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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/25/23

Applications Due12/31/23

Vacancy ID140029

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleAssociate Actuary Life,Item #07060

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade24

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $86057 to $108638 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 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

70.1 Transfer:
For a 70.1 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.

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 (

Appointments via transfer must not result in a second, consecutive transfer with an advancement of more than two S-grades or one M-grade.

Duties Description Under the general direction of higher-level actuaries, the Associate Actuary is responsible for the following:

Fiscal Notes
Update fiscal notes for a new legislative session. Check novel fiscal notes, recommending revised methodology where appropriate. Develop a mastery of Access. Develop a mastery of PeopleSoft data and cases. Review and check all revisions to fiscal note policies.

Actuarial Data Aggregation and Year End File Creation
Develop expertise in the process used to aggregate and validate actuarial data used in the annual valuation input files. Develop a mastery of PeopleSoft data tables and cases. Develop a mastery of TSQL and PL/SQL.

Check actuarial reports and miscellaneous calculations using excel and word editing skills. Develop a mastery of the actuarial valuation book, the report of the actuary, and the actuarial components of the ACFR and insurance report. Begin developing exhibits independently, as requested, and otherwise review and check all entries in these documents.

Actuarial Calculations
Perform bond refunding, workers compensation offsets, escalation, COLA, structured judgements, and option 4 calculations (including qualified domestic relations orders). Develop a mastery of Excel. Develop a mastery of bond refunding and option 4 calculations. Assure QDRO compliance.

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
• Experience computing optional pension allowances as directed by Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
• Experience computing actuarial equivalence, option factors and annuities according to NYSLRS’ laws and policies.
• 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.
• Commitment to taking and passing actuarial exams.
• 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:
Associate 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 #07060 – 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 Zielinksi

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

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