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Human Resource Officer

The MoDOT & Patrol Employees’ Retirement System (MPERS) is seeking a professional and motivated individual capable of working independently to establish a human resources program for the organization. MPERS employees 18 full-time professionals, including an executive team of four, a five-person investment department, and an operations and benefits staff of about ten. MPERS administers a defined benefit retirement plan for the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, pays monthly retirement benefits to about 9,000 recipients, and manages an investment fund of $3 billion.

MPERS supports a family culture, where employees feel comfortable to share ideas and contribute to the mission of the organization, which is to provide sustainable benefits for the lifetime of our members. 

Minimum/Required Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in human resources, psychology, public or business administration, or closely related area.

Preferred Qualifications

Three to five years of progressively responsible human resources experience in addition to minimum education requirements. Advance degree or certification in HR management, organizational leadership, or closely related area. Additional consideration for other applicable human resource related certifications.

Salary Range: $59,000-$83,000

Benefits Include:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Deferred Compensation plan with employer contribution
  • Flexible spending plan (pre-tax savings) for medical and dependent care expenses
  • Retirement plan, including long-term disability
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Three weeks annual leave (five hours earned per pay period)
  • Three weeks annual sick leave (five hours earned per pay period)
  • Annual cost-of-living adjustments (when applicable)

Job Location: Jefferson City, Missouri

Closing Date: February 10, 2023

Summary/Objective

Responsible for administering all aspects of human resources including recruitment, employee relations, staff development, workplace safety, administration, and personnel records retention. The HR Office also manages facility operations.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide support to leadership and supervisors in the following areas: recruitment and selection of staff; job classification and compensation; performance management; problem resolution; progressive discipline and counseling; policies and procedures; supervisor/manager rights and responsibilities; and employee development.
  • Respond to questions from employees regarding policies and procedures related to their employment, benefit packages, compensation, job classification, employee development, performance management, etc.
  • Update and maintain employee handbook, ensuring all policies are up to date and in accordance with the applicable laws.
  • Develop employee satisfaction and engagement surveys as directed by the executive director and collect and analyze employee data.
  • Responsible for new hire paperwork and providing orientation for new employees.
  • Maintain personnel files.
  • Responsible for building security and administering the security system’s website. Primary contact for after-hours security matters.
  • Manage facility operations.

Ancillary Duties

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of office organization and management, including the supervision and training of personnel.
  • Basic knowledge of the general principles of fiscal control, procurement and supply, and related support service functions.
  • Strong ability to interpret and apply office policies and procedures.
  • Strong ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions and maintain complex records.
  • Strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, coworkers, employers, and others, both in the public and private sectors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Extensive knowledge of general office equipment and Microsoft Office suite of software, including SharePoint.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, confidentiality, and a high degree of ethics.
  • Thorough knowledge of employee relations management, HR principles and practices, and appliable employment-related laws and regulations.

Work Environment

  • Work is typically performed in a conventional office environment.
  • Position may be eligible for limited remote work on occasion.

If you would like to join our team, please apply on Indeed.com!

Investment Analyst/Investment Officer/Senior Investment Officer (Position and title based on experience and expertise.)

MoDOT & Patrol Employees’ Retirement System (MPERS) was established in 1955 to provide retirement and survivor benefits, disability benefits, and death benefits for members of MPERS. Members consist of employees from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) and MPERS staff. Learn more about us at www.mpers.org.

General Summary

The investment officers will serve a key role in the management and supervision of the MPERS investment portfolio. The employees will assist in all aspects of manager due diligence including the day-to-day operations of the investment portfolio, performance measurement, asset allocation, consultant and custodial bank contact, in-depth financial analysis, and the preparation of educational and analytical reports. Work requires significant contact with administrative personnel, investment managers, professional investment organizations, and statewide organizations that are interested in the accumulation and dissemination of investment information as it relates to MPERS’ activities.

