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​Manager II (Benefits Division Chief)
Manager II (Benefits Division Chief)
Montgomery County, MD Government
Montgomery County Employee Retirement Plans
Rockville, MD, US

Salary Range: $102,572- $181,149

The (MCERP) is seeking to fill a Manager II – Benefits Division Chief. At Montgomery County Employee Retirement Plans (MCERP), futures are made. Our County offers multiple retirement plans with total assets under management of $8 billion, serving approximately 9500 active employees and 6500 retirees. Our inclusive team does the inspiring work of impacting retirees’ lives for the better, as we manage the administration, compliance, and financial reporting for our plans. Here, you will thrive in an energizing and flexible environment, as you help lead our future and grow your career. 

This newly created position is responsible for managing the day-to-day membership operations of an $8 billion multi-plan system, including a defined benefit plan, a defined benefit cash balance plan, and an RSP plan and related laws and policies; managing successful delivery of best-in-class customer service and member communications; and aligning multichannel strategic efforts, including moving member database and software improvements forward, website improvements, and other member facing communication efforts.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Plays a key role in achieving the objectives and goals under MCERP’s long-term strategic plan and implements action plans for the accomplishment of these goals.
  • Directs projects and ensures the development of appropriate reports that are mandated by law or required by senior management for consideration and action.
  • Exercises leadership in project management that includes the development, planning, initiation, and oversight of technology and/or financial office initiatives and deadlines.
  • Recommends and implements MCERP administrative policies and procedures that improve efficiency and are cost effective.
  • Ensures implementation and compliance with newly enacted legislation and retirement plan changes.
  • Evaluates and coordinates competitive requests for proposals (RFP) and invitations for bids (IFB) and makes recommendations for the selection and use of technology and/or professional service providers.
  • Assists and provides guidance related to forecasting, budget development, and budget implementation.
  • Research new technology and provides recommendations that focus on continual improvement and future membership growth.
  • A criminal background and credit history check will be conducted on the selected candidate prior to appointment and will be a significant factor in the hiring decision.

This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office.

As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in management of a dynamic, results-oriented team, three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity.
Note: The term “executive” is further defined as a high echelon or high-level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above).

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Note: Based upon legislative requirements, some positions may be subject to different minimum qualifications.

There are NO Preferred Criteria. 
All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications.  Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated Qualified, placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for an interview.

Preference for interviews will be given to applicants whose resume demonstrate the following:
  • Leading public pension plan benefits teams
  • A Master’s degree
  • Managing member services
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
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Read the full job description under the “Managerial Executive” Job Category.
Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.

The requisition number is IRC62199.

This Recruitment is Open until filled

All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position, which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips listed under the “Career Resources” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s WORK4MCG  webpage.

Position: ​Manager II (Benefits Division Chief)
Organization: Montgomery County, MD Government
Location: Rockville,  MD 
United States
Salary: $102,572- $181,149
Posting Start Date: 3/18/2024
Date Posted: 3/18/2024
Status: This listing expires on: 5/17/2024
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Montgomery County, MD Government
101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor

Rockville,  MD 20902
United States
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