PSP Investments is one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with $116.8 billion of net assets under management as at March 31, 2016. Our skilled and dedicated team of more than 700 professionals manages a diversified global portfolio composed of investments in public financial markets, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources and private debt. Established in 1999, PSP Investments invests funds for the pension plans of the federal Public Service, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montréal and offices in New York and London.
PSP Investments is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy to recruit and select applicants for employment on the basis of their qualifications, with emphasis on selecting the best qualified person for the job. PSP Investments does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable law.
As a member of PSP Investments’ Legal Affairs department, the incumbent will, under the direction of, and in collaboration with, the Director, Legal Affairs, be responsible for coordinating all activities relating to the application of the federal Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Acts, and all related regulations, policies, directives, and guidelines within PSP Investments. In addition, he/she will also provide operational support to the Legal Affairs department, on an as required basis.
Access to Information and Privacy
- Provide recommendations on disclosure of information in accordance with ATIP Acts, policies and directives.
- Perform formal Privacy Impact Assessments, as required by the Privacy Act and informal assessments, as required by PSP’s internal procedures.
- Analyse all ATIP requests, investigations, complaints and consultations and prepare appropriate responses within delay prescribed by law.
- Coordinate with other PSP teams, as required, in the context of requests and consultations.
- Prepare ATIP annual reports to be tabled in the House of Commons and the Senate.
- Coordinate the preparation of the monthly reports of completed requests.
- Prepare information to be included in InfoSource on an annual basis.
- Provide input on updates to policies, procedures and manuals with respect to the application of ATIP.
- Support wholly-owned subsidiaries of PSP in the application of ATIP.
- Develop and deliver in-house training programs related to ATIP for employees.
- Compile and maintain privacy compliance metrics and prepare periodic reports.
- Assess Parliamentary questions from an ATIP perspective.
- Develop and maintain networks with the ATIP community.
- Attend ATIP meetings and training, as required.
Legal Affairs Operations
- Provide support on processing and reporting on billings from external law firms.
- Provide support on Legal Affairs document management.
- Provide additional operational support to the department, as required.
- Bachelor’s degree or certificate in relevant field
- PACC or other ATIP professional certification will be considered an asset
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in federal ATIP, in a similar role, including experience in redacting large complex Access to Information requests (redaction means severing the precise portions which are eligible under the Access to Information Act to be protected, after evaluating all the arguments for this protection and interpreting the information)
- Experience with provincial ATIP legislation will be considered
Knowledge and Skills
- Knowledge of the federal ATIP Acts
- Perfectly bilingual, written and oral (English and French)
- Strong technical skills with Microsoft Office and Adobe Writer and similar tools
- Knowledge of e-billing and document management solutions would be an asset
- Understanding of government organizations
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills
- Ability to independently set priorities and follow up with relevant parties to meet strict deadlines, while managing a large workload
- Very good judgment and tact
- Excellent analytical and research ability
- Attention to detail
- Autonomous and proactive
- Keen sense of responsibility
- Finely tuned sense of professionalism and ethics
- Ability to work well either alone or within a team
Please note that this position is located in our offices in Montreal.