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This position is located in the office of Applied Research and Methods (ARM) Team. ARM Actuaries serve as consultants to other GAO teams, providing technical analyses and conceptual insight where required, in a multitude areas of interest to Congress, including retirement security, health care, property and casualty/general insurance, and other benefit and insurance programs, both public and private.
The GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. This position is also being announced under the Agency's Merit Promotion procedures for federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligibles. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement GAO-18-ARM-1510-05-MP.
The incumbent will be responsible for property and casualty/general insurance actuarial work and will perform the following:
- Advises and/or assists teams in selecting and implementing appropriate methodologies for engagements in accordance with GAO standards, as they relate to actuarial issues. Reviews teams’ work at all stages, providing conceptual and technical advice, addressing technical or conceptual errors, omissions, or misconceptions. Participates in interviews of external experts on topics that relate to actuarial issues and assists team in accurately documenting the interview findings.
- Participates in aspects of design, researchable question development, data collection and analysis, message development, and report writing and ensures the quality and value of the final product as it relates to actuarial issues. Edits or drafts report sections as warranted to ensure technical accuracy, clear exposition of key concepts, and the appropriate level of detail. Makes actuarial concepts and applications accessible to non-technical audiences to promote understanding of key policy decisions and issues.
- Provides advice on how actuarial data should be identified, collected, and analyzed for engagements. Reviews related actuarial program documents, reports, and data. Selects, refines, organizes, and presents factual information and analysis in support of engagement objectives. In collaboration with engagement team members, decides on actuarial scope, form, content, and depth of analysis.
- Contributes to primary data collection as it relates to actuarial issues. In conjunction with team members and other specialists, develops and pretests questionnaires, structured interviews and other data collection instruments used to collect primary data to meet the goals of the engagement.
- In conjunction with team members, develops findings and recommendations and prepares GAO products that provide factual and analytical actuarial information in a clear, balanced manner that meets the needs of congressional clients.
- Ensures that products meet all GAO standards for quality and are in conformance with all agency policies and requirements.
- On occasion, makes formal presentations on actuarial issues at meetings or conferences.
- May serve as a coach and mentor to less experienced staff.
- As required, may be assigned off line assignments such as Professional Development Program (PDP) Advisor and others.
- The incumbent will also perform work in other actuarial practice areas including, but not limited to pension, health, and life.
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This job is open to…U.S. Citizens
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