Alameda County, California's seventh largest county, is located on the eastside of the world-renowned San Francisco Bay. The County is home to approximately 1.5 million people. The Alameda County Employees' Retirement Association (ACERA) is a California County 1937 Act system that serves over 22,000 active and retired members with a current fund balance of $8 billion. The ACERA Board of Retirement is responsible for establishing policies governing the administration of the retirement plan and managing the investment of the system’s assets. The Board has nine members and two alternate members.
The Chief Counsel reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is a critical member of the Senior Management Team. The Chief Counsel is a working attorney and is responsible for providing general counsel to ACERA. He/She provides legal advice and representation on complex legal matters in support of ACERA’s pension and non-vested benefit programs for select medical and supplemental benefits, disability retirement, investment portfolio and actuarial functions. Additionally, the Chief Counsel leads, manages and supervises subordinate associate counsels and administrative support staff.
This position requires the equivalent of five years’ full-time experience in the class of Associate Counsel, ACERA or Deputy County Counsel in the Alameda County classified service, or comparable experience in either the classified or non-classified service; OR the equivalent of six years’ full-time increasingly responsible experience as an attorney in the practice of civil law. Requires current membership in the California State Bar and a California Class “C” Driver’s License. Substantive experience supervising, coaching and directing professional and administrative staff in a legal environment is highly desired.
About Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association (ACERA)
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