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Position: Retirement System Administrator
Duration: 3 Months
Under general supervision; provides advanced-level retirement system analysis and interpretation; analyzes data, laws, regulations, and ancillary retirement plans; writes and develops reports and makes presentations to the Retirement Board; and provides group and one-on-one retirement planning, education, and counseling to current employees and retirees.
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of professional level experience in retirement benefits administration or the equivalent, including verifiable experience providing education, outreach, and counseling to plan participants. Experience with payroll functions, PeopleSoft, and/or finance and, accounting, or Human Resources is desirable. A strong background in these fields may be considered as a substitute for direct retirement or benefits experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge Of: Principles and practices of public and private agency retirement systems at an advanced level, including state and federal laws, regulations, and pronouncements related to or affecting pension systems, social security, survivors and disability insurance; 401(K) or 457 deferred compensation plans, defined benefit plans, and retirement fund investments; techniques of retirement program evaluation; principles and practices of public administration and management; teaching methods and procedures; state-of-the-art computer software programs for spreadsheets and word processing at an advanced level, and presentation software at an intermediate level; and modern office procedures and practices.
Ability To: Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; deliver oral reports articulately and clearly at open public Retirement Board meetings; formulate answers to questions and concerns from the Board, District employees, and the general public succinctly in an extemporaneous manner for the public record; understand, interpret, and apply provisions of federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to the administration of retirement policies and programs; plan, develop, implement, and evaluate retirement education programs and make recommendations; understand and analyze quantitative and numerical data; write clear and concise reports, memoranda, policies, correspondence, and educational materials;; and establish and maintain cooperative relationships with management, employees, retirees, and representatives and participants from a wide variety of groups and organizations using principles of good customer service.
Special Requirements: May be required to work occasional evening or weekend hours, and travel to other locations within the District in order to deliver retirement education and outreach presentations.
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