National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer

The Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association (CCCERA) located in Concord, California is looking for a collaborative and innovative leader to be CCCERA’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer. This person will function as a Chief Operations Officer, overseeing and collaborating with operational departments including Information Technology, Member Services, and Administration.

The ideal candidate will be a problem solver who is able to build consensus for initiatives across the organization and lead projects through to completion. They will know the value of technology as a tool to meet the organization’s goals and be able to guide the strategy and implementation of effective information systems and policy.

If you have a passion for serving your local community, securing the futures for public servants, and for technology innovation, then this is the place for you!

See the full job description here


Examples of Typical Job Functions


  • Assist the CEO in planning, organizing, and directing CCCERA departments and programs.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate programs and activities of assigned departments to ensure effective services.
  • Develop, direct, and coordinate implementation of goals, policies, procedures, and work standards.
  • Provide strategic direction for CCCERA technology and communication activities.
  • Implement CEO directives and policies, provide guidance to department heads, resolve organizational problems.
  • Develop, review, and implement policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and improve service delivery.
  • Coordinate budget development and administration for assigned departments.
  • Represent CCCERA in meetings with various organizations and act as a liaison with the media.
  • Conduct organizational and operational studies, recommend modifications to programs and policies.
  • Participate in board meetings, make presentations, and stay informed about trends in retirement association operations.
  • Serve as a resource for departments regarding administrative policies and procedures.
  • Monitor changes in laws, regulations, and technology affecting operations, implement policy changes.
  • Stay current on technology trends and innovations for CCCERA's operations.
  • Prepare, review, and present staff reports, management updates, and reports on special projects.
  • Participate in the selection, training, motivation, and evaluation of assigned personnel.
  • Respond to public inquiries and complaints, assist with resolutions.



Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, information systems management, information technology, computer science, public policy, finance, or a related field. A Master’s degree in public administration is preferred.
Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in a public agency administration including at least two (2) years at a management level.  
Experience in information technology program management is desired, but not required.
Experience with 1937 Act Retirement systems and/or pension administration systems is desirable.

Additional Information

The Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association (CCCERA) is a public employee retirement system established by the County of Contra Costa on July 1, 1945. The association is administered by the CCCERA Board of Retirement to provide service retirement, disability, death and survivor benefits for county employees and 15 other participating agencies under the California State Government Code, Section 31450 et.seq. (CERL) and Section 7522 et.seq. (PEPRA). 
CCCERA is also governed by the California Constitution and the regulations, procedures and policies adopted by CCCERA’s Board. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors may also adopt resolutions, which affect benefits of CCCERA members as permitted by CERL.
Total membership as of December 31, 2022, was 24,617, of which 10,082 are active members.  
The net position – restricted for pensions of CCCERA at the close of December 31, 2022, totaled $10.1 billion. All of the net position is available to meet CCCERA’s ongoing obligations to plan participants and their beneficiaries.
CCCERA’s mission is to effectively and accurately administer pension benefits earned by our members and to be prudent stewards of plan assets.

Position: Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Organization: Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association
Location: Concord,  CA 
United States
Salary: $228,036
Posting Start Date: 5/3/2024
Date Posted: 5/3/2024
Status: This listing expires on: 7/2/2024
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Organization Information
Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association

Concord,  CA 94520
United States
Erica Grant