Policy Analyst

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Health and Social Services
Job ID: 20898
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Sep 22, 2021

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

Employees must apply through HRIS / Employee Self-Service. For instructions please see:


Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

The Policy Analyst develops and interprets new and existing health and social service policies and legislation. When developing new or enhancing existing policies or legislation, the Policy Analyst is responsible for completing research, consulting stakeholder groups and advising the Manager, Policy and Legislation and Department Senior Management. 

The Policy Analyst also provides analysis and policy research to support the Department in its participation in self-government negotiations. To that end, the incumbent will assist in identifying objectives, issues and options. The incumbent will take into consideration a number of factors including financial, legal, and political impacts as well as a variety of approaches including those from other jurisdictions. 

The Policy Analyst will also represent and explain departmental positions at inter­departmental and inter-government meetings. 

The Policy Analyst develops legislative and policy proposals and provides advice to the Manager, Policy and Legislation and senior managers in the Department, as well as conducting consultations with the Department and Authorities staff and with stakeholders including other government departments and non-governmental organizations, as well as federal and provincial governments. 

The Policy Analyst will also develop and maintain a good understanding of all policies, governance models and programs and services offered by the Department and regional health and social services authorities. The Analyst is responsible for providing timely, accurate and appropriate responses. 

Typically attained by:
A university degree and 2 years experience in policy development, communications and/ or evaluation in a northern environment. 

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

Term Position

This job opening is for a one year term.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

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 # 20898
Closing Date: September 22, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $48.40 per hour to $57.81 per hour (approximately $94, 380 - $112, 730) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.