CONTRACTS MANAGER (Former Employee) – Yellowknife, NT – 5 January 2014
A typical day was busy and exciting. There were challenges and issues to deal with. All of the department directors had their own mandate and or agendas for the short and long term periods. I managed to obtain copies of every mandate and I studied them so I was prepared when it was time to act. I was a part of the Financial - Administrative section of the GNWT working with two departments. My co-workers were mostly the financial officers, however I did have a purchasing officer who reported directly to me. Every job has its difficult areas, and to be successful one has to overcome the diversity of issues that arise and still keep within the Governments Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines. The most enjoyable part of my position was the win win situation. Everything was done in a transparent, concise and accountable fashion.
Learning as much as I could over the years. Being respected by my piers and by my vendors
Employees who would try and get around the proper procedures.
Intern (Former Employee) – Yellowknife, NT – 6 November 2017
The Government of the Northwest Territories, particularly Environment and Natural Resources, is an excellent workplace that provides a variety of learning opportunities and friendly groups of people to consult with.