The County is looking for new appointments to the Employees Retirement System

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Source: County of Santa Barbara

The County of Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors is accepting résumés from qualified county residents who are interested in serving as a Board-appointed Trustee on the County’s Retirement Board. The Retirement Board governs the Santa Barbara County Employees' Retirement System (SBCERS) which administers the County’s pension plan and pension-related benefits for the County’s employees and retirees. The Board is made up of 9 members and 2 alternate members and the Board of Supervisors is the appointing authority for 4 of the Trustee position. 

The qualifications for a Trustee are as follows:

  • Demonstrated asset management expertise in a private enterprise, non-profit, or public agency.

  • Have a broad understanding of the framework under which pension systems operate, balancing the obligation to effectively manage both plan sponsor and employee costs.

  • Expertise in developing, planning and implementing investment and money management strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret executive level financial reports and correspondence.

  • Understanding of the human resources and employee benefits arena, particularly disability retiree benefits.

  • Ability to work well with people who may express differing opinions and use a variety of skills to reach solutions to complicated issues.

  • Demonstrated commitment and willingness to spend the necessary time to work as a Board member including:

  • Commit to serving for at least two 3-year terms;

  • Willingness to make the required financial disclosures for public officials as promulgated by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (e.g. disclosing certain investments and financial interests);

  • Complete at least 24 hours of trustee education every two years, including ethics training; attend a one-day New Retirement Trustee Training;

  • Attend educational conferences as needed to satisfy educational requirements;

  • Commit to a minimum of a one-half day preparation per month for Board meetings;

  • Commit to attending and actively participating in monthly Board of Retirement meetings and any special Board of Retirement meetings and workshops; and

  • Commit to attending and participating in half-day committee meetings as needed.

In addition, the appointee may not be connected with County of Santa Barbara government in any capacity (e.g., may not be an employee/retiree or married to an employee/retiree, etc.)

If you are qualified and interested in being considered for an appointment to the Retirement Board, please submit your resume that details your qualifications as outlined above. In addition, please complete a Board Commission and Committee Application available at:

Please submit your resume and completed application NO LATER THAN 5 p.m. (PST), Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, to:

Santa Barbara County Clerk of the Board
105 East Anapamu Street, Room 407
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Clerk of the Board Mike Allen at (805) 568-2245.

For specific questions regarding the Retirement Board, please contact Greg Levin, Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System at (805) 

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