Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and oversees GO Transit, PRESTO and the Union Pearson Express. Our mission is to champion and deliver mobility solutions which enhance the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. As one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Metrolinx is a diverse and dynamic organization where employees embody our values: Playing as a Team, Serving with Passion, and Thinking Forward. Join us as we transform the way the region moves.
Our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer is seeking a Senior Privacy Officer to join the General Counsel’s Office and provide leadership on managing, monitoring, and enhancing Metrolinx’s privacy program. As a privacy expert, the Senior Privacy Officer works closely with multidisciplinary teams including legal counsel and information technology, internal audit, and risk professionals, to provide senior technical guidance and general oversight to corporate programs and activities that protect privacy in compliance with established legislation, Government regulations, and the guidance and advice of Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner.
- Identifies, implements, manages, monitors, assesses, and seeks opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of Metrolinx’s privacy program policies, procedures, controls, and other associated deliverables
- Acts as the primary point of contact and technical expert for staff on privacy program inquiries and requirements as new or existing programs are developed or revised
- Provides strategic guidance and advice on requirements for privacy compliance, conducts privacy impact assessments, and ensures recommendations are implemented effectively and consistently
- On behalf of the Chief Privacy Officer, plans and delivers monthly privacy steering committee meetings and maintains a network of key privacy contacts throughout the organization
- Identifies contentious issues and risks, monitors changes to best practices and legal requirements, briefs senior management, and implements revisions accordingly
- Develops and delivers privacy awareness training and oversees corporate education and training in support of a privacy awareness culture
- Investigates and responds to alleged violations of privacy regulations, policies, and procedures, and recommends corrective actions; develops and manages systems for responding to such violations
- Represents Metrolinx on privacy matters brought before Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC)
- Promotes consistent interpretation and application of legislative requirements in compliance with relevant sections of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), Ontario IPC guidance and decisions, and industry best practices
- Provides senior technical guidance to others in performing their day-to-day activities, without direct supervisory responsibility
Location 97 Front Street West, Toronto
- Completion of a degree in Law, Business Administration, Information Management or a related field or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
- Minimum six (6) years’ experience providing technical advice and guidance relating to information access and privacy, preferably within the public sector
- Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply legislation and government regulations guiding privacy protection and access to information (e.g. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), Freedom of Information Act (FOI), the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) etc.)
- Analytical and problem solving skills to assess privacy compliance for new programs or services, and coordinate and carry out privacy impact assessments, investigations, and responses to privacy breach incidents
- Training experience to develop and deliver privacy awareness training
- Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex facts, information and explanations, to various audiences including matters brought before Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner and senior management
- Ability to build constructive and effective relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to build consensus or influence decisions
- Exposure to analyzing and interpreting legal and/or policy documentation considered an asset
- Certified Information Privacy Professional for Canada (CIPP/C) and/or Certified Privacy Manager (CIPM) considered an asset
To apply for this position, please submit your resume online through the Current Opportunities on our website, no later than February 8, 2017
Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.
Please be advised, Metrolinx uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.
We thank West all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.