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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/25/23

Applications Due12/31/23

Vacancy ID140017

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitlePrincipal Actuary Life, Item # 07058

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade663

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $108665 to $137319 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the New York State Comptroller

110 State Street

City Albany


Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications You must be currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

52.6 Transfer:
For a 52.6 transfer to an Associate Actuary Life, SG-24, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 52.6 title allocated to a salary grade 22 or above.

To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website: Career Mobility Office » GOT-IT (

Duties Description Fiscal Notes
• Develop fiscal note and cost estimates fulfilling the role of either primary or checking actuary as determined by higher level actuaries. Complete novel fiscal notes that have reference material, recommending methodology where necessary.
• Develop a mastery of Access. Develop a mastery of PeopleSoft data and cases. Provide input on revisions to fiscal note policies, as needed.

Actuarial Data Aggregation and Year End File Creation
• Develop the annual valuation report, building expertise in the development of the employer billing rates, GASB, and Pension Projections.

• Lead development of actuarial reports and other reports including the actuarial valuation book, the report of the actuary, the ACFR, and DFS insurance reports.
• Additionally, check the three annual state estimates, the items for the annual state bill, and any calculations necessary for ad hoc payments.

Actuarial Calculations
• Support calculation of bond refunding, workers compensation offsets, escalation, COLA, structured judgements, and option 4 calculations (including qualified domestic relations orders).

Actuarial Assumptions Research
• As directed by the Chief Actuary, perform independent research of outside forces impacting various actuarial assumptions, by conducting in-house studies and reading professional literature, and report findings.
• Support the development of presentations delivered by the Chief Actuary.
• Support the development of the Actuarial Assumptions Report.
• Draft memorandums establishing policies and procedures for actuarial bureau for review by the lead actuary.

Additional Comments Desired Competencies
• Successful passing score on Enrolled Actuary exams EA-2L and EA-2F for Enrolled Actuary designation
• Experience computing actuarial equivalence, option factors and annuities according to NYSLRS’ laws and policies, including under the terms of a Qualified Domestic Relations Order.
• Experience reviewing present value calculations and the development of pension liabilities.
• Knowledge of NYSLRS’ retirement plans
• Experience working with large datasets.
• Experience reviewing actuarial reports – like the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
• Experience with developing and reviewing SQL scripts.
• Demonstrated history of success passing actuarial exams with an ongoing commitment to become credentialed.
• Strong computer skills – SQL, Access, Excel
• Strong computational skills

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Erin Zielinski

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources

110 State Street, 12th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236


Notes on ApplyingIn order to be considered for appointment, you are required to complete the application/supplemental questionnaire (Forms NYS APP-3 #20-115 with SUPP#20-115) as part of the Department of Civil Service Examination process.
There is no written test. The application/supplemental questionnaire is the test. Your completed application/supplemental questionnaire will be the only basis for rating your training, education, and experience.
Failure to complete the application/supplemental questionnaire correctly may result in disqualification. If disqualified, candidates must wait six months to re-apply.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, your training, education, and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. Your completed application/supplemental questionnaire will be the only basis for rating your training, education, and experience.
For additional information, please review the Exam Announcement:
Principal Actuary (Life) » Department of Civil Service (

Where to Apply
You must mail a separate completed application/supplemental questionnaire Forms NYS APP-3 #20-115 with SUPP#20-115) to the Office of the NYS Comptroller:
NYS Office of the State Comptroller
Office of Human Resources
110 State Street
Albany, NY 12236
(518) 474-1924
Submit a clear, concise cover letter and resume stating how you meet the above minimum qualifications to, or the address below, no later than December 31, 2023.

Reference Item #07058 – JAM in the subject line and on the cover letter for proper routing.

Human Resources mailing address:
Office of Human Resources
110 State Street, 12th Floor
Albany, NY 12236
Attn: Erin Zielinski

If you have questions about this vacancy, please contact this Division representative:
Division contact: Amy Lauricella,

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