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Learn more about the Special Counsel to the Board of Regents position and apply through workday.com

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Special Counsel to the Board. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Vice Chancellor and Chief General Counsel. The position may be primarily located in either Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada.

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state university, four community colleges and a research institute. The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees.

This is a position within the NSHE Office of Legal Affairs (the “Office”).

The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, providing confidential legal advice and counsel to the Board of Regents, its leadership, individual members, and staff in the areas of ethics in government law, open meeting law, parliamentary procedure/Robert’s Rules of Order and other specified areas; providing legal advice and representation to NSHE System Administration Office and NSHE institutions; and other matters as assigned by the Chief General Counsel.

This position reports to the Chief General Counsel and all duties of this position are performed under the direction and supervision of the Chief General Counsel.

SALARY GRADE: Grade E (starting salary range approximately $180,000.00 to $210,000.00; depending on experience). A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE: March 15, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have earned a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited institution with ten years of substantive legal experience or an equivalent combination thereof. An active license, in good standing, to practice law in the State of Nevada is also required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities. It is recommended that applicants for this position demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas within their application materials:.

  • Open Meeting Law
  • Public Records Law
  • Ethics in Government law
  • Parliamentary Procedure / Robert’s Rules of Order
  • In-depth knowledge of Board of Regents Bylaws, policies and procedures
  • In-depth knowledge of policies, procedures, and organization of NSHE and its institutions
  • Employment Law
  • Broad knowledge of state and federal law
  • Ability to manage conflict, confrontation, and disagreements in a positive manner
  • Ability to organize and prioritize competing high priority tasks
  • Ability to look at all aspects of a problem, both practical and legal, and arrive at an effective solution
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of individuals
  • Effective collaboration with other counsel within NSHE
  • Effective administrative and management skills, strong computer, written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • A high degree of organizational skills for multi-tasking and tracking of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Legal practice skills related to serving as counsel for a public entity or Board, particularly including open meeting and ethics in government law compliance
  • Legal practice skills relating to contract drafting and interpretation, establishment and enforcement of policies and procedures, administrative law, and internal investigations and employment law issues

RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility.

  • Provide legal advice regarding compliance with the open meeting law, ethics in government law, and parliamentary procedure / Roberts Rules of Order
  • Review and approve all Board of Regents meeting agendas, supporting materials, and minutes for legal compliance
  • Attend all Board of Regents meetings including, without limitation, regular quarterly meetings, special meetings, and committee meetings
  • Respond to and advise on matters relating to the Board of Regents’ Bylaws
  • Respond to and advise on public records requests for records maintained by individual Regents and/or the Board Office in consultation with NSHE Chief General Counsel as well as coordinate with respect to all public records requests for records not maintained by the Board Office or individual Regents that concern the Board of Regents, review responses prepared by NSHE Legal Affairs office prior to release of Regent records, and provide production notices to Regents prior to release of records to the public
  • Assist in and/or represent the Board in litigation or other administrative concerns/complaints, including responding to open meeting law complaints
  • Provide legal advice and general guidance to the Board of Regents and its members regarding reporting requirements for elected public officers
  • Advise the Board of Regents and its members on policies and procedures codified in the Handbook and Procedures and Guidelines Manual as interpreted by and in consultation with NSHE Chief General Counsel
  • Prepare and execute open meeting law waivers
  • Ensure agendas are posted in accordance with open meeting law regulations and review meeting minutes for legal sufficiency
  • Provide legal holds to members of the Board of Regents and Board Office staff, when necessary, in consultation with NSHE Chief General Counsel
  • Coordinate, track, and review contracts
  • Provide advice and counsel on issues that are typically associated with legal representation of public entities, including but not limited to, employment matters, litigation, regulatory law, preventative law, public records requests and contract review
  • Provide production notices to regents prior to release of public records
  • Draft legal documents as assigned
  • Conduct training for the Board of Regents on Open Meeting Law, Ethics Law, the Board’s Bylaws, and the Regent’s Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Staff any committees or hearings related to Board enforcement of its Code of Ethical Conduct

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process. Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and the name, email address and telephone number of four professional references willing to be contacted. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience as the initial review evaluates applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials. References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant. The review of materials will begin immediately. Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://nshe.nevada.edu/administration/human-resources/. For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS: Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions. Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled. The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by February 11, 2024.

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Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Deputy General Counsel.  This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the NSHE Senior Associate General Counsel.  The position will be located in Las Vegas.  

NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state university, four community colleges and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees.

This is an existing position within the NSHE Office of Legal Affairs (the “Office”). 

The Deputy General Counsel will work on matters as assigned by the Senior Associate General Counsel and assist in provide providing general legal services and counsel to officers and employees of the Board of Regents and System Administration concerning NSHEs legal rights and obligations, with a focus on adversarial proceedings (administrative proceedings, active litigation, and threatened litigation).  This position will also assist the Senior Associate General Counsel in overseeing and coordinating systemwide litigation.

This position reports to and all duties of this position are performed under the direction and supervision of the Senior Associate General Counsel.

