The staff of Community Services help thousands of Nova Scotians in vulnerable situations. We offer various programs, including Child, Youth & Family Support, Employment Support & Income Assistance, and Disability Support Programs. The Department of Community Services (DCS) is committed to a social service system that helps people be as independent as possible and reach their full potential. We want a system that makes it easy for Nova Scotians to find the services they need, and we want those services to be there for years to come. Simply put, we want better results for Nova Scotians, and we need your help to get this done! For more information on our Department please click here: https://novascotia.ca/coms/.
The Information Services and Privacy division of Community Services strives to provide “a trusted voice to drive access by default and privacy by design”. We foster a culture where the public is informed, privacy is protected, and government is accountable. Our team provides expert advice and professional guidance by balancing the right of access to information with the right to privacy. We promote corporate accountability through leadership, expertise and advice on legislation, policy, standards and best practices regarding information on access and privacy to staff and clients of Community Services.
As the Access & Privacy Coordinator you are part of a dynamic team of information management and privacy professionals. You are responsible for assisting in the achievement of short- and long-term objectives of the unit by contributing to the effective and efficient operation of the division’s overall program activity. This position reports to the Manager, Information Services & Privacy.
The position is primarily responsible for the coordination and administration of information access and privacy processes and activities that require innovative approaches, and that have an impact on multiple functions and/or overall business results within the division.
- Tracking and supporting the processing of requests for information received by the department;
- Providing support to work associated with the processing of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPOP) applications, privacy breach and privacy complaint investigations, and Privacy Impact Assessments;
- Researching and analyzing emerging trends and findings across the field of information access and privacy;
- Preparing analyses, briefing notes, or power point presentations as needed; and
- Administrative, financial, and budgeting support to the Manager.
You possess a Bachelor’s degree and one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
You have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and can explain complex information in an accessible manner. You have experience designing and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences. You have excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, and consistently maintain a respectful, professional and courteous disposition with colleagues and clients.
You are conscientious about, and accurate with, your work and have well developed time management and organizational skills to effectively manage competing priorities in a busy work environment. You are a critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative to identify opportunities to improve the way things are done. You are flexible and adaptable and demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills and take on any task required to help the team provide timely quality service to the public.
Knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other access and privacy legislation would be an asset.
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
Closing Date: 11/6/2019