Job Opportunity

Chief Executive Officer
San Mateo County Employees' Retirement Association (SamCERA)

Date Posted:

July 14, 2014




The San Mateo County Employee’s Retirement Association (SamCERA) provides retirement, disability and death benefits to employees of the County and operates as an independent public agency. SamCERA is a $3 billion fund with about 5,000 active members, 1,300 deferred members and 4,400 retirees and beneficiaries. 


The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in a public pension system, 2 of which were in an upper management position supporting a governing board, including interpreting and applying retirement laws in a public sector setting. Challenges for this position include continuing progress to build out the system’s revised asset allocation; completing the project to implementation of a new pension administration software system; implementing new GASB Rules 67 & 68; completing the process of filing with the IRS for an updated Tax Determination Letter; and assisting the County in implementing new contracts with bargaining units. 

How to Apply:

Please submit resume and detailed cover letter electronically in PDF format online at For a detailed description of this opportunity as well as the topics to be discussed in your cover letter, please visit: Direct questions to Lisa Yapching at (650) 363-4381 or EOE 

Filing Deadline:

August 14, 2014

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