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    The ideal candidate has extensive experience with quantitative analysis and data modeling. They have the ability to work with and interpret large datasets, a fundamental understanding of probability and statistics, and critical thinking skills. This position starts at a salary of $72,750 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $103,690 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of FEMA"s Resilience team.

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    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    In this position, you will serve as a Statistician supporting the Actuarial and Catastrophic Modeling Branch. Typical assignments include: 

    • Performing catastrophic modeling including rate-making for existing and new coverages based on consideration of loss experience, theoretical damage, and frequency data resulting from hydrologic studies and the study of the catastrophic loss funding requirements unique to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
    • Performing quantitative analyses to provide catastrophe model review for making program decisions on the size, scope and mechanism for providing insurance.
    • Acting as representative of the Deputy Administrator with contractor staff, insurance companies and their industry advisory groups, and other stakeholders in policy matters concerning actuarial aspects of the NFIP.
    • Preparing and presenting briefings explaining and defending studies and results to various internal and external groups.
    • Serving as the expert technical advisor for the development of actuarial policy used as guidelines for Insurance Underwriters and Write Your Own (WYO) Companies nationwide.

    Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

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