Program Officer I - Computing & Information Technology

College of Southern Nevada

CSN - Henderson Campus, NV

ID: 7192978 (Ref.No. R0139372)
Posted: November 10, 2023

Job Description

The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you are unable to attach the required documents to your online application or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team within Human Resources via email at [email protected] or call (702) 651-5800 to be directed to the appropriate Recruiter.

Job Description

The College of Southern Nevada, Department of Computing and Information Technology is recruiting for a Program Officer I. Under the direction of the Department Chair, the Program Officer I is responsible for coordinating the document management needs of industry certification, articulation agreements with public, charter, and private institutions, the extensive requirements of program accreditation by multiple agencies, supports advisory groups, internship coordination and to help support the logistics of offering the CIT dual credit pathways. The Program Officer I will also coordinate grant activities with all stakeholders.

Under limited supervision, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Under limited supervision, incumbents perform the duties described in the series concept either statewide or within a formally established region/district. Incumbents recommend and implement changes to work plans, program performance standards and objectives for providing services, and eligibility requirements as permitted by program regulations and guidelines; and may train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of subordinate staff and/or a staff consisting of several students, volunteers and/or contract staff. 
Incumbents are distinguished from higher level Program Officers in that they administer a program or a program component of limited scope, within established parameters, and have limited authority to change program requirements and operations. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, or other discipline related to the program assignment; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of para-professional program support experience equivalent to an Administrative Assistant III in Nevada State service which required the application of State and/or federal laws, policy and procedures; reviewing documents prepared by others for program compliance determinations; or preparing reports which summarize financial and statistical information; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of: methods and practices used in developing and presenting information; English grammar, spelling and punctuation sufficient to compose reports and business correspondence; basic mathematical computation.

  • Ability to: analyze and interpret policies, regulations and technical materials; compose clear, grammatically correct and concise written communications such as responses to inquiries, narrative reports and instructional materials and other written materials; contribute effectively to accomplish team or work unit goals, objectives and activities; effectively interact and communicate with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds; independently analyze and resolve problems and determine appropriate action and implement solutions; communicate verbally to explain decisions, services, or programs or resolve problems through negotiation; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work assignments; contribute ideas and assist management in the development of short and long range goals and objectives; develop and implement program components and services; supervise assigned staff.

  • Skill in: operation of a personal computer to effectively input, retrieve and manipulate data.

Starting Salary

This position is funded by grant dollars and is contingent upon ongoing and available funding, funded through 6/30/2025


Grade 31, Step 1 $49,047.12


Per Nevada Administrative Code (NAC 284.170), salaries for initial appointments for classified positions typically begin at Step 1.


The College of Southern Nevada offers a generous benefit package, including an excellent PERS retirement plan (a defined benefit plan), vacation & sick leave benefits, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and health insurance plans that can be added with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts. Supplemental options (long term care, short term disability, and legal). Tuition discounts at the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions. As well as tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents.  Perks encompassing on campus employee discounts, professional and personal development opportunities; and statewide employee purchase programs.  Join a dynamic team investing in our future, Students First.



Full-Time Equivalent 


Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:

  • Resume - 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

  • Unofficial College 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 job posting.


CSN employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at CSN and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number in the search box. If you complete an application outside of the internal application process and apply as an external candidate, your application will no longer be considered at the time of minimum qualification review. In order to prevent the disqualification of your application, you will need to reapply as an internal candidate before 11:59pm the day prior to the position close date.

Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.  

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

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.  

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.  

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.