Actuarial Specialist (5070)

Job Posting

Actuarial Specialist
Organization:  Alberta Pensions Service Corporation
Province:  Alberta
Location:  Edmonton

Competition:      19-52 Actuarial Specialist, Actuarial Services

Position Type:    Full-Time Permanent, (Excluded), [Internal/External Posting]      

Classification:    Pay Group IV

Salary Range:   $64,400.00 – $92,000.00

Closing Date:    August 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm MST

Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS) is an organization with people at its core. Our values of quality, service, and accountability are present in all that we do in our relentless pursuit of excellence in pension administration, to serve those who serve Albertans. We rely on our employees to bring their expertise to the table every day.

APS is recruiting for an Actuarial Specialist.

Reporting to the Director Actuarial Services, the Actuarial Specialist plays a vital role on cross-functional teams involved in analyzing and ensuring all aspects of the accuracy of actuarial calculations and compliance with Canadian Institute of Actuary’s standards including, data extracts and reporting; system specifications, change control, testing implementing plan design changes as requested by the Plan Corporations, and communication of technical information (including tax interpretations).

Additionally, the incumbent will be in contact with plan actuaries when dealing with data extracts, reconciliation for valuation of plan liabilities, formula updates and periodic certification of calculations and web-based estimators. The Actuarial Specialist will assist with the development of policy advice and recommendations to both the Corporation’s staff as well as the pension plans.

This role will provide support across all business units regarding actuarial issues including, systems implementation and testing and fulfilling operational calculation requirements necessary due to system scope limitation or system defects. The Actuarial Specialist will proactively ensure a wide-spread understanding of actuarial principles through providing information sessions.



  • University degree with an actuarial background and five to nine years of directly related experience; or
  • Business diploma with 10 or more years of directly related experience.


  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of other Microsoft Office applications.
  • In-depth knowledge of highly technical areas of pension plans, concerning taxation, legislation, administration and actuarial practices.
  • Complete understanding of complex pension plans.
  • Advanced communication capabilities in both technical and non-technical language.
  • Experience working with pension actuaries.
  • Knowledge of actuarial concepts.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent critical thinking and decision making abilities.
  • Advanced communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of integrity and responsibility.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good project Management skills.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Advanced mathematical/financial aptitude.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team setting or independently, as needed.
  • Ability to provide feedback and build relationships with other departments.
  • Effective presentation skills.

APS offers a comprehensive and flexible benefit package.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume to Human Resources at Each submission needs to clearly indicate the competition number of the position you are applying for.

Please Note: If you are submitting a resume for multiple positions, please send a separate submission for each competition. The successful candidate(s) will be required to undergo a security screening as a condition of employment. This job posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies within APS at the same or lower classification.

Thank you for your interest in Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS). Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.