National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Agile Product Owner - Pension Services / Management Analyst 4
PERA is hiring for an Agile Project Owner for Pension Services. 
This position exists to manage the implementation of PERA’s strategic plans by logically and analytically investigating business systems, identifying options for improving business systems, and bridging the needs of the business with the use of information technology (IT). 
This position will work to effectively create and submit user stories that are impactful to the business users and to perform user acceptance testing when the enhancements are ready for implementation.  The incumbent in this position will work in coordination with the other product owners and provide back up support when necessary.
This position will also serve as a liaison and resource to other PERA staff on technology related issues and ongoing enhancements. This position will also work with staff to build and maintain operational reporting requirements.
This position will primarily be telework, with the occasional need to be on-site and in-office as scheduled or when workload requires.
A recruiting incentive of up to $5,000 is being offered to finalists who are new to the classification level. The incentive shall be paid in two installments, the first of which occurs after successful completion of the required probationary period, in a lump sum effective the pay period following the new hire’s certification, and the second of which occurs after two years of continuous satisfactory service in the position.
This job posting will be used to fill three (3) MA4 positions
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Job Posting Number: 65113
Posting Closes:  5/8/2023 11:59pm

Position: Agile Product Owner - Pension Services / Management Analyst 4
Organization: Public Employees Retirement Association
Location: Saint Paul,  MN 
United States
Salary: $62,473.00 - $92,665.00/ Annually
Posting Start Date: 4/26/2023
Date Posted: 4/25/2023
Requirements Three (3) years of experience writing enhancement requirements, user stories, testing requirements or implementing new business process/business improvements in an Agile product environment. 
*A Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Information Systems may substitute for one (1) year of experience.
Years of experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Expert foundation in mathematics including financial theory, compound interest, present value and other related calculations.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions
  • Communication skills sufficient to deliver quality communications to diverse audiences, verbally, and in writing, to convey complex technical, legal and financial information in simple and understandable ways.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Access and custom applications
  • Ability to identify problems, determine solutions and take action and/or make recommendations for problem resolution
  • Managing a variety of cases and issues such as, but not limited to, pension, retirement, disability and survivor benefits
  • Ability to work well both independently, and within a team setting, set priorities, multi-task, and meet deadlines with limited direction
Status: This listing expires on: 6/24/2023
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Public Employees Retirement Association
60 Empire Drive
Suite 200
Saint Paul,  MN 55103
United States
Robin Gilmer