Are you a professional in the legal field with experience with privacy and information security? We have an opportunity for a freedom of information officer to assist with applying the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) that governs how we collect, use, and disclose personal information about individuals and provide access to other WorkSafeBC information. You will be responsible for ensuring that we meet out obligations under FIPPA.
What you’ll do
As a FIPPA officer you will:
- Analyze information requests, and prepare appropriate responses
- Advise on the interpretation and application of FIPPA
- Represent WorkSafeBC in reviews and at the inquiry level with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
- Draft appropriate clauses for a variety of information-sharing agreements between WorkSafeBC third parties
- Guide responses to any privacy complaints in accordance with WorkSafe BC policies
- Conduct privacy impact assessments
- Develop and deliver in-house training programs related to FIPPA
Is this a good fit for you?
We’re looking for someone who can:
- Independently set priorities and follow up with relevant parties to meet strict deadlines, while managing a large workload
- Give clear work direction, instruction, and guidance to a variety of groups and individuals
- Interpret and apply law and policy
- Prepare and present complex information and communicate in a clear and concise manner to diverse audiences
Your background and experience:
- An undergraduate degree in law
- A minimum of one year of experience in an area specific to access to information and/or privacy
- Legal analysis, writing skills, and working knowledge of research techniques are required
- Working knowledge of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation or other privacy or access to information legislation is required
Who are we?
At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the almost 2.3 million workers and 210,000 employers in our province.
What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?
It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.
Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package may include vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you’ll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.
If you’re the successful applicant, we’ll be making a conditional offer contingent upon your clearing a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act. At the time of offer, you’ll need to provide consent for a criminal record check. Once we receive clearance, we’ll confirm your offer of employment.
We’re an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.
Visit worksafebc.com/careers and select Career Opportunities to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.
Application deadline: July 21, 2016
Thank you, in advance, for applying. Unfortunately, we’re only able to contact those whose applications we will be pursuing further.