National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Senior Investment Officer
We are pleased to assist our client, the Fairfax County (VA) Retirement Systems (collectively referred to as the “Systems”) in finding their next Senior Investment Officer.  The Systems is a sub-unit of Fairfax County government and administers three distinct defined benefit retirement plans for different groups of County employees. The three plans are: Employees’ Retirement System, Police Officers Retirement System, and Uniformed Retirement System.
While reporting directly to the Chief Investment Officer of the Employees’ Retirement System, the Senior Investment Officer will assist all three (3) Chief Investment Officers by administering the investment portfolios for the three County retirement systems. The successful candidate will provide recommendations to support the overall Systems’ objectives and will provide recommendations for policy improvements. The Senior Investment Officer will assist the CIOs in overseeing the work of external investment managers and managing the retirement systems’ investment portfolios.

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Position Specifications

To apply please send your resume to Tamara at
Position: Senior Investment Officer
Organization: Fairfax County (VA) Retirement Systems
Location: Fairfax,  VA 
United States
Salary: $121,000 to $212,378
Posting Start Date: 8/23/2023
Date Posted: 8/23/2023
• A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, or related field. An advanced degree is preferred. • Professional certification as a CFA, CAIA, etc. or progress towards is highly preferred.
• Significant (ideally 4 or more years) experience working with an institutional investment portfolio comprised of an array of both public and private holdings. Experience gained in the public sector will be viewed favorably.
• Previous staff management experience will also be viewed favorably.
• Experience working with an external investment consultant and external asset managers through identification, due diligence, and performance monitoring will distinguish the most attractive candidates.
• Experience working with an oversight board or an investment committee is preferred.
• Knowledge of the legal and regulatory requirements of administering a public pension fund is desirable.
• An aptitude for negotiating investment-related contracts, the ability to monitor compliance with contract terms and conditions, and to recommend and initiate appropriate corrective measures.
• Proficiency in the use of investment-related software applications (ideally FactSet and Burgiss) and personal computers. 
Status: This listing expires on: 10/22/2023
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Fairfax County (VA) Retirement Systems

Fairfax,  VA 22033
United States
Tamara Wesely