SALARY GRADE:  Grade E (starting salary range approximately $146,000.00 to $159,000.00; depending on experience). A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:  May 1, 2024.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have earned a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited institution with five (5) years of substantive litigation experience or an equivalent combination thereof.  An active license, in good standing, to practice law in the State of Nevada is also required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Preference will be given to candidates with seven or more years of related experience, and to candidates with relevant experience within a higher education institution.  Preference will also be given to candidates who have tried cases to verdict, and to those who have legal experience in education and the representation of government entities in complex civil litigation and employment law matters. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  It is recommended that applicants for this position address each of the following items in the letter of application:

Required:

  • Civil procedure and broad knowledge of state and federal law.
  • Rules of procedure for all federal and state courts in Nevada and before administrative tribunals.
  • Litigation, federal and state law.
  • Litigation, legal analysis and research.
  • Problem solving skills and inherent decision-making ability.
  • Admission to practice law in Nevada.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to review all aspects of a problem both practical and legal and arrive at an effective solution.
  • Use knowledge of all relevant areas of law and legal practice including, but not limited to, legal analysis, written and oral presentation.
  • Timely production of written legal documents.
  • Timely issuance of legal advice and counsel.
  • Make immediate decisions and take action without an opportunity to consult with colleagues or supervisors.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize competing high priority tasks.
  • Ability to look at all aspects of a problem, both practical and legal, and arrive at an effective solution.
  • Ability to manage conflict, confrontation, and disagreements in a positive manner.
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of individuals.
  • Effective collaboration with other institutional counsel within the System.
  • Personal and professional integrity.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Excellent electronic legal research skills.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and political acumen.
  • Clear and effective communication with diverse clientele regarding complex legal issues.
  • Effective administrative and management skills, strong computer, written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • A high degree of organizational skills for multi-tasking and tracking of multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Legal practice skills relating to contract drafting and interpretation, establishment and enforcement of policies and procedures, and internal investigations and employment law issues.

Preferred:

  • NSHE policies and procedures.
  • Parliamentary Procedure/Robert’s Rules of Order.
  • In-depth knowledge of bylaws, policies, procedures and organization of the System and the institutions within the System.
  • Employment/Constitutional/Civil Rights Law.
  • Public Records Law.
  • Open Meeting Law.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility:

  • Working with the Senior Associate General Counsel in providing legal advice and representation in all adversarial proceedings (administrative proceedings, active litigation, and threatened litigation matters) involving the Board of Regents and/or System Administration.
  • Assists in coordination and oversight of systemwide litigation.
  • Assists in coordination and oversight of outside counsel, when necessary, and monitors legal work product.
  • Assesses and advises with respect to risks and claim prevention.
  • Provides training/education to officers and employees on policy and compliance.
  • Conducts legal research and provides advice to NSHE with particular emphasis on civil rights/constitutional law, contracts, business and tort law, employment law, dispute resolution, student rights, public records, subpoenas/records requests, risk management, and public/private partnerships.
  • Provides advice and counsel to the Board of Regents and NSHE officers and employees concerning NSHE’s rights and responsibilities; advising related to management of litigation and threatened litigation/pre-litigation or other matters to ensure leadership decisions are in compliance with the changing laws and regulations and NSHE policies and procedures.
  • Drafts agreements, legal opinions, correspondence, policies, etc. in compliance with the federal laws, state laws, and NSHE directives and guidelines; reviews, revises, and approves contracts, releases, etc., as to legal form to minimize litigation possibilities in order to ensure the institution’s interests are protected.
  • Coordinating, tracking, and reviewing legal issues and contracts. 
  • Advising on issues that are typically associated with legal representation of public entities, including but not limited to, Open Meeting Law, Public Records Law, employment matters, litigation, regulatory law, preventative law and contract review.
  • Drafting legal documents as assigned.
  • Handles other legal or administrative duties as assigned by the Senior Associate General Counsel.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and the name, email address and telephone number of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Director of Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://nshe.nevada.edu/administration/human-resources/.  For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by March 29, 2024.

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Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Budget and Contract Director for System Administration (SA).  This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  The position may be primarily located in either Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada.

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state university, four community colleges and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees. 

The position is responsible for development and oversight of the SA fiscal, position, and biennial budgets. Additionally, the position performs NSHE-wide committee leadership, supervision, service provider management, and other significant professional duties.   The roles of the position include:

Oversee budget management, position control, and budget development for SA. Direct, coordinate, and ensure that select System Office enterprise contracts and professional service agreements are initiated and negotiated in compliance with NSHE policy. Work directly with NSHE Legal Affairs and service providers in the review and execution of System Office   and NSHE-wide agreements. Address any special assignment or professional duties in support of the NSHE Chief Financial Officer and System Administration. Serve as a member of NSHE CFO’s senior management team.

SALARY GRADE:  Grade E (starting salary range approximately $123,500.00 to $165,000.00; depending on experience). A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:  May 1, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have Earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A degree in business or finance is preferred.  An advanced degree in business administration or public administration is also preferred. A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience directly related to budgeting and/or fiscal management.


Preference given to experience in higher education.

Some travel statewide will be necessary, which will require a valid Nevada Driver’s License.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  It is recommended that applicants for this position demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas within their application materials:

KNOWLEDGE of State of Nevada and Nevada System of Higher Education fiscal management and budgeting practices; general legal and NSHE Legal Affairs contract requirements; purchasing requirements and guidelines; audit and compliance procedures.

ABILITY to budget and manage fiscal resources; prepare, negotiate, and implement service agreements and other contracts; lead and build consensus with a diverse group of System Administration and institution representatives; and manage projects directly or in cooperation with a professional project manager.

