Network Infrastructure Analyst

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Closing date: Oct 24, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: INF TSC Networks

Job Code: 16093

Salary: $79,658 - $95,102

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies.  INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at

Job Information

The Network Infrastructure Analyst participates in providing implementation, management and support services for a technically complex Digital Communications Network (DCN) to ensure that secure, robust, and reliable infrastructure is available to facilitate high speed data/voice communications for Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) wide and program specific applications (e.g., electronic mail, HR/Payroll applications, financial applications, department-specific applications, file/print services).

These services are delivered throughout the Northwest Territories to GNWT departments, boards, agencies, and schools. Services are provided in accordance with a framework of  perating procedures and guidelines established within the TSC, and with standards developed by the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) or by a GNWT Standards Committee.

Located in Yellowknife, the incumbent is one of nine Network Infrastructure staff (seven Senior Network Infrastructure Analysts and two Network Infrastructure Analysts) reporting to the Manager of Infrastructure Services, within the GNWT.

The incumbent participates in the implementation and maintenance of all data communications traffic and the related infrastructure within the GNWT. The Network Infrastructure Analyst ensures high availability of the network infrastructure through enterprise wide testing, implementation, and support functions. The incumbent is responsible for supporting the entire GNWT DCN, which is a hybrid infrastructure comprised of local, municipal and wide area networks using a variety of disparate and complex systems, which must work as a homogeneous unit. The DCN is protected by multiple systems to ensure the
security and integrity of GNWT data.

The incumbent is part of the Infrastructure Services Section of the TSC, which is responsible for the hardware and software components of servers, network design and management, and computer operations. Collectively, these functions provide the core computing and network infrastructure for the GNWT.

The incumbent works in close cooperation with other staff in the Infrastructure Section of the TSC (19 employees), and with other TSC staff in cross-functional projects. The incumbent also works closely with departmental staff responsible for departmental applications.

Approximately 4,500 employees of the GNWT and its boards, agencies, and schools rely on the government's network infrastructure to enable their Personal Computers (PC’s) to connect to departmental and corporate applications such as electronic mail, HR/Payroll applications, financial applications, department-specific applications, and the Internet and intranet. Other specialized applications that require network capacity and throughput include telemedicine, video conferencing, and distance education. Networks are used on a 24/7 basis, with massive file transfers, software patching, and corporate virus protection processes occurring outside normal working hours. Because virtually all jobs performed by GNWT staff rely on automation, any network outage or performance problem has an immediate and costly impact on employee productivity.

GNWT departments and programs amass and utilize tremendous quantities of data, much of it extremely confidential and sensitive. This data resides on servers, and PCs situated throughout the network. The Network Infrastructure Analyst is responsible for participating in the implementation and management of the network to ensure data availability, integrity and confidentiality, while ensuring that authorized users have timely access to this data, at appropriate speeds.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

• Completion of a college or university degree in a related Engineering or Computer Science or Information Systems program and one (1) year directly supporting network operations and one (1) year supporting workstations.

• A combination of related education and experience totaling six (6) years may be acceptable if at least one (1) year includes directly network support.

• Additional current industry-standard certifications in the IT field will be recognized as part of the education/training component of the requirements for this position.

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Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16093      

Closing Date: October 24, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $40.85 per hour to $48.77 per hour (approximately $79,658 - $95,102) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.