Executive Officer

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Sep 05, 2023
Full Time Sales

Job Description

Announcement Number: 1897161804

Posted: July 28, 2023

Public Employees' Benefits Program (PEBP) Executive Officer

Recruitment Open To:
This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants. This is an unclassified position that serves at
the pleasure of the PEBP Board and is subject to approval by the Governor in accordance with
NRS 287.0424.

The Public Employees' Benefits Program (PEBP) administers a self-funded group health and life
insurance program, which offers medical, prescription drug, dental, basic life and long-term
disability benefits. PEBP's insurance plans include a Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP), a
Low Deductible PPO Plan, a Premier EPO Plan, and a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
plan. PEBP also coordinates the transition of retirees with Medicare Parts A and B to an
Individual Medicare Exchange program.

PEBP covers eligible state employees and retirees, including eligible employees of the Nevada
System of Higher Education, as well as certain non-state local government employees and
retirees, and certain members of the Nevada Legislature. Dependents of the above-mentioned
groups may also be covered. The total enrollment in all PEBP plans is approximately 73,000
participants who reside in Nevada and outside Nevada.

PEBP is governed by an eleven-member board. All members are appointed by the Governor.
For more information on PEBP visit the website at www.pebp.state.nv.us.
Approximate Annual Salary:
Up to $157,628 plus benefits * (Salary range reflects retirement (PERS) contributions by both
the employee and employer. An employer paid contribution plan is also available with a reduced
gross salary.)

The State of Nevada has an excellent benefit package that includes a public employees'
retirement plan, health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance, 12 paid holidays, and paid
sick leave and annual leave. Other employee-paid benefits such as a deferred compensation plan,
flexible spending accounts, voluntary life, short-term disability, auto/homeowners' insurance, pet
insurance, and other voluntary product offerings are also available.

Position Description:
Reports To: The PEBP Board. The Executive Officer is responsible for providing guidance and
recommendations to the PEBP Board regarding strategic planning, plan design,
contribution/rating methodologies, Program budget, participant concerns and other policy
matters. This position is responsible for the overall, high-level management of a staff of 34,
which includes customer service, accounting, quality control and information technology
services for the Agency. The Executive Officer is required to oversee PEBP operations,
including but not limited to:
• Fiscal oversight of PEBP and its related budget responsibilities.
• Working in partnership with PEBP's contracted actuary/consultants/third party
administrator to provide Board reporting on annual rate setting that is actuarially sound
and aligns Board direction with state budget constraints.
• Oversight of Agency personnel, operations and vendor relations.
• Interpretation and implementation of all Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and Nevada
Administrative Code (NAC) in performing all functions of the Agency.
• Representing the Agency to all branches of State government and all Program
• Providing the Board with detailed reporting on plan status, benefit design, compliance
with federal and state mandates and the fiscal performance of the plans, on a regular basis
and in accordance with Nevada Open Meeting Law.
• Representing the Agency at legislative and budget hearings; providing legislative
testimony; and reporting outcomes and potential plan impacts to the Board.

To Qualify:
Education and Experience (required at time of application):
• Be a graduate of a 4-year college or university with a degree in business administration or
public administration or an equivalent degree, as determined by the Board (per NRS
• Possess at least 5 years' experience in a high-level administrative or executive capacity in
the field of insurance, management of employees' benefits or risk management,
including, without limitation, responsibility for a variety of administrative functions such
as personnel, accounting, data processing or the structuring of insurance programs (per
NRS 287.0424).
• Demonstrated effective leadership and communications skills (oral & written), including
public speaking experience.
• Demonstrated successful staff supervision and staff development.
• Demonstrated ability to work with and effectively interact with a wide variety of
constituencies (e.g. the PEBP Board, retirees, legislators, active employee groups,
Governor & staff, etc.).
• Base Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (preferred at time of application):
o Management experience in the public sector.
o Benefits Specialist certification from the International Foundation for Employee
Benefit Plans or similar program.
o Experience working effectively with an appointed Board of Directors.
o Experience testifying before a legislative body.

The best candidates will be knowledgeable about healthcare program administration and possess
a working knowledge of budgeting and rate setting processes. Candidates must be excellent
communicators with the PEBP Board, PEBP participant stakeholder groups, the Governor,
legislators, and vendor representatives. The best candidates will also have experience working
with both active employee and retiree groups.
Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment criminal history
check and fingerprint background investigation.

Position Location:
Carson City, Nevada

Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications and experience. If there are more than
five (5) qualified applicants, the submittals of all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a
PEBP Subcommittee at an open meeting where the subcommittee will select the top five (5)
applicants to be invited to interview. If there are five (5) or fewer qualified applicants, all
qualified applicants will be invited to interview. Final interviews will be conducted in an open
forum during a public Board meeting. Information submitted by applicants may become public
at that time (confidential information will be redacted).

Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied.

Applicants must submit a resume and a detailed letter of interest to Nicole Peek at:

Or via mail:

Department of Administration
Division of Human Resource Management
Blasdel Building
209 East Musser Street, Suite 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

Letter of Interest:
Address each of the following topics in a letter of interest, to accompany your resume. Please be
thorough but concise:
1. Describe your professional experience working with a diverse stakeholder group.
Specifically, include your experience with any benefit program board of directors, active
employee program members, retired program members, state legislative bodies or other
elected officials.
2. Describe your communication style with each of the following:
a. Executive management team members and other professional staff
b. Program Board of Directors
c. Elected officials
d. Other member constituencies.
3. Describe your budgetary and financial management experience for self-insured benefit
programs in a public (i.e. state or local government) setting.
4. Describe the approach you would take in working with the PEBP Board to set benefit
plan design priorities.
5. Please include a description of your management and leadership style, along with recent
successes and why they were successes.
6. Describe your philosophy on the development of staff and the successes you have had
with this approach.

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in
recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

Job Address

Carson City, Nevada United States View Map