Assnt Actuary

Grade 14

New York State has approximately 24 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Actuary Trainee

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Assnt Actuary

    Grade 14

  3. Senr Actuary Casualty

    Grade 19

  4. Assoc Actuary Casualty

    Grade 24

  5. Prin Actuary Casualty

    Grade 28

  6. Supvg Actuary Casualty

    Grade 64

  7. Chief Casualty Actuary 3

    Grade 65

  8. Chief Casualty Actuary 2

    Grade 66

  9. Chief Casualty Actuary 1

    Grade 67

Summary of Job Description

As an Assistant Actuary in the NYS Department of Financial Services, you may assist in checking approximate methods submitted by companies in valuing various categories of policies, special benefits, or special liability items. You may check reserve formulae, methods and calculations, and assist in the preparation of valuation memoranda for periodic examination of domestic companies. You may assist in checking the mathematical accuracy of calculations presented with agents' compensation plans, separate account filings, and actuarial projections. You may participate in field examinations of life insurance companies, fraternal benefit societies, retirement systems, Health Maintenance Organizations, commercial carriers, and non-profits. Using spreadsheet software, you may be asked to develop actuarial exhibits. You may also assist in the review of property/casualty insurance company rate filings and/or reserve analyses for compliance with the standards prescribed by the Insurance Law and Department of Financial Services Regulations. You may assist in checking exhibits used to evaluate the reserves carried by and rates promulgated by property/casualty insurers. You may also assist in preparing meeting notes and maintaining in-house databases.

As an Assistant Actuary with the NYS Insurance Fund, you would apply actuarial theory and methods to the review of claims records and death and disability cases for the purpose of establishing proper estimates or eventual incurred losses. You would compute loss reserves on death and permanent disability cases and calculate the present value of Workers' Compensation cases and the amount payable to claimants in death and disability cases.

As an Assistant Actuary with the NYS Office of the State Comptroller, you would assist higher-level actuaries by checking calculations for fiscal notes and cost estimates for legislation, optional retirement allowances (including Qualified Domestic Relations Orders), workers' compensation reductions, restorations, and bond refunding; assist in the analysis of experience studies; and check valuations and funding of retirees' benefits prescribed by the New York State Retirement and Social Security Law.

As an Assistant Actuary with the NYS Teachers' Retirement System, you would assist higher-level actuaries by checking calculations for fiscal notes and cost estimates for legislation; assist in the analysis of experience studies; check statistics reported in the actuarial and statistical portions of the annual reports to members; and assist in the preparation of the annual valuation of the System's liabilities.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

On or before the date of filing your application, you must have all of the following:

◾A bachelor's degree or higher including or supplemented by 24 semester credit hours in mathematics, statistics, and/or actuarial science; AND

◾Successful completion of one examination of the Society of Actuaries or Casualty Actuarial Society.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

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Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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