Senior PeopleSoft Administrator

Updated: 1 day ago
Job Type: FullTime

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 PeopleSoft Administrator. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Director of Information and Application 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.

A Senior PeopleSoft Administrator is responsible for administration and support of PeopleSoft applications provided by System Computing Services to the NSHE community. A Senior PeopleSoft Administrator will, with little or no assistance, be able to prepare, plan, and implement upgrades, maintenance, and new features. Lead efforts, such as upgrades and other implementations. Troubleshoot PeopleSoft technical and performance issues.

GRADE:  C (starting salary range approximately $90,000 - $110,000) Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, and retirement.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with four (4) years of professional experience in configuration and maintenance of PeopleSoft Tools and PeopleSoft Applications is required. Alternatively, eight (8) years of professional experience in configuration and maintenance of PeopleSoft Tools and PeopleSoft Applications may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.  

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions in higher education. 

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

Excellence in the following is required: analysis and problem-solving skills, creativity, verbal and written communication skills, tact, interpersonal skills, ability to function in a team as well as work independently and successfully manage projects to completion, ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize tasks, ability to understand the technical aspects of the information technology services provided by scs, and ability to understand SCS resources and procedures.

The incumbent must have the ability and interest to learn new techniques, tools and methodologies.

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

  • System Support - Administer/maintain the PeopleSoft application on the web servers, application servers and process schedulers; provide 24/7 technical support; respond to technical inquiries; troubleshoot; migrations; refreshes; interfaces and integration.

  • System Monitoring - Monitor and evaluate application performance; develop and maintain standards and procedures to ensure efficient application performance in accordance with Service Level Agreements.

  • System Upgrades, Patches and Fixes - Research, evaluate, collaborate, plan and participate in application and technology fixes, updates and upgrades.

  • Team Support - Lead efforts, mentor junior level PeopleSoft Administrators, assist various IAS team members with PSA related efforts.

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  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 May 19, 2024.

For more information about the Nevada System of Higher Education, please visit our website at  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.

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