Programmer/Systems Analyst

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Aurora College
Job ID: 22751
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

Aurora College's mission is to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to Northern land, tradition, community and people.

Job Information

Reporting to the Manager, Information Systems and Technology, the Programmer/System Analyst (P/SA) works directly with the other members of the Information Systems and Technology team, software vendors as well as a functional reporting relationship with the Vice President, Student Affairs and Registrar. You may also work directly with Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Information Systems and Programs Area Staff as required.

You will be the in-house senior technical resource for programming and systems analysis. The P/SA provides a specialized tier two support for all the College's information systems and coordinates with software vendors to perform complex system upgrades and enhancements that have the potential to affect all staff and students at the College. 

The P/SA's primary roles are to plan and manage complex systems upgrades and software enhancement requests from end-users, provide complex tier two technical support to resolve data and functional problems for all College staff and faculty, and design, develop, and support the technical architecture needs to integrate College systems. 

The P/SA must ensure that systems integrate seamlessly without error which includes data and workflows, between the financial systems, email system, library system, student computer accounts, learning management system, and other systems at the College. You will design and develop reports or data extracts when needed. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Completion of a University Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems Management and at least three (3) of experience in the Information Technology industry, including at least two (2) years as a System Analyst. An equivalency to be considered is a combination of seven (7) years of education and directly related experience.

Extensive knowledge of Adult Learning Theory and Practice, Northern Aboriginal communities and organizations, and post-secondary Education and a post-secondary Education environment. As well as the ability to work effectively with Northern Aboriginal communities and organizations would all be an asset but not mandatory. 

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

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 1 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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 22751         

Closing Date: Open Till Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.12 per hour to $58.68 per hour (approximately $95,784 - $114,426) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $7,374.00.