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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

If your company has news about its staff or is looking to hire, please send announcements to membership@ncpers.org for consideration. 

Public Pension Industry Job Listings

CalPERS

CalPERS seeks a Senior Accounting Officer, Specialist in the Financial Reporting and Accounting Services Division, Travel Unit.

The position is responsible for all aspects of processing and reimbursing administrative revolving fund account advances and payments, including, but not limited to payment, recording, reporting, and reconciliation of travel, training, salary, and miscellaneous expenses, accounts receivables, and payroll. The position will audit relocation and travel expense claims and other requests for reimbursement from employees, board members, and retirees.

Responsible for processing the most complex TECs for Board Members, Executives, employees, and partnership reimbursed travel. Prepares internal, external, and board reports used in tracking and monitoring the status of travel expense claims and expenditures. Codes and records the daily deposits, responds to inquiries and PRA requests. Serves as the subject matter expert for travel rules, regulations, and the Travel Request and Expense Claim (TREK) system. Prepares and updates travel policies, procedures, guidelines, and TREK user guides. Performs UAT testing on all TREK production releases and provides TREK training to staff.

This position will run until filled with the following cutoff date for review: 3/27/24, 4/17/24, 5/7/24, and every two weeks until filled.

Anticipated Interview Dates: In person interviews are anticipated to be held three weeks from each cutoff date.
Telework Information: This position requires full-time attendance in the office, working onsite five days per week.
Monthly Salary: $5,684.00 - $7,114.00

Click here to learn more and apply.


Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County

The Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) is hiring a Senior Retirement Communications Specialist (One Year Only). This role 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 for the State of Hawaii

The Employees' Retirement System of the State of Hawaii is seeking to hire a Deputy Executive Director who will serve as a full partner with the Executive Director; assists in formulating, planning, developing, evaluating and implementing the goals, objectives, programs, policies and procedures of the ERS; coordinates and directs program planning, budgeting, reporting and other management functions; and serves as acting Executive Director in the absence of the Executive Director.

Recruitment Number: 24-0130
Monthly Salary:  $9,726 to $15,565

Click here to learn more and apply. 


Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS) 

The Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS or the “System”) is searching for their next Executive Director. The System is a cost-sharing multiple-employer defined benefit pension plan which was established by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri. KCPSRS is designed for employees of the School District of Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City Public Library, charter schools within the boundaries of the Kansas City, Missouri School District, and KCPSRS itself. The System is financed by employee contributions, contributions from the employers (School District, Public Library, charter schools and KCPSRS) and earnings from investments. As of December 31, 2022, the System held assets of approximately $626.7 million.

The Executive Director (ED) will report to the Board of Trustees. The ED is responsible for the administration and management of KCPSRS including coordinating daily operations, managing (hiring, terminating, supervising) all other KCPSRS staff and managing relationships with various investment managers and other external service providers. The ED leads a staff of 5 and oversees a $2.2M operating budget.

Click here to learn more.

To apply please send your resume to Tamara at tamara.wesely@eflassociates.com.


Kansas Public Employees Retirement System


The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System is looking for candidates with private markets experience to help build and manage a growing real assets portfolio. If you have private markets experience, apply for our Investment Officer for Private Markets role. You will work closely with the Deputy CIO for Private Markets, CIO, and external consultant to construct and oversee private real assets such as real estate, timber, and infrastructure.

To learn more about the Responsibilities and Preferred Qualifications please click this link: Position Specifications


To apply please send your resume to Tamara at tamara.wesely@eflassociates.com.


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 tamara.wesely@eflassociates.com.

New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS)

The New York City Employees' Retirement System seeks a General Counsel. Under the direction of the Executive Director, with wide latitude to exercise independent judgment, the General Counsel will serve as the key advisor on legal, policy, operational and administrative issues impacting the System, formulating policy on many complex and sensitive legal issues and procedures. The General Counsel reviews proposed and enacted legislation, providing advice on the impact of legislation on the System and provides legislative updates to NYCERS Board of Trustees. They will also serve as a liaison to other Federal, State, and local government agencies, including the New York City Law Department, NYC Department of Investigation, Office of the Actuary and other pension system general counsels.

The successful candidate for this position will lead and oversee a dynamic team of nine attorneys and four support staff. Their direct responsibilities will be to independently and efficiently run the day-to-day operations of the Legal Division and set performance goals, objectives, and priorities for Division staff. Other responsibilities of the position include researching and utilizing applicable laws including, but not limited to, New York City Administrative Code, New York State Retirement and Social Security Law, New York State Civil Service Law, New York State Open Meetings Law, and New York State General Municipal Law. The position will also be responsible for planning, directing and supervising disciplinary investigations utilizing agency standards of conduct, and other agency and city policies related to discipline. This position requires collaboration with NYCERS' business units to analyze questions and problem solve. The General Counsel must develop a sense for when issues are escalated to the Executive Director and when they can independently resolve them based on existing law, policies or procedures.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: Admission to the New York State Bar and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work. 
Note: New York City Residency is not required for this position
Annual Salary: $175,000-$235,000
This posting will remain open until filled.

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Oregon Public Employees Retirement System

Oregon PERS is hiring a Communications Specialist (Public Affairs Specialist 2). If you are a strong planner with excellent professional, interpersonal, and written communication skills as well as demonstrated publication and multimedia experience, this is an excellent, 100% remote work opportunity for you!

