Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.
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 will represent the client department on requests for reviews of departmental decision by the Act’s Information and Privacy Commissioner. The Administrator is also responsible for managing requests under the Routine Access and facilitating pro-active disclosure. This position provides operational advice and guidance, including training and education, to the client department in matters regarding access and privacy and promotes a culture that supports openness and transparency. As a member of a corporate cohesive 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, skill development and excellence in client service.
University degree in a related discipline (i.e. business, social science, or information management related studies) and at least 2 years of experience in a policy environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of access and privacy legislation and working knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Privacy Review Officer Act (PROA), Personal Information International Disclosure Protection Act. Experience in facilitating the development and review of Privacy Impact Assessments and agreements and management of privacy breaches or complaints is also a need of this position. They will require an ability to research, analyze and synthesize the NS Information and Privacy Commissioner’s recommendations or other jurisdictions Commissioners’ recommendations or orders as well as decisions of the Court on matters related to access and privacy.
Experience developing and delivering training/presentations will be considered an asset. The successful candidate must be able to build relationships with Applicants and staff in client departments as well as able to negotiate, mediate, and resolve conflicts. A high level of diplomacy, sensitivity, and confidentiality are required with this position as well as excellent communication, organizational and time management skills.
The following competencies are required: Conceptual Thinking, Strategic Orientation, Outcome Focus, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering & Relationship Building and Intercultural & Diversity Proficiency.
We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written assessments, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.