Pension Administrator

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #090319-MUAH15-100200

Summary Statement

Responsible for the administration of all programs contained under the Delaware Public Employee's Retirement System (DPERS).  Includes nine defined benefit pension plans with assets of over $10 billion, 42,000 active participants and 31,000 retirees.  Provides support to the Board of Pension Trustees, Investment, Audit and Governance Committees in the form of reports and analysis.  Also determines pension eligibility requirements for all plans.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • The daily administration of all pension plans and funds.  Direct the design and implementation of all Information Technology systems and resources within the Pension Office.  Includes the Comprehensive Retirement Information System and the office's Imaging system.  
  • Provide leadership in staff training, development and guidance, enabling employees to meet the requirements of their positions as well as cross-training opportunities to ensure the current and future needs of the organization. Directly supervise managers of Technology, Investments Department, as well as the Deputy Pension Administrator.  
  • Coordinate related activities for the Pension Board, all Board sub-committees and vendors that provide services to DPERS.  
  • Particpate in the investment process involved with DPERS.  This includes participating in meetings of the Pension Board and Investment Committee.  Provide advice by analyzing, evaluating, and prioritizing developed investment plans and directing the implementation of those plans.  
  • Act as legislative liason for all pension related legislative issues.  Involves testifing at legislative subcommittees and providing information to various officials which might include the Governor's Office, Controller General's Office and other interested parties.  
  • Provide financial information for the Disability Insurance Program and Other Post-Employment Benefits Program. Review and approve applications for disability pensions.  
  • In conjunction with the Statewide Benefits Office, provide resources for the administration of retiree benefits, which includes health, dental and vision insurance.

Job Requirements

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management, Computer Information Systems or related field.
  2. Five years’ experience in financial administration such as comprehensive analysis of programs, budgets, projects, services, alternatives, and costs; financial planning, revenue generation, revenue forecasting, expenditure forecasting, cash flow management and establishing internal control.
  3. Five years’ experience in auditing financial records and documents in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, including assessment of internal and external controls.
  4. Five years’ experience in interpreting and enforcing state and federal pension statutes, laws and regulations related to defined benefits plans.
  5. Five years’ experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.
  6. Five years’ experience in information system functional support which includes planning for informational needs to initiate system changes; developing user, operational and program documentation; coordinating, overseeing and participating in the testing of new/modified computer program enhancements by creating test data, analyzing the system's actions and determining critical system performance to ensure applications meet user needs. 
  7. Five years of experience in developing policies and procedures.  


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Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.