The University of Victoria is one of Victoria’s largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.
The Privacy and Access to Information Office in the Office of the General Counsel is responsible for the university’s compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”) and its privacy management program. The Privacy and Access Officer will provide advice and support to the Chief Privacy Officer (“CPO”) and to members of the university community on the processing of access requests and on how to implement programs or projects in a privacy compliant manner.
The salary range for this position is:
Recruitment range: $68,846 – $86,058 maximum starting salary is determined through knowledge, experience and internal equity.
Performance range: starting salary to max of $98,966 is available through annual performance increases.
An employee in this classification is excluded from the bargaining unit as defined in the Labour Relations Code.
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The Privacy and Access Officer has primary responsibility for the implementation of the portfolio of the Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, giving operational support to the policies, procedures, and decisions made by that office.
The Officer will assist the CPO to ensure the university meets its obligations under FIPPA by leading privacy consultations and responding to access to information requests.
The Privacy and Access Officer will work with the CPO and the Access Officer to manage and respond to access to information requests received by the University. This requires that they:
- advise the CPO on access to information policy matters;
- respond to requestors to clarify access requests;
- request that university departments with custody of records conduct searches in response to access requests; and
- process records that are responsive to access request and redacting information as required by FIPPA.
The Privacy and Access Officer will also respond to privacy consultations and provide advice on privacy matters to the university community and the CPO. This requires that they:
- advise the CPO on policy matters related to privacy;
- review and provide advice on Privacy Impact Assessments;
- conduct or assist with the conduct of a range of privacy-related projects initiated by the CPO or in conjunction with the CPO; and
- University degree in a related field (e.g. law, social sciences, library and archive studies, information studies, science or information technology)
- A minimum of two years of experience either processing access to information requests, writing or reviewing privacy impact assessments, developing or implementing a privacy management program, or conducting policy analysis and supporting policy-making processes related to information management or protection of privacy.
- Preference may be given to candidates with experience reading and interpreting bills, laws, regulations, bylaws and other statutory instruments, both within Canada and internationally, as well as analyzing court and tribunal decisions.
- Preference may be given to candidates with experience implementing (FIPPA) and/or the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and/or evaluating compliance with FIPPA/PIPA.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.