National Association of State Retirement Administrators

Position Information

Benefits Staff Counsel, LACERA
LACERA is pleased to announce the Resume Canvass for Benefits Staff Counsel as conducted by Major, Lindsey, & Africa.
The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) administers and manages the $70 billion retirement fund for the County of Los Angeles. We provide retirement, dis­ability, and death benefits to eligible County employees and their beneficiaries, and collect, deposit, invest, and manage retirement funds collected from the County, outside districts, and County employees. LACERA is the largest county retirement association in the United States with over 184,000 members. Our member­ship is comprised of individuals from a diverse range of careers, age groups, and ethnicities.
$135,700.80 -$205,393.92
The Staff Counsel (Benefits) position reports to LACERA’s Senior Staff Counsel for Benefits and Chief Counsel. The role of Staff Counsel includes:
The position will provide Staff, Management and the Board of Retirement and Investments advice concerning 1937 California Employees Retirement Law (CERL) and Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) benefit eligibility other than disability.

The Ideal Candidate will satisfy the position’s requirements and possess the following Desirable Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing court orders regarding dissolution, guardianship, and conservatorship.Demonstrated experience drafting opinions, pleadings, rulings, regulations, and legislation.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing Power of Attorney docu­ments to determine compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience providing advice regarding legal issues associated with the provision of benefits.
For further information please see attached brochure: 
Staff Counsel Benefits

How to Submit Your Interest
If you wish to be considered for the position, please submit your resume along with a letter of interest which details your experience.
Submit your resume and cover letter to:
Merle Vaughn
Major, Lindsey & Africa

Position: Benefits Staff Counsel, LACERA
Organization: LACERA
Location: Pasadena,  CA 
United States
Salary: $135,700.80 -$205,393.92
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 5/23/2023
Four years’ experience in the practice of benefits law. Requirements will be based on the position applied for as described in this announcement.
Admission to practice law in all courts of California.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/22/2023
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Pasadena,  CA 91101
United States
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