Are you a strategic thinker and team player with excellent analytical skills? The Human Services Information and Privacy Office (IPO) is responsible for the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act) on behalf of the Ministries of Human Services, Advanced Education and Status of Women. These responsibilities include the delivery of privacy related services and managing access to information requests.
Working as a member of a team, you will be responsible for the completion of Privacy Impact Assessments, Privacy Scans, and formal requests for advice and privacy incident investigations. You will be required to analyze complex privacy legislation and privacy issues, review research proposals, contracts and information sharing agreements. You will assist in the development of privacy resources associated with privacy regulation, policy, standards and best practices for the supported ministries. In addition, you will assist in the development and delivery of privacy training for ministry staff. Strong consultation, problem-solving skills and ability to work strategically will serve you well when working with citizens, government staff and community stakeholders to manage a wide variety of privacy related issues.
Your strong knowledge of privacy legislation, government and program policy, processes and procedures, relevant program legislation and regulations in addition to your excellent analytical skills will ensure you are successful in meeting the dynamic challenges of this position. Remaining current on legislative changes to the privacy and governing legislations will be critical.
You will demonstrate well-honed competencies in the following areas:
- Leadership:Positively influences people and events. Leadership at all levels is foundational to our department’s work and staff development.
- Analysis and Problem-Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in order to identify a solution
- Relationship Building:Develops and maintains win/win relationships and partnerships; builds effective working relationships, networks of contacts and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
- Innovation: Uses original and creative thinking to make improvements and/or develop and initiate new approaches. Takes risks, adapts quickly to change, leads the change process.
- Outcomes focused: Knows what outcomes are important; focuses resources to achieve them in alignment with the goals of Human Services. Accomplishes tasks through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small.
You will have experience managing high profile projects and working with a variety of stakeholders. Excellent written and verbal communication are also essential. Take your career to the next level in this challenging and rewarding position while developing a new skill set.
Qualifications University graduation in a Social Science field plus 4 years progressively responsible related experience in interpreting legislation and regulations, along with a demonstrated capacity in written communication is required. Experience in interpreting and implementing the FOIP Act or similar legislation, and information management is desirable. Equivalencies may be considered. (The Social Science framework typically includes Anthropology, Communication, Cultural Studies, Economics, Geography, History, International Relations, Governance, Political Science, Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology, and Information and Library Science).
Closing Date: 09 January 2017