Assistant Retirement Administrator

Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association - Fresno, CA

The Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association (FCERA) is an independent association established and governed by the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 that operates a defined benefit pension plan providing retirement, death, and disability benefits for its eligible members and beneficiaries.

The Assistant Retirement Administrator is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating goals, programs, policies and procedures. The incumbent acts as an intermediary for the Retirement Administrator in highly sensitive and critical matters, is responsible for coordination of the day-to-day operations of FCERA's management team, and monitors professional staff's adherence to policies established by the Board of Retirement and the Retirement Administrator. This individual also oversees four units at FCERA: (1) Accounting, (2) Benefit & Retirement Services, Benefit Support, and Death-Divorce–Disability, (3) Communications, and (4) Information Technology.

FCERA is seeking a motivational leader with excellent oral and written communication skills and a flair for evaluating and developing staff to serve as Assistant Retirement Administrator. This person will have strong organizational, administrative and analytical skills and abilities; a talent for recognizing and resolving personnel, administrative and fiscal challenges; and the dexterity to effectively multi-task under the pressure of sometimes challenging deadlines. Above all, this person will be devoted to ensuring that FCERA’s members receive excellent customer service.

The best qualified candidate will have experience working in a public, defined benefit, pension system that provides pension, disability, and death benefits, as well as strong supervisory skills. Prior involvement in budget development, preparing public financial statements/Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) is highly desired as is exposure to working with actuaries, auditors and other professionals that provide key support to public pension systems. Experience working with California 1937 Act plans is preferred.

Qualifying Education & Experience: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that is acceptable within the United States college or university system AND three (3) years of full-time, paid managerial level fiscal of benefit work experience, preferably in a 1937 County Employees Retirement Law retirement office or other equivalent system. A degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, Accounting or a closely related field is preferred. A Master's Degree counts towards one-year full-time experience. Lean Six Sigma certification is a highly desired asset. Background checks will be performed on applicants who are short-listed during the recruitment process.

Salary: $133,770. FCERA also offers its employees plus an excellent benefits package.

Apply on-line at by June 26, 2020. For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs at (562) 901-0769 or

Posted On: Friday, May 29, 2020

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