facilities including conduct of operations programs; training programs; and facility safety system design, functionality, and maintenance.

Prior to joining the DNFSB, Mr. Roscetti served in the United States Navy as a submarine officer onboard the USS LOUISIANA (SSBN 743)(Gold).  He also worked as an Action Officer for Naval District Washington in its role as the naval component to the Joint Force Headquarters, National Capital Region.

Mr. Roscetti earned a Master of Engineering degree in Reliability Engineering from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.