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Senior Investment Compliance Analyst

Oregon State Treasury
Tigard, Oregon
$82,812 - $128,088 annually
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a finance, investment, or compliance professional looking for an exciting opportunity to join a growing investment compliance team that is collegial, collaborative, and committed to high quality work in a respectful and inclusive work environment?  


Are you looking for a meaningful role where your efforts have a positive and direct impact in public service while also maintaining work/life balance?  


Oregon State Treasury is recruiting for the position of Senior Investment Compliance Analyst. The primary purpose of this position is to monitor, evaluate, and report on the effectiveness of controls designed to ensure the investment, regulatory, and operational processes are compliant with Oregon State Treasury policies and applicable regulatory requirements. 


Job Duties Summary  

This position is responsible for conducting compliance monitoring and reporting processes for externally managed investments; creating periodic reports on the overall effectiveness of the compliance program, and presenting on reports; testing the internal risk surveillance systems and rules engine to manage internal personal trading, policy and/or procedure violations, and regulatory violations; conducting ongoing operational and portfolio manager due diligence and controls, as well as initial and ongoing compliance due diligence with external counterparties used to transact internally managed transactions; conducting the compliance monitoring and reporting processes for internally asset classes; monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the effectiveness of compliance controls designed to ensure compliance with policies and applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations; and preparing, reviewing, and submitting ongoing federal and state regulatory filings. 


Work Schedule 

This position will have the opportunity for a hybrid (remote and in-office) work location schedule; in-office work will be predominately from Treasury’s ​Tigard office​. The schedule will be ​approximately 90+% time spent remote with quarterly in-office presence​. 


Salary Range & Classification 

This position is management service and classified as an Operations and Policy Analyst 4.  

$82,812 - $128,088 annually 


Required Minimum Qualifications  

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work; OR 

  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification. 


Desired Attributes 

Job Specific Attributes  

  • Experience with investments at a pension fund, endowment or institutional manager. 

  • Experience with compliance, operations or operational/investment risk. 

  • Experience with BlackRock Aladdin and/or Bloomberg. 

  • Experience with custodial banking and/or multi-asset class securities. 

  • Experience with project management. 

  • Eager to participate as a team player. 

  • Enjoys collaborative problem-solving. 

  • Comfortable with change. 

  • Commitment to public service. 

  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills. 

  • Focus on client service. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including with a wide cross section of people. 


Core Attributes  

  • Respect – Treats all individuals fairly and respectfully; works effectively with others; fosters an environment where opportunities to thrive are available to all; respects different values and viewpoints. 

  • Teamwork – Acts in a professional, respectful, and courteous manner, recognizes the worth of others, and places the good of the team ahead of personal objectives. 

  • Flexibility – Demonstrates willingness to change to meet organizational needs, professionally handles discomfort with a changing work environment, and remains calm in stressful situations. 

  • Communication – Effectively articulates and exchanges information with internal and external stakeholders. Is prompt in responding to questions and inquiries. 

  • Initiative – Takes appropriate action without waiting for explicit instructions, generates creative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities. 

  • Critical Thinking – Identifies and weighs options, makes sound decisions after reviewing all relevant information, plans for potential problems, takes calculated risks, and recognizes impact of solutions. 

  • Time Management – Prioritizes and manages time effectively across various competing tasks, demonstrating focus and adaptability, arriving on time for meetings, and meeting deadlines. 

  • Attention to Detail – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness when accomplishing tasks. 


How to Apply 

You are required to upload your resume and a cover letter describing how you meet the desired attributes listed above.  


Please make sure the attributes and qualifications you possess are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Following these instructions and providing this information will be used to determine which candidates will be selected to move forward in the process. 


We will accept applications through the job announcement closing date, however, we may close this recruitment early, if we receive a well-qualified applicant pool.  If interested, please apply early. 


Benefits of Joining Our Team 

  • Low employee premium share for medical, dental, vision, and basic employee life (1% or 5% employee share); 

  • Robust paid leave package, such as vacation, personal business, holidays, sick leave, and floating day of leave; 

  • PERS retirement benefits; 

  • Support with training and development; 

  • Student 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, and more! 


About Oregon State Treasury 

Oregon State Treasury is focused on improving the financial well-being of all Oregonians. We provide low-cost programs for governments, and empower Oregonians to invest in themselves and their loved ones for a more secure future. Oregon State Treasury is led by State Treasurer Tobias Read. As Treasurer, he is the state’s financial leader, the custodian of public funds and chief investment officer. We prioritize investing for the long term, doing business the right way, and empowering Oregonians to invest in themselves. We're proud of the work we do to help families, governments, and businesses succeed. 


We are committed to cultivating a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful. We value and 

support the collective differences in who we are and celebrate the fact that everyone comes to the table as their own unique individual. We believe this commitment empowers our success and makes Oregon State Treasury an excellent place to work. As Treasury employees, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion makes this a safe environment for us to ask questions, learn, and grow, and helps us to better serve Oregonians. 


Our Values and Principles 


Please visit the following webpage to learn more about Oregon State Treasury: 


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 professional references, 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.  

  • Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Oregon State Treasury will provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please call Oregon State Treasury at 503-378-4000 and request to be connected to Human Resources. 


OST is led by the State Treasurer, a constitutional officer and statewide elected official.  The Treasurer serves as the chief financial officer for the state and is responsible for the prudent financial management of state money.  The Treasurer serves a four-year term, and, if reelected, may hold the position for two terms.  The current State Treasurer is Tobias Read, who was sworn into office in January 2017.

OST is a highly sophisticated 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 one of the five OST divisions and 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 management capabilities for select mandates comprised of common stock, fixed income and money market securities.

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