Expression of Interest - Intern - Programs Officer

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: FIN Empl Dev & Workforce Plan

Job Code: 16405

Salary: $67,607 - $80,691

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 Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves and the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service.

Job Information

Reporting to the Manager, Employee Development and Workforce Planning, this position supports the GNWT’s ability to recruit and retain and develop qualified staff by being aware of human resource issues and trends, which inform the ‘big picture’ overview of human resource and translating this awareness into an array of human resource programs.

A major challenge of the position is to assist in creating recommendations on the development and amendment of human resource programs that support the development of a northern workforce, the retention of current employees and the recruitment of qualified and suitable employees in a  challenged Labour market.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
•    Proven client service orientation.
•    Proven ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with senior managers, technical staff, and other employees.
•    Proven organizational and time management skills.
•    Proven knowledge of Acts, Regulations, and procedures applicable to human resource management.
•    Proven evaluation, analytical and research skills. Proven ability in program formulation.
•    Proven knowledge and understanding of human resource services within a unionized, public service context.
•    Proven consultative and facilitation skills.
•    Proven understanding of the GNWT's organization, environment, culture, and business strategies with the ability to understand, recognize and/or anticipate concerns or problems that will ultimately affect the GNWT's ability to attract, retain and motivate employees.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by a relevant Bachelor degree.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $34.67 per hour to $41.38 per hour (approximately $67,307 to $80,691) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

Criminal Records Check

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

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 # 16405         

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.