Actuary, Health Care Financing and Policy

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Nov 14, 2017
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Announcement Number: 154436930

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Helping People -- It's Who We Are And What We Do

Posted: November 13, 2017

Salary to $103,884 (Employee/Employer-Paid Retirement Schedule)

The Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) is seeking qualified applicants for the position
of Actuary. This is a full-time, exempt, unclassified position.

DHCFP is driven by the passion to contribute to the health and well-being of Nevadans by promoting access
to quality healthcare systems in a financially responsible manner.

Position Description:
Under the general direction of the Division Administrator, this position will perform at a professional level,
significantly impacting DHCFP programs and funding, helping develop Medicaid policies by predicting
expected costs of providing care to recipients.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Reviewing actuarial and statistical computations related to Managed Care Organization (MCO)
capitated payments;
• Reviewing rates for existing and proposed services;
• Researching state and federal laws and regulations to determine the impact on programs and
• Performing data analysis related to Medicaid services and expenditures;
• Developing procedures and State Plan Amendments (SPAs) to address issues identified;
• Developing and analyzing quality measures for new and existing programs and services;
• Assisting in Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and related contract negotiations;
• Calculating costs for potential program changes, budget requirements, and ad-hoc analysis.

The incumbent will represent the DHCFP by providing expert analysis and testimony at Division hearings,
legislative hearings, and advisory committees. The incumbent will coordinate actuarial and statistical
studies with outside consulting actuaries and industry technical staff.

Position Location:
Carson City, Nevada
Nevada's state capital is in close proximity to Reno, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Sunshine
and recreational opportunities abound including skiing, golfing, biking, off-roading, hiking, fishing and
hunting and the area blends a mix of old-fashioned charm and history with modern cultural opportunities.
1100 East William Street, Suite 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Telephone (775) 684-3676
• Fax (775) 687-3893

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Helping People -- It's Who We Are And What We Do
Nevada offers affordable housing choices in high-energy city, peaceful suburban and quaint rural settings;
excellent educational options for students in K-12, community colleges and universities; world-class
entertainment and cultural events and unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities.
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Medical, dental, vision care, life and disability insurance program; paid holidays; generous leave benefits
and contribution to the secure defined-benefit retirement plan (NV PERS). State employees do not
contribute to Social Security. Long-term employees enjoy additional benefits. For additional information,
please visit the Nevada Division of Human Resource Management at, the Nevada Public
Employees Benefits at, and the Public Employees Retirement System of Nevada at

Position Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in actuarial science,
statistics, mathematics or economics and a minimum of three years of responsible health care actuarial
experience. Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) and Member of the American Academy of
Actuaries (MAAA) is required and must be maintained as a condition of continuing employment.

Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a State of Nevada/FBI fingerprint criminal
history check.

To Apply:
Please submit a detailed resume and a cover letter which addresses your qualifications for the position.

Resume must include a detailed description of your employment history including names and addresses of
employers, reasons for leaving, duties, number and level of staff supervised, responsibilities, salary history,
and professional references.

In your cover letter, please indicate how you heard about the position. If you heard about this position
through a website, please indicate which website.

Submit Cover Letter of Interest and Resume or Direct Inquiries To:
Suzanne Webb, Personnel Analyst
Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, Human Resources Unit
1100 E William St, Suite 101, Carson City, Nevada 89701
Ph: (775) 684-3688;
Fax: (775) 684-3618

Applications will be accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied. Qualified individuals are
encouraged to submit applications as early as possible as this announcement may close at any time without