New Job Information Access And Privacy Analyst In British Columbia

Information Access and Privacy Analyst
Information Access and Privacy Analyst

Information Access and Privacy Analyst

Company : The Corporation of The City of Victoria
Salary : $54.02 an hour
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Job Description:

Competition #23/104A
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: August 15, 2023

Information Access and Privacy Analyst (Continuous)
Legislative Services Department

In accordance with the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act (the Act), respond to City records access requests. Develop and recommend policies and procedures for the efficient processing of records access and the security of sensitive third-party information, train City staff and act as a subject-matter resource for the City.

Process access requests in accordance with the Act. Consult with applicants to
clarify the request and manage and direct on the collection of records responsive to FOI requests. Prepare and communicate fee estimates to applicants; identify records or parts of records that may be excepted from disclosure. Consult with City staff and/or third parties for this purpose; make recommendations to the City’s FOIPPA Head regarding exceptions from disclosure, including research and interpretation of the Act to support recommendations; prepare and provide response to request; administering the records access process, including logging, updating and maintaining records access request files and databases, redacting documents for pro-active disclosure of City documentation.

Provide privacy advice to City staff and the public, and administer policies and procedures respecting the privacy provisions of FIPPA, including: undertaking Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), provide direction to staff undertaking PIA; administer information privacy protection policies and procedures to ensure the security of personal information held by the City; monitor and review corporate information privacy protection practices, identify and report deficiencies and making recommendations to the Head to improve practices. Investigate, contain and resolve minor information privacy breaches; provide process advice on major privacy breaches; assist in the preparation of materials to support the City’s response to a privacy complaint to the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner.

Develop, recommend, and implement policies and procedures that guide City processes respecting record access requests and information privacy protection, including researching and analysing the Act, case law respecting the Act and best practices. Analyse City policies and procedures to assess compliance with the Act and make recommendations to effect compliance with the Act; undertake assigned policy development initiatives to improve City policy and procedures and assist with implementation; advise City staff on the Act, and City policies and procedures that relate to the Act.

Recommend and develop in-service training initiatives for City Staff regarding access requests and information privacy protection. Represent the City at external meetings and forums respecting the Act, including discussions, mediation and or investigations with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner; respond to requests for consultation from other public bodies.
Perform related duties where qualified.

Work is generated by requests from the public and staff or is assigned by supervisor.
Issues such as final approval of recommendations respecting specific statutory functions or decisions under the Act are referred to the Head.

Physical Effort:
Mental Effort:
Long periods of intense concentration while reviewing and redacting records, conducting research and developing policy and procedures. (frequent)
Meet constant legislated timelines. (frequent)
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Focus on a variety of source data and computer for short periods. (frequent)
Work Environment:

Organize and prioritize work.
Understand and apply the principles of records management, legal and legislative research and policy analysis and development.
Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related departmental software.
Synthesize and analyse information and compose reports and documents.
Interpret related policies, regulations, legislation and case law.
Exercise judgment and make recommendations consistent with the law.
Coordinate and facilitate training sessions.
Maintain accurate records.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Represent the City to the public and outside agencies.

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
Completion of a university undergraduate degree in Public Administration, Law, Information Management, Library or Archival Studies, or a related discipline. (4 years)
Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
5 years of related experience working in the field of records access and/or information privacy protection in a public body.
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations.
May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 35 hour work week
$54.02 per hour, Pay Grade 17
Job Code #4349
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.

At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.

If you require assistance, please email us at [email protected].