Information Access & Privacy (IAP) Services is an integrated unit that provides access and privacy services to government departments. In addition to providing client departments with operational advice and guidance on access and privacy issues, the Unit also promotes a culture that supports openness and transparency.
The Day in the Life of an Information Access and Privacy Administrator
If you have a high standard of integrity and want to hone your skills within a department that supports the processes authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act, then come join a team of likeminded professionals. You would support the integrity of information access and privacy (IAP) processes and provide clients service excellence.
The work you will do is meaningful and will sharpen your skills as you:
- Manage the processes outlined in the Act
- Provide recommendations on FOIPOP applications and represent client departments on requests for reviews of departmental decisions by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) of Nova Scotia
- Manage requests under departmental Routine Access policies
- Facilitate pro-active disclosure where appropriate
- Provide operational expertise and guidance, including training and education
- Promote a culture that supports openness and transparency
- Contribute to the overall operations of the unit
- Research current trends in other jurisdictions
- Commit to a work culture that supports other team members through cross training, skills development, and excellence in client service
What Makes a Great Information Access & Privacy Administrator
A university degree in a related discipline (e.g. business, social science, humanities, or studies related to information management), and two years of experience in a policy environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
This is a good fit for those who have:
- Sound knowledge of access and privacy principles and legislation
- 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)
- High level of diplomacy, sensitivity, and confidentiality
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Organizational and time-management capabilities
- Experience facilitating Privacy Impact Assessments and agreements, and managing privacy breaches or complaints
- Ability to research, analyze and synthesize recommendations, orders and decisions by judicial and/or quasi-judicial bodies on matters related to access and privacy
- Capacity to build professional relationships with applicants and staff in client departments, and to negotiate, mediate and resolve conflicts
Experience in developing and delivering training and presentations will be considered an asset.
As part of the assessment process you will be required to demonstrate the following competencies: Conceptual Thinking, Strategic Orientation, Outcome Focus, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, partnering and Relationship Building and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.
Closing Date: 25 June 2018