Washington State Chief Actuary [OIC10268] in Tumwater, Washington



The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) operates under the direction of the state's Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official. The agency's mission is to provide consumer protection and regulation of the state's insurance industry. With a workforce of approximately 240 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund.

The OIC values its employees and diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business, and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/.


The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Actuary in our Rates & Forms Division. This position contributes to OIC goals of protecting consumers, maintaining a healthy insurance climate, and improving customer service by managing OIC's Actuarial Services Unit.

*Initial screening of applications will begin 14 days after initial posting. We encourage all applicants to apply early. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and close this recruitment posting at any time after the initial screening date. *This recruitment may be used to establish a qualified pool of candidates for agency-wide vacancies in the next six months.

If you're interested in a career that protects consumer's interests and promotes a healthy business environment in this state, please apply and become part of our dynamic team.


Our OIC office is located in the City of Tumwater and is just south of our State Capitol in Olympia. The OIC Tumwater office is walking distance from a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, bus lines, and is within close access to Interstate 5, shopping centers, and health facilities.


As an eligible state employee, Washington State offers an outstanding benefits package including: health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, military and civil leave; dependent care assistance program; employee assistance program; deferred compensation plans; 11 paid holidays plus a personal holiday; tuition reimbursement; commute trip reduction; training; and state retirement plans. We also offer*free parking at our main office in Tumwater, a secure working facility, and are fortunate to have a *stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund.


Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages OIC's Actuarial Services Unit;
  • Provides property/casualty or life actuarial resources to the Rates and Forms Division;
  • Provides property/casualty or life actuarial resources to the Company Supervision Division;
  • Depending on your primary actuarial experience you will attend meetings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and represent Washington at meetings and conference calls of the Casualty Actuarial and Statistical (C) Task Force and its subgroups; OR the Life Actuarial (A) Task Force and its subgroups, the Speed to Market (EX) Task Force, the Property and Casualty Insurance (C) Committee and its working groups; OR the Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee and its working groups; and,
  • Provides actuarial expertise to the discussion, drafting and review of legislation, regulations and other technical guidelines.


Required Qualifications*:*

  • 10 years of actuarial experience;
  • Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society or Fellow of the Society of Actuaries; and,
  • Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with insurance regulatory issues and requirements;

  • Experience supervising actuarial staff; and,
  • Experience serving in a lead role for property and casualty or life insurance. Agency Core Competencies:

Respect, recognition and inclusiveness: Engages in constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect; helps create a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity; and, recognizes contributions of others within the organization --- all of which will enhance the attainment of organizational goals.

Accountability: Demonstrates understanding of the link between job responsibilities and organizational goals. Accepts personal responsibility and accountability for the quality and timeliness of own work, and adhering to agency processes/policies. Manages his or her own performance to meet expectations and achieve expected results.

Communication and Collaboration: Actively listens and engages in open, respectful, and cooperative manner. Conveys messages that are effective in communicating information and ideas with others.

Customer Focus: Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with services offered by the organization, both regulatory and consumer based. Demonstrates sensitivity to public's perceptions and attitudes.

Professionalism and Integrity: Through consistent honesty, forthrightness, and professionalism in all interactions, earns the trust, respect and confidence of co-workers and customers.

Supplemental Information


To begin the online application process, click the green "Apply" button at the top of this announcement and follow the online application instructions. To be considered for this opportunity, you must attach the following documents to your online application:

  • A current resume
  • A detailed letter of interest describing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications outlined in this job announcement
  • A completed U.S. Qualification Standards Attestation(form from the American Academy of Actuaries)
  • A list of at least three professional references, including contact information for all supervisors for the last five year period

Incomplete application packages may disqualify an applicant from the selection process. This recruitment may be used to establish a qualified pool of candidates for agency-wide vacancies in the next six months.

Degree/Credential Verification: If a degree is listed by the candidate, proof of degree will be required at the finalist stage; therefore, candidates are encouraged to**pre-plan for this.

We encourage veterans to apply. To allow us to grant you veterans' preferences, applicants must do the following:

Email DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, signed verification of service letter from USDVA or other service documents that we can use to verify your eligibility to Recruitment@oic.wa.gov. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. Please include "Chief Actuary"in the subject line of the email, and include your name in the message as it appears on the application you submitted through the www.careers.wa.gov system. To protect your private information, please do not attach your service documents to application.

Note: The act of submitting application materials is considered affirmation that the information provided is complete and truthful. When submitted electronically, you are confirming that all information is true and complete.


In accordance with RCW 48.02.090(5), Office of Insurance Commissioner employees are prohibited from having any interest, directly or indirectly, in an insurance company other than as a policy holder. This prohibition includes the receipt of renewal commissions.

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to supporting diversity in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and honorably discharged veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call Joe Vidales at (360) 725-7012. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10268

Department: Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $125,868.00 - $165,216.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA