The Information and Privacy Commissioner is an Officer of the Legislature who reports directly to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Through the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), the Commissioner performs the compliance oversight and regulatory responsibilities set out in Alberta’s three access and privacy laws:
- The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act)
- The Health Information Act (HIA)
- The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)
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The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. More information on diversity and inclusion.
As the Assistant Commissioner, Operations & Compliance you will support the Commissioner’s mandate in advocating for the access and privacy rights of Albertans by providing leadership and expertise to guide and inform individuals, media, elected officials, public bodies, custodians and private sector organizations about the application of the Acts. Reporting directly to the Commissioner you will be accountable for leading and directing the following functions within the OIPC:
- FOIP, HIA, PIPA Policy (Jointly responsible with the Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives & Knowledge Management).
- Mediation and Investigation/Compliance and Special Investigations.
- Decision-making with respect to time extension requests (RFTEs).
- Decision-making with respect to self-reported breaches (SRBs) under PIPA.
- Regulatory Compliance (e.g. acts as FOIP Coordinator, PIDA, expense and salary disclosure).
- OIPC internal policy (Jointly responsible with the Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives & Knowledge Management).
As a member of the Senior Leadership group, participates in the IT/IM Governance Committee, the PSP/DECF group, and the Finance/Office Administration meeting.
To meet the challenges of this position you will have expert knowledge of the three access and privacy laws in Alberta as well as privacy legislation from other jurisdictions and the implications to Alberta. You will have broad experience in staff management, strategic planning, and project management; including extensive experience in analyzing and interpreting legislation and issues management. Critical to this role are your strong verbal, written and listening skills. Your strong decision-making abilities, including problem solving, the ability to exercise sound judgement, common sense and integrity will contribute to your success in this role.
Closing Date: 22 November 2021