The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of the largest distributors and retailers of beverage alcohol in Canada, generating a net income of approximately $1.08 billion on annual sales of approximately $3.3 billion in fiscal 2016/17. LDB has a workforce of approximately 4,000 full and part-time employees, operates 197 retail stores across the province, oversees the operations of approximately 220 Rural Agency Stores and has the role of wholesaler to approximately 700 private liquor retail outlets and 10,000 licensed establishments.
The LDB’s Information, Privacy and Access (IPA) Services department provides records management, privacy and access advice and support to the Liquor Distribution Branch head and area offices, 2 distribution centres and 196 retail stores throughout the province. This section develops branch-specific policies and procedures, and ensures compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Information Management Act, the Core Policy Manual and associated government directives.
The Manager of Information, Privacy and Access directs the LDB’s information, privacy and access programs, including direction on access to information, protection of privacy, and records management. The Manager of Information, Privacy and Access establishes corporate LDB information management plans, priorities, policies and procedures, ensuring that the BCLDB provides access to information, and protects confidential information and personal privacy in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) and BC government policies.
The Manager functions as the LDB’s Privacy Officer and is also responsible for the organization’s access to information and records management programs.
- Extensive experience in information management, interpreting and administering legislation, and providing advice on policy, procedures and guidelines in business environments, supplemented with post-secondary education in a related discipline such as public administration, business management, law, communications, library science, or archival studies OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Experience applying principles, rights and best practices in providing access to information, in protecting privacy and confidential information, and in establishing information management frameworks.
- Experience training and coaching employees across an organization
- Experience with structuring and maintaining electronic document and records management systems (EDRMS) preferred
- Experience with measures and metrics in assessing department performance preferred
- Considerable knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Information Management Act and the general principles of federal and provincial access and privacy legislation.
- Knowledge of information technology and its application for information management and information security.
- Preference may be given to candidates with knowledge of BC government policies, procedures, and practices relating to the Acts and the general principles of access, privacy and records management as they apply to the BC provincial government context.
- Ability to research, interpret and apply legislation and policy, develop recommendations as well as draft procedures and guidelines.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and productive relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including the public, media and senior government officials.
- Ability to lead, direct, coach and support staff members and develop and implement staff training programs.
- Ability to manage high-profile sensitive issues, strategically problem-solve and provide senior level advice.
- Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to explain and present clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, in language appropriate to the audience.
- Excellent verbal communication skills
Closing date: 17 July 2018