Job Location:
System Computing Services – North

Thank you for your interest in employment with Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), System Administration and System Computing Services. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account.

  • Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our Human Resources department at (775) 784-4901.

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Business Analyst, Payroll/Time Tracking. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Assistant Director or Workday. The position will be located in either Las Vegas or Reno, Nevada.  

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state college, four community colleges and 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 Senior Business Analyst, Payroll/Time Tracking assists NSHE Payroll Services and other NSHE stakeholders in identifying and documenting their business processes and recommends refinements and improvements to processes relating to payroll, time tracking, absence, benefits, and human resources.  Working with NSHE’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Workday, the Senior Business Analyst also provides user support in complex problem analysis and resolution; designs and develops reports and data extracts that support campus business processes; develops technical specifications that support Workday customizations/modifications; assists in quality assurance testing of Workday business processes and integrations with other systems.  Monitors, coordinates, and communicates Workday changes, including customizations, modifications, and upgrades to all stakeholders.

SALARY GRADE: C (starting salary range is approximately $70,000 to $100,000 commensurate with education, experience, and training) Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, and retirement benefits.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Accounting, Business or a related field from an accredited institution is required with three (3) years of directly applicable experience and progressively responsible business analysis experience in a large ERP system (i.e. SAP, PeopleSoft, Workday, or similar) (or) a Master’s degree from an accredited institution with one (1) year of directly applicable experience and progressively responsible business analysis experience.  Alternatively, ten (10) or more years direct information systems experience working in a large corporation or university with at least two (2) years of formal education or training in a related field may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree. 

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 key business functions in higher education in Payroll, Time Tracking, absence, human resources, benefits and/or administrative services such as accounting, procurement, and budgeting

  • Knowledge of information systems in accounting and human resources Ability to translate business process redesign and automation into administrative efficiencies.

  • Ability and experience in aligning data, policies, workflows, and information systems.

  • Ability to learn new technologies and the flexibility to adapt them to NSHE business processes.

  • Ability and experience in addressing technological, organizational and services challenges.

  • Ability to work with diverse individuals in a collaborative, tactful, productive manner.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, specifically with respect to consensus building, presentation of ideas and plans and project participation.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an end-user service orientation.

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

  • Business Analyst is responsible for understanding the NSHE’s business processes and the capabilities of Workday and other business applications used by NSHE institutions that interface with Workday. By understanding the impact of the NSHE’s processes on application capabilities, the incumbent can help the NSHE solve their business problems and improve processes in the most efficient and effective manner.

  • As both the functional expert and the developer of technical specifications, the Business Analyst is an integral component in the creation of the technical solutions for identified for the NSHE business needs.

  • The Business Analyst assists the NSHE in developing effective testing scripts and ensures that applications are well tested.

  • Limited travel with overnight stays may be required in support of activities related to the position.

  • The position serves as a bridge between the campus functional and the SCS technical areas, and so he/she will have an excellent higher education functional knowledge in payroll and human resource business processes as well as a strong technical background in and information systems.

  • Other 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 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, Director of 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) 784-4901.

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 August 31, 2023.

For more information about the Nevada System of Higher Education, please visit our website at www.nevada.edu The Nevada System of Higher Education hires only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. 

The NSHE is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted. 

Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.  Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents.