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Employment Opportunity: Access and Privacy Analyst Public – Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

Competition Details

Competition Number HOA.OIPC.APA(P).23-24.001
Available Positions Permanent Position
Division Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Location St. John’s
Closing Date May 31, 2023
Salary $79,874 – $88,372 (GL-20)

Position Details

Context The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) is a statutory office of the House of Assembly, responsible for overseeing compliance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA, 2015) and the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). The OIPC is a supportive and collaborative team-based environment, offering employees comprehensive benefits such as a defined benefit pension plan, group medical/dental, paid provincial holidays, and paid leave benefits starting at 25 days per year. The OIPC currently operates a hybrid in-office/work-from-home arrangement whereby employees can work remotely up to two days a week, and offer employees flexible work arrangements such as flex-time and compressed work hours.

Duties The Access and Privacy Analyst is a highly accountable, technical, and professional position which support the Commissioner in carrying out the statutory duties of the OIPC. One of the Analyst’s primary duties in supporting the Commissioner is investigating access to information complaints and privacy complaints under ATIPPA, 2015 and PHIA. Analysts are expected to determine, with a substantial degree of independence, whether or not public bodies or custodians have acted in accordance with the law, and may recommend these entities disclose additional information to the requestor or take further action to protect personal information. Investigations can involve interviews, interpreting legislation, legal research, negotiating informal resolutions, and writing investigation reports

In addition to investigations, analysts work with colleagues within the Office as well as with other stakeholders to support and advocate for access to information and protection of privacy. This includes conducting privacy impact assessment reviews and audits; drafting of reports, guidance documents, and memos involving complex and novel legal matters; and participating in the strategic planning of the Office. Analysts develop and deliver programs for citizens, as well as public bodies and custodians, to educate them about the role of the OIPC as well as the rights and responsibilities set out in ATIPPA, 2015 and PHIA.

Merit Criteria

1. Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline, such as Law, Public Policy, or Public Administration. (Equivalencies will be considered)
2. Experience/Training in access to information or privacy
3. Experience/Training in mediation/alternative dispute resolution (Asset)

Assessment Criteria

1. Knowledge of Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (Asset)
2. Knowledge of ATTIPA (2015) and PHIA, or similar access/privacy legislation
3. Ability to Manage Time and Tasks
4. Investigative Skills
5. Research Skills
6. Mediation Skills
7. Ability to Communicate Effectively (Oral/Written)
8. Relationship Building
9. Critical Thinking Skills
10. Flexibility
11. Professionalism

Conditions of Employment

1. Required to abide by the Code of Conduct for Employees of the House of Assembly Service
2. Certificate of Conduct satisfactory to the Employer
3. Overnight Travel (occasional)
4. Day Travel (occasional)
5. Flexible Start/End Times for Workday
6. Must be non-partisan

Applicant Information

The House of Assembly values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
Applications should be received before the close of business on the closing date – late applications with explanation may be accepted.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the House of Assembly.

How to Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number HOA.OIPC.APA(P).23-24.001, should be submitted Online

By Mail Human Resources Services & Payroll Administration

Corporate and Members’ Services Division
House of Assembly
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

By Fax
(709) 729-3078

For additional information on this position, please contact Andrew Collins at