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Pension Industry Careers: Job Listings, Hiring, and Retirement Announcements

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November 2023 Pension Industry Careers: Job Listings, Hiring, and Retirement Announcements

NCPERS regularly highlights the latest industry job listings, new hires, and retirement announcements on behalf of its member pension funds, stakeholders, and service providers. Find our latest roundup of RFPs here

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Public Pension Industry Job Listings


CalPERS seeks a Financial Accounting & Reporting Manager (Financial Accountant IV, Supervisor) in the Financial Reporting and Accounting Services Division, Financial Reporting Unit. This position is eligible for hybrid work schedule, with up to two days of remote work and three days or more onsite, per week.

Under the general direction of the Controller, the Financial Accountant (FA) IV Supervisor has management responsibility for highly specialized CalPERS professionals; plans, organizes the preparation of various monthly reports, quarterly full-accrual financial statements and the annual audited financial statements, State Controller Office GAAP and Legal Basis financial statements, and SCO Local Government Reporting System reports. Coordinates both mid-year and year-end audit activities for accounting with the external auditors; Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) compliant verification and examination services; and manages all accounting activities for public and private market investments. The incumbent will function as the principal advisor to the Controller in support of and administration of the division's operations and the establishment the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and other financial reports. Position also oversees the functional support team for the financial system.

The monthly salary range is $10,600-$12,037. Learn more and apply here

CalPERS seeks a(n) Attorney III/IV in the Legal Office, Advice/ Health, Operations & HR Unit. This position is eligible for hybrid work schedule, with up to two days of remote work and three days or more onsite, per week. The Legal Office represents CalPERS in litigation and provides legal advice regarding all legal issues at CalPERS, including the areas of benefit and membership entitlement, health care, fiduciary matters, ethics, contracts, labor and employment, public records, open meetings and investment-related matters.

The Attorney III/IV advises management and staff on program matters relating to specific retirement program areas, health program areas and other CalPERS divisions, including, but not limited to: Actuarial Office, Office of Audit Services, Customer Account Services, Benefit Services, Customer Services and Support, Fiscal Services, Human Resources, Public Affairs and Benefit Programs and Policy Planning; advises clients on matters of governmental law, including Constitutional and statutory interpretation, administrative law, the Public Employees' Retirement Law, open meeting law, public records requests and conflicts of interest law; researches and writes formal and informal legal opinions for specific program areas; provides advice to system staff on a variety of program-specific legal matters.

The monthly salary range is $11,644-$14,954 and the final filing date is 12/15/23. Learn more and apply here


The CalSTRS Receivables, Billings, Contributions & Reserves Division is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Service Credit Purchase Manager on the Service Credit Purchase (SCP) Team.

The Operational Accounting Division is comprised of three units: Billings and Collections, Disbursements and Taxes, and Contributions. These areas focus on accounting for CalSTRS “cash collection” cycle; “procure to pay” cycle, “disbursement” cycle (specifically timely distribution of retirement checks as well as issuing member refunds), as well as accounting for contribution activities. The SCP Unit processes service credit purchase requests and receivables from members.

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Billings, Receivable and Contributions, the Service Credit Purchase (SCP) manager is responsible for managing the service credit purchase and redeposits functions from billing request to recording of completed purchase/redeposit after all cost is settled and paid in full. The manager serves as a liaison between the SCP Unit and CalSTRS' management and its members, beneficiaries, county/district personnel, other state agencies and the general public. This position is fully responsible for directing, planning, organizing, and monitoring the work of professional staff of the unit. The manager must have a broad knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principle (GAAP) and departmental and accounting policies to manage unit processes and procedures; and knowledge of the Teachers' Retirement Laws (TRL) and regulations, State Law and Internal Revenue Code to respond to various types of questions for both internal and external entities and partners.  The manager also manages all non-recurring project activities assigned to the business area and represents Accounting on other cross-functional projects.

Monthly Salary Range: $6,563-$8,153
Final Filing Date: 11/13/2023
Learn more and apply here

For questions about this position, reach out to Krystle Lei Thornton at:

The CalSTRS Accounting Division is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as an Administrative Accounts Payable Lead & Investment Liaison, Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) on the Disbursements/Administration Accounts Payable Team.

Under the general direction of the Accounting Administrator I Supervisor, the Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) independently performs the more difficult accounting duties which require thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures, understanding related laws, rules and regulations; governmental accounting, budgeting, principles of policy formulation, the uniform accounting system, and principles and/or business processes of business management within the Administrative Accounts Payable Unit (AAPU). The Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) must analyze complex general ledger payable accounts and expense accounts in the BusinessDirect (BD) (aka SAP) trial balances, as well as accounting/budgetary reports. In addition, the incumbent researches, recommends and implements appropriate accounting and business processes and treatments. Serves as the lead on payable operations and assist with training other, less seasoned accounting personnel. This position acts as the liaison for the Investments Branch to assure travel and disbursements are accurate and paid in a timely manner.

