Data Management Officer

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Closing date: Jan 25, 2019

Location: Fort Smith

Department: FIN Fin Shared Serv - Reg Ops

Job Code: 16466

Salary: $74,549 - $86,775

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

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

Located in Fort Smith and reporting to a Senior Finance Officer, the Data Management Officer is responsible for the accurate management and oversight of personal, benefits and compensation data in the GNWT Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System to accurately compensate employees within the GNWT.  The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of all specialized entries and transactions and that data entry is completed in accordance with Federal legislation, regulations and policies; and GNWT legisltion, regulations, collective agreements, handbooks, policies and business procedures.

Applicants must have basic knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and proven understanding of payroll and benefits administration.  Sound knowledge of computerized payroll and financial systems (i.e. Oracle-based), advanced knowledge of office software and basic presentation skills, including PowerPoint are required.  Good communication, customer service and interpersonal skills along with strong analytical skills and the ability to organize time effectively are also required.

The knowledge, skills and abilities are normally acquired through Grade 12 and a Business Administration Diploma or Degree and five (5) years' payroll or payroll data management experience or Grade 12, end level of Canadian Payroll course work and five (5) years' payroll or payroll data management experience.


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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $37.27 per hour (approximately $72,677.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,180.00.


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


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 # 16466        

Closing Date: January 25, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298