National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Executive Director
The Montana Public Employee Retirement Administration (MPERA) is committed to providing secure and sustainable retirement benefits to nearly 60,000 members and retirees.  The agency administers nine retirement plans and is dedicated to customer service, member education, and operational efficiency. These plans include the Public Employees'; Judges'; Highway Patrol Officers'; Sheriffs'; Game Wardens' and Peace Officers'; Municipal Police Officers'; Firefighters'; the Volunteer Firefighters' Compensation Act, as well as the State's Deferred Compensation Plan.
The Executive Director of the Montana Public Employees Retirement Administration serves as executive staff to the Public Employees’ Retirement Board and provides leadership to an organization of more than 50 individuals. Responsibilities of the position include holding direct staff accountable for the development and delivery of effective services, programs, and business processes; developing strong working partnerships and communicating effectively with key stakeholders; overseeing the development and administration of all agency programs, strategies, and standards to ensure achievement of Board and legislative priorities and agency mission.
Position: Executive Director
Organization: State of Montana Department of Administration
Location: Helena,  MT 
United States
Salary: $142,000-$157,000
Posting Start Date: 4/15/2024
Date Posted: 4/16/2024
Requirements What are we seeking?
Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, finance, economics, accounting, management, or a related field.
  • Five years progressively responsible experience managing public retirement or similar benefit/financial programs; senior leadership experience in a public pension fund strongly preferred, with strong knowledge of government budget development.
  • Experience reporting to and working with a board of trustees.
  • Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn:
  • concepts and theories of public administration and state and federal pension laws;
  • legislative processes and state government rules and regulations;
  • actuarial concepts and principles; and
  • thorough knowledge of professional accounting standards and ethics.
Ability to:
  • provide effective leadership, vision, and direction within an organization;
  • experience testifying, providing information and working with a political governing body required;
  • exercise judgment and discretion to establish and maintain strong working relationships utilizing strong collaboration, facilitation, and project management skills; 
  • effectively communicate with diverse levels of management and stakeholders;
  • identify problems, emerging issues and trends, and establish strategies to address them;
  • effectively prioritize projects to ensure multiple and competing priorities are met; and
  • effectively oversee the development of policies, administrative rules, standards, and guidelines.
To apply, please visit our website at or view the position via Job Description - Executive Director - Public Employee Retirement System (24141130) (
Status: This listing expires on: 6/15/2024
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Organization Information
State of Montana Department of Administration
P.O. Box 200108

Helena,  MT 59602
United States
Lindsey Trenary