Procurement Specialist

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 23259
Salary: $87,419 - $104,423
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Feb 8, 2023

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 a Senior Procurement Specialist, the Procurement Specialist is responsible to provide professional, efficient and effective procurement and contracting services for all GNWT departments supported by the Procurement Shared Services function, in accordance with Agreement on Internal Trade, GNWT legislation, procurement policies, guidelines, procedures, land claim agreements, Memorandum of Understandings, industry best practices and laws of contracting.

The incumbent consults with client departments, boards and agencies in determining the best and most effective method (competitive, negotiated, sole source, Standing Offer Agreements (SOA), Request for Proposals (RFP)) of procuring goods and services for the client in accordance with legislation, GNWT policies, procedures, and initiatives; plans, organizes and conducts professional procurement services of a diverse range of goods and services on behalf of various client departments, boards, agencies and community governments in a procurement shared services environment; and develops and maintains effective communications and working relationships with users and suppliers and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of the industrial sector to ensure adequate sources of supply.


• Ability to understand, interpret and implement policies, contract regulations and procedures;

• Technical knowledge of procurement policies and procedures, types of contracts, negotiating and interviewing techniques and sources of supply;

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing;

• Ability to work with people in an effective, tactful manner;

• Working knowledge of general accepted accounting principles (GAAP); and

• Ability to analyze and evaluate contracting issues and legalities.

This position is typically attained by:

Progressive experience (2-3 years) in supply chain management, procurement, contract management and administration in the public or private sector, combined with a Diploma in Commerce or Business, or Supply Chain Management SMT Diploma

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Effective April 1, 2022, employees may still be required to provide proof of vaccination and/or continue enhanced PPE use and COVID-19 testing if they work in areas that have additional worksite-specific policies in place that require proof of vaccination, PPE use, and COVID-19 testing.

The updated COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Guidelines are available at MyHR.

New hire employees for some positions may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before a formal employment offer is extended. Exemptions are not permitted for these positions; however, accommodation is available as required under the GNWT's Duty to Accommodate Injury and Disability Policy and under the Human Rights Act.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23259        

Closing Date: February 8, 2023 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.83 per hour to $53.55 per hour (approximately $87,419 - $104,423) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.