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.
The Benefits Specialist oversees benefits and insurances consultation for all employees of the NWT Public Service and is the primary resource for all senior management in the GNWT. The position provided complex calculations and detailed information that requires a thorough knowledge of both benefits and insurance information. The position is a technical resource to the department and its clients and is requires to review, evaluate and make recommendations on business processes.
Located in Yellowknife and reporting to a Manager, Financial Operations, the Benefits Specialist is responsible for: overseeing the onboarding activities related to the accurate assignment of benefits and insurances to all Senior Management of the NWT Public Service; overseeing the maintenance of the benefits records; administering leave as per the collective agreements and provide pre-retirement counseling. This position provides timely, accurate, and consistent response to benefits inquiries.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
These skills are normally acquired through the successful completion of a relevant undergraduate degree and a minimum of 4 years directly related benefit administration experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. Completion of an Employee Benefits Administration certification such as CEBS (certified employee benefits specialist) is an asset.
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
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.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID # 19211
Closing Date: October 28, 2020- 23:59, Mountain Time
The salary range for this position is from $47.68 per hour to $56.96 per hour (approximately $92,976 - $111,072.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.