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Vacancy Details

Grade: 07

BASIC REQUIREMENTS (GS-7) - Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:

(a) Eligibility under the superior academic achievement provision and a bachelor's degree that included courses in actuarial science, mathematics, relevant statistics, business, finance, economics, insurance, or computer science totaling at least 24 semester hours. This course work must have included a minimum of 12 semester hours of mathematics that included differential and integral calculus and one or more courses in mathematics for which these calculus courses were prerequisites.

OR

(b) One year of graduate education in the subject areas of actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, business, finance, economics, insurance, or computer science; and a bachelor's degree that included courses in actuarial science, mathematics, relevant statistics, business, finance, economics, insurance, or computer science totaling at least 24 semester hours. This course work must have included a minimum of 12 semester hours of mathematics that included differential and integral calculus and one or more courses in mathematics for which these calculus courses were prerequisites.

 OR

(c) Combination of education and experience that includes both of the following requirements: One year of actuarial experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level; and completion of a minimum of 24 semester hours of courses in actuarial science, mathematics, relevant statistics, business, finance, economics, insurance, or computer science at a four year college or university. This course work must have included a minimum of 12 semester hours of mathematics that included differential and integral calculus and one or more courses in mathematics for which these calculus courses were prerequisites.
1 After reading the requirements above, please select the choice that best describes how you meet the basic requirements for the Actuary job series at the GS-7 level. Answer to this question is required
  • I meet the basic requirements set forth in (a) above.
  • I meet the basic requirements set forth in (b) above.
  • I meet the basic requirements set forth in (c) above.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above.
2 I graduated within two years of the closing date of this announcement.  (I understand that I must submit official transcripts before the closing date as proof of meeting this requirement.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience applying analytical and actuarial techniques to research and analyze mathematical data. Examples may include: performing analysis and evaluation of records, documents and relevant data; or reviewing and calculating accrued benefits.
3

From the following options related to skill in applying analytical and actuarial techniques, choose the statements from the list below that reflect your experience and/or training.

Answer to this question is required
  • experience calculating present and future values
  • at least two courses in probability and statistics, the Theory of Interest, or Life Contingencies, with an average grade of B or higher
  • overall GPA of 3.3 or higher in a mathematics or actuarial science degree coursework
  • research or project experience using actuarial science
  • at least three courses in probability and statistics, the Theory of Interest, or Life Contingencies, with an average grade of B or higher
  • none of the above
4 From the following options, please select the one that best describes your experience and/or education as they relate to the minimum requirements for this position: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement.
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the private sector as described above.
  • I have a combination of education and experience as described above.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements above.
5

From the following options related to knowledge of basic computer software, automatic data processing (ADP) concepts and procedures , choose the statements from the list below that reflect your experience and/or training.

Answer to this question is required
  • experience using actuarial databases
  • coursework that required the use of actuarial information technology systems
  • completed a class project or work related project that involved computer programming in Excel (or another tool) using actuarial methods
  • experience using actuarial spreadsheets in Excel (or an equivalent tool)
  • experience programming actuarial spreadsheets in Excel (or an equivalent tool)
  • none of the above

Grade: All Grades

1 How did you find out about this vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Facebook (BeKnown)
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • word of mouth
  • USAJobs
  • Executive Search Firm
  • Vocational rehabilitation center
  • College posting
  • Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
  • Veteran’s job fair/job board
  • Diversity job fair/job board
  • Professional organization (e.g., NABA, ABBA, SOA, AICPA, etc.)
  • Niche (or trade) job fair or job board
  • Efinancial.com
  • INDEED.com
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Veterans Disability Organizations
  • Other
  • Prefer not to answer
2 If you answered "Other", please provide the resource here. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Have you accepted a buyout or an early out from a Federal agency within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No