The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System

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Junior Investment Analyst, Total Fund (Full Time Telework – Multiple Positions)

Full Time

Harrisburg, PA, USA

About the Company

Are you looking for a challenging career in a dynamic work environment? Are you passionate about evaluating investments and markets? If you enjoy conducting investment research, and recommending investments, then consider applying for this Junior Investment Analyst position where there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ day on the job. This position will allow you to enhance your investment skills by assisting in the investment management of defined benefit, defined contribution, and deferred compensation plans, which will prove invaluable to your career as an investment professional!

Work Schedule: As a Junior Investment Analyst, you will work a minimum 37.5-hour week on a set Monday through Friday schedule. Approved work schedules may start as early as 7:30 a.m. and end as late as 5:00 p.m. with a 30-minute or 60-minute unpaid meal period. Work schedules may not end earlier than 4:00 p.m.

Telework Eligibility: This position may be eligible for full-time telework. In order to telework, your alternate work location (telework site) must be in Pennsylvania, and you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to work on-site in Harrisburg.

Financial Disclosure: The individual appointed to this position will be required to disclose financial information consistent with provisions of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act and the Governor’s Code of Conduct.


Successful completion as a Junior Analyst Trainee; OR

Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, or a related field, and one year of relevant work experience in investment management.

Requisite Qualifications: •Job knowledge: investment concepts and risks
•Decision making and problem solving
•Initiative and motivation
•Communication and relationship skills
Application Instructions:
•The agency may fill up to five (5) positions from this posting. These opportunities have been dual posted as both Junior Investment Analyst Trainee and Junior Investment Analyst. If you wish to be considered for both job levels, you must apply to both job postings.
•All applications must be submitted online through the commonwealth’s main employment website –
Information to support your eligibility for the position must be included on your application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
•For non-U.S. studies, upload documentation from a credential evaluation service (link here) which compares your education to U.S. standards.
•A COVER LETTER, RESUME and TRANSCRIPT (unofficial okay) must be submitted with this online application.
•Make sure you have followed all instructions and that you have provided sufficient information to support your eligibility. Failure to do so may disqualify you from consideration.
•Check your application and attachments carefully before submitting. Applicants will be unable to edit or attach additional information to an application once it has been submitted. To make edits or attach additional documents after your initial submission, you will need to reapply. The most recent application will be considered.
•False or incomplete information may disqualify you from consideration or may be grounds for dismissal if appointed.
If selected for interview, SERS may elect to notify you via email and SERS may require that you follow instructions to self-schedule for an interview slot.

If you are contacted for an interview and need to request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please use the contact information provided above to discuss your request with the Human Resources Office in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.