National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Director Of Enterprise Project Management Office

The salary range for this position is 
$139,292 - $215,903 Annually
Established in 1945, the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) provides retirement, death, disability and cost-of-living benefits to retirees of the County of Orange and certain County districts. Serving approximately 48,000 members, OCERS is governed by a ten-member Board of Retirement that is responsible for managing a $21 billion dollar fund. For more information about OCERS, please clickhere.

OCERS mission is to provide secure retirement and disability benefits with the highest standards of excellence.

OCERS vision is to be a trusted partner providing premier pension administration, distinguished by consistent, quality member experiences and prudent financial stewardship. 

  • Open and Transparent
  • Commitment to Superior Service
  • Engaged and Dedicated Workforce
  • Reliable and Accurate
  • Secure and Sustainable

Under general direction, directs, leads, manages, and coordinates the activities and functions of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO). The Director of EMPO oversees the management of strategic planning initiatives and facilitates the selection and prioritization of projects and programs that align with strategic objectives. The Director is responsible for overseeing OCERS enterprise project portfolio and coordinating between projects to help drive projects to success. This position provides OCERS management and project leads with project management methodologies, standards, and tools for planning, executing, and managing projects. The Director is also responsible for coordinating specialized and sensitive projects that address OCERS-wide issues involving multiple departments and outside agencies.

The EPMO serves at the strategic level to provide organization-wide guidance, governance, standardized processes, and project portfolio management best practices and tools. The EPMO advises management on the best set of projects to realize the greatest value and benefit to the organization. A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. The enterprise project portfolio is a suite of projects.

The Director of Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works directly with OCERS senior team. The Director of EPMO will be expected to uphold the highest standards of accountability, professionalism, customer service, and excellence. The Director has overall responsibility for the project management governance function across the organization to facilitate effective decision-making. The Director will develop and direct the continual improvement of the project management methodology and processes for the enterprise to ensure consistency and adherence to established standards and best practices. This position is also responsible for project management metrics, analysis and reporting, and resource balancing across projects.
Core Competencies
OCERS Executive management will be expected to:
  • Manage and develop their talent.
  • Represent Senior Executives when needed.
  • Participate in vetting and onboarding new staff.
  • Manage business plan initiatives with a plan for achievement.
  • Maintain a high level of oral and written communication.
  • Act as a model for OCERS culture.
  • Maintain a high level of accountability.
  • Focus on strategy and long-term goals of the organization.
  • Have foresight on future challenges and develop a plan for how to face them.
  • Have clear expectations on personal career development.
Position: Director Of Enterprise Project Management Office
Organization: Orange County Employees Retirement System
Location: Santa Ana,  CA 
United States
Salary: $139,292 - $215,903 Annually
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 12/27/2022
Requirements Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications required for entry into the classification

Education and/or Experience
Graduation from a four-year college with a  Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Five (5) + years of full-time program leadership experience, including managing a group of Project Managers or Scrum Masters; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
Possession of a Project Management Institute certification or equivalent
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
Highly Desirable Qualifications
  • Agile experience using SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects.
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
OCERS offers a competitive benefits package that includes a choice of several health plans, annual leave, and paid holidays. Additionally, OCERS has a defined benefit pension plan which has reciprocity with the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and a deferred compensation 457 plan. OCERS offers up to an annual $10,000 Educational and Professional Reimbursement, a $3,500 taxable optional benefit plan, and a flexible/hybrid work schedule.  
For additional information and details about the OCERS pension and benefits offered, please click here.

Only on-line applications with the completed supplemental questions will be accepted for this opportunity. For additional information and to apply, please visit

OCERS, as an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.   
Status: This listing expires on: 2/25/2023
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Organization Information
Orange County Employees Retirement System
2223 E Wellington Ave
Suite 100
Santa Ana,  CA 92701
United States
Felicia Durrah