SKILLS must have strong oral and written communication skills with sound quantitative abilities. Possess strong facilitation, presentation, negotiation, and interpersonal skills. Must possess a self-motivated and proactive leadership capability in a collaborative environment and have the necessary skills to establish consensus among System Administration and institutional leader representatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility.

Duties In Support of the NSHE Chief Financial Officer:

  • Lead and address any special assignment or ad hoc duty in support of the NSHE Chief Financial Officer, System Administration, or NSHE institutions. 
  • Provide constructive leadership for staff members assigned on an ad hoc or long-term temporary basis.
  • Participate in NSHE Business Officers Council as a guest.

SA Budget and Position Control Leadership:

  • Develop biennial budget requests, operating budgets, self-supporting budgets, and special appropriation budgets, as needed.
  • Plan, develop, and oversee fiscal management of State of Nevada funded and non-State funded accounts.
  • Oversee all financial aspects of budgeting for personnel transactions including calculations for payroll, position control, and mandatory vacancy savings.
  • Monitor expenditures with respect to compliance with the NSHE Code, and State and Federal laws, and regulations.
  • Review and approve transfers of state and non-state funds.
  • Address questions/referrals raised by controller and purchasing offices.
  • Direct and oversee the production of reoccurring financial reports for compliance and oversight purposes; and specialized reports including end of fiscal year status of revenues and expenditures, budget to actual, and accountability reports.
  • Oversee fiscal year end closing of SA accounts and set up accounts for new fiscal year.

Contracting and Service Provider Management:

  • Direct and administer service provider sourcing/contracting, and acquisitions within System Office on an as needed basis.
  • Direct and facilitate the development of Requests for Proposal, and the associated review, selection, and award process. Work with institution and System Administration subject matter experts to facilitate best and final negotiations, and initial contract terms.
  • Work directly with NSHE Legal Affairs and vendor personnel to develop final contact terms, documents, and achieve contract execution.
  • Maintain strategic relationships with service providers to facilitate enhanced service delivery, and executive escalations when necessary.

Supervision:

  • Oversee day to day duties and supervision of permanently assigned team members.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and the name, email address and telephone number of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience as the initial review evaluates applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://nshe.nevada.edu/administration/human-resources/.  For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by March 24,2024

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Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Special Assistant and Coordinator to the Board of Regents. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position that reports to the Chief of Staff to the Board of Regents. The position is located in Reno, Nevada.  

The Special Assistant & Coordinator to the Board of Regents is responsible for providing proactive, analytical, specialized, and executive-level administrative support to the Board of Regents and its individual members. The Special Assistant & Coordinator to the Board of Regents is viewed as a representative and extension of the Board of Regents by the greater NSHE community and the public at-large; therefore, the highest level of performance and professionalism is needed.

Reporting directly to the Chief of Staff to the Board of Regents and providing support to the same, this position serves as a confidential representative and liaison between the Board Office and senior management including the chancellor and cabinet members, legal counsel, institution presidents, campus administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the general public. The Special Assistant & Coordinator to the Board of Regents is responsible for managing the priorities of preparing meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and policy codifications, as well as the dissemination and public posting of these items for the use and reference of the Board of Regents, NSHE constituents, stakeholders, and the public. This position is also responsible for the planning and execution of Board meetings, providing direct assistance to individual Regents, and other duties as assigned. The Special Assistant & Coordinator to the Board of Regents manages a high volume of work material and correspondence and ensures timely responses and proper record-keeping. Additionally, this position is expected to analyze and resolve problems, often without direct involvement by senior management.

It is critical for the Special Assistant & Coordinator to the Board of Regents to know and understand the legal requirements of an elected body in the State of Nevada, as there are numerous laws that directly apply to the work performed by this position in support of the Board of Regents.

SALARY: Grade C (starting annual salary of approximately $70,000 to $85,000 commensurate with education and experience.) Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, and retirement benefits.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE: June 1, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A successful candidate must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with four (4) years of progressively responsible executive-level administrative support experience (or) associate degree with five (5) years of progressively responsible executive-level administrative support experience (or) ten (10) years of progressively responsible executive-level administrative support experience.    

Preference may be granted to applicants with experience in higher education and/or working with elected officials.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Successful candidates should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is recommended that applicants for this position address each of the following items in the letter of application:

  • Knowledge of the Board of Regents and the Nevada System of Higher Education.
  • Superior writing, proofreading, and editing skills, and a detail-oriented approach to the performance of all job duties.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled in the use of various software applications and the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload, meet deadlines, navigate competing priorities, and effectively multi-task.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and timely meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Ability to develop and maintain an organized and effective record-keeping system.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate meetings, events, and activities.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate sound judgment in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Ability to learn complex statutes, policies, and procedures and successfully apply that knowledge to the duties of the position.
  • Ability to provide high-level administrative support to multiple Board members and executive/administrative staff.
  • Ability to function as a liaison between the Board of Regents/Board Office and various constituencies and stakeholders.
  • Ability to represent the Board of Regents in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive matters.
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals and groups to achieve objectives and further the goals of the Board and mission of NSHE.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following areas of responsibility:

