As a member of the adjudication team, the position performs an adjudicative function. As the Commissioner’s delegate, the Adjudicator exercises considerable decision-making authority and is responsible for deciding inquiries and issuing written orders under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). The Adjudicator also makes preliminary decisions about substantive and procedural matters pertaining to inquiries.
The Adjudicator must exercise independent judgment and decide each case on its merits by considering the evidence and applicable legislation and legal principles (notably administrative law principles). The inquiries often involve a high volume of detail with complex and controversial evidentiary and legal issues, and the Adjudicator’s reasons should be able to withstand scrutiny on judicial review by the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
The Adjudicator works closely with other members of the adjudication team and OIPC staff in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure consistency, fairness, and efficiency in the conduct and administration of inquiries under FIPPA and PIPA.
We are striving to build a diverse team to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. We encourage applications from Indigenous, Black or racialized persons, women, people with diverse gender identities or expressions, and/or people with disabilities.
This posting is for one permanent, full-time opportunity. An eligibility list may be established to fill similar future vacancies in a full-time temporary or permanent capacity. Temporary positions may become full-time, permanent status.This position is excluded from union membership.
This position is currently based in our office located in Victoria, BC with the potential for telework options available.
Competition Number: 82681
Closing date: 12:00 pm PST (noon), Wednesday, December 29, 2021