Senior Procurement Specialist

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Finance
Job ID: 19870
Salary: $97,325 - $116,240
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

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 GNWT's objectives for contracting are to acquire goods and services in a way that guards against and mitigates risk, enhances suppliers' access to contracts, understands the market, encourages competition, supports benefits for northern businesses and reflects fairness, transparency, and integrity in the spending of public funds.

The GNWT Procurement Shared Services (PSS) is responsible for providing a range of contracting and procurement services for GNWT Departments, Boards and Agencies, and will include operational offices in Yellowknife and the regional centres. Under the shared services model, these responsibilities must be fulfilled for each respective client with often competing priorities, timelines and workload demands. In addition, the GNWT's contracting and procurement activities must be transparent and open to public scrutiny often with a high degree of political sensitivity, as such, it is imperative PSS activities are completed in accordance with GNWT legislation, procurement policies, procedures and industry best practices.

The PSS organization is responsible for managing approximately $90 - $100 million annually in  contract  and  procurement  activities  originated  by  GNWT  departments,  boards  and Located in Fort Smith and reporting to the Manager, Procurement Shared Services, the Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible to provide efficient, effective and professional procurement and contracting services for all GNWT departments supported by the GNWT's Procurement Shared Services function, in accordance with GNWT legislation, procurement policies, procedures and industry best practices.

There are 1-2 Procurement Specialists who directly report to the Senior Procurement Specialist, providing professional procurement services and support on behalf of client departments, boards and agencies throughout the NWT.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Achieving   Purchasing   Management   Association   of   Canada   (PMAC)   Level   4   status,   or equivalent level with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), or

A Diploma in Commerce or Business Administration and 5 years of progressive experience in supply chain management, procurement, contract management and administration.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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

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 # 19870       

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.91 per hour to $59.61 per hour (approximately $97,324 - $116,239) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,406.