When applying for this position, please note on your application:
Position #815-265-4801-003 RPA (14-105).
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is seeking a
motivated individual for an exciting career as a STAFF SERVICES MANAGER
II (SPECIALIST). Join us in our beautiful
LEED Platinum Certified headquarters building in West Sacramento,
overlooking the Sacramento River within walking distance of restaurants and
shops in historic Old Sacramento.
Enjoy the full service café, free on-site gym and parking fees of only
$45.00 per month.
A statement of qualification is required for this position. Please
submit an original signed state application (Std. 678), resume and SOQ.
Resumes DO NOT take the place of the SOQ.
The SOQ is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education,
training, experience, and skills have prepared that person for the position.
The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present
information clearly and concisely in writing, and it should be typed,
double-spaced, and no more than three pages in length.
Your SOQ will be evaluated for experience in the following areas:
Fluency with financial markets and trends.
Understanding of complex investment products and services.
Knowledge of contract law and state contracting policies.
Managing business needs of cross-functional teams to provide solutions
Consulting, negotiation, and effective communication skills.
Experience with SAP or similar Enterprise Resource Management
The California State Teachers' Retirement System, with a portfolio valued
in excess of $181.1 billion, is the largest educator-only pension fund in
CalSTRS administers a hybrid retirement system, consisting of traditional
defined benefit, cash balance and voluntary defined contribution plans, as
well as disability and survivor
benefits. For 100 years CalSTRS has served California's public school
educators and their families, who today number 856,000 from the state’s
1,600 school districts, county offices
of education and community college districts.
Our employee recognition program, Virtuosity, garnered the 2012 Best
Practice Standards Award for
Best Overall Recognition Program from Recognition Professionals
International! The international award
celebrates employee recognition innovations that enhance organizational
performance. This award is a clear
recognition of our employer of choice commitment, as CalSTRS continues to
emphasize the importance of our
core values and mission statement.
CalSTRS Core Values: A set of attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that
define CalSTRS and its employees.
Customer Service: We never compromise on quality as we strive to
meet or exceed the expectations of our customers.
Accountability: We operate with transparency and accept
responsibility for our actions.
Leadership: We model best practices in our industry and innovate
to achieve higher standards.
Strength: We ensure the strength of our system by embracing a
diversity of ideas and people.
Trust: We conduct ourselves with integrity, acting ethically in
Respect: We respect the needs of our members, co-workers, and
others, treating everyone with fairness, honesty, and courtesy.
Stewardship: We recognize our fiduciary responsibility as the
foundation for all decision-making.
CalSTRS Core Competencies: Behavioral characteristics that are essential
for the success of each contributor and are directly related to the success
of CalSTRS as a whole.
Adaptability / Flexibility: Adapts well to changes, approaches
change positively, and adjusts behavior accordingly.
Communication: Demonstrates applicable job-related written,
oral, and listening skills.
Customer / Client Focus: Identifies and responds to current and
future client needs.
Teamwork: Participates as an active and contributing member of a
team to achieve team goals.
Work Standards / Quality Orientation: Sets high quality work
standards while displaying a high level of effort towards completing
assignments in a timely manner.
The following appointment options may be considered when filling this
position: list appointments, lateral transfers, reinstatements, training and
development assignments, out-of-class assignments, limited-term
appointments, etc. To find out how to
become a civil service employee, please go to the State Personnel Board’s
Candidate may be selected by resume review only.
(1) Prior to employment with CalSTRS, a background investigation (BI)
be conducted. The BI consists of a Personal History Statement and
through the Department of Justice. The BI will check criminal and civil
records and, if applicable, verify
education and check driving records.
(2) The position may be subject to the disclosure and
disqualification requirements concerning
economic conflict of interest in government work, pursuant to the CalSTRS
Conflict of Interest Code and the Political
(3) Applicants will not be considered if the application is
not completed appropriately and/or if
required additional information is not submitted with the application.
How to Apply:
Interested individuals should submit a STD 678, Examination and/or
Employment Application (Rev. 12/06 or later) to the
address below. Surplus applicants must attach a copy
of their letter. The STD. 678 can be accessed through the State Personnel
Board website at
Investment Financial Procurement Specialist
815 - 265 - 4801 - 003
Financial Services / Facilities and Procurement
Final Filing Date:
State Teachers' Retirement System P.O. Box 15275, MS 31 Sacramento, 95851-0275
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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Equal Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.
It is the objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state workplace. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants.