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The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.
Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
- Analyzes unusually difficult and complex actuarial problems and issues involved in tax law, rulings, and court case decision in determinations of tax liability under the Internal Revenue Code in a number of areas of taxation, including valuation of complex life and insurance reserves, considering the tax implications in acquisitions, reorganizations, and liquidations.
- Represents the Service in conferences with taxpayers, their legal representatives, representatives of the insurance industry and actuarial consultants on proposed tax issues and procedures and problems of common interest and proposes solutions to highly technical problems that arose in connection with issues that are not adequately covered by the laws, regulations, and revenue rulings.
- Travels to various sites throughout a specified geographical area, and, as a member of the examination team, conducts specific and in-depth audit work in areas commensurate to his/her expertise, serves as a consultant to examiners concerning audit approaches, studies, and research techniques relating to actuarial methods used by the taxpayer, and provides service as an expert witness in tax litigation cases involving life insurance issues.
- Develops text material for training manuals, position papers of complex actuarial policy issues, technical portions of regulations and rebuttals to taxpayers' position on issues that are unresolved.
- Acts as loss reserve specialist in the examination of life insurance companies.
- Assists insurance examiners in performing basic loss reserves testing and performs independent analysis of loss reserves.
You must meet the following requirements by time of referral:
BASIC REQUIREMENT: To be basically qualified for an Actuary position, you must meet the basic requirement (positive education requirement) below.
You must have a Bachelor's degree that included courses in actuarial science, mathematics, relevant statistics, business, finance, economics, insurance, or computer science totaling at least 24 semester hours. This course work must have included 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. OR
A combination of education and experience that includes BOTH of the following requirements: (1) Technical work experience in actuarial support work or in mathematics, AND (2) Completion of 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 have included 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.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE-GS-15: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes: A wide range of experience with actuarial & accounting requirements, processes and techniques pertinent to the statutory and tax valuation of life insurance and annuities reserves and the Federal income tax examinations of life insurance companies; experience working in a life insurance company, an accounting firm, or an actuarial consulting firm, or in the public sector, where you were involved in the preparation and/or audit of the 1120L tax return, and in particular, life insurance, annuity or other life reserves; experience preparing written and/or oral presentations for clients, taxpayers, other actuaries, auditors, professional consultants, counsel, and management that demonstrate expertise relating to state and federal tax laws, regulations, and rulings, and actuarial and accounting guidelines and principles applicable to life insurance companies.
For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.