  • Prepare meeting agendas and ensure proper integration of reference material; revise material as needed based on outcomes from various agenda review meetings with executive administration; and disseminate/publish agendas and related materials in compliance with the Nevada Open Meeting Law. These responsibilities extend to the distribution and posting of supplemental material and written public comment submissions. 
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute public meetings of the Board and its committees, effectively communicating the needs of the Board to internal and external partners; provide direction to campus hosts in the areas of facility use, room layout, technical requirements, audio/visual needs, catering services, parking, and security; anticipate issues and proactively offer solutions to ensure an efficient, successful, and problem-free meeting. 
  • Serve as Secretary to various committees of the Board and provide high-level coordination and support before, during, and after committee meetings.
  • Record and take log notes during meetings of the Board and its committees utilizing specialized software.
  • Prepare accurate and timely meeting minutes in compliance with the Nevada Open Meeting Law; exercise independent judgment regarding what issues, questions, explanations, and statements to incorporate in the minutes; reflect Regent disclosures and abstentions, as needed, in compliance with the Nevada Ethics in Government Law; utilize correct grammar and mechanics to reflect the proceedings in an articulate fashion; and post Board-approved minutes to the online meeting archive.
  • Prepare, review with the Chief of Staff, and codify revisions to the Board of Regents Handbook and the NSHE Procedures and Guidelines Manual; disseminate updated versions to Regents, administrators, constituents, and stakeholders; post updated versions to the Board’s website; maintain an archival record of historical policy revisions; and respond to inquiries concerning current and previous Board policies and procedures.
  • Analyze and exercise independent judgment in bringing forward issues and/or concerns to the Chief of Staff and/or Regents. When appropriate, conduct research and recommend courses of action to resolve issues or problems.
  • Maintain official Board records, including sensitive documents.  Establish and implement an effective record-keeping system that meets the requirements of the Nevada Public Records Act and facilitates quick and easy reference and/or retrieval.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to Regents with respect to discharging their duties, facilitate discussion and collaboration, provide information, and answer questions.
  • Offer training and support to the Assistant Coordinator in the execution of the duties of that position.
  • Support effective communication between the Regents, Chief of Staff, Manager of Board Operations, Chancellor, cabinet members, presidents, faculty, staff, students, and the general public.
  • Coordinate Regent attendance at NSHE events across the state, industry conferences, and community happenings; communicate Regent RSVPs to event coordinators; maintain an updated calendar of systemwide NSHE events and ensure the timely preparation and coordination of travel arrangements.
  • Update and disseminate various lists including Regent contact information, committee assignments, meeting schedules, etc.
  • Plan and coordinate various social activities for the Board of Regents and others.
  • Resolve informal complaints or refer to the appropriate party and inform the Chief of Staff of their status.
  • Coordinate and attend Board and institutional functions, including those occurring outside of regular business days/hours and those that require travel throughout the state.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process. Application materials must include a current resume; detailed cover letter; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials. References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with the prior consent of the applicant. The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Director of Human Resources, and are to be submitted via online application at https://nshe.nevada.edu/system-administration/departments/human-resources/careers/ . For assistance with NSHE’s online applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS: Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions. Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box, the system will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled; however, the review of materials will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by April 30, 2024.

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Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Principal Fiscal and Policy Analyst. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the NSHE Budget Director.  The position may be primarily located in either Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada.

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state university, four community colleges and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees. 

The Principal Fiscal and Policy Analyst is responsible for performing independent analyses, developing alternatives and making recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer, Chancellor, or Board of Regents.

SALARY GRADE:  Grade D (starting salary range approximately $100,000.00 to $126,000.00; depending on experience). A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:  May 15, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in business, finance, accounting or public administration with a minimum of five (5) years of related and progressive experience directly applicable to the position (or) a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in business, finance, accounting or public administration with three (3) years of related and progressive experience directly applicable to the position. Alternatively, ten years of progressive experience directly applicable to the position may be substituted.

Experience in higher education or other public sector of similar size and scope is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.  It is recommended that applicants for this position demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas within their application materials:

  • Financial analysis, planning, research, program/policy development, and budget administration.
  • Financial reporting: long range goals and objectives of an agency sufficient to develop appropriate and effective policy and procedures; and agency organizational structure and resources.
  • Techniques of statistical analysis including data collection, evaluation, analysis, financial statements, and manipulation; accounting, auditing, financial reporting and/or research/statistical methods and techniques.
  • Legislative proceedings and processes; governmental agencies, resources, and functions sufficient to locate and obtain needed information and/or resources, accepted practices and methods used in designing program reviews and audits.
  • Research and analysis techniques and methodologies; accounting and budgeting; management and administration concepts, principles, and practices sufficient to assist in evaluation, developing and recommending effective administrative and/or operational policies and procedures; and various computer software including word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Higher education policies and procedures.
  • Read, interpret, and apply complex rules and regulations for various funding sources; read and interpret technical reports, governmental publications, and federal directives.
  • Write comprehensive reports and recommendations using correct English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Produce clear, concise reports and other presentation materials.
  • Analyze organizational and administrative programs, policies, and procedures, prepare plans for revision, and make recommendations.
  • Perform statistical computations such as correlation studies, variance analysis, averages, and trends; analyze user needs and develop appropriate solutions and requirements.
  • Operate a personal computer and related hardware and software.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and institution representatives.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; compose business correspondence and reports; analyze information, problems, or practices to identify relevant concerns, identify patterns, tendencies, and relationships, and formulate logical conclusions.
  • Analyze issues, identify the strengths and weaknesses of proposed options as well as the development of alternative solutions and approaches to problems.
  • Build consensus with a diverse group of institution representatives.
  • Effectively time-manage projects and priorities to meet deadlines in an accurate and efficient manner.
  • Designing, researching, and interpreting study results; recommending courses of action based upon study outcomes and results.
  • Developing computer generated reports; and organizing, developing, and making oral presentations.
  • Advanced level financial analysis, planning, preparation, and administration.
  • Advanced mathematical, financial, and statistical computation.
  • Designing analytical research studies; identifying research needs and problems.
  • NSHE and State budget processes, including biennial and annual budgets for State and Self-Supporting accounts.
  • An ability to communicate complex financial information to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, making it digestible for those who may not have as much experience with financial matters.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and a propensity for finding creative solutions to complex challenges.
  • A history of strong analytic capabilities, with a clear record of using data to inform decisions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility.

