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Employment Opportunities

1. Investment Officer - Recruitment #200521-1224MP-001

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 accepting applications for the position of Investment Officer, to work in the Pension Funds Management Division at our location in Hartford, CT.  This is an unclassified position, and is appointed in accordance with Section 3-13a of the Connecticut General Statues (CGS).  The position is full-time (40 hours per week), with a Monday - Friday schedule.

The Pension Funds Management Division assists the State Treasurer, as principal fiduciary, in the administration of the $34 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (CRPTF). The CRPTF consists of six State Pension Funds and nine State Trust Funds.  The funds are invested in a diversity of asset classes and exist to sustain 212,000 teachers, state and municipal employees, retirees and survivorships, as well as trust funds that support academic programs, grants and initiatives throughout the state.  

The incumbent in this position will report to the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and will have the primary responsibility for oversight of the Accounting Team and completing a variety of risk management projects and analyses.  Key priorities of this role will include the oversight of accounting team functions and master custodian Plans & Trusts investment activity related to externally managed public & private market investments.  This position will also work with the CRO to assist with implementation of an enterprise risk management system that utilizes advanced risk management concepts and objectives suitable for a large, complex investment program. 

Key responsibilities of this role are: 

  • Day-to-day supervision of accounting staff and related functions of the accounting department. Oversight of all aspects of investment accounting, investment performance and reporting functions for public and private markets and alternative asset classes.  Manage the preparation of balance sheets and financial statements, finalize monthly and quarterly accounting close.
  • Operational point of contact for custodian bank to ensure integrity of investment activity. Prepare, analyze and evaluate financial statements and other accounting records and reports.  Conduct Plans & Trusts, asset class and investment management reconciliations.
  • Implement and oversee appropriate policies, practices and controls for the accounting unit in accordance with governmental accounting standards.
  • Coordinate with Business Office on budgeting, expense management and vendor payments including migration to centralized accounting platform (CORE – Oracle PeopleSoft).
  • Coordinate completion of Annual Report and Comprehensive Annual Financial Statements (CAFR), liaise with Internal Audit and oversee accounting compliance with GAAP/GASB.
  • Works closely with the Chief Risk Officer to incorporate risk into the analysis associated with structuring and modifying portfolios including additional investments/commitments, asset allocation changes and rebalancing recommendations.
  • Uses advanced quantitative tools to help monitor and analyze the CRPTF’s systematic and unsystematic risk exposures on a short and long term basis and support the CRO in developing periodic reports to Senior Management.
  • Assist Chief Risk Officer with investment policy management across asset classes by monitoring, analyzing and reporting on risk metrics against targets, ranges and guidelines.
  • Prepare reports as requested; all other duties as requested.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:  Ronnell Young, ronnell.young@ct.gov, 860-702-3144.

2.  Investment Technician (Unclassified) Recruitment #200526-5052AR-001

The Office of the State Treasurer is recruiting an Investment Technician to support the Short-Term Investment Fund.  This is a full-time (40 hours, Monday - Friday) position centrally located in Hartford, CT  Please note that this position is unclassified and is appointed by the Treasurer in accordance with Section 3-13a of the Connecticut General Statues (CGS).

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:  Ronnell Young, ronnell.young@ct.gov, 860-702-3144.

3. Communications Manager - Recruitment #200526-3501EX-001

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 accepting applications for the position of Communications Manager.  This is an unclassified position, and is appointed in accordance with Section 3-13a of the Connecticut General Statues (CGS). The position is full-time (40 hours per week), with a Monday - Friday schedule.

Under the leadership of Connecticut’s State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden, the Office of the Treasurer (OTT) is dedicated to safeguarding the state’s financial resources and taxpayers’ dollars, while maximizing returns and minimizing risks and operating at the highest professional and ethical standards. Through investments and disbursements, the office continues to enhance the state’s fiscal stability, financial literacy, college savings, and its approach to leveraging business partnerships to combat social issues such as gun violence, climate change, and equal opportunity in economic growth.  
 
The Role  
 
The incumbent in this position will work under the supervision of the communications Director to design, develop, and implement an engaging, comprehensive and integrated internal and external communications program.

Acts as an executive assistant to a state elective officer or department head as defined in Section 4-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes and performs such duties as are assigned.

 

  • Communication skills -- Highest-level writing and verbal communication skills with the ability to deliver clear, concise and accurate messaging with the demonstrated ability to write on a wide variety of topics and to adapt style for a range of audiences, using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and formatting. Strong proofreading and editing experience. Understanding of print, broadcast, and online media.
  • Technology skills -- Must have extensive experience with major social media platforms, photography, video editing, and graphic design
  • Interpersonal skills --Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with colleagues, press, community members, and advocates

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:  Ronnell Young, ronnell.young@ct.gov, 860-702-3144.

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CONNECTICUT IS 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.