Senior Policy Analyst

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Closing date: Feb 26, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ENR Policy Legislation & Com

Job Code: 15144

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories.


Job Information

The Senior Policy Analyst is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Policy & Strategic Planning. The incumbent provides services to the whole Department, working closely with the Department's Senior Advisors. Daily work is largely undertaken independently with principal points of contact with the Manager at the time projects are assigned and upon their completion. 

The incumbent supervises interns, summer students and casual staff on occasion. The Senior Policy Analyst must have extensive and comprehensive knowledge of governmental and political affairs and operations, including protocols, standards and guidelines. The incumbent requires a combination of policy analysis and development skills related to the Northwest Territories cultural and social environment to ensure Departmental goals and objectives are set forth in a realistic and practical manner. The incumbent's policy expertise supports team initiatives within the Division, Department, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), and external partnerships.

The incumbent leads departmental input into initiatives undertaken by other departments, including central agencies. All activities undertaken by the incumbent impact the operations of the Department, the Minister's office, central government agencies, public agencies, and the general public.

The Senior Policy Analyst represents the Department in interdepartmental, intradepartmental and intergovernmental committees related to environmental, social and cultural matters and other governmental affairs. The incumbent communicates regularly with other GNWT departments, Cabinet Secretariat and the Management Board Secretariat to ensure joint and coordinated GNWT positions on policy and strategic initiatives. Frequently, the Senior Policy Analyst needs to also work closely with colleagues in other governments and jurisdictions. Routinely, the Senior Policy Analyst exchanges information and expertise, collaborates with others in the development of departmental input, participates in task teams to ensure coordinated and complementary efforts to support or represent Northwest Territories (NWT) interests.

The results achieved by the incumbent in terms of the development of new policies and corporate plans, the review of existing policies, and the production of ministerial briefings/correspondence and decision papers have an ancillary effect on the operations of the Department.

The above qualifications would be attained by Bachelor's degree in Environmental Management or Political Science, coupled with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in northern governments or other relevant work and living experience.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589 per annum) 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 # 15144         

Closing Date: February 26, 2018- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

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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