Telework Information: We offer a hybrid approach including in-office and remote work solutions with staff working on-site at our Headquarters in West Sacramento 2-3 days per week.

Annual Salary Range: $66,216 to $82,884
Final Filing Date: 11/30/2023
Exam Link: This position requires a current Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) Exam. If you need to take the exam or if your score has expired, click here: to gain list eligibility.
Learn more and apply here.

For questions about this position, reach out to Krystle Lei Thornton at: 

The California State Teachers' Retirement System Retirement Readiness Division is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill its 
Assistant Director of Retirement Readiness, C.E.A. B position.

The Retirement Readiness (RR) Division is the principal area of the organization that develops, delivers, and coordinates educational services to CalSTRS members. The goal of RR is to ensure that all members receive adequate, timely, and accurate information to make sound decisions regarding their CalSTRS benefits.

As a part of CalSTRS senior leadership, the Assistant Director is responsible for policy formulation, implementation, leadership, and administration of the Customer Experience (CX) program for the CalSTRS organization, Defined Contribution program, member and employer outreach activities, and statewide stakeholder engagement. The Assistant Director serves as an expert advisor to the Director, Chief Benefits Officer, and external consultants related to the aforementioned programs.The Assistant Director provides advice and expertise to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Executive Staff, and the Teachers' Retirement Board (TRB) related to these responsibilities. In this role, there is required travel up to 30% and this opportunity has a direct impact on securing the financial future of California's public K-12 and community college educators.

A resume and statement of qualifications is required.

Annual Salary Range: $133,224.00 to $158,712.00 per year
Final Filing Date: 12/1/2023
For questions about this position, please reach out to or see the job posting here.

The CalSTRS Enterprise Risk & Financial System Support Division is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Financial Accountant I on the BusinessDirect System Support Team.

Enterprise Compliance Services promotes further awareness of CalSTRS compliance requirements and ethical standards through collaboration, communication, and coordination.The BusinessDirect System Support (BDSS) Unit provides functional and technical support to all business users of CalSTRS' Enterprise Resource Planning System, an SAP solution internally called BusinessDirect (BD), and CalSTRS' Travel and Expense Management System, SAP Concur, as well as other financial systems; manages the complete lifecycle of the implementation of fixes and enhancements to those financial systems, including analysis, solution recommendations, requirements gathering, functional design specifications, testing and production releases; ensures financial systems are meeting the needs of the organization through system maintenance, interface monitoring, transaction management and streamlined reporting.

Under the general supervision of the BusinessDirect Operations Supervisor, the BusinessDirect System Specialist performs technical and professional financial and investment accounting activities for the BusinessDirect System Support (BDSS) unit. The Specialist provides business, technical, and fiscal support to users of the CalSTRS Enterprise Resource Planning system, a SAP solution internally called BusinessDirect (BD). The incumbent works with professional staff from multiple branches and business areas to research, analyze and design business process work flows and improvements, system modifications, and procedure and policy development pertaining to BD. The incumbent is also required to possess skills, abilities, and knowledge of system functionalities, fiscal operational structures, cross-functional impacts, GAAP, GASB, FASB, investment accounting, tax reporting and research analysis to provide exceptional service to the business areas supported by the BDSS team. The role of the BusinessDirect System Specialist is critical to ensuring the accuracy of the financial and investment accounting results generated by the system, as the risk of error can be substantial with respect to CalSTRS operational efficiency, effectiveness, and financial reporting.

Telework Information: We offer a hybrid approach including in-office and remote work solutions with staff working on-site at our Headquarters in West Sacramento 2 days per week.

Exam Link: This position requires a current Financial Accountant I Exam. If you need to take the exam or if your score has expired, click here to gain list eligibility.

Monthly Salary Range: $6,890-$8,559
Final Filing Date: 12/8/2023

Learn more and apply here. 

For questions about this position, reach out to Krystle Lei Thornton at: 

Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association
PERA, located in Denver, is searching for a Chief Executive Officer to lead their $60 billion public pension fund.  This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary and innovative executive to lead one of the most highly regarded public plan sponsors in the country.   

Appointed by the Board, the CEO is responsible and accountable for PERA's financial performance, operational effectiveness, and the member experience.  The CEO has responsibility for an administrative budget of $105 million and leads a team of 315. A significant portion of the CEO's responsibilities are outward facing to proactively engage with members, employers, elected officials, the business community, and other stakeholders to further strengthen PERA's reputation and brand.  

The Board desires a CEO with external relations experience, a respected level of investment knowledge and understanding of the basic tenets of institutional asset management, and experience overseeing administrative and operational functions. Some of the minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, and ten years of relevant experience, including at least seven in a senior leadership role. View the position details here.

