Chief Investment Officer

Washington D.C.
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
Executive, Chief
Full Time

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is widely considered to be one of the best retirement plans in the world and a model for defined contribution plans. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is an Independent Federal Agency responsible for administering the TSP. We help Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services retire with dignity by providing benefits similar to 401(k) plans.

Voted as one of the top Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, as ranked by the Partnership for Public Service in the Small Agencies category of the Best Places to Work Rankings, the FRTIB is looking for an experienced Chief Investment Officer to join the FRTIB executive leadership team. This Senior Executive Service (SES) position is responsible for overseeing the investment program under which more than $500 billion of TSP participant funds are invested daily. The Chief Investment Officer serves as a subject matter expert on investment related topics, recommends investment policies to the Board for approval under their statutory responsibility, reviews investment performance and appropriateness of existing funds, and analyzes investment products available on the market as well as the delivery of such products.

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Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Resume - not to exceed four (4) pages
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Please ensure that your resume emphasizes your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions related to the qualifications described above. An example of a resume showing possession of the ECQs is available at:

    The Executive Core Qualifications are required for entry to the Senior Executive Service; to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below:


    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
    FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

    Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website at

    • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with institutional investing.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of investment policy.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with asset allocation.

    • Salary for Senior Executive Service positions varies depending on qualifications.
    • Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has previously been served.
    • Selected candidate is required to file a SF-278, Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after his/her appointment, in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
    • Relocation expenses may be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.
    • Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has elected to use the resume-based merit staffing selection system. You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Resumes will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Board and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview and undergo a reference check.

    Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.

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