  • Conduct a variety of studies, research and analysis of management and administrative areas such as budgeting and financial analysis; departmental operations such as policies and workflow; analysis of legislative bill drafts and policies; management research; and statistical and informational analysis.
  • Conduct and/or assist in conducting financial, statistical, or investigative studies; compile and analyze data; prepare and present reports summarizing study results/conclusions; may make recommendations regarding policies, procedures, the department’s position on issues or a course of action, and the development of new programs or services based upon study findings.
  • Participate in the preparation and development of comprehensive narrative and financial reports for presentation.
  • Participate in ad hoc committees and task forces when needed.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and the name, email address and telephone number of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience as the initial review evaluates applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://nshe.nevada.edu/administration/human-resources/.  For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by April 7, 2024.

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Learn more about the Workers Compensation Coordinator position and apply through workday.com

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Workers’ Compensation Coordinator.  This is a full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Associate Director of Insurance & Workers’ Compensation. The position may be in either Las Vegas or Reno, Nevada. 

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: three universities, four community colleges and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant challenges and opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000+ employees.

The purpose of the Workers’ Compensation Coordinator is to provide continuity in claims administration practices across the system. It is to ensure efficient and strategic management of the workers’ compensation program, to ensure injured workers are receiving quality and prompt medical treatment. The incumbent will streamline processes related to disability payments, the return-to-work program, medical separations related to workers’ compensation and the receipt of vocational rehabilitation benefits. They will stay up to date on legislative changes and industry trends as well as participate in associations to develop a strong foundation in workers’ compensation administration best practices.

The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring claims costs, claim frequency, and trends. They will be responsible for creating goals and initiatives to reduce claims severity, claims frequency and fiscal expenditures.

STARTING SALARY:  Schedule C (starting salary range approximately $75,000.00 to $80,000.00; depending on experience). A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:  June 15, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with five (5) years of professional experience in Workers’ Compensation Claims Administration and Risk Management, or Medical Office Administrative support, or Medical Benefits Administration experience. Alternatively, ten (10) years of progressive experience in Workers’ Compensation Claims Administration and Risk Management or Medical Office Administrative support or Medical Benefits Administration experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

Preference will be given to candidates in higher education experience and knowledge of Workday.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  It is recommended that applicants for this position address each of the following items in the letter of application:

  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly gain understanding of NSHE organizational structure, and policies and procedures related to position.
  • Must possess a strong customer service orientation in addition to a professional, assertive demeanor with highly developed interpersonal written and oral communication skills.
  • Be knowledgeable with laws, regulations, and rules affecting risks and liability to the organization.
  • Be knowledgeable about risk identification, risk analysis and risk mitigation best practices.
  • Must be highly proficient in Word, Outlook Calendar, SharePoint and PowerPoint.
  • Must have advanced knowledge and skill in Excel using pivot tables, formulas, data manipulation and filters.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, accuracy, and integrity.
  • Maintain policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, respond to unexpected job demands and keep pace with rapidly changing priorities.
  • Ability to make independent decisions appropriately and within boundaries of assigned authority.
  • Ability to analyze data and interpret trends, manage projects as assigned by the Executive Director of Risk & Insurance Management, exercise initiative, discretion, and critical judgment as a professional.
  • Develop and maintain an effective, productive, and cooperative working, reporting and professional relationship with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Work collaboratively with individuals and groups to incorporate their ideas and adapt to their needs.
  • Ability to perform hazard assessments and analysis.
  • Ability to organize assigned tasks, multi-task effectively, prioritize heavy workload, develop comprehensive timetables and strategies to meet multiple and constantly changing deadlines. Anticipate conditions, make projections, and establish priorities.
  • Ability to represent the Executive Director of Risk & Insurance Management to deal effectively with a broad range of constituents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communications skills, verbal and written, to communicate effectively with a diverse population at all levels, within and outside the NSHE, using tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills, including proper use of formats, knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage.
  • Skill to organize and maintain an efficient records management system.
  • Skill to work both independently and cooperatively.
  • Skill to provide training that supports safety and loss control initiatives.
  • Proven ability and skill to identify and analyze complex situations and needs and recommend or implement effective courses of action for management.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly; independently understand and effectively communicate.
  • Skilled in planning and managing projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility.

