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Chief Executive Officer

  • City Administrator/Manager
  • August 14, 2014

Essential Information

EmployerSan Mateo County Employees' Retirement Association (SamCERA)
Street Address 100 Marine Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
Website URL jobs.smcgov.org/SamCER...

Chief Executive Officer,
San Mateo County Employees' Retirement Association (SamCERA)

The San Mateo County Employee's Retirement Association (SamCERA) provides retirement, disability and death benefits to employees of the County and operates as an independent public agency. SamCERA is a $3 billion fund with about 5,000 active members, 1,300 deferred members and 4,400 retirees and beneficiaries. The Board of Retirement provides full oversight for the retirement system and is currently seeking candidates for a Chief Executive Officer to be responsible for the overall management and administration of the retirement system and complex administrative support to the Board. Working closely with the Board, the CEO and his/her staff of 20 develop investment and benefits policies, coordinate member services and programs, and develop long-term strategies that fulfill SamCERA's mission and goals.

The ideal candidate will have five or more years of progressively responsible experience in a public pension system, two years of which were in an upper management position supporting a governing board, including interpreting and applying retirement laws in a public sector setting. Additionally, the new CEO will have the knowledge and skills required to successfully meet the challenges of the position and continuously improve the agency. These tasks include continuing progress to build out the system's revised asset allocation; completing the project to implementation of a new pension administration software system; implementing new GASB Rules 67 & 68; completing the process of filing with the IRS for an updated Tax Determination Letter; and assisting the County in implementing new contracts with bargaining units.

The qualified professional will be an approachable, transparent, enthusiastic and politically astute leader, an experienced public retirement administrator/manager with a clear vision for the future of SamCERA, a collaborator and consensus builder, and a strategic thinker and planner with innovative yet practical solutions. Additionally, will need to be a timely, clear-thinking problem solver and decision-maker with effective communication skills, as well as an experienced coordinator of decision-making processes and public pension expert with a sound understanding of public pension disciplines (actuarial, investments, benefits, pension law, finance, IT, communications) and emerging issues.

San Mateo County is located on a scenic peninsula between San Francisco to the north and Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties to the south. Encompassing parts of Silicon Valley, San Mateo County offers a wide range of recreational pursuits, economic opportunities and numerous attractions. Our 700,000 residents enjoy a diverse, multi-cultural citizenry, cosmopolitan ambiance, temperate climate, clean air, rural open space and a geographic location in the heart of the San Francisco peninsula.

Recruitment Closing Date: August 14, 2014

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please submit your resume and detailed cover letter electronically in PDF format online at http://jobs.smcgov.org. For a detailed description of this opportunity as well as the topics to be discussed in your cover letter, please visit: http://jobs.smcgov.org/SamCERA-CEO. For questions regarding the recruitment, please contact Lisa Yapching, Personnel Division Manager, at (650) 363-4381 or by email at lyapching@smcgov.org. EOE

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Additional Information

Contact: Lisa Yapching

Contact Email: lyapching@smcgov.org

Industry: Government

Manages Others: yes

Salary Range: $171,912-$214,884/year

Job Duration/Time: Full-time

County: San Mateo