The Investigator is responsible to receive privacy complaints and access review files from Intake for the purpose of identifying the issues under review, assessing, evaluating, analyzing, researching and providing an opinion on the matter to the parties. The incumbent advises and assists individuals in exercising their information and privacy rights and may negotiate with them to better define, clarify or focus their request. The Investigator will also attempt to negotiate an early resolution of reviews and complaints through informal means (mediation).
As a member of a dynamic team, the individual provides specialized research, analytical support and statistical reporting to the Commissioner and the Director of Investigations and Mediation. The Investigator applies and interprets legislation and precedents to advise and assist the parties, the Director, the Commissioner, members of the public, access and privacy administrators or other government officials and third parties.
The Investigator assists in the education of the public and public bodies/municipalities/health information custodians in law and processes related to access to information or protection of privacy law.
Related university or college degree (e.g. law, public administration, law enforcement, information management) or an acceptable equivalent combination of experience and training in a legal, policy or research environment. Must possess a working knowledge of legislation and regulations (federal, provincial and/or municipal) related to privacy and access and be able to use that knowledge to make competent, defensible decisions and plans. The successful candidate will demonstrate above average verbal and written communication skills. A proven ability to employ discretion and deal appropriately with confidential and secret documents is also essential.
An applicant’s cover letter and resume will clearly outline how the candidate meets these qualifications.
Closing Date 16 May 2017