  • Responsible for overall compliance with NRS 616.C, 617.C, NAC 616, NAC 617, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030.
  • Responsible for OSHA Recordkeeping, Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting for all NSHE institutions.
  • Participate in regulatory audits and insurance audits for Workers’ Compensation.
  • File incoming workers’ compensation claims and incidents with Third Party Administrator.
  • Solicit and review accident investigation paperwork and corrective action.
  • Implement system wide return-to-work program for injured workers.
  • Develop and promote continuity in practices for injured workers that are off work. Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory laws (ADA, FMLA).
  • Complete wage calculations, coordinate direct payments and process leave buy backs in Workday.
  • Monitor and review medical management of claims, promote efficient practices and positive claims outcomes for injured workers.
  • Oversee Third Party Administrator management of claims.
  • Maintain frequent communication with high-risk claims. Routine check-in with injured workers. Promote advocacy approach to claims management.
  • Promote reductions in claims costs, claims severity, and claims management through the development of strategic initiatives and goals.
  • Work with Police Officer Departments to ensure compliance with NRS 617/NAC 617 with respect to mandatory Uniformed Police Officer physicals.
  • Review physicals and issue letters of correction for corrective action ordered by medical providers.
  • Develop Cardiac Wellness program that offers continuity to Uniformed Officers across the System.
  • Develop initiatives to help promote the overall health of our Uniformed Officers with the goal of reducing impact and likelihood of Cardiac and Lung claims.
  • Monitor program costs and reserves.
  • Evaluate employee workstations to identify hazards and risks, provide recommended corrective action.
  • Implement employee ergonomic self-evaluation platform.
  • Maintain relationships with State vendors, support employees in obtaining appropriate equipment and furniture.
  • Provide ergonomic training.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://nshe.nevada.edu/leadership-policy/administration/human-resources/. For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by April 28, 2024

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Learn more about the Audio Visual Analyst position and apply through workday.com

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Audio/Visual Analyst. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Manager of Audio/Visual Operations, Client Services. The position will be located in Las Vegas, or Reno, Nevada.

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state college, four community colleges and a research institute. The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant challenges and opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees.

This position will assist with producing, streaming, recording, monitoring, and editing for large, high-profile NSHE System Administration and Board of Regents events. The incumbent will also perform a wide range of work transporting, installing, testing, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining complex audio/video and data network technologies, including routers, switches, video codecs, videoconferencing bridges, microphone and sound systems, video production boards, projectors, and a variety of electronic media equipment. 

The incumbent will also provide moderate level network technical support services as required. Successful performance of the work requires a good knowledge of data and audio/video communication network design and maintenance and the ability to exercise sound judgment within established guidelines.

The incumbent also provides off-hours support for academic and administrative videoconferences, distance education, Board and related event activity, and operational support for SCS Services and functions.

GRADE:  C (starting salary range approximately $65,000 – $75,000) Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:  June 15, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a degree in a technical discipline, such as Electronics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Audio, Electrical or Communications/Network Engineering is preferred with two (2) years of direct work experience relating to data, video and/or voice communications systems/networks is required. Alternatively, four (4) years of direct work experience relating to data, video and/or voice communications systems/networks coupled with at least two years of formal education or training in a related field may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree as qualification for this position.

Travel statewide will also be required as necessary to gather information needed for technical analysis and/or preventive maintenance activities necessary to accomplish the desired objectives.  Travel both inside and outside the State of Nevada will also be required from time to time in order to attend training, or to represent SCS at conferences and administrative meetings.  Since a portion of this travel may be by motor vehicle, the incumbent will be required to have a valid Nevada driver’s license.

The position is expected to work dedicated alternating support shifts.  The expected hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, these hours are subject to change including a shared on-call rotation shift and subject to weekend and holiday work to meet deliverables.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  Applicants should address following items in their letter of application:

  • Familiarity with network fundamentals
  • Understanding of audio/visual production essentials and capacity to understand standard practices and procedures of delivering A/V services
  • Capacity to research, test, and provide basic analysis of relevant new technologies, tools, and methodologies
  • Skilled in the use of common business software (e.g. Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Certification provided by InfoComm or ability to obtain certification within two (2) years of appointment
  • Ability to become skilled at reading and interpreting schematics and manuals (i.e. electrical, electronic, digital logic, installation and wiring diagrams)
  • Ability to learn, interpret, and apply work procedures associated with networks and network security practices, routing and routed protocols, video codec configurations, video scheduling and control systems, local and carrier networks, and audio/visual production
  • Ability to become skilled at operating and maintaining audiovisual equipment and advise on the use of electronic media and audiovisual equipment
  • Ability to work outside of standard business hours and travel statewide
  • Ability to safely move and relocate objects weighing up to 75 lbs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and professionally in a collaborative team environment
  • Capacity to work and be productive independently
  • Readiness to analyze, troubleshoot, and solve problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with VIPs, customers, and co-workers

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility within Client Services:

  • Installs, tests, operates, maintains, troubleshoots, and performs preventative maintenance activities in support of NSHE’s statewide video and data network
  • Monitors NSHE video/voice/data performance to ensure overall network quality and availability
  • Technical support for NSHE statewide video network (NevadaNet), System Computing Services and System Administration’s Video Conference Board/Conference room Audio/Visual Systems.
  • Technical Audio/Visual Productions and Support for various Board of Regents and System Administration meetings, including setup/breakdown, transport, and A/V production
  • Collaborates with network end users for the purpose of assessing, implementing and training for ongoing customer video network requirements
  • Documents network and A/V systems topologies, asset inventories, technical, or historical documentation requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://nshe.nevada.edu/careers/.  For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by April 14, 2024

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Learn more about the Information Security Analyst or Senior Information Security Analyst position and apply through workday.com

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Information Security Analyst or Senior Information Security Analyst. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Chief Information Security Officer.  The position will be physically located in either Reno or Las Vegas.  The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: three universities, four community colleges and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 12,000 employees. 