Base salary will be commensurate with qualifications and market factors and anticipated to fall within a range of $325,000 to $475,000.  Total compensation includes a base salary, annual incentive opportunity, and PERA's comprehensive benefits package.  Relocation assistance, if necessary, will be negotiated on an individual basis.  

To apply, please send a resume to To learn more, please contact (614) 854-7300 or visit Active Searches | Hudepohl & Associates.  

District of Columbia Retirement Board

The District of Columbia Retirement Board (“DCRB”) seeks to fill a Staff Attorney vacancy. We ask that interested applicants be members of the District of Columbia Bar. However, in the event an interested applicant is not a DC Bar member, the applicant must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the District of Columbia Retirement Board.

The Staff Attorney will provide legal support to the DCRB benefits, contracts, human resources, and procurement, among other matters and other departments' needs, as requested by the General Counsel. This includes but is not limited to monitoring for and analyzing legal compliance with applicable Police Officers and Firefighters' and Teachers' Retirement Plan statutes, and applicable governing authorities. Learn more and apply here

DCRB is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead the agency's Finance department. This position is responsible for the supervision and oversight of the Agency's financial activities. The CFO works closely with the Executive Director to set the tone for management and staff to foster ethical and responsible decision-making, professional and appropriate financial management, and best-in-class financial governance practices. The CFO has overall responsibility for developing financial plans, financial reporting, and identifying the Agency's financial liability. Learn more and apply here

Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County

The Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) is hiring for several positions:

Executive Director
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and leads and directs all development, management, evaluation, and modification of the multifaceted activities, programs, projects, personnel, and fiscal resources of ERFC. The Executive Director will serve as a spokesperson to the Fairfax County School Board, Division Superintendent, and Leadership Team. The Executive Director role will oversee a staff of 36 through 4 direct reports comprised of: an Investment Officer; a Deputy Executive Director, IT & Finance; a Deputy Executive Director, Operations; and an Administrative Assistant.

Learn more about the responsibilities and preferred qualifications here. To apply please send your resume to Tamara at

Senior Retirement Communications Specialist – One Year Only
Manages a team and program that provide a full range of marketing and communications services aimed at meeting ERFC goals and objectives; develops and delivers cross-channel communications content to provide outreach programs and inform; provides project management for ERFC communications.

For additional information about qualifications and to apply, please click here.

Employees' Retirement System of the State of Hawai‘i
The Employees' Retirement System of the State of Hawai‘i is searching for their next Investment Officer (Risk) to join their Investment Office in Downtown Honolulu, Oahu. The primary purpose of this position is to: 1) manage and oversee the measurement, reporting, and mitigation of all market risks within the $23 billion public pension plan's complex investment portfolio; 2) be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive and holistic risk management framework that will be utilized in the strategic oversight and implementation decisions of the portfolio; 3) be responsible for all global risk management functions.

The primary functions of this position are to: (1) build a culture of risk management within the organization, focused on driving informed decision making and prudent oversight of intentional and unintentional strategic, selection and operational risks; (2) monitor and manage funding and solvency risk controls; (3) develop the appropriate mechanisms required for managing investment risk, including policy and strategy-specific controls; (4) ongoing control, modeling, and monitoring of physical and synthetic systematic exposures, including replication optionality and overlay efficiencies; (5) formulate effective information reporting and communication standards for ongoing portfolio risk management and governing oversight; and (6) maintain and operate risk management systems. 

View the position details here. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: by November 15, 2023.

Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA)

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) in seeking a Senior Investment Officer-Real Estate. LACERA is headquartered in Pasadena, CA. LACERA has been proudly fulfilling its mission to produce, protect, and provide the promised benefits, both retirement and retiree health coverage, of Los Angeles County employees and retirees for nearly 85 years. LACERA serves approximately 188,000 members which includes over 70,000 benefit recipients. LACERA is the largest county retirement system in the United States with approximately $75 billion in assets under management and more than $2.5 billion in Other Post Employment Benefit Trust (OPEB) funds.

LACERA is seeking energetic, highly-qualified candidates for this newly staffed role, Senior Investment Officer – Real Estate position within its Investment Division. The successful candidate will play a leading role in shaping LACERA's $5-8 Billion real estate allocation and leading a team through an evolution of the portfolio structure and investment process. The position reports to the Principal Investment Officer for Real Assets and oversees a six-person dedicated real estate team.

Learn more about the responsibilities, qualifications and benefits.

To apply
please send your resume to Tamara at

LACERA is seeking energetic, highly-qualified candidates for a new
Investment Officer – Corporate Governance & Stewardship position within its Investment Division. The successful candidate will play a leading role in LACERA's expanding investment stewardship strategies to develop and implement corporate governance initiatives and integration of financially relevant environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors throughout LACERA's investment process. The position reports to the Principal Investment Officer for Corporate Governance and Stewardship.

