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Retirement Coordinator
Agency: Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System (APERS
Section: Retiree Services
Date Posted: 10/12/2017
Posting Expires: 10/26/2017
The Retirement Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and participating in member and retiree counseling and related activities. This position is governed by agency policy.
Typical Functions
Supervises a small technical and administrative support staff by training new employees, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating performance. Oversees and may participate in counseling members and retirees by reviewing records to determine benefits, determining and explaining type of service to be established, authorizing the purchase or repayment of service, explaining death-in-service laws and reciprocal service, computing payments, benefits, or options available, and assisting members with applications. Identifies and sends verification questionnaires to all members receiving disability benefits to make sure that they are in fact still disabled or have reached age 65. Interprets legislation and policy and applies to specific retirement situations as necessary. Coordinates and corresponds with Social Security Administration to determine disability benefits. Writes journal vouchers, balances monthly reports against internal controls, prepares warrant cancellations, and reviews and approves annuity vouchers. Develops and recommends implementation of new or revised procedures to improve operations. Processes funds received from the families or estates of deceased retirees returning benefits back to the system. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of laws, policies, and procedures governing retirement and social securitysystems contributions and benefits. Knowledge of the principles of bookkeeping. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of law, rules or policies to specific situations. Ability to provide information and/or counseling to retirement system members and others. Ability to evaluate members' retirement needs and options and recommend a course ofaction.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in general business, insurance or a related field; plus three years of experience in insurance, financial counseling, retirement benefits administration, or a related area, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Prefer applicants who have prior experience in defined benefit retirement systems administration and advanced experience utilizing Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word and Access) and working with complex pension benefits administration software systems.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Applicants must submit a completed State of Arkansas application form. The Work History section of the application must be completed or it will not be considered. Please list ALL prior jobs on the state application. Resumes may accompany, but will not replace the application. NOTE: We do not accepted faxed or printed applications.

Employment in this position is subject to the following:

5% mandatory employee pre-tax contribution to APERS retirement plan (Act 2084 of 2005)

Direct deposit is required method of pay; employees must have valid checking or savings account (Act 1887 of 2005)

Job Details
Position No.: 2209-4612
Class Code: A062C
Grade: GS08
Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Rhonda Summers
Phone: 501-682-5064
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