TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-014

ISSUED  MAY 5, 2010

REVISED AUGUST 7, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

INSURANCE ACTUARIES

 

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

 

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

 

1.

 

Life and Health Insurance Actuary 1

 

04550

ST09

 

 

2.

 

Life and Health Insurance Actuary 2

 

04560

ST10

 

 

3.

 

Property and Casualty Insurance Actuary 1

 

04570

ST09

 

 

4.

 

Property and Casualty Insurance Actuary 2

 

04580

ST10

 

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY MARCH 29, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. ß7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will perform actuarial analyses of insurance rates, rating procedures, rating plans and schedules of insurance companies.  You will review and analyze insurance operations, reserves and underwriting procedures, and provide technical assistance on actuarial matters to Insurance Policy Examiners and other staff.  Insurance Actuaries at the 2 level are assigned more complex rate filings.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

You must be of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for these job titles.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Life and Health Insurance Actuary 1

Successful completion of four parts of the Society of Actuaries actuarial examination program; OR 3 years of actuarial experience in life and/or accident and health insurance; and a bachelor's degree with major coursework in mathematics or statistics; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Life and Health Insurance Actuary 2

One year of experience as a Life and Health Insurance Actuary 1; OR successful completion of five parts of the Society of Actuaries examination program; OR 4 years of actuarial work in the life and/or accident and health insurance field; and a bachelor's degree with major coursework in mathematics or statistics; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Property and Casualty Insurance Actuary 1

Successful completion of four parts of the Casualty Actuarial Society examination program; OR 3 years of actuarial experience in property and casualty insurance; and a bachelor's degree with major coursework in mathematics or statistics; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Property and Casualty Insurance Actuary 2

One year of experience as a Property and Casualty Insurance Actuary 1; OR successful completion of five parts of the Casualty Actuarial Society examination program; OR 4 years of property and/or casualty actuarial experience; and a bachelor's degree with major coursework in mathematics or statistics; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Filled positions are in the Pennsylvania Departments of Insurance, and Labor and Industry.

  

There is one filled Property and Casualty Insurance Actuary 2 position in Lackawanna County in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.  All other filled positions are in Dauphin County.

 

Lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the

 

Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, Human Resources Office, 1326 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA  17120; Telephone:  (717) 783-2168, Internetwww.ins.state.pa.us

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Human Resources, Labor and Industry Building - Room 1418, 651 Boas Street, Harrisburg, PA  17121; Telephone:  (717) 787-6374, Internetwww.dli.state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

The test consists of determining whether you meet the minimum job requirements described in this announcement, based on the information you provide in your application.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or disqualification.

 

If you previously applied and were found ineligible, but now meet the Minimum Requirements, you may reapply at any time during the life of this announcement.  A new application is required for a retest.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application on the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Avenue, Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources offices listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."