Expression of Interest - Intern - Policy Officer

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: FIN Corporate Affairs

Job Code: 16408

Salary: $68,289 - $81,491

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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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, Policy and Communications, this position supports the role of the Shared Corporate Services Division to provide policy and strategic  support services for the department, to develop and maintain departmental policies, and to provide expert financial, strategic, and public relations advice.

The Intern - Policy Officer works closely with a team responsible for legislation, policy, and communications. When providing assistance in these areas, the incumbent is often required to work under tight deadlines with information of a confidential nature.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
•    Understanding of the role of legislation and policy in a public service context.
•    Understanding of human resource and/or management principles within a unionized, public service context.
•    Research and analysis skills.
•    Oral and written communication skills.
•    Planning, organizing and coordinating skills.
•    Service focus skills.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by a bachelor degree in political science, business or public administration, communications or social sciences.

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Term Position

This job opening is for up to 2 years.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


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

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.

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 #16409

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

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $35.02 per hour to $41.79 per hour (approximately $68,289 - $81,491) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.