Are you a legal professional with experience in access to information and privacy? We have a senior opportunity for a skilled and motivated team player to assist with applying the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) that governs how we collect, use, and disclose personal information. You will be responsible for ensuring that we meet our obligations under FIPPA.
What you’ll do
As a senior access to information and privacy officer you will:
- Analyze information requests, and prepare appropriate responses
- Advise WorkSafeBC staff on the interpretation and application of FIPPA
- Represent WorkSafeBC in reviews and at the inquiry level with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
- Draft appropriate clauses for a variety of information-sharing agreements between WorkSafeBC and third parties
- Guide responses to any privacy complaints in accordance with WorkSafeBC policies
- Conduct privacy impact assessments
- Develop and deliver in-house training programs related to FIPPA
Is this a good fit for you?
We’re looking for someone who can:
- Independently set priorities and follow up with relevant parties to meet strict deadlines, while managing a large workload
- Give clear direction, instruction, and guidance while working with a variety of groups and individuals
- Write strong decisions by interpreting applicable law and policy
- Mediate and negotiate resolutions of access to information and/or privacy issues
- Prepare and present complex information and communicate in a clear and concise manner to diverse audiences
Your background and experience:
- A university degree in law
- A member of the Law Society of British Columbia, or currently eligible for membership
- PACC’s AAPP, CAPP or MAPP certification, or IAPP certification is an asset
- A minimum of five years of experience in an area specific to access to information and/or privacy
- Legal analysis, writing skills, and working knowledge of research techniques are required
- Working knowledge of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation or other privacy or access to information legislation is required
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Who are we?
At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the almost 2.3 million workers and 210,000 employers in our province.
What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?
It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.
Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward a defined benefit pension plan. As a member of our team, you’ll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.
We’re an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.
Visit our career page at www.worksafebc.com and select Current Opportunities to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.
Application deadline: June 22, 2017
Thank you, in advance, for applying. Unfortunately, we’re only able to contact those whose applications we will be pursuing further.