IS Business Analyst/Project Manager

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Closing date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: LND Projects & Planning

Job Code: 16259

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Department Information

At the Department of Lands, we strive to be leaders and innovators in northern land and resource management.  We have five regional offices, and are headquartered in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Despite being a small department, with approximately 150 employees, we carry out a diverse set of land management functions within the government. We offer many opportunities to be involved with a variety of different aspects to public land management.

The Department’s key activities include: 
•coordination of government’s role in land use planning and environmental assessment
•public land administration
•compliance and enforcement of activities on public land
•provision of information and technology services to support the natural resources management functions of three GNWT departments

Visit the Department of Lands website to learn more about what we do.



Job Information

The IS Business Analyst/ Project Manager (BAPM) position is responsible for conducting business analysis on technology systems and projects and acts as project manager in the development, testing and implementation of new and enhanced systems and other projects for the Informatics Shared Services Centre (ISSC) - ENR/ITI/ Lands.

The ISSC is administratively housed in Yellowknife within the Department of Lands, but is accountable and operationally responsible for Informatics services to the Department of Lands, Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) and Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI).  The ISSC also includes the NWT Centre for Geomatics - the GNWT’s centre for excellence for GIS and Geomatics Services.

As a technical resource, the incumbent serves as an in house subject matter expert in performing business analyst and project management functions and reports to the Manager of Projects and  Planning. The Incumbent works directly with and through the ISSC Division while also having a functional reporting relationship on a project by project basis to other departmental Managers, Supervisors and Directors.

The Incumbent is responsible for conducting business analysis on technology systems and applications. This includes requirements solicitation, conducting feasibility and cost benefit analysis, facilitating workshops with clients and providing advice and guidance on the design and construction of new and enhanced technology systems that meet user needs as well as specified standards and criteria.

The incumbent will be assigned various technology projects which support programs and services of the three primary Departments. In addition, projects may have GNWT wide scope such as Geospatial efforts, as well as cross departmental systems supporting coordinated land management efforts as well as decision making support systems.

The incumbent must have highly effective problem solving skills in order to ensure that systems are defined and implemented to meet complex departmental needs. The incumbent must be well informed on current policies and legislation as well as have in depth knowledge of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Book of Knowledge, International Institute of Business Analysis’ Business Analysis Book of Knowledge, the GNWT Systems Implementation Methodology and the System Development Life Cycle methodologies. The Incumbent must have in depth knowledge and understanding in both business analysis and project management methods and techniques. Failure to provide adequate services and/or design, develop and implement information systems may result in serious consequences for the departments and the government as a whole.

In addition, the Incumbent will also work to support the activities of the Projects and Planning unit, which will include managing a portfolio of projects, managing projects in progress as well as publishing and maintaining project resources and producing reports on project performance and issues.

The required level of knowledge, skills and ability is typically acquired through the completion of a University Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems Management and at least 3 years’ experience in Business Analysis and Project Management.

Candidates must show experience working on projects that highlight management roles, business analysis efforts, project costing and coordination as well as project planning, implementation, monitoring and  post project follow up.



More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term


This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589-$114,134.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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


Affirmative Action

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


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 # 16259         

Closing Date: November 30, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


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