With more than 1000 sworn and civilian members, the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) requires an Access to Information Analyst. The WRPS delivers exceptional police services to more than 575,000 residents. The Waterloo Region is a vital and prosperous community in Southern Ontario that offers the unique combination of a growing urban centre surrounded by four rural communities. You will work in a community proud of its diversity, and within an organization focused on its people.
As the Access to Information Analyst…
- Receive and analyze documentation requested and respond to formal requests for information within the legislated timeline, making informed decisions regarding the release of information by referencing guidelines and precedent;
- Redact, review, and/ or correct information to ensure that the material that is being released is accurate or complete by applying the appropriate exemptions pursuant to MFIPPA or determines applicable legislation that may supersede this Act;
- Prepare and forward appeal packages to the Information & Privacy Commissioner’s (IPC) Office;
- Provide input and recommendations to Senior Leaders on internal policy development and research projects impacted by MFIPPA; provide assistance to members on the application of procedures relating to the release of information and on privacy best practices;
- Perform a Privacy Impact Assessment on any Service-wide additions or changes to new or existing technology, procedures, or processes involving personal information;
- Issue fee notices to applicants and collects fees as required;
- Prepare materials to be presented at Housing Tribunal and attends the tribunal to respond to inquiries;
- Consult with the Crown to determine if disclosure to an applicant can be made when there are ongoing criminal matters;
- Deliver Access to Information training programs to both internal and external stakeholders;
- Review access to request files that have been worked on to identify errors; and
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in information science, archival science, business administration, or related field. One to two years of prior related experience processing federal, provincial or municipal access to information requests;
- A certificate in Access to Information from a post-secondary institution is considered an asset;
- Previous experience writing representations on appeals using legal arguments and terminology to defend the decisions made in response to requests is considered an asset;
- Basic knowledge and understanding of accounting principles is preferred;
- Knowledge of the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act and related regulations and procedures;
- Exceptional customer service skills and effective conflict resolution skills;
- Excellent organizational and time-management skills;
- Strong self-starter with the ability to work under minimal supervision;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills;
- A valid Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s Licence with no more than six demerit points required to travel within and outside of Region; and
- Ability to meet testing requirements for the position.
- Able to assess, analyze and make decisions regarding the release of requested records and the redaction of information;
- Able to retrieve and redact information in the Digitized Electronic Management system;
- Ability to acquire knowledge of police and justice computer networks and systems;
- Able to comprehend and apply legislation, policies and procedures and guidelines and effectively interpret and communicate provisions of the Act and Regulations;
- Able to read and comprehend police and court related documentation, including Warrants, Summonses, Subpoenas and Restraining Orders; and
- Able to meet the testing and police security requirements for the position.
Why join WRPS?
- Ongoing professional development
- Excellent benefits and pension
- Dynamic, exciting work environment
- Strong, supportive leadership
- Employee fitness and wellness programs
- 2022 salary range: $81,162 – $95,485/year
If you’re interested in this position, please apply online by Thursday May 5, 2022 at 3pm.
Please ensure you provide all supporting information from current and past employment (if applicable) to specify how you meet the requirements for this position in your online profile. You will be assessed based on the information provided in your application.
As a condition of employment all new members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service are required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to commencing their employment, for any virus or communicable diseases arising from a declared pandemic/epidemic (e.g. Covid-19), and must do so for any vaccinations required after their first date of employment. Applicants who are not able to be fully vaccinated as a result of an accommodation requirement pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, are required to disclose this to the Human Resources Advisor coordinating the hiring process, and to provide any information requested in support of an exemption request.
If you require accommodation in completing the application process, or with any portion of the application process or interview, please email the WRPS at HumanResources@wrps.on.ca.
Diversity through inclusion – we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants; however, only those selected to move forward will be contacted.