New job Senior Policy Analyst in Northwest Territories

Senior Policy Analyst

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $101,000 - $121,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies. INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at

Job Information

The Senior Policy Analyst is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Policy. Working independently on complex files within a legislative framework, the work is generally assigned based on approved strategies and Departmental objectives.

The Senior Policy Analyst's responsibilities include providing advice on, and participating in the development of, new policies and corporate plans; the review of existing policies and strategic, corporate, budget, and business planning documents; identification, assessment, and mitigation of risk associated with departmental activities, and the production of Ministerial briefings and correspondence, submissions and decision papers, which have a supportive effect on the operations of the Department, and related publications. The incumbent's recommendations may have an impact on GNWT policy.

The Senior Policy Analyst participates in the evaluation of policy, legislation and strategic initiatives to ensure that the Department operates in conformity with its mandate and broader GNWT interests and objectives. The position provides advice to the Department in order to ensure that departmental plans and policies conform to the direction issued by the Executive Council and the Financial Management Board (FMB).

The incumbent communicates regularly with other GNWT departments to ensure joint and coordinated GNWT positions on policy and strategic initiatives. Routinely, the Senior Policy Analyst exchanges information and expertise, collaborates with others in the development of Departmental input into GNWT wide initiatives, and participates in task teams to ensure coordinated and complementary efforts to support or represent Infrastructure and GNWT interests.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.

Knowledge of cabinet, legislative and policy processes and protocols
Thorough knowledge of existing Department legislation
Ability to develop new legislation, acts, agreements, frameworks, strategies and policies and policies
Knowledge of northern institutions, corporations, government systems and communities
Knowledge of current events, political factors and issues of the day affecting the NWT
Ability to interact with Federal and GNWT departments, Aboriginal organizations, community organizations and the various business communities
Knowledge of the theory and practice of public administration, political science, economics, socio-economics, intergovernmental relations, demographics, and statistics
Knowledge of principles, methodologies and practices related to aspects of corporate planning.
Excellent analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to express ideas and communicate effectively; the ability to analyze critically and suggest an appropriate means of action
Ability to analyze and articulate various policy options
Ability to formulate innovative and adaptive solutions
Organizational project management skills and the coordination and management of interdivisional working groups
Strong research skills and the ability to keep abreast of new trends and best practices in order to facilitate harmonization with other jurisdictions
Ability to recognize stakeholder needs and develop effective collaborative relationships
Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
Ability to exercise sound, professional judgment and to use tact, persuasion, diplomacy and flexibility.
Ability to provide recommendations, expertise and communicate messages effectively in writing or verbally to various audiences on both communications and policy matters
Knowledge of computer software including word processing, database, and electronic mail and communications programs.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Bachelor's degree in business/public administration, public relations, law or a related field with at least five years of broad professional experience in policy development and implementation, communications development and evaluation of policy and/or legislation.

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.

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