Base salary range $181,224.24-$274,296.96 annually.
To learn more about the Responsibilities, Qualifications and Benefits please click here.

To apply please send your resume to Tamara at

Massachusetts Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC)

The Massachusetts Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is the leader of PERAC, responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the agency, and providing guidance and regulatory oversight of the 104 Massachusetts public retirement systems. The position reports directly to the seven (7) member Commission.

PERAC oversees 104 public pension systems in the Commonwealth, which have more than 560,000 members and assets in excess of $100 billion. PERAC prepares actuarial valuations, oversees and monitors disability pensions, conducts audits, reviews investment activities and performance, provides technical and legal assistance to all systems, ensures statutory requirements of M.G.L. c. 32 are enforced. PERAC safeguards the fiduciary and efficient administration of the systems with continued guidance, monitoring, and educational needs for the preservation of public pension systems in Massachusetts. 

PERAC places high value on individuals who have demonstrated skills in establishing future business direction for organizations, developing long-range forward-looking plans, leading organizations through change, and fostering teamwork, innovation and continuous improvement. The ability to interact effectively with PERAC commissioners, the state legislature, and state and municipal governments is essential.

The position requires a Bachelor's Degree and eight (8) years of public sector experience with increasing levels of managerial responsibility. A Juris Doctor or a Master's Degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field is preferred. A working knowledge of M.G.L. c. 32 and experience in the Massachusetts political and public pension environment is strongly preferred. Interested candidates must include a cover letter with their application. 

Salary Range: $175,000-$200,000 (commensurate with experience)
Deadline: December 1, 2023
Learn more and apply here

New York State Teachers' Retirement System 

The New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS or the System) has an opening for their General Counsel role based out of the headquarters office in Albany. NYSTRS provides retirement benefits through a defined benefit pension plan and offers defined benefit other postemployment benefits (OPEB) to its members. NYSTRS serves 822 employers – including public school districts, BOCES, institutions of higher education and charter schools that elect to participate. NYSTRS is one of the 10 largest public funds in the U.S. based on portfolio size with assets under management as of June 30, 2023, of approximately $135 billion. 

Reporting to the NYSTRS Board of Directors and administratively to the Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer, the General Counsel (or GC) serves as the System's chief legal officer and is responsible for providing fiduciary counsel to the Board, legal advice, and counsel on a wide range of legal matters. The GC researches, prepares, and presents legal analysis regarding all aspects of NYSTRS operations. The GC coordinates and oversees the work of all external legal firms that provide specialized legal services to NYSTRS.  The GS leads a team of 8 in the System's Legal Department. Direct reports include a Deputy General Counsel and Legal Administrative Assistant.

Compensation will include a competitive base salary based on experience and 
qualifications of the successful candidate.

Learn more and apply here. 

To apply please send your resume to Tamara at

State Universities Retirement System of Illinois – Champaign, Illinois

SURS' Chief Investment Officer (CIO) is an executive leadership position that reports directly to the Executive Director with a dotted line report to the SURS Board of Trustees. As the System's strategic investment leader, the CIO is responsible for directing the management of SURS' investment portfolio within the goals established by the board and will have the board organizational responsibilities that generally accompany the position of the senior investment leader. The CIO is responsible for the development of an innovative, long-range, and comprehensive investment vision and strategy. The CIO will primarily be held accountable for and measured by investment performance and generating returns in excess of appropriate benchmarks, while appropriately managing risks. The CIO should be a strong leader that exhibits the values of SURS such as being honest, ethical, trustworthy, collaborative, inclusive and professional. The position serves on the Executive Leadership Team and supervises the Deputy Chief Investment Officer.

Learn more and apply here

Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana

The Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL or the System) is searching for their next Investment Director of Public Markets. This role is based in Baton Rouge. TRSL is the largest public retirement system in the state serving an active and retired membership of over 180,000. The System is governed by a Board of Trustees whose primary responsibility is to manage and safeguard assets held in trust for the membership. As of June 30, 2022, the System's total assets under management were $24.5 billion.

The Investment Director of Public Markets reports to the Deputy Chief Investment Officer (DCIO) and has primary responsibility for developing and implementing a public markets investment program strategy within the goals established by the TRSL Investment Policy. This role will manage the activities of the external managers, including analysis and due diligence reviews, assisting in negotiating terms and conditions of agreements, furnishing appropriate reports on all investment activity, and attending meetings to present reports to the TRSL Board of Trustees Investment Committee. This role will also be responsible for providing expert consultation and advice to the Chief Investment Officer, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Director, and Board Investment Committee.

To learn more about the Responsibilities and Preferred Qualifications please click here.

To apply please send your resume to Tamara at


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