Manager, Administrative Services

Who we are

At the Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS), we help provide more than 305,000 Texans with retirement, disability and survivor benefits. TCDRS is one of the best-funded retirement systems in the nation. Although we provide retirement benefits or “pensions” to hard-working Texans, our unique features distinguish us from traditional pension plans and keep us financially strong.

How we’re different

  • We are savings based: Members save for their own retirement over the length of their careers. The TCDRS benefit is based on the total final savings balance and employer matching. 

  • We are responsibly funded: Our employers pay 100% of their required contribution rate each year. This ensures that funds are there when needed. 

  • We offer flexibility and local control: TCDRS is not a one-size-fits-all system. TCDRS employers can choose benefit levels to meet their needs and budgets.

What we need

The Manager, Administrative Services, under minimal supervision, will supervise the day to day operations of the Administrative Services department and manage its staff of four, including the Administrative Services Clerk, two Electronic Document Specialists and the Receptionist. Additionally, the Manager, Administrative Services, will coordinate the administration of purchasing and new and existing contracts entered into by all divisions with TCDRS. This includes ensuring all policies and procedures governing purchasing and administration of contracts are followed and continually evaluated for best practices; monitoring terms of contracts to ensure compliance by vendors and TCDRS; and identifying and implementing improvements to the overall work processes and quality of work. They will also provide direction to staff that include such duties as budgeting, personnel administration, time and record keeping, work instructions and staff training and development.

What you’ll do

  • Manage Administrative Services staff and the processes of document imaging, mailroom (incoming and outgoing mail) and budgeting

  • Maintain departmental spreadsheet, policies, procedures and records

  • Oversee processes/procedures/systems to effectively and efficiently administer contracts

  • Review contracts for accuracy, ensure all processes are followed, and requirements met

  • Monitor all covenants, expirations and service level agreements after execution

  • Coordinate reporting to directors and managers regarding any contract issues and/or exceptions

  • Serve as back-up for the Director, Administrative Services in their absence

What you should have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field

  • Minimum of three years of experience in personnel supervision and business contract management

  • Strong management, analytical, communication and organizational skills

What TCDRS values

TCDRS takes pride in our shared values of integrity, care and anticipation.

  • Integrity means we get satisfaction from doing the right thing. We understand how important the retirement system is to our employers and members. We are responsible and accountable as stewards of our customers’ financial futures.

  • Care means that we educate and empathize with our members as they provide and plan for one of the biggest decisions in a person’s life: retirement. We work to build strong partnerships with our employers, investment managers and stakeholders; and we take care of each other.

  • Anticipation means we don’t just look at what we can do for our members and employers right now — we also think about what we can do for them in the future. Looking ahead requires a critical eye, a curious mind and a willingness to explore creative solutions.

What you’ll get

TCDRS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits with a dynamic and rewarding work environment in Austin, Texas, overlooking Zilker Park. This is not just a job, but a chance to help thousands of Texans plan for the future. 

What to do next

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