Manager, Negotiations & Compensation

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 20450
Salary: $111,443 - $133,146
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jun 27, 2021

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 Northwest Territories (NWT) is made up of 1.17 million square kilometres of mountains, forests and tundra threaded by wild, clean rivers feeding thousands of pristine lakes. The territory starts at the 60th Parallel and extends into the Arctic Ocean and reaches beyond the Arctic Circle. More than 40,000 people call the NWT home.  The population of the NWT is multicultural and diverse. With brilliant blue skies most of the year, the NWT is the best place on earth to enjoy the aurora borealis and the midnight sun. Tourists from around the globe visit to experience the rugged outdoor activities and scenery. The summers seem endless with extended daylight throughout the summer season. During the winter months there is no better place to watch the world’s best northern lights dance.

The Manager, Negotiations and Compensation manages the development and directs the implementation of changes or additions to the GNWT's collective bargaining strategies, policies, programs, guidelines, employment contracts and legislation, to promote the establishment and maintenance of satisfactory labour-management relations with the Government of the Northwest Territories.

The incumbent is responsible for establishing procedures that ensure consistency in the level of service and quality of advice provided by staff, and must ensure the advice provided in the areas of bargaining, essential and emergency services, job action contingency planning, and compensation can be relied on by management, as representing final level, expert assessments and recommendations; the establishment and promotion of harmonious and constructive labour - management and employee - management practices in the areas of bargaining, essential and emergency services, job action contingency planning, and compensation, throughout the Government; and the provision of training and senior technical expertise in essential and emergency services and job action contingency planning for GNWT management at all levels, and for human resource staff in all seven human resource service centers across the NWT.

The incumbent will require proven knowledge and understanding of labour law, employment, Human Rights precedents and case law, and their integration and effect on other human resource functions; the integral relationship between federal and territorial legislation and the impact of policy and legislation on collective agreements, management of the public service, employee recruitment, retention and motivation and human resource planning in order to identify each element that may be affected by any changes to terms and conditions of employment; and compensation models, GNWT budgeting practices, and costing of positions.

The Manager, Negotiations and Compensation will have proven human relations skills consistent with the need to supervise a number of employees and to provide effective performance management of those employees; negotiation skills to resolve conflicts or negotiate agreement in a manner, which best serves, both the GNWT and the employee; and client service orientation.  Knowledge of compensation models, GNWT budgeting practices, costing of positions, and statistical analyzing techniques with the ability to analyze and interpret internal and external compensation data/patterns is required.

This position is typically attained by:

A relevant degree and a minimum of six years of recent directly related experience, including at least three years in a senior role in an employee relations environment, experience as lead representative in collective bargaining, and a minimum of two years of supervisory experience.

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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20450         

Closing Date: June 27, 2021- 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $57.15 per hour to $68.28 per hour (approximately $111,443 - $133,146) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.