Data Management Officer

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Closing date: Oct 26, 2018

Location: Fort Simpson

Department: INF Energy Fuel Services

Job Code: 16144

Salary: $62,946 - $75,153

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Fort Simpson.

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 Data Management Officer performs the Sales/Inventory accounting within the ENERGY and Government of the Northwest Territories’ financial information system, so that the Fuel Services Division can ensure transactions are records in a timely, complete and accurate manner.

The Fuel Services Division (FSD) provides an essential service by facilitating an annual supply and sale of approximately 30 million litres of refined fuel products for 16 NWT communities and 21 Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) facilities. Managing the process of purchasing, transporting, and storage of bulk petroleum products, FSD establishes commission incentive contracts with local contractors to sell and distribute these petroleum products to residents and businesses. FSD is also contracted to purchase and supply power generating fuel to NTPC and to operate and maintain NTPC fuel storage facilities.
FSD operates the $55 million Petroleum Products Revolving Fund (PPRF) in accordance with the Revolving Funds Act which requires that FSD recover full operating costs through sales that may exceed $40 million annually.

The incumbent will use many systems to achieve the financial objectives of the position through the Division’s Fuel Management System, ENERGY, and the GNWT financial information system, SAM (System for Accountability and Management). The system processes information on fuel sales, customer maintenance, accounts receivable, delivery management and inventory that involve some 300 customers, 16 community fuel service contractors and over 25,000 sales transactions per annum. The incumbent is expected to learn to use all aspects of the system to a high level of competency and become a technical expert for the system. The incumbent will also be expected to regularly communicate and work with FSD Operations personnel to understand how fuel distribution and sales are performs and how operational requirement must be considered in the financial management of FSD.

FSD operates in a sales environment where sales are recorded using both manual data entry methods and point of sales devices (POS). The incumbent will be required to monitor transactions and to perform various data tests to ensure that pricing and taxes are being charged in accordance with legislated pricing and tax tables.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Computer information systems and applicable software;
  • Financial analysis and report writing;
  • Oral, writing and listening skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment;
  • Problem solving skills to identify anomalies in data to be entered;
  • Maintenance of security and confidentiality of information and the office.
  • Data base management and preparation of spreadsheets

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: Completion of a Diploma in Business Administration or post-secondary course work in accounting coupled with two years of experience with inventory control activities.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $32.28 per hour to $38.54 per hour (approximately $62,946. - $75,153.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $10,192.

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

Affirmative Action

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

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16144       

Closing Date: OCTOBER 26, 2018- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Dehcho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
9602-100 Street
Box 240
Ph. (867) 695-7233
Fax (867) 695-3254