Senior Business Analyst

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 20912
Salary: $101,829 - $121,622
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 11, 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

Located  in  Yellowknife  and  reporting  to  the  Team  Lead  -  Business  Analysis  Services, the Senior Business Analyst plans and  undertakes  business analysis and requirements elicitation and documentation for large/complex initiatives, typically (but not exclusively)  involving the development   and   implementation   of  information   systems   and   solutions.   Services  are delivered  on  behalf  of  all  GNWT departments  and  NWT  Housing  Corporation,  and projects cost can vary upwards  of $3M and  have significant organizational, financial  and reputational risk.

The incumbent is an expert on the practice of stakeholder management, business analysis and requirements  management,  ensuring  the elicitation,  analysis,  specification  and  validation of requirements  and constraints  to a level that enables  effective development and operations  of new  or  changed  software,  systems,  processes,  products  and  services.  The  management  of requirements  throughout the whole of the delivery and operational life cycle of the software, system, processes, products or services. The negotiation of trade-offs that are both acceptable to key stakeholders  and  within  budgetary,  technical,  regulatory,  and  other  constraints.  The position facilitates collaborative creation and iteration of viable specifications and acceptance criteria in preparation  for the deployment of information  systems and  related  solutions. The adoption  and adaptation  of requirements  management lifecycle models based  on the context of  the  work  and  selecting  appropriately  from  plan- driven/predictive  approaches  or  more adaptive (iterative and agile) approaches.

The incumbent  interacts  with and influences  colleagues  and  has working level  contact  with clients,  vendors  and  partners.   It  may  make  decisions  which  impact  the  work  assigned to individuals  or  phases  of  projects  including  the  work  of  staff  in  other  departments.  The position understands and collaborates on the analysis of user/client needs and represents this in their work.


•    Expert   knowledge   of  Business   Analysis   practices   such   as  those   defined   by the International   Institute   of   Business   Analysis   (IIBM)   Business   Analysis   Body   of Knowledge (BABOK Guide);

•    General  knowledge  of  Project  Management  practices  such  as  those  described  in  the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK);

•    General   Knowledge  of  the   software  development  lifecycle,  as  well  as  the  various methodologies     including     predictive     (plan-driven)     approaches     or     adaptive (iterative/agile);

•    Working knowledge of software development methods, practices and processes;

•    Knowledge of standard budgeting and accounting concepts and techniques;

•    Ability to rapidly absorb new information and applies it effectively;

•    Communicates  fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences;

•    Proven  ability to  effectively  facilitate  collaboration  between  stakeholders  who  share common objectives.

This position is typically attained by:

Completion   of  an  undergraduate   degree  in  computer  science,  management   information systems  or  business  with  4  or  more  years  of  directly  relevant  and  progressive experience working as a business analyst delivering complex technology enabled projects.

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

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 # 20912         

Closing Date: October 11, 2021- 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.00 per hour to $63.31 per hour (approximately $103,350 - $123,455) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.