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Manager, Public Health Systems

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Health and Social Services
Job ID: 25424
Salary: $109,766 - $131,099
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jul 24, 2024

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 Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife, the Manager, Public Health Systems (Manager) reports to the Director of Population Health and has a functional reporting relationship with the CPHO and Deputy CPHO, and has statutory responsibilities delegated by the CPHO under the NWT Public Health Act and the accompanying Disease Surveillance Regulations and Immunization Regulations. This position is critical for the development, management, protection, privacy and integrity of data acquired and maintained in repositories and information systems, with a specific focus on the timely and accurate registration, collection, management and storage of data for reportable tests and diseases, population health outcomes and indicators, and vital statistics essential for the monitoring of population health status, disease and mortality trends. The data influences decision-making for program development and/or resource allocation priorities as well as territorial surveillance and clinical case management. This work is essential to the HSS system in meeting national accreditation standards for public health services.


- Knowledge of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding;

- Knowledge of software/hardware component trends to analyze and recommend upgrades to management to enhance their technological capabilities;

- Knowledge of business practices, acts and regulations as they pertain to public health in order to analyze and recommend changes or upgrades to current systems and databases, or to establish or change information sharing agreements and practices;

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A degree in health information management, public health or related discipline and five (5) years of relevant experience including one (1) year of supervisory or team lead experience.

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.


This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

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 # 25424    

Closing Date: July 24, 2024 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $56.29 per hour (approximately $109,766 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.