Expression of Interest - Intern - Policy Analyst

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Health & Social Services

Job Code: 16398

Salary: $65,208 - $77,864

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 

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

Under the supervision and mentoring of the Manager, Policy and Legislation, the Intern Policy Analyst assists in developing and interpreting new and existing health and social services policies and legislation.  When developing new or enhancing existing policies or legislation, the Intern Policy Analyst is responsible for providing assistance in completing research and analysis and advising the Manager, Policy and Legislation and Department Senior Management.  The Intern Policy Analyst also provides assistance with analysis and research support to and contributes to the work of Senior Policy Officers.  The Intern Policy Analyst assists in providing analysis and carrying out research to support the Department in its participation in self-government negotiations and intergovernmental affairs.

Under the direction of the Director of Policy, Legislation and Communications and the Manager, Policy and Legislation, the Intern Policy Analyst supports the Division in its role of preparing for and monitoring sessions of the Legislative Assembly, including reviewing all briefing materials for the Minister of Health and Social Services, providing advice on potential issues that could arise during sessions, tracking Minister commitments, and assisting in developing response and briefing materials for Senior Management and the Minister.

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

A Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences.

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Term Position

This job opening is for a 2 Year Term.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $33.44 per hour (approximately $65,208. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term 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 # 16398        

Closing Date: January 17, 2019- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

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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