Project Manager

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Location: Yellowknife

Department: NTHSSA - Planning and Dev

Job Code: 14221

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Department Information

The THSSA works under the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services and the Health and Social Services regions, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the Northwest Territories through planning, development, deliver, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.

THSSA 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. THSSA 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.

Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.



Job Information

Located in Headquarters, the Project Manager position will report to the Senior Project Manager, Corporate and Support Services and be accountable to them, as well as be accountable to other Senior Project Manager(s), Project Sponsor(s)/Lead(s) and/or HSSA Director(s) or Manager(s) they may be assigned to support. The position will need to work in often a complex matrix environment and consequently will also often work closely with Departmental Senior Managers and Senior Managers of the THSSA.

 The Project Manager will coordinate and manage medium sized projects that play an active part in ensuring the development and success of THSSA strategic objectives.

 The Project Manager applies project management methodology, including but not limited to: project planning, risk management and contingency planning, communication, monitoring and project and program evaluation techniques to ensure that project implementation is done efficiently and effectively and the outcomes meet all project requirements.  The position is also accountable for overseeing and managing the work of any consultants/experts engaged by the NTHSSA to assist in the analysis and development of projects.

 The knowledge and skills for this position are normally obtained through a bachelor’s degree in business administration, science, engineering or public administration and four (4) years of progressive project management or managerial experience with advanced training in strategic planning and project management.  The four (4) years of progressive experience will include a minimum of two (2) years of experience managing medium to large complex projects in a Canadian Health and Social Services or Northern work environment.  Other combinations of education and related GNWT/Northern experience will be considered.


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Term Position

This is an anticipatory hiring for upcoming term opportunities.  Term positions may vary from 6 months to 3 years depending on the nature of the project.  Term positions could be assigned to project teams working for the Territorial Health and Social Services Authority (THSSA) Headquarters within the Corporate and Support Services Division.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589 - $114,134.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450


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


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Affirmative Action

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.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14221         

Closing Date: Open until filled


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.