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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.