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Assistant Investment Officer

KPERS isn't about pensions. We're about people. Consider joining our KPERS family as a Assistant Investment Officer for Public Markets.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

KPERS offers competitive benefits and salary range of $100,513 to $123,128, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Duties

The Assistant Investment Officer works closely with the Deputy CIO for Public Markets to develop, implement, and maintain the System’s publicly-traded fixed income portfolios. The AIO has direct oversight responsibility for the passive Domestic Equity, passive International Equity, passive TIPS and passive GILB portfolios, as well as the active cash equivalents portfolios (STIF and Strategic Cash Reserves).

Essential Responsibilities

Monitors the capital markets and institutional investment industry trends; analyzes changes and considers likely impact; and researches and develops knowledge of new investment strategies. Seeks practical use and application of this work within the System’s investment portfolio. Participates with the CIO, Deputy CIO for Public Markets, and the other Investment Officers in broad, investment-related discussions, research and projects.

Provides expert analysis, commentary and recommendations on the System’s publicly-traded passive domestic and international equity portfolios, passive TIPS and GILB portfolios, and active cash equivalents portfolios. Closely monitors the portfolios to ensure that the Board’s investment objectives are met within the bounds of investment statutes, policy and guidelines. Proposes and advises on changes to investment policy, objectives and guidelines to keep them current with the evolving investment environment. Prepares and presents reports and analysis regarding the assigned investments to the Board of Trustees and the Board’s Investment Committee, at the direction of the CIO and Deputy CIO for Public Markets.

Monitors the System’s investment managers as assigned through monthly and quarterly reports and reviews, manager calls, site visits and comparative analysis. Provides performance evaluation in relative and strategic terms. Reports discrepancies or concerns to the CIO or Deputy CIO for Public Markets, as appropriate, with proposed follow up action, if required.

Monitors and resolves operational and compliance issues which may arise with respect to assigned investment managers, strategies and/or asset classes.

Monitors and evaluates the analysis produced by the System’s risk management system with respect to assigned investment managers, strategies and/or asset classes.

Assists the Deputy CIO for Public Markets with reporting responsibilities pertaining to proxy voting.

Audits monthly reports from the System’s life insurance vendors against KPERS records. Determines that all life insurance claims certified by KPERS have been paid and all payments by insurance companies are for claims that were KPERS certified. Identify and investigate any discrepancy, determining and discharging appropriate action and monitoring the workflow and follow up on the results.

Assists the Deputy CIO for Public Markets with the management of the System’s investment compliance program.

Perform other duties and special projects as assigned in order to meet the objectives of KPERS.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Infants at Work
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

Undergraduate degree in business, economics or finance from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree in business, economics or finance from an accredited college or university is preferred. A Chartered Financial Analyst designation (or concurrent enrollment) is preferred. Sufficient equivalent experience in the analysis and management of a diverse set of debt and equity assets may be substituted for the CFA designation at the discretion of the Chief Investment Officer.

Experience Required

Three years of relevant experience in the field of investments or securities management, a minimum of one year of which shall have included experience working in an institutional investment setting.

Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of many types of investments and the methods employed in their purchase, sale or transfer, valuation and management.
  • Knowledge of institutional investment program management principles and practices.
  • Able to analyze, organize, synthesize and communicate a variety of information in a logical manner, and to provide reasonable and prudent conclusions and recommendations from vast amounts of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of people.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service.

To Apply

Submit the following required information to [email protected]

  • Kansas Tax Clearance - must not be expired (see below)
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Three References
  • Salary Requirements
  • Application is not complete without required information

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

 

EEO/ADA

KPERS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.

Applications Developer II

KPERS isn't about pensions. We're about people. Consider joining our KPERS family as a Investment Accountant.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

KPERS offers competitive benefits and salary range of $62,449 to $84,149, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 10.

Position Duties

KPERS’ Application Developers provides support for the agency business applications system known as the KPERS Integrated Technology System (KITS). KITS involves online and web-based modules and objects as well as database access.

Essential Responsibilities

Provides KITS application maintenance support by resolving low to high complexity Problem Incident Reports (PIR’s) logged by staff. Works closely with the user community to determine the agency’s needs.

Reconciles all externally managed, publicly traded, assets between manager reported balances and the custodial bank. Investigate variances, report, and work with both entities to resolve if appropriate. Periodically reconciles all real estate and alternative assets between three independent systems. Reconcile limited partnership capital account balances between various systems and the general partnership reports.

Works to develop new features and functionality within the KITS system. Performs technical troubleshooting of the existing system code. Research issues in order to manipulate data and rewrite objects, applying knowledge of computer capabilities and subject matter. Performs unit/system testing of the programs and software applications to ensure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct.

Provides technical assistance to users by resolving problems associated with KITS functionality and data issues. Respond to problems within the KITS user community to assist them in resolving issues disrupting production work. Provide help desk support for the KPERS network by such things as troubleshooting and fixing/configuring hardware/software issues for the staff at KPERS and assisting employers/members that are having issues with connectivity to the KPERS websites.

Monitors daily batch and server processing. Runs batch jobs and assist in any ad-hoc activities, including running KPERS benefit jobs on a weekly and monthly basis.

Participate in KPERS’ information technology planning effort. Work with Information Technology Division and agency management in developing tactical and strategic plans in support of the agency’s mission and business plans. Plans will include the 3-year Information Technology plan and the business continuity plan.

Perform other duties and special projects as assigned in order to meet the objectives of the Information Technology Division and KPERS.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Infants at Work
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

Successful completion of 12 hours in computer science coursework is required. A bachelor’s degree in computer science is preferred. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Two years of experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs is required. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

KPERS prefers candidates that have experience using C# ,“.Net”, Visual Studio or other object oriented programming such as JAVA, coding, testing and debugging application programs.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in C# “.Net”, Visual Studio or other object oriented programming such as JAVA, coding, testing and debugging application programs.
  • Working knowledge of relational database technologies including a basic understanding of SQL, primary key and foreign key relationships, data normalization, table joins and stored procedures.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical language to users in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships and team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to excellent customer service.

To Apply

Complete these steps to apply for this job. All required documents must be submitted for your application to be complete.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

 

EEO/ADA

KPERS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.

KPERS does not offer employment visa sponsorships.

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Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
Toll-free: 1 888 - 275-5737
Email: [email protected]


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