Senior Business Analyst

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 17575
Salary: $99,353 - $118,658
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Nov 5, 2019

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

The Senior Business Analyst leads business analysis and requirements definition and management for large scale and complex information systems and related projects and solutons to ensure that solutions implemented meet the documented business requirements and provide value through the realization of anticipated qualitative and quantitative benefits.

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Team Lead- Business Analysis Services, the Senior Business Analyst plans and undertakes business analysis and requirements elicitation and documentation for large/ complex initiatives, typically (but not exclusively) involving development and implementation of information systems and solutions. Services are delivered on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories and NWT Housing Corporation, and projects cost can vary upwards of $3M and have significant organizational, financial and reputational risk.


• Expert knowledge of Business Analysis practices such as those defined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBM) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BAB OK Guide);
• General knowledge of Project Management practices such as those described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK);
• General Knowledge of the software development lifecycle, as well as the various methodologies including predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile);
• Working knowledge of software development methods, practices and processes;
• Knowledge of standard budgeting and accounting concepts and techniques;
• Ability to rapidly absorb new information and applies it effectively.
• Communicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences
• Proven ability to effectively facilitate collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives.
• Ability to maintain an awareness of developments in the industry and select appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools and applications, taking responsibility for driving own development.
• Knowledge of IT service management concepts such as those described in ITIL;
• Proven ability to implement standard business analysis and requirements management concepts;
• Experience with project management and project portfolio management software and tools;
• Ability to assesses and evaluate risk and apply it in the design of information and technology related initiatives;
• Has a sound generic, domain and specialist knowledge necessary to perform effectively in the organization typically gained from recognized bodies of knowledge and organizational information;

Typically, the above qualifications are would be attained by:

Completion of an undergraduate degree in computer science, management information systems or business with 4 or more years of directly relevant and progressive experience working as a business analyst delivering complex technology enabled projects.

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

More Information


This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupation.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $50.95 per hour (approximately $99,352 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate 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 # 17575   

Closing Date: November 5, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Daylight Time