Investment Analyst 2, Operations

3 days left

Location
Portland, Oregon
Salary
$59,484-$91,416 annually
Posted
Aug 25, 2020
Closes
Sep 24, 2020
Job Function
Operations
Industry Sector
Government
Employment Type
Full Time

Oregon State Treasury's Investment Division is recruiting for the position of Investment Analyst 2. This position will be located in our Tigard office. The primary purpose of this position is to provide performance measurement and reconciliation, data management, and trade operations support within the investment operations team.

This is a SEIU represented position. The salary range is $59,484-$91,416 annually. Our top priorities during this public health crisis are employee health and ability to meet our essential responsibilities. We are taking safety precautions while continuing our business operations in order to keep employees safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Oregon State Treasury (OST) is led by Tobias Read, State Treasurer, a constitutional officer and statewide elected official.  OST is an organization with a wide range of financial responsibilities, including managing the state's pension fund, issuing all state debt, and serving as the central bank for state agencies.  OST manages the daily investment of approximately $100 billion in assets, held in a diversified investment portfolio of domestic and international equities, fixed income securities, alternative and opportunistic investments, real estate and cash.  OST also manages a banking program that processes over $250 billion in transactions annually, a debt management program responsible for issuing and monitoring approximately $10 billion in state debt, a multi-faceted 529 savings plan, and an IRA based retirement savings program for the public. The 150+ member OST staff takes great pride in their statewide and national reputation for progressive approaches to service delivery.

The Investment Division, currently comprised of 50+ individuals, is responsible for managing the investment of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (OPERF), the State Accident Insurance Fund, the Oregon Short-Term Fund, the Common School Fund and numerous other state and state agency accounts.  The Division also manages the investment program for the state's deferred compensation plan, advises the Oregon 529 College Savings Board on its investment activities, and serves as staff to the Oregon Investment Council (OIC).  The Division oversees the actual investments, which are made by a select group of outside investment managers, as well as provides internal portfolio management capabilities for select asset class mandates.

Our Values and Principles

INTEGRITY---INNOVATION---DIVERSITY---TRUST---PROFESSIONALISM---ACCESSIBILITY

We are committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that everyone comes to the table with a distinct point of view – one that is shaped by backgrounds, experiences, cultures, thoughts, and ideas. We embrace diversity and inclusion and believe it creates a culture of respect, innovation, and creativity that empowers our success and makes Oregon State Treasury an excellent place to work.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide middle-office operational support for the daily investment of approximately $100 billion in assets, held in a diversified investment portfolio of domestic and international equities, fixed income securities, alternative and opportunistic investments, real estate, and cash;
  • Work with Director of Investment Operations, Investment Operations Manager, data analysts, investment accounting, investment officers, vendors, and consultants to resolve issues;
  • Coordinate with external third-party relationships including custodians, service providers, and consultants to ensure all necessary data is processed on a daily basis;
  • Ensure that all necessary reporting is provided to investment officers, Oregon Investment Council members, and external parties as required;
  • Provide coordination and process oversight of investment analytics, reporting, reconciliation, confirmation, settlement, and other operational services;
  • Work with investment, compliance, risk, and research staff to build new functionality, and help refine existing functions, processes, and reports;
  • Work with system vendors regarding product questions and system enhancements; and
  • Participate in the planning, specification, development and implementation of investment systems and processes.

Benefits of Joining OST

  • Employee premium share at 5% or 1%, for medical, dental, vision, and basic employee life;
  • Paid leaves, such as vacation, personal business, holidays, sick leave, and special holiday leave;
  • Participation in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP), after 6 months of service. OPSRP has two components, the pension plan, funded by OST, and the individual account program (IAP), which after serving the waiting period, you will receive a salary increase of 6.95%, and will begin to pay the 6% employee contribution to the IAP;
  • Support with training and development so employees have the tools they need to reach their fullest potential;
  • Employees may be eligible to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF);
  • Optional benefits include optional life, short & long term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, Oregon Savings Growth Plan (deferred compensation plan), flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, employee assistance program, weight watchers, and more!

Minimum Qualifications

You must have the following to qualify for this position:

  • A bachelor's degree in business or finance, or any other degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills required for the position and four years of professional experience in a similar role; OR
  • A valid Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and 3 years of experience in a similar role; OR
  • Any combination of professional experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience consistent with the knowledge and skills required for the position.

Desired Attributes

  • Middle-and/or back-office investment operations experience;
  • Skilled at reconciling financial data with strong analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of investment types, asset classes, sectors, factors, benchmarking, and peer group comparison techniques;
  • Ability to calculate and interpret various investment rate of return methodologies;
  • Understanding of investment performance attribution; and
  • Experience with Blackrock’s Aladdin and Bloomberg.

How to Apply

In order to apply for this position, you are required to upload your resume, and a cover letter describing how your experience, training and education have prepared you for this position. We will accept applications through the closing date; however, we may close this recruitment early if we receive a well-qualified pool.

Special Information

  • Prospective employees are subject to an extensive background check that may include, but not be limited to, validation of all application materials, prior employment and personal references, credit history, driving records and fingerprint-based state and federal criminal and civil records.  Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
  • OST does not offer visa sponsorships, and within three days of hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources.  You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666
  • OST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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