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Job Title:  Student Trainee - Actuary (Intern)
Agency:  Office of Personnel Management
Job Announcement Number:  13-082-JLS

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$30,456.00 to $39,590.00 / Per Year
Friday, February 01, 2013 to Monday, February 18, 2013
Full Time - Internships
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
Student/Internship Program Eligibles


This is an Intern position in the Pathways Program within the Office of Personnel Management, Planning and Policy Analysis, Actuary.

 The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is the President's agent and advisor for the Government's human resources management systems. Our key responsibility is to ensure these systems support agencies in recruiting, hiring and retaining a merit-based, high-quality, diverse workforce necessary to meet the needs of the American people. The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program in an accredited educational institution, on at least a half-time basis. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position. The applicant for this position must be able to start on May 20th, 2013.


  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
  • Intern Program Eligible (see Intern Eligibility below)


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  • Review development of base community rate proposals of approximately 20 Health Maintenance Organization Plans.
  • Adds costs for special benefits purchased by the Federal program and checks summary of rate proposals for community rated plans.
  • Communicates with various personnel for Health Plans and with OPM staff in resolving questions about rate reconciliations and rate proposals.


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To be qualified for this position, at the GS-4 Level, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

Enrolled in a bachelor's degree program that includes courses in actuarial science, mathematics, relevant statistics, business, finance, economics, insurance, or computer science expecting to total at least 24 semester hours by graduation. This course work must include 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.


Combination of education and experience that includes both of the following requirements:

•Technical work experience in actuarial support work or in mathematics; and

•Working towards 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 include 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.


You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, degree) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).

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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation website. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by OPM accordingly.


We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your application package must support your answers to the occupational questionnaire. If your answers cannot be verified, your rating will be changed to an appropriate level.

Qualified applicants will be placed in one of four groupings:

  • Preference eligible having a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more
  • Other 10-point preference eligible
  • 5-point preference eligible
  • No preference eligible

Selection will be made from the highest available preference group, as long as at least three candidates remain in that group. When fewer than three candidates remain in the highest group, consideration may be expanded to include the next category.


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OPM offers a comprehensive benefits package this link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.

Relocation expenses may/will not be paid. Current OPM career employees may qualify as an exception.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Interns may be converted, without a break in service, to a term, career or career conditional appointment upon completion of program requirements.

To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:

•Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
•Complete their degree or certificate requirements
•Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted
•Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement
•Perform their job successfully
Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance.

In addition, students working in agencies through third-party intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward the 640 hour requirement.

Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work.



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To apply, click the "Apply Online" button at the right of the screen and follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload your resume and supporting documentation.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET: Monday, February 18, 2013.

If you are unable to apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX to document your responses to the questionnaire (this form will also serve as your fax cover sheet) View Occupational Questionnaire. You must also attach any required supporting documents. Please reference Vacancy identification number 827182 on the OPM Form 1203-FX.


The following documents are required for ALL APPLICANTS:
  • A Resume showing relevant experience; (cover letter optional). Your resume must show the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment.
  • This position has a basic education requirement, you MUST submit an unofficial or official copy of your current transcripts that will verify the required education for this position.
  • Applicants claiming VETERANS PREFERENCE must also submit:

    • A copy of your DD214, member copy 4; OR
    • Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 days; OR
    • Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference, must also submit: SF-15 AND ALL documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference.

    Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

    You may submit your documents by uploading them to USAJobs. If you do not have the capability to upload your required documents, you may fax them to the number provided on this Fax Cover Sheet. Please reference VIN# 827182 on the fax cover sheet provided. 


    Joy Saintelien
    Phone: (202)606-0017
    Agency Information:
    OPM Human Resources
    1900 E Street NW
    Washington, DC


    The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. Your ratings in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary/trial/program period.

    After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

    We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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