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NSHE Specialist 1 - Mathematics and Statistics Department

University of Nevada, Reno

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu . For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778. 

Job Description

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking applications for an NSHE Specialist 1. The position will be responsible for fiscal management of the department and will manage state, self-supporting, foundation, grant faculty start-up and indirect cost recovery accounts. The position will draft and develop annual budgets; research and evaluate needs; recommend budget adjustments; and collaboratively finalize budget requests with the Department Chair. This position will act as an office manager for the Department by overseeing daily operations and supervising 2 full-time classified staff and student office staff. The ideal candidate will plan subordinates’ short and long-term objectives, and ensure there is continuous office coverage, and organize and oversee confidentiality of department files.

Additionally, this position will oversee the preparation and processing of human capital management transactions for 40 permanent faculty, 2 classified staff, 30-35 graduate assistants, postdoctoral scholars, up to 20 teaching Letters of Appointments and 5-10 student employees. As well, this position will serve as search coordinator for faculty, postdoctoral scholars and classified staff. The incumbent is responsible for keeping all personnel issues confidential. The NSHE 1 Specialist will provide direct assistance to the Department Chair by acting as the primary liaison on the department’s fiscal matters. This position will work collaboratively with the Chair to provide guide the smooth operation of the Department; prepare agendas, minutes and meeting materials; and assist the Chair with special projects, such as assessment data for accreditation.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one (1) year of relevant experience; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and three (3) years of program support experience equivalent to an Administrative Assistant III in Nevada state service which included applying complex laws and regulations, composing written materials and maintaining records; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.


The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs.


Compensation Grade

Grade 31 (Step 01 $20.97/hr – Step 05 $24.81/hr)


In classified service, salary is in Grade and Step. The Step is determined based on the Nevada Administrative Code. Salary placement above a Step 01 at initial appointment is determined based on the recruitment, the candidate’s qualifications, internal equity and budgets. A request to accelerate salary must be approved by Human Resources and abide by the Nevada Administrative Code.


To view the classified compensation schedules, please visit: Classified Compensation .  Select Salary schedule, PP01.


For more information, visit the Classified Salary Calculator


Perks of PERS

Classified Employees are enrolled in The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada (PERS) upon hire. The PERS retirement plan is beyond compare. Please visit the Benefit Estimator Retirement Calculator for more information.

“I’m so thankful that I followed the path that led me to a PERS retirement.  I was able to retire at age 60 with a paycheck close to my full salary. I watched the solid performance of PERS funds for 25 years.  Even in times of a poor economy, PERS kept it together!  I’m completely secure and confident that my retirement will always be there for me.” – Robin F. 


Perks of Working at UNR

  • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance

  • Life insurance, long-term disability, generous annual and sick leave - Classified Benefits

  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options.

  • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments.

  • Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.

  • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups

  • Staff Employees’ Council (SEC) represents all Classified employees. SEC holds monthly meetings to provide a forum for employees to participate. SEC


Grant-in-aid for Classified Employees

The University encourages employees to pursue training and educational opportunities available to them through the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions. Tuition is paid in full when Classified employees enroll in a course that can apply toward the completion of a degree or is job-related. Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit


Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program

The University offers this program for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents of Classified employees (working at least 50%). The Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program may be used for undergraduate and graduate state-supported courses. Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program

Department Information

The College of Science unites disciplines in the pure, applied, social, mathematical, and natural sciences around the central tenets of the scientific method and logic to provide students with outstanding educational and research experiences. When science is the guiding force, anything is possible. For more information on our college, please navigate here: https://www.unr.edu/science

Contact Information: Beth Jacobsen at 775-682-8787 or jacobsenb@unr.edu



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu .

Attach the following attachment(s) to your application

Resume/CV – (required) List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.

Cover Letter – (optional)

Contact Information for Three Supervisory References – (required) Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.

Transcripts – (optional) If you have not graduated, please attach your transcripts to receive education credit for classes you have taken. Credit is given for classes relevant to the position.

Veteran Interview Consideration – (optional) – To receive interview consideration for veterans and veterans with a service-connected disability, proof is required at the time of application.  Please attach proof electronically to your application under the Veteran Document(s) section. (Examples of acceptable documents include DD-214, disability letter from Veteran's Administration, etc).

Posting Close Time

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

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


HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.


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

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.


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.


For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.


Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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