Job Posting: Environmental, Social & Governance Research and Implementation Analyst

Public Employees Retirement System

JC-128389
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Environmental, Social & Governance Research and Implementation Analyst
INVESTMENT OFFICER III, PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM

$8,814.00 - $10,510.00

Final Filing Date: 10/23/2018

Job Description and Duties

Our Global Equity Corporate Governance program is currently seeking two Investment Officer III’s to lead the research and integration of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into the investment and portfolio management perspective and process in assigned sectors, industries and / or geographies.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Researching company strategy and business model.
  • Producing and integrating ESG research into the Global Equity investment philosophy.
  • Conducting company engagements, voting proxies, and ESG benchmarking.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day proxy vote analysis, execution and delivery.
  • Develop, lead, and implement corporate engagement initiatives.
  • Lead and execute on CalPERS’ strategic and core ESG initiatives.
  • Develop, lead and implement shareholder initiatives.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-128389
Position #(s):
275-620-4695-027
Working Title:
Environmental, Social & Governance Research and Implementation Analyst
Classification:
INVESTMENT OFFICER III, PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM
$8,814.00 - $10,510.00
# of Positions:
Multiple
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is a global institutional investor and the nation’s largest public pension fund, with assets of approximately $360.47 billion as of September 20, 2018. Headquartered in downtown Sacramento, CalPERS is situated in close proximity to the Napa Valley, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and other desirable destinations in California. Our people are deeply committed to our core values and their decisions and actions are guided by our investment beliefs.

If you thrive in a fast paced, challenging and rewarding environment where diversity in perspective and experience is valued, this may be the right opportunity for you. Click here to see what it’s like to work in the CalPERS Investment Office.

Special Requirements

Live Scan
Candidates new to CalPERS are required to submit to a criminal history review process utilizing Live Scan fingerprinting.

Surety Bond

Must be able to qualify for a Surety Bond.

CalPERS Disclosure Requirements

If employed, you may be subject to rules imposed by Personal Trading Regulations and Conflict of Interest Code that apply to CalPERS employees, which require disclosure of certain investment information and use of a designated trading platform for securities transactions, as well as filing a Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700).

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 10/23/2018

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Public Employees Retirement System
Attn: JC-128389/QA
Human Resources Division
P. O. Box 942718
Sacramento, CA 94229-2718

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Public Employees' Retirement System/ JC-128389/QA
Human Resources Division
400 Q Street, LPN, 3rd Floor, Room 3260
Sacramento, CA 95811
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Undergraduate degree in finance, economics, or another applicable technical field
  • Investment background, experience, and acumen, with direct responsibility for one or more functions in the investment management chain (research, portfolio construction, portfolio management, or other), with an emphasis on equity markets
  • A working knowledge of corporate governance, specifically relating to proxy voting and corporate engagement
  • Ability to independently determine priorities, plan, organizes, and follow-through on assignments while providing consistent top quality output
  • Ability to demonstrate, with in-depth, evidence-based research, how ESG factors can influence investment risks and returns of an equity portfolio
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience driving change
  • Demonstrated track record of establishing and maintaining positive relationships with employees and a broad range of internal and external business partners
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as polished presentation skills
  • Creative, critical thinker, analytical, organized, ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated experience of undertaking desk research, understanding business models and drivers, and delivering well-written research reports.

Benefits

CalPERS employees are eligible for a number of benefits. Health benefits and leave programs are available for most permanent, full-time employees and some permanent, part-time employees. Benefit eligibility may depend on length of service and may be subject to collective bargaining agreements, which are contracts negotiated between the State of California and employee organizations that define employees' wages, hours, and conditions of employment. Some added benefits CalPERS offers include:
  • Alternate Work Schedules
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Child Care

 For more details about employee benefits, visit the California Department of Human Resources website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
CalPERS Careers
(916) 795-3065
Careers@calpers.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
CalPERS EEO
(916) 795-3675
EEO@calpers.ca.gov
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail
Drop-off