The Communications Specialist is responsible for interfacing and supporting the communications aspects around projects and initiatives, as well as for enterprise organizational change management (OCM) needs; analyzing and planning communication strategies for PERS stakeholders (both internal and external); liaising with internal stakeholder groups; and developing external communications regarding significant agency efforts. The Communications Specialist identifies the causes or reasons for misunderstanding or indifference among stakeholders and develops alternative communication strategies, in collaboration with internal stakeholder groups, the Communications Section, and external partners.

This is a full-time, limited duration position for a long-term project, expected to last through June 30, 2025; however, the agency has requested continued funding into future biennia. If future funding is secured, the appointment may be extended or be made permanent. Learn more and apply here.


School Employees Retirement System of Ohio


The School Employees Retirement System of Ohio is searching for a System Analyst II

Design, develop, document, implement and maintain high quality applications using Visual Studio, .NET Framework, C#, ASP.NET applications. Support Third Party Software products and interfaces. Work within a given timeframe to complete development assignments. Work with end-users analyzing needs, problem solving and developing plans and recommendations for information usage and potential new applications. Produce high quality, modular, reusable code that incorporates current best practices, and that serves as an example for rest of the team. Design and build product deliverables according to specifications, escalate technical design or specification issues as needed. Support all phases of software development life cycle in multiple environments. Initiate and participate in code review sessions. Writing unit test and integration test plans. Develop specifications for construction of applications, databases and other system automation constructs. Perform project management for any small/medium size project. Recommend, implement and oversee the adherence of development policies, procedures and standards. Mentor, instruct, and assist developers in basics of life cycle methodologies and development process.
            
Requirements
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, and 3 years' experience designing and delivering business applications using the following essential technologies: Microsoft .NET Framework; C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript/jQuery; T-SQL programming (DDL, DML, DQL and DCL) and Microsoft SQL Server; Concepts of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) / SOLID Principles; Web based software development and support on data driven applications with MS Windows operating system.
 
Flexible hybrid work from home policies may apply. Must live in the Columbus, Ohio metro area.

Department: IT
Employee Type:  Full-time 
Reports to:  Manager - Application Development
FLSA Status: Exempt 
Travel Required:  None 
Supervisory Responsibility: None 
Salary Range: $97,000 -100,000
Posting Period: 06/05/2024 – 06/18/2024
Applicants can apply at our SERS website: https://www.ohsers.org/about-sers/careers-at-sers/

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SERS, with approximately $18 billion in assets, located in Columbus, Ohio, is searching for a Chief Risk Officer (CRO) to join this highly regarded public retirement system. Serving over 240,000 members and more than 1,000 employers, SERS is a statewide, cost sharing, multiemployer defined benefit retirement system for non-teaching persons. The position is open as a result of the CRO's retirement.

In early 2020, SERS started their Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program. The program, built by adopting best practices from various frameworks, focuses on risks associated with information security, cyber risk, and insurance; vendor management; business continuity, disaster recovery and incident response; investment compliance; and artificial intelligence.

Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, the CRO is responsible for overseeing and directing the ERM program. The CRO is a member of the senior leadership team and leads a team of three. The successful candidate will be a confident leader who possesses an ability to communicate effectively and establish collaborative working relationships with many people across the organization.

SERS seeks a strategic risk and/or audit executive with extensive experience in operational risk. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree and at least seven years of relevant and transferable experience in enterprise risk management, auditing, strategic planning, business continuity, information security, or related fields.

Compensation includes a base salary, retirement benefits (24% contribution – 14% employer paid, and 10% employee paid, SERS does not participate in Social Security), and attractive benefits package, including reimbursement for education and professional training. SERS also provides relocation assistance.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Hudepohl & Associates, info@hudepohl.com or (614) 854-7300.


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 the State of Illinois

The Teachers Retirement System of the State of Illinois seeks an Assistant Legal Counsel.

Under supervision of the Senior Legal Counsel, provide legal review and negotiation of System-generated master agreements, vendor form contracts, and related documents to protect the interests of the System in the procurement of goods and services for System operations. Work closely with the TRS Procurement Department to maintain awareness and provide legal oversight and guidance on procurement matters. Review contract forms and templates, solicitation documents, and TRS procurement policies and procedures to align with applicable law, the highest ethical standards and fairness, and best practices for an Illinois public retirement system. Provide legal review of a broad range of contracts, including nondisclosure agreements and software licensing agreements.

The incumbent responds to matters brought to the attention of the legal department but must also proactively identify legal vulnerabilities and offer preventative guidance concerning all matters related to TRS procurement in support of management's planning, strategy and decision making. The position requires exercise of careful judgment, discretion, and confidential treatment of sensitive information as appropriate to a given assignment or project. Limited travel may be required.

The incumbent must be a graduate of an accredited law school and hold a valid license to practice law in the State of Illinois. To foster awareness of emerging legal issues and trends, the incumbent may maintain memberships in bar and professional organizations relevant to the assigned duties.

Work Location: 2815 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702-3397 

Annual Salary:  $105,244 - $119,979

Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled

Click here to learn more and apply.


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 tamara.wesely@eflassociates.com.

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