New Job Manager, Information & Foipop In Nova Scotia

Manager, Information & FOIPOP
Manager, Information & FOIPOP

Manager, Information & FOIPOP

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $6,916–$8,646 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Community Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 3/22/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

At the Department of Community Services (DCS), we are a large and diverse department providing a broad portfolio of programs and services including Child and Family Well-being (CFW), Employment Support (ESS), Income Assistance (IA), Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and Disability Support (DSP).

Through our services, we advocate and help vulnerable Nova Scotians be independent, self-reliant, and secure. We work collaboratively across the province with a strong dedicated network of supports and staff, to achieve desired and shared outcomes for all.

About Our Opportunity

The Manager, Information Services & Privacy at DCS is accountable for fulfilling the Department's commitment to accountability, openness, transparency and excellent client service by overseeing the effective management of all departmental information assets in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPOP), the Government Records Act and all other legislation, policies and procedures affecting access, privacy and records life cycle management. You will take a client centred approach in your work with both internal and external stakeholders. You will work closely with the Information, Access and Privacy division at Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services (SNSIS).

Primary Accountabilities

You will integrate a diversity of views and best practices, to achieve consistency to access of information. You are also the delegated head and signing authority in all matters relating to FOIPOP. A few of your key responsibilities include:

  • Advising the Deputy, Minister, Executive and Senior Management teams, agencies, and staff on matters of access, privacy and records management
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating programs (access and privacy program, records management) consistent with current acts and legislation (FOIPOP, PIIDPA, STAR/STOR etc.) including policy development and implementation
  • Fostering effective relationships amongst government departments, stakeholders and service providers
  • Facilitating broad consultation with stakeholders and service providers by effectively planning and executing sound communications, training and education strategies to support evolving information
  • Participating in the development and enhancement of legislation and/or regulations
  • Ensuring the effective management of human and financial resources, and promoting a diverse, healthy workplace.

Qualifications and Experience

You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree along with demonstrated leadership experience. You are familiar with social service programs, FOIPOP, and various related acts, regulations and policies.

Your expertise in these areas is essential to provide sound advice, mitigate risks and comply with legislative requirements. As information management is an evolving, high profile area of work, critical to your success in this role is:

  • The ability to be forward thinking and provide innovative solutions
  • Ensuring strong ethics, values, and organizational integrity
  • Thorough demonstration and understanding of privacy, confidentiality, and records management practices
  • A capacity to thrive under pressure and utilize sound judgment abilities to make decisions in complex and sensitive situations
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills which facilitate open discussions both stakeholders.
  • A knack for fostering information sharing while ensuring that records are duly managed and privacy is protected.


The Government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework. During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities required to effectively lead in a caring and inclusive environment. LEADS Domains includes Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation.

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We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

Excellent people skills are essential to succeed in this highly collaborative environment. Your decisions have a significant impact on department information. Your personal resilience is key in this role as you manage highly sensitive situations and information.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
  • Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
  • Countless career paths
  • Department specific flexible working schedules

Pay Grade: EC 12

Salary Range: $3,458.20 - $4,322.75 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

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Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].