Senior Policy Analyst

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Infrastructure
Job ID: 22776
Salary: $104,910 - $125,307
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Sep 29, 2022

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 Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies.  INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at

Job Information


The Senior Policy Analyst is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Policy. Working independently on complex files within a legislative framework, the work is generally assigned based on approved strategies and Departmental objectives. The Senior Policy Analyst participates in the evaluation of policy, legislation and strategic initiatives to ensure that the Department operates in conformity with its mandate and broader GNWT interests and objectives. The position provides advice to the Department in order to ensure that departmental plans and policies conform to the direction issued by the Executive Council and the Financial Management Board (FMB).

Typically attained by:

Bachelor's degree in business/public administration, public relations, law or a related field with at least five years of broad professional experience in policy development and implementation, communications development and evaluation of policy and/or legislation.


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 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 # 22776

Closing Date: September 29, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $53.80 per hour (approximately $104,910 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.