Job Opportunities: Entry Level at CalPERS – Investment Officers at CalSTRS

CalPERS seeks a Staff Services Analyst to work under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager II of the Investment Policy & Business Services Division. The Staff Services Analyst assigned to the position identified above demonstrates the CalPERS Core Values (Quality, Respect, Integrity, Openness, Accountability, and Balance), works well as a member of a team, and takes initiative in effectively performing the following functions:

  • Acts as Personnel Liaison with CalPERS Human Resources Division on behalf of the following programs within the Investment Office: Executive Senior Staff, Absolute Return Strategies, Investment Compliance and Operational Risk, Corporate Governance, Affiliate Investment Programs Division, Investment Policy and Business Support Division, and Investment Servicing Division
  • Develops duty statements, position justifications, annual and mid-year position requests, out of class assignment requests, and position reclassification requests
  • Coordinates executive staff recruitments with HRSD and executive search firms
  • Advertises new or vacant positions on behalf of the program area
  • Develops and maintains the Investment Office organization charts (includes charts for all programs within the Investment Office and is not limited to those of which the position specifically supports)

Minimum Requirements and Experience:

Graduation with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized four-year accredited college or university OR  Work experience in the California State service may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis by applicants who have at least six semester or nine quarter units of college level training in public or business administration, accounting, economics, political or social science, English, speech, statistics, law or closely related area

Download the position’s duties and responsibilities: Click and look down the page for Duty Statement

Individuals who are currently at the Staff Services Analyst level or who are eligible for transfer or list appointment to this level are encouraged to apply. In the Explanations section on the State application (STD. 678), all applicants must indicate the basis of eligibility (e.g. SROA, Surplus, reemployment, reinstatement, transfer, list eligibility, or Training and Development [T&D] Assignment etc.). If your eligibility is based on an employment list, please include a copy of your exam results with your application. Appointment may be subject to SROA/Surplus restrictions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with their application.

CalSTRS is looking for investment officers and portfolio managers.

Minimum Qualifications: Either I
Completion of a student internship involving at least 500 hours of investment analysis work involving assistance in the management of a large equity, fixed income, real estate or alternative investment, or operational support duties.
Six months of professional investment experience performing investment security analysis or closely related duties for a public agency or private institution, such as a bank, insurance company,pension and endowment fund, or securities dealer.
Possession of a Master’s Degree with major work in business administration,economics, finance, mathematics, or a closely related field.

Both are great places to work, with great corporate governance offices and good benefits. Sacramento is reasonably priced and close to the Bay Area and Sierras.

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