Title:  Retirement Research and Policy Manager

Application Deadline Date:  06/17/2024
Req ID:  49945
Department:  State Treasurer's Office

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $32.33


The Retirement Division of the State's Treasurer's Office is looking for a highly organized, independent, and proactive individual who is detail-oriented, with strong written and oral communication skills to serve as the Retirement Research and Policy Manager. Duties include primary staffing of the Supplemental Plans (including defined contribution plans, deferred compensation plans, a single deposit investment account, municipal retiree health savings plan), financial and professional level review work, work with System actuaries to analyze trends, work with the different types of retiree health plans, and analysis of legislative proposals, among other things.


This position is expected to be formally appointed secretary of the three defined benefit retirement boards, and organize monthly meetings of each of the retirement boards.  Ability to work with data from multiple sources and produce analysis, forecasts, and visually appealing summaries is expected.  This position reports directly to the Director of the Vermont Retirement Systems of the Office of Vermont State Treasurer.

Who May Apply

This position, Retirement Research and Policy Manager (Job Requisition #49945), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Tim.Duggan@vermont.gov.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Interaction with state and federal officials and organizations may be required. Incumbents must be adaptable and able to work within tight deadlines and under considerable stress. Some evening and weekend duty may be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher and three (3) or more years of experience in planning, policy analysis, or public administration.




Five (5) or more years of experience in planning, policy analysis or public administration.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in policy, public administration law or related field.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden. 

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