Principal Investment Officer

Principal Investment Officer
City of San Jose
 San Jose, California
Job Description

The City of San José plays a vital economic and cultural role anchoring the world’s leading region of innovation and is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States. The City’s Finance Department works in partnership with the departments of Human Resources, Information Technology, and Public Works as the Strategic Support City Service Area to effectively develop, manage and safeguard the City’s fiscal, physical, technological and human resources to enable and enhance the delivery of City services and projects. The Finance Department has 125 authorized positions.

The City seeks a Principal Investment Officer for the day-to-day management of the City’s $2 billion pooled investment fund. This fund includes deposits from various City departments but does not include deferred compensation plan and retirement system investments which are managed independently. The Principal Investment Officer also advises on bond proceeds investments. The Principal Investment Officer reports to the Deputy Director of Finance overseeing the Debt & Treasury Management division of the Finance Department and manages a team of 15 employees with three direct reports.

The City of San José is seeking an investment expert with the skill and confidence to recommend sound investments that yield positive returns in the context of an Investment Policy focused – in priority order – on safety, liquidity and yield and limited by the California Code, City Charter and Municipal Code with the following key constraints: investment terms must be no longer than five years; are limited by sector and by credit rating; must be managed around cash flow requirements; investment portfolio is managed as a buy-and-hold portfolio (vs. active management); and direct investments in certain commodities, such as fossil fuels, is prohibited.

Requires a bachelor’s degree and five years of professional experience as an investment officer, investment consultant or investment manager for a municipality or a financial firm handling municipal investment accounts.

Salary: $108,118 to $152,768 + benefits.

For priority consideration, apply online at by April 23, 2021 (open until filled). For information, please contact Sherrill Uyeda at or Cindy Krebs at Main office phone is (562) 901-0769.