Position details:  This position will be responsible for ensuring the security and confidentiality of information systems and data for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). The Analyst will collaborate with the NSHE’s IT teams to identify, develop, and implement security strategies and solutions to safeguard the organization’s information assets from potential threats. Based on qualifications and experience, the finalist will be classified as either Information Security Analyst or Senior Information Security Analyst.

SALARY/GRADE: Grade C    

Information Security Analyst: $68,500 – $78,500/ Senior Information Security Analyst: $90,000 – 106,000  (both commensurate with education, experience, and training). Benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, and retirement. 

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE: May 1, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Information Security Analyst: Associates degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 4 years of progression in information technology.  A minimum of 2 years of work directly related to IT security will be considered in lieu of the 4 years of progression in information technology. Prior IT experience in higher education, specifically the Nevada System of Higher Education is preferred.   

Senior Information Security Analyst: Bachelor’s degree in an IT-related field from a regionally accredited institution with 8 years of progression in information technology with a minimum of 5 years of work directly related to information security. Direct experience in the design, evaluation, implementation, configuration, administration, management and maintenance of information technology security systems, services, and appliances and tools are desired. Prior IT experience in higher education, specifically the Nevada System of Higher Education is preferred.  Supervisory skills desired.

The Senior Information Security Analyst will have an in-depth knowledge of vulnerability scanners such as Tenable/Nessus, Security and Information Event Management (SIEM) Systems such as Splunk, Microsoft Defender, and threat intelligence products such as Anomali.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.  It is recommended that applicants for this position address each of the following items in the resume or cover letter:

  • Knowledge or basic understanding of:
    • Information security infrastructure methodologies, technologies, and tools.
    • Various operating systems, network connectivity and protocols, “cloud” services and architecture.
    • General web and application knowledge.
    • Trends and developments in information security, as well as current and pending threats.  
    • Information security frameworks, such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and federal and state information security and data privacy laws.
    • Basic government regulations and industry standards developed to protect and secure data and information of students, faculty, and staff.
    • Assist in maintaining an effective threat and vulnerability mitigation program.
    • Network infrastructure and security concepts.
  • Must have working experience in:
    • Analyzing, trending, and reporting upon data being presented from the various security platforms.
    • Evaluating new threats to determine the potential impact and level of risk to the Nevada System of Higher Education.  
    • Collaborating with internal staff, institutional partners, and contracted vendors.  
    • Working within established policies and procedures.  
  • Skills:
    • Written and verbal communication skills to be able to write and deliver reports, recommendations, and proposals to a variety of audiences.
    • Strong analytical skills to be able to synthesize complex and diverse information and present it in an easy-to-understand format.
    • Good problem-solving skills for the identification and resolution of problems as well as finding alternative solutions. 
    • Organizational skills that demonstrate time management and effectiveness.
    • Ability to balance workload priorities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility:

  • Routinely collect, review, and analyze information and reports from various sources such as Splunk, Nessus/Tenable, Anomali, M365 Defender, etc.
  • Write reports and publications that will benefit all NSHE institutions while fostering good communications with other NSHE institutions.
  • Assist with vulnerability assessments of NSHE systems and networks and prioritize remediation efforts.
  • Represent the Information Security Department as a project resource for internal and NSHE-wide projects. Projects may also include work with external entities such as external auditors, law enforcement, and the State Office of Cyber Defense Coordination.
  • Assist with the investigation of reported incidents.  

In addition to the above, the Senior Information Security Analyst will:

  • Work with staff, to deliver on-going metrics to identify key successes and problem areas related to vulnerability and threat management.
  • Identify features, solutions, products, and services to expand NSHE’s current security infrastructure and capabilities.
  • Develop and provide recommendations to extend the security infrastructure to NSHE institutions, in a “shared services” model.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at http://system.nevada.edu/Careers/index.htm.  For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-3401 or solson@nshe.nevada.edu.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by March 17, 2024.

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Learn more about the Information Security Data Privacy Officer position and apply through workday.com

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Information Security Data Privacy Officer. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Chief Information Security Officer.  The position will be physically located in either Reno or Las Vegas.  

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: three universities, four community colleges and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees. 

This position will be responsible for ensuring the security of information systems and the privacy of its users for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). This position will collaborate with various NSHE teams to identify, develop, and implement security strategies as well as policies and procedures to assure data privacy and compliance meet audit requirements. The final candidate will conduct risk assessments and verify that policies and practices comply with all applicable laws and regulations.   

SALARY/GRADE: Grade D (starting salary range is approximately between $100,000 – $135,000; commensurate with education, experience, and training). Benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, and retirement. 

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE: May 1, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have earned a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Information Technology or related field with three (3) years of relatable experience with audits and privacy compliance is required. The successful candidate must have in-depth knowledge of Data Privacy, Audit, and Compliance.

Knowledge of and experience in higher education, specifically the Nevada System of Higher Education is preferred, but not required.  

