IS Business Analyst / Project Manager

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Closing date: Dec 1, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: LND Projects & Planning

Job Code: 14863

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

At the Department of Lands, we strive to be leaders and innovators in Northern land and resource management. We provide land management decisions and recommendations on the acquisition, lease, sale, or other dispositions of public lands while respecting the principles of land use sustainability, and ecological, social, cultural, and economic values.

The Department of Lands advances the territorial vision of land and resource management in the NWT through the legislative, regulatory and policy system and through the delivery of a robust and effective enforcement and compliance program. The Department’s reach is broad because the use of land impacts the operations and mandates of other departments, and private sector development. It engages in large-scale planning, and conducts broad legislative and policy reviews to inform government-wide strategic advice about land and resource management. Together these functions enhance the planning, management, and administration of land in a sustainable way.

The Department works closely with NWT resource management boards because it coordinates inter- and intra- department and government processes including environmental assessments (EAs), reclamation securities, GNWT input on federal legislative amendments and regulatory activities affecting land and water management, environmental assessment policy reviews and land use planning.

The Department’s Informatics division also leads the planning, development and implementation of information and technology related services, including geomatics services, to three departments: Lands, Industry, Tourism and Investment, and Environment and Natural Resources.

Job Information

The Business Analyst/Project Manager works directly with and through the Informatics Shared Services Division while also having a functional reporting relationship on a project by project basis to other departmental Managers, Supervisors and Directors.

The Incumbent is responsible for conducting business analysis and project management on technology systems and applications. This includes requirements solicitation, conducting feasibility and cost benefit analyses, facilitating workshops with clients and providing advice and guidance on the design and construction of new and enhanced technology systems that meet user needs as well as specified standards and criteria.

The incumbent must have highly effective problem solving skills in order to ensure that systems are defined and implemented to meet complex departmental needs. The incumbent must be well informed on current policies and legislation as well as have in depth knowledge of the Project Management lnstitute's Project Management Book of Knowledge, International Institute of Business Analysis' Business Analysis Book of Knowledge, the GNWT Systems Implementation Methodology and the System Development Life Cycle methodologies. The Business Analyst/ Project Manager (BAPM) must have in depth knowledge and understanding in both business analysis and project management methods and techniques.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In depth knowledge of Informatics and Information systems design, development, implementation and upgrade;
  • In depth knowledge of software development and hardware capabilities and requirements including delivery platform and technical architecture;
  • Proven technology project management skills with expert knowledge and ability to implement established project management methodologies for complex, multi stakeholder projects, prepare/review project budgets and timelines and manage project staff and vendors;
  • Proven technology business analysis skills including creation of feasibility and cost/benefit  and  return on investment studies,  requirements  elicitation, facilitate workshops, and prepare specifications and proposals as well as review submissions;
  • Proven business management skills including the ability to prepare technical specifications and proposals ,as well as review, prioritize and rank technical submissions and solutions;
  • Proven complex information systems needs assessment and systems requirements gathering;
  • Excellent verbal,written and communication skills including the ability to translate complex technical information into plain language for Departmental Managers and staff;
  • Highly effective decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to develop and communicate complex informatics strategic and business plans in plain language;
  • Excellent priority setting and organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and effectively;
  • Understanding of project costing concepts such as earned value, cost -benefit analysis, total cost of ownership, return on investment;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills that will enable a team to deliver work on time, as planned  and within budget;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of change management and the ability to manage PEST impacts of efforts and change resulting from complex information systems projects.
Typically. the above qualifications would be attained by:

The required level of knowledge, skills and ability is typically acquired through the completion of a University Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems Management and at least 3 years' experience in Business Analysis and Project Management.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a one (1) year term.


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.


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 # 14863       

Closing Date: December 1, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

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