Senior Systems Analyst - Amended

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 23035
Salary: $104,910 - $125,307
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Dec 16, 2022

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 Senior Systems Analyst plays a key role in solution analysis and design in projects and initiatives that result in new, enhanced or improved products or services to meet the changing needs of clients.  The position also provides critical operational support by monitoring and managing the line of business applications, websites and related services for a portfolio of client departments ensuring the availability, reliability and overall performance, within agreed upon service levels and standards.

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Manager, Technical Services, the Senior Systems Analyst undertakes the definition, analysis, planning, measurement, maintenance and improvement of all aspects of the availability of services.  The overall control and management of service availability to ensure that the level of service delivered in all services is matched to or exceeds the current and future agreed needs of the business, in a cost-effective manner.

•    Expert knowledge of system analysis and design processes and practices
•    Expert knowledge of server environments, platform software and their tuning and optimization
•    Knowledge of IT service management concepts such as those described in the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Control Objects for IT (CoBIT), Dev/Ops and lean IT
•    Knowledge of Project Management practices such as those described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
•    Knowledge of Business Analysis practices such as those defined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBM) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK       Guide)
•    Knowledge of the software development lifecycle, as well as the various methodologies including predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile)
•    Ability to write and maintain technical documentation including system documentation, technical specifications, user guides and plans
•    Ability to implement standard operational management tools and processes
•    Knowledge of with ITSM tools including incident management, problem management, and configuration management tools
•    Ability to assess and evaluate risk and impact within IT systems and solutions
•    Ability to maintain an awareness of developments in the industry
•    Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
•    Ability to communicate complex technical concepts into easy-to-understand information

This qualifications for this position are 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 operating and maintaining information systems environments.  

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23035     

Closing Date: December 16, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.80 per hour to $64.26 per hour (approximately $104,910 to $125,307.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.