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    This position is located in the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC), Actuarial Services & Technology Department (ASTD).

    More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

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    • Direct the review of actuarial valuations and benefit calculations for plans trusteed by PBGC, ensure that work is accomplished in accordance with professional actuarial standards, applicable laws and regulations, and policies.
    • Develop, implement, and monitor actuarial practice to ensure that actuarial valuations and benefit calculations for plans trusteed by PBGC are accomplished in accordance with PBGC polices.
    • Provide oversight of actuarial training program, establish training classes and programs that meet ASTD training needs.
    • Respond to technical inquiries, provide authoritative guidance and technical assistance in actuarial valuations, ERISA benefit entitlements, and other actuarial matters.
    • Provide supervisory direction by planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, set priorities, and assign work based on those priorities. Develop performance standards and evaluate performance of subordinates.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - (Less than 10%)

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1510 Actuarial Science

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. citizen
    • You may undergo a personnel security background investigation
    • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
    • 1 year probationary period required unless met during prior Federal service
    • You may have to serve a 1 year supervisory probationary period
    • Applicants selected for employment will be required to complete an OF-306


    All qualification and eligibility requirements must be met by the announcement closing date.

    You may start at a GS-15 with an annual salary of $137,849.00, if you meet the following minimum qualification requirements in addition to the education requirement listed under the Eligibility Requirements:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Specialized experience is defined as one year of experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the private sector interpreting, applying, and implementing the principles and practices of actuarial science and the laws. regulations, and policies governing single employer defined benefit pension plans.

    Examples may include: researching and resolving technical actuarial issues; developing, implementing, and monitoring actuarial policies and procedures; providing technical guidance on actuarial matters; and developing and providing training to actuaries.


    In order to qualify for this position, you must possess:

    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.

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Additional information

    PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC’s Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637 or schedulea@pbgc.gov. TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637.

    How You Will Be Evaluated


    • There will be no applicant self-assessment or rating and ranking process.
    • You will be evaluated for this job based on whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements listed above.
    • Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Appointing Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

    RESUME: You must submit a resume. Your resume should clearly show your possession of the specialized experience so that we can determine your qualifications for this position.  Your resume should be specific to the position you are applying for, relating your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting.  

    COVER LETTER (OPTIONAL): Your cover letter should state your interest in this position and the strengths that you feel will make you an asset to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.  We will not use your cover letter to determine your qualifications; however, your cover letter will go to the Selecting Official along with your resume if you are referred.  

    TRANSCRIPT(S) If you are relying on education to meet the minimum qualification requirement for this position, you must submit transcripts to verify that you meet the requirement. Information on the specific education requirement can be found under the Education in the vacancy announcement. Your transcripts should include course titles, school name/location, date completed, grades, and number of credits earned. Applicants who obtained their qualifying education outside of the U.S. and its territories must provide proof that their degrees have been validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a college or university in the U.S. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application; however, you must bring official transcripts with your first day if you are hired. Please see the Education section of this announcement for additional information.

    Failure to submit the required documents will result in an incomplete application.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Visit PBGC Benefits for information on our Agency Benefits offered.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    In order to be considered, submit all of the required information (including your supplemental documentation) before midnight EST on the closing date. If you are not able to apply online or require reasonable accommodations, contact Tonya Crowley on (202) 326-4110 ext. 6586 or at crowley.tonya@pbgc.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. For TTY/TDD users, call the Federal Relay Service toll free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4111. Please complete all the steps in the online application process at USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov). You may make updates to your information at any time prior to midnight EST on the closing date of this announcement.

    * Register with USAJOBS, which will store your information and resume. You will only need to complete this step once.

    * Locate and review the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS. Click the Apply Online link and then select a resume to submit with your application.

    * Click on "Apply for this Position Now." You will be redirected to our online system.

    * Complete or review the online core questions, which determine the types of positions you are eligible for.

    * Specify which series and grade(s) you wish to be considered for.

    * Complete the online vacancy questions, then click "Finish". You will continue to the Vacancy Documents page.

    * Submit each of the documents that apply to you by upload in USAJOBS.

    *You will then see a summary of your application, including the documents that you submitted. You are strongly encouraged to save or print a copy of this page as proof of submission and receipt of your application and documents.

    *To finish, click "Finish."

    Agency contact information

    Tonya Crowley


    202-326-4110 ext 6586






    1200 K STREET NW
    SUITE 120
    WASHINGTON, District of Columbia 20005
    United States
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    The Partnership for Public Service ranked PBGC in the top five best places to work among small Federal agencies!  PBGC ranked fifth out of the 29 agencies in this category, with high scores on work/life balance, benefits, job security, advancement, and organizational culture.

    Are you looking for challenging, compelling, and important work?  The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has a distinguished and important mission in protecting America’s pensions.  At PBGC, you will use your skills in accounting, auditing, business, finance, law, actuarial science, information technology and more to protect the retirement income of nearly 40 million hardworking Americans.

    Next steps

    You are encouraged to complete your USAJOBS personal account completely to receive notifications at each point in the recruiting process. Utilizing this option allows you to review and track the status of your application and receive email notifications from the hiring office.

    You may check the status of your applications by clicking on the My USAJOBS tab at the USAJOBS website.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533828400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.