Expression of Interest - Intern - Finance Officer

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ECE FCP Divisional Support

Job Code: 16365

Salary: $62,946 - $75,153

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Limited Competition

Intern placements are available to Northern graduates.  A northern graduate is an individual who has graduated with a diploma or degree from a designated post-secondary institution within a 24 month period prior to applying to the Internship Program or will complete all academic requirements for his/her program within 6 months of applying to the Internship Program. Applications to any intern job posting will only be accepted if you are registered to the Internship Program. For more information on the updated Internship Program including eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit

Job Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is the largest employing department and is responsible for about one quarter of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) total budget.  The department is organized into three program branches:  Education and Culture, Income Security, and Labour Development and Standards.  The department has a complex administrative structure comprised of a college system, 10 Education Councils/District Authorities, 5 regional offices, and a headquarters component.  Located in Yellowknife, the intern is a part of a team of financial and administrative specialists that provide financial, accounting and program to support to various divisions.

The intern reports to the Manager of Financial Operations and works on a regular basis with and provides information to the Director, Finance and Capital Planning and the Manager, Financial Planning.  The incumbent also works closely with the Departments of Finance and Infrastructure and other finance and program staff at headquarters and the regions.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
These skills are normally acquired through completion of a university degree or diploma with a specialization in Accounting.

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a two (2) year term.

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.

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.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $32.28 per hour (approximately $62,946 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16365        

Closing Date: January 17, 2019 - 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


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