Are you interested in promoting privacy? Do you want to have a real impact on important privacy issues facing Canadians?
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is looking for a Senior Privacy Advisor in its Government Advisory Directorate. The Directorate proactively promotes privacy across all Government of Canada institutions through actively engaging and providing advice relating to programs, activities and emerging issues that may impact the privacy rights of Canadians.
We are a small team that covers all government institutions. As a result, we work on interesting, important and diverse issues that touch all Canadians. We are seeking a motivated candidate that is comfortable working autonomously to manage multiple files with complex and varied issues. Our ideal candidate would have very strong analytical, communication and research skills.
The Senior Privacy Advisor role is responsible for:
• helping government institutions to identify potential privacy risks in their programs and activities and providing advice on potential mitigation measures;
• reviewing and analyzing Privacy Impact Assessments;
• undertaking proactive stakeholder engagement through outreach activities;
• researching and analyzing emerging issues that may impact privacy rights of Canadians; and
• providing strategic and operational advice and briefings to management, including senior management
Employees of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) are passionate about privacy and work to protect and promote the privacy rights of individuals. The OPC is a small federal organization that reports independently to Parliament. Despite its size, our office influences the lives of all Canadians. We oversee two federal privacy laws that span the private and public sectors, and our office acts as a public advocate for the privacy rights of Canadians.
With the current pandemic context, employees are working remotely and OPC is ready to virtually onboard new employees (each employee is equipped with a computer and a telephone). The organization will adopt a hybrid work environment – that is, a flexible approach that allows employees, where possible and with management approval, to work at an OPC designated worksite and at a remote location.
Because of our size, new employees are able to integrate and gain access to our systems more quickly, and benefit from in-house compensation and IT support.
Our office space is configured in a model that fosters an inclusive, welcoming and equitable workplace for all, regardless of our different abilities and personal preferences. Our workplace is designed to be an innovative, activity-based environment that accommodates diverse work styles, meets accessibility requirements, supports alternative work strategies, incorporates modern technologies, keeping sustainable design principles in mind. Most workstations are equipped with electric height adjustable tables and fully adjustable chairs.
Employees can take advantage of our personal and career development offerings, such as training, coaching/mentoring, conferences and well-being activities. We have various networks dedicated to ensuring that the OPC continues to develop as a workplace that promotes inclusivity, accessibility, diversity, respectful relationships and well-being. All employees are encouraged and welcomed to join the networks and participate in their activities and events.
The OPC has a directive promoting a Scent free environment.
Intent of the process
This process will be used to establish a pool of candidates that may be used to staff similar positions at an identical or equivalent group and level with various official language proficiency (Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC, Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB) various security profiles (reliability, secret, top secret), various tenures (indeterminate, specified period) using various staffing activities (indeterminate, term, deployment, acting, assignment, secondment) for positions with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada or the Public Service.
Candidates already in a PM-05 substantive position (or in an equivalent classification) could be considered first for deployment and secondment opportunities.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
The selected person will have to work within a hybrid model, at the Gatineau office
$85,476 to $92,412
For further information on the organization, please visit Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Closing date: 26 August 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.