Pension Specialist (5194)

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Pension Specialist
Organization:  PSPP Corporation
Province:  Alberta
Location:  Edmonton
 
 
Description:

PSPP Corporation is the Administrator of the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP or Plan) and the Trustee of the Plan fund. PSPP is a jointly sponsored multi employer defined benefit pension plan for employees of the Government of Alberta, public agencies and specified universities.  PSPP has 85,000 members, 28 participating employers, and $14 billion in assets.  For more information on the Plan, please visit www.pspp.ca.

Recruitment is for a Pension Specialist.

Reporting to the Pension Policy Director, the Pension Specialist is a representative and benefit advocate for the PSPP Plan. The Pension Specialist has an external focus developing benefit communication materials and communicating to Plan members, employer administrators and other interested parties by delivering face-to-face or virtual pension advocacy sessions and through working relationships.

In addition, this role interprets legislation, performs research, identifies issues and prepares recommendations for policy and compliance issues that arise in the administration of PSPP. This position ensures that the Pension Policy Director has the information necessary to support decisions, provide excellent support to the Board of Directors and the PSPP Sponsor Board, and manage risks concerning pension plan policies and administration.

To be successful in this position, the Pension Specialist must have a deep understanding of defined benefit pension policy and administration and be well informed on pension issues such as plan design, actuarial reports, plan funding, investments, governance, communications, and risk assessment and mitigation. 

PSPP Corporation offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive and flexible benefit package. The position participates in the Public Service Pension Plan.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume to PSPP Corporation at [email protected] .

Please Note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a security screening as a condition of employment.

Thank you for your interest in PSPP Corporation. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in business, pension, or other related discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in pensions, and pension/benefit administration.
  • Previous presentation experience in teaching adults in group settings, accreditation in adult education/training would be an asset.
  • Experience in analyzing and resolving complex and urgent problems related to the delivery of pension benefits.
  • Previous experience designing presentations and other material.
  • CEBS or equivalent designation would be considered an asset.
  • Proficiency in both French and English is an asset. Proficiency in other languages may also be considered an asset.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deliver professional presentations to a diverse group of individuals with varying levels of knowledge.
  • Must be able to explain complex issues and concepts in plain-language.
  • Superior research, technical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to interpret legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to set own agenda while meeting expectations.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.

Knowledge:

  • Excellent knowledge of the Employment Pension Plans Act and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of the Income Tax Act and the Joint Governance of Public Sector Pension Plans Act and regulations.
  • Deep understanding of defined benefit pension plans, including design, funding, pension policy and issues affecting pension plans in Canada and Alberta.
  • Deep understanding of pension administration.
  • Broad and deep understanding of pensions, particularly public sector pension plans and their unique issues including asset liability matching, pension plan maturity, and pension legislation and regulation.