Oregon State Treasury (OST) is recruiting for a Compliance Manager that will be located in our Tigard, Oregon office in the Portland metro area. This position will report to the General Counsel.
OST is led by the State Treasurer, a constitutional officer and statewide elected official. The Treasurer serves as the chief financial officer for the state and is responsible for the prudent financial management of state money. The Treasurer serves a four-year term, and, if reelected, may hold the position for two terms. The current State Treasurer is Tobias Read, who was sworn into office in January 2017.
OST is a highly sophisticated organization with a wide range of financial responsibilities, including (1) managing the state’s pension fund, (2) issuing all state debt, and (3) serving as the central bank for state agencies. OST manages the daily investment of nearly $90 billion in assets, held in a diversified investment portfolio of domestic and international equities, fixed income securities, alternative and opportunistic investments, real estate and cash. The 120+ member OST staff takes great pride in their statewide and national reputation for progressive approaches to service delivery.
OST operates a compliance program within OST’s Legal and Compliance Division. The compliance program is independent of OST’s Investment Division. Governance oversight is provided by the Compliance Executive Committee (CEC).
The primary purpose of this position is to oversee the development and growth of OST’s compliance program and to manage its day to day operations. The Compliance Manager manages a program that monitors and evaluates portfolios, asset classes, and funds to determine compliance with OST policies, applicable regulatory requirements, and contractual obligations; ensures regulatory compliance of external investment managers; monitors and evaluates employee trading and compliance with OST policies and procedures; and verifies resolution within the appropriate time frame. The Compliance Manager supervises all compliance staff.
OST offers an attractive benefit package that provides contributions toward Public Employee Benefit Board (PEBB) sponsored individual and family health and dental insurance and term life insurance. Other benefits include participation in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP), paid holidays and paid vacation, and both sick and personal leave time. Optional benefits include long- and short-term disability and participation in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan (a deferred compensation plan).
What you’ll be doing….
As the Compliance Manager, you will create and build an effective OST compliance team and manage the operation of the compliance program. Additionally, you will be expected to develop and maintain a high performing compliance program. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
What we are looking for…
What we want…
While not required, experience building out a program, particularly a compliance program, is preferred. A Certified Securities Compliance Professional (CSCP), Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter or similar designation, or desire to work towards such designation(s), is preferred.