The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is seeking an individual to join the Policy and Planning Division as a Policy and Privacy Advisor working in the Fredericton office.
As a member of the Policy and Legislative Affairs Branch and reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and working to address various policy and privacy issues, interpreting legislation, developing new policies, leading key files and providing analysis and advice to senior management. As a knowledge expert in early childhood development and K‑12 matters, the incumbent will be researching issues, making presentations, developing written proposals, Cabinet submissions, reports and briefing notes. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the information security officer and other staff, branches and departments, as well as with both the anglophone and francophone school districts of the province. He/she will also liaise with other jurisdictions, consult with stakeholders and represent the Department on intra and interdepartmental committees.
In addition, the candidate will oversee all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation and maintenance of the department’s privacy policies in accordance with applicable legislation and provide advice on questions relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal and personal health information. The Policy and Privacy Advisor will be expected to serve in a leadership role for privacy compliance, oversee privacy training for the employees, develop or review data sharing agreements, and perform information privacy risk assessment, mitigation and remediation. The candidate will also liase with Government’s Information Access and Privacy Unit as well as the Department of Health’s Corporate Privacy Office.
The incumbent will also coach and manage a small staff including the Department’s Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator and ministerial correspondence staff, reviewing responses and requests made under the legislation, assisting in the coordination of responses when required, and responding to requests and inquiries from the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Commissioner.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: A university degree in Arts, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Sciences or a related field and a minimum of four (4) years of related work experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.
ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate one or more of the following asset qualifications:
- Experience in legal analysis or possess a Law Degree;
- Experience in personnel supervision;
- Familiar with privacy matters relating to the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA) and the Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act (PHIPAA).
Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.
BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioral competencies:
- Analytical Thinking/Judgment;
- Conceptual Thinking;
- Effective Interactive Communication;
- Information Seeking;
- Organizational Awareness;
- Teamwork and Cooperation.
TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:
- Project Management;
- Planning and Organizing Skills;
- Presentation Skills;
- Written Communication;
- Knowledge of Applicable Legislation and Department’s Policies and Procedures.