Job Overview

Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 13-1896-HQ-PW-M.  APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.  

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.  

This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, and Assistant Commandant for Resources (CG-8), Office of the Director of Financial Operations/Comptroller, in Washington, DC.  Currently this position is located at 2100 2nd Street, SW, Washington, DC. 

 In the Summer of 2013, this position will relocate to new facilities being constructed at the historic St. Elizabeth’s west campus located at 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Washington DC 20593.  The historic campus is currently under renovation and will eventually serve as the new DHS Consolidated Headquarters Campus.  Information on this new site can be found on the Coast Guard web page at http://www.uscg.mil/stelizabeths, and at GSA's web site http://www.stelizabethsdevelopment.com.

Duties

The incumbent serves as the Chief Actuary of the Coast Guard and is directly responsible for the accomplishment of professional actuarial mathematical, statistical, and financial risk analysis, projections, justifications and oversights of the $1.25 Billion appropriation covering pensions, benefits, life and health insurance for retired military. The incumbent is responsible for preparation and review of the Coast Guard’s valuations of all post retirement liability and forecasts for the inclusion in the Coast Guard’s Financial Statements and as they pertain to the planning, analysis, formulation, justification, presentation and review of the entire budget for the Coast Guard’s Retired Pay Appropriation.  

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

  • Analyzing actuarial data for retiree health care and pension benefits to assure validity, and accuracy
  • Aggregating and summarizing raw data (medical claims data and other raw data as required) into appropriate tables, payment lag triangles and other formats necessary to facilitate actuarial evaluation
  • Preparing and presenting a variety of actuarial studies, reports and position papers for release to DHS, OSD, DOD, and other governmental and nongovernmental agencies
  • Assisting members of the audit community in reviewing calculations and procedures of the USCG military benefit appropriations, DOD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund, and projected out year costs for medical and Permanent Change of Station allowances
  • Advising policy makers on how to create effective and reliable programs for addressing financial security
  • Serving as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s actuary services contract