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FOIP and Information Management Branch is the front-line contact on requests for records made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act) by applicants. These employees interact directly with program staff ranging from front-line to senior leadership and with ‘applicants’ who may be general public, businesses, elected officials (e.g. official opposition), media, special interest groups, and others. Much of the work is extremely confidential and involves highly sensitive information related to ‘issues of the day’. To learn more about us, please visit:
Are you looking for a challenging opportunity in a leadership role? Do you have exceptional people skills, in-depth knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act? If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for you!
Reporting to the FOIP Sector Director, this position leads a team of professional and administrative staff in the delivery of FOIP services to an assigned group of public bodies including one or more Government of Alberta departments, agencies, boards and commissions. The position leads, coaches and develops staff, and manages issues and challenges related to service delivery and unit resource allocation.
The position requires not only extensive knowledge of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, but must also have extensive supervisory and leadership experience. The FOIP Coordinator plays a key role in providing FOIP services to public bodies.
In your role as a FOIP Coordinator, you will be responsible for :
• leading coaching and developing staff, as well as for managing issues related to current front-line service delivery and unit resource allocation
• providing expert advice and recommendation to senior leadership in the assigned public bodies regarding the ability to withhold any sensitive information for disclosure, while keeping in mind compliance with the legislation
• advising how much authorities can be exercised in a compliant manner that demonstrates both openness and accountability to the public
• reviewing, approving, and endorsing the recommendations put forward by FOIP Advisors, prior to advancing the recommendations to the Delegated Decision Maker for a disclosure decision
• providing advice on strategies that may be necessary to manage the aftermath of sensitive disclosures
As the successful candidate, you will possess:
• an extensive knowledge of the FOIP legislation, Alberta OIPC Orders and Investigation Reports, Court Decisions related to FOIP, Service Alberta’s publications and guidelines related to FOIP.
• expert understanding of the Alberta FOIP legislation (or similar) and a working knowledge of how the legislation affects the supported public bodies, stakeholders and government as a whole.
• an extensive management experience in supervisory, management or leadership experience and training
• political acumen, ability to recognize information of sensitivity to the public body and its potential impacts
• the ability to respond clearly and immediately to requests from senior management while managing a high volume of work often within tight timeframes
• exceptional verbal, written, listening and interpersonal skills
To be successful in the role you will demonstrate the following Alberta Public Services (APS) competencies:
• Agility to anticipate, assess and adapt to changing priorities, and make effective decisions
• Drive for Results to enable you to set goals, prioritize your work and follow through on tasks to achieve them
• Building Collaborative Environments by contributing to a work environment that fosters productive and collaborative work
• Develop Self and Others to use own enthusiasm and commitment to higher-level goals to motivate and guide others to achieve results
• Systems Thinking to recognize the broader impact of your work and to be able to understand broader goals
Closing Date: 31 May 2021