Access & Privacy Specialist
City of Kitchener
Kitchener, ON, Canada
2d ago
  • Act as a primary point of contact and technical expert on access and privacy-related inquiries;
  • Coordinates and processes requests for access under Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including correction of personal information and responding to appeals made via the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario;
  • Conducts research on access and privacy issues, analyzes case law and IPC decisions / orders, and consults with stakeholders as necessary regarding the application of discretionary exemptions;
  • Coordinates and reviews Privacy Impact Assessments and provides recommendations to mitigate privacy risks;
  • Leads in the design, development, implementation, evaluation and evolution of the City’s Privacy Program including designing, developing and delivering access and privacy training;
  • Provides advice and consultation to staff related to the collection, use, disclosure, storage and security of personal information as per requirements under MFIPPA, and develops solutions that balance business needs with privacy requirements and other related risks
  • Investigates and responds to privacy breaches and privacy complaints
  • Requirements

  • Must have minimum of 3-year degree or diploma in a related field (e.g., Library Science, Public Administration) with courses in access and privacy;
  • Canadian certification with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP / C) or an equivalent credential is an asset.
  • Candidate will be required to obtain the certificate post hire;
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of related experience;
  • Must have an extensive knowledge of information access and privacy principles with specific knowledge of public sector access and privacy legislation (e.
  • g., Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA)) as well as decisions of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, cases, trends and other privacy legislation;
  • Must have experience processing and responding to formal Freedom of Information requests within prescribed timelines;
  • Must have demonstrated ability and knowledge to provide expert advice on the application of access and privacy legislation and have experience preparing reports to support policy analysis and decision-making;
  • Must have experience responding to and investigating privacy incidents and breach responses;
  • Must have experience conducting Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs), including knowledge of Privacy by Design principles;
  • Must have the ability to plan, implement and deliver training programs on access and privacy;
  • Must have an excellent analytical skills with sound judgement and the ability to handle matters of a confidential, political and / or sensitive nature;
  • Must have the ability to effectively interact, communicate, influence and collaborate with a variety of partners and stakeholders including council, senior management, and staff at all levels of the organization;
  • Must have project coordination and planning skills to coordinate requests, manage resources, prioritize work, track progress, and meet project timelines.
  • Please note : Candidates will be tested on job-related requirements as part of the selection process.

    Please note that as per Human Resources Policy #II-110, Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials : The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.

    The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be : 1. within the same Department in the case of permanent full-

    time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications. 2. Within the same Division in the case of students. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance.

    Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process in accordance with the Human Rights Code. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted Please note : Division Legislated Services Union Affiliation C.

    U.P.E. 791 Job Status Full Time Permanent Hours of Work Monday - Friday 35 hours per week Posting Added Date 8 / 2 / 2019 Posting Closing Date 8 / 18 / 2019 Progress Status Receiving Applications Branch / Location Office City Hall City Kitchener Province / State Ontario ON Compensation Range $55,698 -

    $69,621 per annum Grade / Band 7 (under review)

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