City of Providence

Job Type: Non-Union

Job Posting: COP-00056-23

Salary: $92,537 – $101,156

Job Grade Level: A-22

Department: City Controller

The City of Providence welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce at all levels of the organization. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit hiring discrimination of any type. All City hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

All persons employed by the City of Providence are required to have achieved a fully vaccinated status against the COVID-19 virus. “Fully vaccinated status” shall be defined as having received the full number of doses required to complete the vaccination series of one of the currently recognized COVID-19 vaccines. Proof of vaccination completion will be required before beginning employment with the City.

Job Summary

The Pension Administrator reports to the City Controller and is responsible for the efficient administration of pension benefits to all City of Providence employees in accordance with the City of Providence Retirement Act.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Reports directly to the City Controller.
  1. Responsible for the administration and technical work in the management of the City of Providence Retirement System.
  1. Responsible for the implementation of the applicable provisions of the retirement law, in accordance with governing statutes, rules, and regulations.  
  1. Communicates the established policies, rules, and regulations of the retirement system to all members.
  1. Responsible for providing, planning, organizing, developing, and coordinating the ongoing, day-to-day operations of the Retirement System.
  1. Responsible for providing qualifying members with timely written or verbal information regarding retirement, death or disability benefits, loan programs, purchase of time, refunds, and any other benefit or programs.
  1. Responsible for the timely administration of the pension payroll and retirees’ health benefits.
  1. Prepares agendas and reports for monthly Retirement Board meetings. Is responsible for conveying Retirement Board decisions.
  1. Attends and fully participates in monthly Investment Portfolio Committee Meetings.
  1. Reviews and analyzes the investment portfolio on a monthly basis for activity consistent with Board authorization.
  1. Exercises management and supervision over staff engaged in accounting functions, records maintenance, payment processing, automated client records systems, statistical reporting and explanation, and interpretation of benefits programs.
  1. Effectively communicates objectives and delegates responsibilities to subordinates.
  1. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with City officials, employees, retirees, and Retirement Board members.
  1. Coordinates with the actuary on issues related to reports and correspondence in connection with member-related or Annual Valuation Report requests.
  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting and business administration.
  1. Working knowledge of benefit plans, actuarial funding methods, retirement counseling, and financial reporting.
  1. Minimum of three (3) years of management experience.
  1. Ability to utilize the Department’s computer systems and applicable software.
  1. Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.


Posting expires when the position is filled.


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