PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Office of the State Comptroller or State Teachers Retirement Board this class is accountable for supervising the administration of retirement and/or benefit services to eligible members.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a supervisory level class which may be utilized in one of the following ways:
1. Supervising the administration of the provision of a comprehensive range of retirement and benefit services to a group of eligible members.
2. Supervising the administration of a complex and specialized retirement and/or benefit service to a large segment of eligible members of the retirement system within the jurisdiction of the State Employee Retirement Commission.
Receives general direction from an administrative or managerial employee or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises professional and other assigned staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work and operations of staff and assigned unit; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies, procedures and standards; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, boards and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares a variety of fiscal, statistical and other related reports and correspondence; determines compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations and collective bargaining agreements; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks involving administration of a pension and/or benefit service/program; supervises maintenance of financial, statistical and personnel data for eligible members; prepares or participates in preparation of periodic statements of eligible members equity; performs and prepares research and material for cases appealed to a retirement board; coordinates review of various pension and/or benefit applications; identifies data processing requirements; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; knowledge of collective bargaining and retirement administrative appeal processes; knowledge of principles and practices of governmental accounting; knowledge of personnel and payroll practices and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze financial and actuarial reports; ability to prepare financial statements and statistical reports; ability to utilize computer systems for administrative and fiscal management; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in employee benefit and/or retirement administration.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the professional working level in the administration of retirement and benefits plans and programs.
Note: For state employees the Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Retirement and Benefits Officer or Retirement Counselor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (l/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in business administration or public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (l) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group AR 29 approved effective October 12, 2007. (Revised to modify content)