The Information Access & Privacy (IAP) Administrator is a member of an integrated Information Access and Privacy Services Unit that provides access and privacy services to government departments.
This position is responsible for the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act process and for other information access and privacy (IAP) processes for the assigned client department. Specifically, the IAP Administrator will manage the processes as outlined in the Act, will make recommendations on FOIPOP applications and represent the client department on requests for reviews of departmental decisions by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) of Nova Scotia. The Administrator is also be responsible for managing requests under departmental Routine Access policies, as well as facilitating pro-active disclosure where appropriate. This position provides operational advice and guidance, including training and education, to client departments in matters regarding access and privacy and also promotes a culture that supports openness and transparency. As a member of a corporate team, the IAP Administrator contributes to the overall operations of the Unit and keeps abreast of current trends in other jurisdictions. The incumbent is committed to a work culture that supports other IAP team members to ensure cross training, skills development and excellence in client service.
University degree in a related discipline (e.g. business, social science, humanities, or studies related to information management), and at least two years of experience in a policy environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of access and privacy principles / legislation and a working knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Privacy Review Officer Act (PROA), and the Personal Information International Disclosure Protection Act (PIIDPA). Experience in facilitating the development and review of Privacy Impact Assessments and agreements, as well as managing privacy breaches or complaints is also needed in this position. The incumbent will require an ability to research, analyze and synthesize recommendations by the Nova Scotia Information and Privacy Commissioner as well as by Commissioners in other jurisdictions and orders and decisions of the Court on matters related to access and privacy.