Systems Engineer III

City of Henderson, NV
September 16, 2023
Henderson, NV
Job Type


Position Overview

This is an open and continuous recruitment which will remain open for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days and close without notice once a sufficient pool of highly-qualified candidates has been created.
The City of Henderson announces an examination to create an eligibility list and to fill two (2) vacancies for the classification of Systems Engineer III in the Department of Information Technology. The eligibility list may be utilized to fill vacancies for this classification for up to one (1) year.

Under minimal supervision, architects, installs, configures, operates and maintains compute and storage environments, software and related infrastructure; and performs related duties as assigned.

More information about the position:
The Systems Engineer III position works on a team with 7 other Systems Engineers, 2 Database Analysts, and a Cloud Architect to maintain the Server environment for all departments at the City of Henderson including Police, Fire, Utilities, and many others. Our work is made up of daily operations in this environment and supporting multiple projects to further the city's strong interest in technology initiatives. The IT department maintains a consistent annual training budget, 4-day work weeks, and an upbeat work environment. While living in Nevada is a requirement for this position, we have the option to work remotely most of the time aside from a monthly on-site meeting, and requirements around equipment installation /troubleshooting.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in information technology, computer science, or a related field
  • Seven (7) years of experience in systems engineering which involved the maintenance of compute and storage systems
  • Note: An equivalent combination of related training and experience may be considered
  • Must pass a nationwide fingerprint-based record check, and a wants/warrants check.
  • Must complete Security Awareness and National Crime Information Center (NCIC)/Nevada Criminal Justice Information System (NCJIS) certification within six months of hire/transfer and be recertified every two years. Must maintain certifications in NCIC/NCJIS as a condition of continued employment
  • Must obtain and maintain one certification within one of the following core service areas as aligned with job duties and identified by the department within one (1) year from the date of appointment as a condition of continued employment:
    • Windows/Linux Identity and Access Management Services
    • Windows/Linux Operating System Services
    • eMail Services
    • Compute or Storage Services
    • Cloud Services
    • Data Protection/Disaster Recovery Services
    • Security Services

Required Documents/Assessment Information
1) Completed Employment Application

Preliminary Assessment (Pass/Fail) - Dates to be determined

Oral Board Interview (Weighted 100%) - Dates to be determined
(Best-Qualified Candidates)

Selection Interview - Dates to be determined
(Top-Scoring Candidates)

All applicants will be notified by email or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.

If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, you will be required to self-schedule through the City of Henderson online application system. Please check your email and/or text messages on a regular basis after submitting your application for complete instructions, which include where and when to report.

The assessment and selection process for this position will take place on the dates listed above. All candidates who wish to be considered for this position will need to be in Henderson, Nevada and/or available via Microsoft Teams to participate in the testing process at any time on any of the dates listed above.
Selection Process
The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best-qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. It is the responsibility of the candidate requiring accommodation to contact the Human Resources Department (preferably in writing) at the time of application.

Appointment may be subject to the successful and timely completion of a post offer pre-employment background investigation and medical/physical examination, including a drug/alcohol test. Please see the job description to view the physical requirements. The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards.

Full-Time Regular Non-Represented
Position Benefits Summary


  • Health Insurance: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision.
  • Employer paid Long Term Disability.
  • Employer paid Term Life Insurance - $50,000 or one times annual salary, whichever is higher.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Medicare - Employee and City each pay 1.45%.


  • Employer paid membership in the State of Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
  • No Social Security tax on employee's wages.
  • Retirement Health Savings (RHS) program.
  • Service based retiree health insurance subsidy.


  • From date of hire, employee is credited with a minimum of 18 days* of PTO prorated by the number of full months remaining in the calendar year, not including the month of hire. In January of each year, employee will be provided with a lump sum annual allocation of PTO as follows:
  • Second year through fifth calendar years of service- 22 days
  • Sixth year through twelfth calendar years of service - 26 days
  • Thirteenth calendar year of service and beyond - 30 days

*Actual number of days of PTO granted may vary by position.


  • Four consecutive days of leave, with pay, per occurrence, to attend funeral for immediate family member.


  • 12 paid holidays per year.

Banked Holidays

  • Holidays that fall on a day the employee is not scheduled to work will be banked. Employees may accumulate up to 152 hours of banked holiday hours at any given time.

Floating Holidays

  • Employee credited with two (2) floating holidays at the beginning of each calendar year. If hired prior to July 1, employee will be credited with two (2) floating holidays and if hired between July 1 and October 31, employee will be credited with one (1) floating holiday.


  • Four day, 9.5 hour work day, 38 hour work week.
  • Four day, 10 hour work day, 40 hour work week for Police PERS positions.


  • IRC 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • IRC 401A Deferred Compensation Plan (new/re-hired employees only)
  • IRC125 Plan Flexible Benefits Plan
  • Cancer/Catastrophic Illness, Accident, Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Supplemental Term Life Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Identity and Credit Protection
  • Employee Network Membership

NOTE: Benefits subject to change based on the discretion of the City Manager or City Council.

Revised 05/18

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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