Retirement Specialist I

State of Vermont - Montpelier, VT3.8

Full-time
Overview

This position plays a crucial role in the retirement process for Teachers, State, and Municipal employees. The Retirement Specialist will meet with and address employee groups and municipal or school district officials to provide general and detailed information relating to retirement system benefits, optional defined contribution plans and investment programs administered by the State. Interprets and explains statutes and Retirement Board policies and procedures as they relate to affected administrators and employees. Conducts pre-retirement seminars. Calculates estimates of member benefits for retirement systems and provides individual counseling and advice to members in a pre-retirement planning process.

Who May Apply

This position, Retirement Specialist I (Job Requisition # 815), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Erika Wolffing at erika.wolffing@vermont.gov .

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Complex technical, administrative, and informational work within the State Treasurer's office. Duties include providing information to groups on retirement and long-term investment plans overseen by the Treasurer's Office. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Director, Retirement Services.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a standard office setting. Some stress may be encountered in dealing with people having difficulty in making retirement decisions. Some job related travel will be necessary for which private means of transportation is necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree AND one (1) years of experience at a or above a technical level in business or public administration, employee benefits, compensation, accounting, auditing, or other fields where analysis, interpretation, and application of rules, regulations, or complex policies and procedures where it is a requirement of the job.

OR

Associate's degree AND two (2) years of experience at a or above a technical level in business or public administration, employee benefits, compensation, accounting, auditing, or other fields where analysis, interpretation, and application of rules, regulations, or complex policies and procedures where it is a requirement of the job.

OR

High School diploma or equivalent AND four (4) years of experience at a or above a technical level in business or public administration, employee benefits, compensation, accounting, auditing, or other fields where analysis, interpretation, and application of rules, regulations, or complex policies and procedures where it is a requirement of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of retirement systems and typical methods of funding support.

Have the ability to use actuarial tables and factors to compute benefits.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

80% State paid medical premium

Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families

Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan

Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule

Low cost group life insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Incentive-based Wellness Program

Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.