Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Investment Officer

Recruitment #220713-1224MP-001

Introduction

The Office of the State Treasurer exists to provide and ensure effective financial management of public resources, high standards of professionalism and integrity, and expanding opportunity for State of Connecticut residents and businesses.

We are recruiting for an Investment Officer to support the Pension Fund Division.  This is a full-time (40 hours per week, Monday - Friday) position, centrally located in Hartford, CT.  In the Investment Division of the Office of the State Treasurer, this class is accountable for managing one or more investment programs or trust funds (e.g., real estate, short term, equities, international trade, etc.).

Under the direction of the Principal Investment Officers (PIO), the Investment Officer - Real Assets will be responsible for identifying and underwriting new investment opportunities, performing investment research and analysis, assisting with legal review, along with portfolio management and monitoring within the Real Estate, Infrastructure and Natural Resources sectors.   This position receives general direction from an employee of higher grade and may also supervise professional and clerical staff as assigned. 

The Office of the Treasurer offers an excellent salary and offers a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off! 

NOTE:  The individual in this role must be able to travel and have strong communication skills.

Selection Plan

State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in the class may apply for a lateral transfer.  Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Office of the State Treasurer are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  Please ensure that your application is complete prior to submitting.  NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, attendance records, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact Johnette Tolliver, johnette.tolliver@ct.gov, 860-702-3005.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications, including your SPAM/JUNK folders. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements and preferred qualifications of the position.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to johnette.tolliver@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Investment Division of the Office of the State Treasurer, this class is accountable for managing one or more investment programs or trust funds (e.g., real estate, short term, equities, international trade, etc.).

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans, directs and coordinates the implementation and operation of an investment program or trust fund (e.g., real estate, short term, equities, international trade etc.); maintains close contact with government and private sector officials (e.g., investment banking firm employees, external investment advisors, financial consultants, bank officials, corporate treasurers, clients of the Investment Division, etc.); conducts periodic reviews of on-going investment programs and recommends changes in strategy as required; stays informed on events and other factors which could affect investment programs; conducts feasibility reviews of potential investments and makes appropriate recommendations; analyzes economic indicators in investment markets; decides priorities of investment options; maintains appropriate performance records; prepares reports requested by the State Treasurer; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of investment practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of specific disciplines required for performance of duties (real estate, short term, etc.); considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and evaluate investment alternatives; considerable ability to prepare financial and analytical reports; considerable ability to plan and maintain appropriate controls and records of investment transactions; supervisory ability.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with real assets and/or infrastructure sectors, alternative investment strategies, and  the principles and practices of institutional investment.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in institutional private market/real assets investment analysis, ideally within real estate, infrastructure and/or natural resource sectors.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university, CAIA, CFA and/or a relevant graduate degree preferred.
  • CAIA, CFA and/or a relevant graduate degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated sound investment judgment, with advance abilities to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • The ability to work independently and appropriate prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Strong attention to detail, including the ability to accurately maintain appropriate controls and records of investment transactions.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with legal documentation, including limited partnership agreements, subscription documents, consents, amendments, etc. 
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with colleagues, investment managers, and other internal and external constituents.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.