The Data Privacy Officer must have an in-depth knowledge of data privacy laws and regulations such as GLBA, GDPR, PCI DSS and is familiar with the NIST CSF. Knowledge of vulnerability scanners such as Tenable/Nessus, Security, and Information Event Management (SIEM) Systems such as Splunk, Microsoft Defender, and threat intelligence products such as Anomali will be highly beneficial for this position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.  It is recommended that applicants for this position address each of the following items in the resume or cover letter:

  • Maintaining an effective threat and vulnerability mitigation program
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 
  • Information security infrastructure methodologies, technologies, and tools.
  • Trends and developments in information security, as well as current and pending threats.  
  • Information security frameworks, such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and federal and state information security and data privacy laws.
  • Working knowledge of government regulations and industry standards developed to protect and secure data and information of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Personal Identifiable Information and how it applies to the NSHE mission.
  • Advanced working experience in legal, audit, compliance, or risk management role.
  • Must have working experience in:
    • Analyzing, trending, and reporting upon data being presented from the various security platforms.
    • Conducting and responding to audits in various fields and working with internal and external auditors
    • Researching, compiling, and interpreting data in order to categorize and assign risk scores.
    • Evaluating privacy threats to determine the potential impact and level of risk to the Nevada System of Higher Education.  
    • Collaborating with internal staff, institutional partners, and contracted vendors.
    • Working within established policies and procedures.  
  • Written and verbal communication skills to be able to write and deliver reports, recommendations, and proposals to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong analytical skills to be able to synthesize complex and diverse information and present it in an easy-to-understand format.
  • Good problem-solving skills for the identification and resolution of problems, as well as finding alternative solutions. 
  • Organizational skills that demonstrate time management and effectiveness.
  • Ability to balance workload priorities, work effectively under pressure, and manage sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work and perform with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to review information and detect anomalies that could be detrimental to NSHE.
  • Ability to read information and determine its applicability to NSHE.
  • Ability to analyze current trends, and proactively look for solutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility:

  • Routinely collect, review, and analyze information and reports from various sources such as Splunk, Nessus/Tenable, Anomali, M365 Defender, etc.
  • Research data repositories to categorize and classify data to suggest benchmarks, guidelines, and procedures to secure and protect the data.
  • Write reports and publications that will benefit the NSHE, while fostering good communications with all institutions.
  • Assist with vulnerability assessments of NSHE systems and networks and prioritize remediation efforts.
  • Represent the Information Security Department as a project resource for internal and NSHE-wide projects. Projects may also include work with external entities such as external auditors, law enforcement, and the State Office of Cyber Defense Coordination.
  • Assist with the investigation of reported incidents and privacy violations.  
  • This position will be responsible for System Computing Services/System Administration’s data handling, and provides support and guidance to all NSHE institutions.
  • Provide expert advice and educate NSHE and its employees on important compliance requirements.
  • Draft internal data protection policies, guidelines, and procedures, in consultation with NSHE institutions and key stakeholders.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at http://system.nevada.edu/Careers/index.htm.  For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-3401 or solson@nshe.nevada.edu.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by April 30, 2024.

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Learn more about the Program Coordinator position and apply through workday.com

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of NSF Program Coordinator.  This is a grant-funded, renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the NSF Research Administrator.  The position is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state college, four community colleges and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant challenges and opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees.

Job Description:  The responsibility of the Program Coordinator is to provide administrative support to various SSPO/EPSCoR programs. The Program Coordinator assists Research Administrators (RA) with administrative tasks, program coordinator, and event coordination.  

STARTING SALARY: Grade B (starting salary range approximately $53,000 – $61,000 depending on experience). A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:   March 15, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with one year of progressively responsible program experience (or) five years of progressive program experience may also meet the minimum requirements. Work experience that includes general budget management is also required.  Work experience that includes responsibility for creating and communicating policy and business procedures is a plus. Work experience in creating metrics and timelines is desirable Experience with Workday a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  It is recommended that applicants for this position address each of the following items in the letter of application:

  • Candidate must possess a strong customer service orientation in addition to a professional, assertive demeanor with highly developed interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills (event planning)
  • Strong grammar and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail(s)
  • General understanding of sponsored programs management
  • Knowledge of sponsor guidelines for compliance
  • General understanding of higher education structure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability in MS Office Word and Excel, and PowerPoint, to be proficient
  • Work autonomously
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assist Research Administrators with progress reports to include communication with various institutions and faculty, collecting demographic data, combining narrative in Word, combining numerical data in Excel, and uploading information into government reporting portals; 
  • Handle logistics for virtual meetings by creating online meeting reservations, sending invitations and reminders, collecting and loading presentation materials, and hosting meetings while taking minutes.
  • Assist in maintenance of existing websites. Check links regularly to ensure they are working. Check accuracy of information posted quarterly;
  • Assist with scholarship competitions and mentoring programs by developing information packets, communicating requirements to students, compiling data and results, and developing correspondence pieces;
  • Assist with budget and account management including monthly reports for various programs, creating independent contractor paperwork, compiling information for purchase orders, and assisting accounting staff as needed;
  • Provide administrative support for program staff including filing documents, creating files and binders, developing basic correspondence, and creating reports or presentation materials; and
  • Assist with events to include locating venues, managing registration lists, ordering food and materials, creating name badges and other program materials, and assisting on-site.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://nshe.nevada.edu/leadership-policy/administration/human-resources/. For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by February 28, 2024.

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