Programmer/Systems Analyst

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Location: Fort Smith

Department: Aurora College

Job Code: 14122

Salary: $89,505 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.


Job Information

Located in Fort Smith and reporting directly to the Manager, Information Systems and Technology, the Programmer/Systems Analyst (P/SA) is responsible for planning, designing, and implementing software programs, as well as conducting systems analysis on information systems, and acts as a coordinator in the design, development, implementing, testing and upgrading of those systems.  The P/SA will apply proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate and resolve systems issues in order to maximize the benefit of systems investments and to ensure critical workflows at the College are sustained.  This includes eliciting requirements, designing, documenting, and modifying software specifications throughout the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC).  The P/SA will also analyze and amend software errors in a timely and accurate fashion for system sustainment and provide status reports for projects where required.

The P/SA works directly with the other members of the Information Systems and Technology team, software vendors, and has a functional reporting relationship with the Vice President, Student Affairs and Registrar.  The incumbent may also work directly with Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Information Systems and Program Area staff as required.

The knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through the completion of a University Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems Management and at least four (4) years of experience in the Information Technology industry including at least two (2) years as a Systems Analyst. 

The following would be an asset but not mandatory:

- Extensive knowledge of Adult Learning Theory and Practice

- Extensive knowledge of Northern Aboriginal people and communities

- Ability to work effectively with Northern Aboriginal communities and organizations

- Extensive knowledge of post-secondary Education and a post-secondary Education environment 


More Information


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $44.75 per hour (approximately $87.263 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,435.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.



The incumbent in this position will be required to travel to by small plane to remote settlements.

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.


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.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith Client Service Centre

GNWT Human Resources

83 Breynat Street

Box 876


Ph. (867) 872-6500

Fax (867) 872-3298


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14122         

Closing Date: Open Until Filled