Benefits Specialist

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 19211
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 28, 2020

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 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.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
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.

More Information

Affirmative Action

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

Salary Information

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.