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    The Senior Actuary provides advice and guidance to senior ranking officials within USDA and also serves as the subject matter expert for actuarial, economic, and financial matters that communicates with other Federal government agencies and non-Federal organizations, stakeholders, and individuals (e.g., private crop and livestock insurance groups, agricultural and trade organizations, State agencies, academic institutions, and farmers and ranchers) to convey the position of the agency.

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    • Develops policy and plans objectives for the Agency's actuarial program.
    • Determines the effect on the actuarial program of proposed or enacted Federal legislation, new or proposed program requirements, emergency situations, and court decisions.
    • Develops actuarial policy regarding the issuance of federally administered crop and livestock insurance products that must be designed to provide an effective financial safety net for America's farmers and ranchers.
    • Serves as technical expert to the Deputy Administrator and the Administrator on all aspects of actuarial science.
    • Establishes the necessary liaison and meets with key officials of RMA and other Federal and non-Federal entities, including Congressional members and staff, and partners to ascertain problems and advise and coordinate on the RMA actuarial program.
    • Serves on committees and panels and represents the Agency on National, interagency and state levels.
    • Reviews crop and livestock insurance handbooks, policy documents, executive correspondence, briefing material, and Agency reports to ensure information provided is accurate and in compliance with the Federal Crop Insurance Act.
    • Prepares and reviews actuarial material and presentations for Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board review. Develops and presents private insurance products, briefing materials, and other items for FCIC Board consideration of approval.
    • Works to establish and improve operating policies, processes and procedures needed to develop, review, and implement existing, new, or revised policies, regulations, handbooks, fact sheets, press releases, talking points, and other policy materials.
    • Develops, or coordinates the development of actuarial based reports that identify the potential impact (positive and negative) that actual or planned programmatic changes could have upon crop and livestock insurance programs.
    • Participates in developing training curriculum and/or in providing training to RMA personnel as well as to private crop insurance groups, agricultural and trade organizations, State agencies, academic institutions, and farmers and ranchers.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/615286100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.