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John Arthur (Jay) Mullis II is the Manager of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM). He was selected to this position in November 2017.
He is responsible for safely executing the environmental cleanup of the 32,400-acre Oak Ridge Reservation which entails successfully managing the cleanup of the East Tennessee Technology Park, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Y-12 National Security Complex. Specifically, Mullis oversees environmental cleanup and stewardship, decontamination and decommissioning activities, waste processing and management, surveillance and maintenance programs, historic preservation efforts, and procurement and contract functions.
Before serving as the Manager, he began serving as OREM’s Deputy Manager in February 2015. In this capacity, he helped direct and support the office's division directors and federal project directors to ensure federal oversight and progress conducting environmental cleanup across the Oak Ridge Reservation. He began serving as the Acting Manager in October 2016.
Prior to his selection as Deputy Manager, he was the Acting Deputy Manager and Director of the Engineering, Safety and Quality Division for OREM. Additionally, Jay led the SEB that resulted in the award of the UCOR contract.
Jay holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, and he is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of South Carolina. He completed extensive training and was qualified as a Nuclear Engineer while working for the Navy at the Charleston Naval Shipyard and has been a fully certified Facility Representative for the DOE.
Jay has more than 30 years of federal service. His experience consists of approximately nine years working in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program at Charleston Naval Shipyard with the balance of his service working for DOE in various assignments related to environmental restoration, decontamination and decommissioning, and waste management activities. He has led or been a member of numerous audits and assessments, including Conduct of Operations and Conduct of Maintenance assessments.