These positions will assist the chief investment officer (CIO), along with other members of the investment team, with the overall operation and implementation of asset allocation objectives and policies relating to the investment of all financial assets of the system.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform oversight activities of the system’s investment managers regarding investment style adherence, performance in relation to assigned benchmark, and overall management activities.
  • Monitor fund commitments, co-investments, and direct investments across strategies and industries and maintain documentation files.
  • Conduct and document due diligence visits with investment managers and report concerns/anomalies to the CIO.
  • Meet with and review detailed proposals from professional investment firms. Provide feedback and/or recommendations to the CIO regarding the investment merit and potential fit for the investment portfolio
  • Prepare materials for and participate in, internal meetings, due diligence meetings, and board meetings.
  • Work with MPERS’ financial staff to provide auditors with requested documentation regarding the investment portfolio and ensure all independent audit reports from investment managers are received in a timely manner and reviewed appropriately.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry participants including other limited partners, general partners, and industry thought leaders.
  • Perform other work as assigned.
  • Regular overnight travel required.

The successful candidates will have the following qualities:

  • Unquestionable personal and professional integrity
  • Self-motivation
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A track record of outstanding professional achievement
  • Intellectual curiosity, humility, tenacity, and professional flexibility
  • Ability to communicate effectively in-person, over the phone, and virtually
  • A belief that great outcomes come from great teams; a demonstrated ability to collaborate well in a small, informal team environment
  • Proven ability to prioritize projects and meet required deadlines
  • Ability to make oral and written reports clear, concise, and effective

Required Qualifications

MPERS seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors, and have at least the following qualifications:

Analyst – Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major specialization in business, economics, finance, or a related field.

Officer – the above plus a minimum of two years of responsible experience in a professional or technical capacity in business, with an emphasis on duties in investments or finance.

Senior Officer – a minimum of four years of responsible experience in a professional or technical capacity in business, with an emphasis on duties in investments or finance. Preference will be gi Progress towards an advance professional designation (e.g. CFA, CAIA).

Preferred Qualifications

A post-graduate degree in a relevant field of study and/or advanced professional designation (e.g., CFA, CAIA)

For the senior investment officer, preference will be given to those who have prior experience working with fixed income, credit, and/or real asset portfolios.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to Jennifer Johnson at jj@mpers.org.

Manager of Operations

MoDOT & Patrol Employees’ Retirement System (MPERS) was established in 1955 to provide retirement and survivor benefits, disability benefits, and death benefits for members of MPERS. Members consist of employees from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) and MPERS staff. Learn more about us at www.mpers.org.

General Summary

The Investment Analyst or Investment Officer will assist in the day-to-day operations of the investment portfolio, including measuring performance, monitoring investment managers, working with consultants and custodial banks, and preparing of educational and analytical reports. Work requires considerable contact with administrative personnel, professional investment organizations, and statewide organizations that are interested in the accumulation and dissemination of investment information as it relates to MPERS’ activities.

This is an administrative and highly technical role within MPERS’ Investment Department. This position will assist the investment staff with the overall operation and implementation of policies related to the investment of financial assets of system. This is an in-office position (no remote work).

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, monitor, and supervise various activities with external firms providing custodial services to MPERS, which may include establishing new accounts, transferring funds, reconciling monthly valuations and performance of investment managers, coordinating capital calls from private equity and real estate partnerships, monitoring and calculating investment manager fees, and ensuring that any day-to-day problem or discrepancy is researched and resolved.
  • Monitor fund commitments, co-investments, and direct investments across strategies and industries and maintain documentation files.
  • Prepare materials for, and participate in, internal meetings, due diligence meetings, and board meetings.
  • Work with MPERS’ financial staff to provide auditors with requested documentation regarding the investment portfolio and ensure all independent audit reports from investment managers are received in a timely manner and reviewed appropriately.
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly board meeting material.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry participants including other limited partners, general partners, and industry thought leaders.
  • Perform other work as assigned.
  • Occasional overnight travel required.

The successful candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Unquestionable personal and professional integrity
  • Self-motivation
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to problem solve independently but ask questions as appropriate
  • A track record of outstanding professional achievement
  • Intellectual curiosity, humility, tenacity, and professional flexibility
  • A belief that great outcomes come from great teams; a demonstrated ability to collaborate well in a small, informal team environment
  • Proven ability to prioritize projects and meet required deadlines
  • Ability to make oral and written reports clearly, concisely and effectively

Required Qualifications

MPERS seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors, and have at least the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of responsible experience in a professional or technical capacity in business, with an emphasis on duties in investments or finance.
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major specialization in business, economics, finance, or a related field. A minimum of six credit hours in accounting coursework is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A post-graduate degree or advanced professional designation (e.g., CFA, CAIA)

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to Jennifer Johnson at jj@mpers.org.