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The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of the largest distributors and retailers of beverage alcohol in Canada, generating a net income of approximately $1.08 billion on annual sales of approximately $3.3 billion in fiscal 2016/17. LDB has a workforce of approximately 4,000 full and part-time employees, operates 197 retail stores across the province, oversees the operations of approximately 220 Rural Agency Stores and has the role of wholesaler to approximately 700 private liquor retail outlets and 10,000 licensed establishments.
The LDB is a unique government entity that operates with similar independence to a Crown Corporation under the direction of a General Manager and CEO.
In February 2018, the LDB was assigned to distribute, wholesale and sell non-medicinal cannabis inclusive of a government owned online channel with a mandate to support government’s key priorities of protecting children and youth, ensuring health and safety standards, and keeping the criminal element out of the supply chain.
The LDB’s Information, Privacy and Access (IPA) services department provides records management, privacy and access advice and support to the Liquor Distribution Branch head and area offices, 3 distribution centres and 197 retail stores throughout the province. This section develops branch-specific policies and procedures, and ensures compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Actand the Information Management Act, the Core Policy Manual and associated government directives.
Reporting to the Manager, Information, Privacy and Access, the two FOI and Privacy Analysts in IPA Services lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the LDB’s privacy and FOI programs, including processing FOI requests, drafting and reviewing privacy impact assessments, providing privacy and FOI training and advice and coordinating privacy breach responses. The FOI and Privacy Analysts develop, coordinate, and implement effective FOI and privacy work plans, policies, guidelines and procedures and ensure corporate/departmental initiatives align with and comply with FOIPPA and with government core policies and standards.
The FOI and Privacy Analysts make recommendations to the Manager of Information, Privacy and Access regarding privacy and FOI strategic direction, priorities, policies, guidelines and procedures at the LDB.
- Degree or Diploma, combined with one year experience working in a role performing analytical work, such as policy or legal analysis, as a significant percentage of your daily work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience interpreting and applying legislation, policies and directives (examples include: policies and laws of the provincial, federal, or municipal government, such as the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act,Information Management Act, Interpretation Act, BC Building Code, WorkSafe BC Standards).
- Experience in processing access to information requests.
- Experience with compliance audits and privacy breach procedures
- Preference will be given to candidates who posses a minimum of one year of experience applying Provincial and/or Federal privacy and/or access to information legislation.
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience drafting privacy impact assessments.
- Knowledge of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Information Management Act and other policies and procedures related to the principles of access and privacy.
- Ability to lead, educate and support staff members and develop and implement staff training programs;
- Ability to impart, orally and in writing, clear privacy and FOI direction, instruction and guidance to staff at all levels of the organization;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Detail-oriented with an ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders;
- Demonstrated ability to use tact and maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive and high-profile issues;
- Ability to reference, interpret and apply policy, procedures, legislation and precedents;
- Ability to set priorities and follow up with relevant parties to meet strict deadlines, while managing a large workload;
- Ability to work independently and to function effectively as a team member.