The incumbent is responsible for managing, and processing, formal information access requests and coordinating initiatives to ensure compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). The incumbent responds to public inquiries about MFIPPA and assists in the preparation of submissions on appeals to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC). The Access and Privacy Coordinator investigates privacy breaches, conducts Privacy Impact Assessments, provides advice on privacy compliance and risk management, develops policy and procedures on access to information activities, makes recommendations on strategy and governance, and delivers training.
The incumbent is responsible to:
- Assess, assign, track, report and prepare responses to Freedom of Information requests made under MFIPPA, including costing, in accordance with the legislated deadlines.
- Formulate decisions on requests for information based on detailed analysis of records and prepare formal decision letters under the City Clerk’s signature, including where appropriate, information on specific exemptions, fees and appeal rights.
- Balance the right of access with the protection of personal and other confidential information in accordance with the Acts, Regulations and Orders of the Information & Privacy Commissioner, while ensuring that specific provisions of the Acts such as notification requirements are met.
- Research and analyze case law and Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) precedents, consulting with stakeholders to ensure their views and concerns are considered in the application of discretionary exemptions.
- Consult with Legal Services and other departments regarding the release of information and application of legislative exemptions.
- Prepare submissions on appeals to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC).
- Conduct privacy reviews and liaise with privacy specialists.
- Provide advice and assistance to staff at all levels and members of council on matters related to MFIPPA, privacy requirements and breaches and develop policy and procedures for managing access to information and for protecting privacy, as well as protocols, procedures, forms and guidelines for Routine Disclosure.
- Design and implement specialized training modules on the Acts for Members of Council, and City Staff, utilizing traditional and innovative training methods.
- Develop current access information for the internal and public website.
- Prepare statistical reports for submission to the Information and Privacy Commissioner as required under MFIPPA.
- Qualified applicants must have successfully completed a post-secondary course of study in Business, Information Management, Public Administration or a related discipline. Certification as a Certified Information Access and Privacy Professional (CIAPP) is highly beneficial.
- 3-5 years of experience working directly with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) or other related access and privacy legislation is required along with experience in policy development and analysis. Sound knowledge of the Copyright Act, Municipal Act, and the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIEDA is essential and experience conducting Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) is considered an asset.
- Experience researching best practices and emerging trends is required along with an ability to develop and make recommendations and draft and implement policies and procedures.
- Qualified applicants possess excellent communication skills to communicate effectively with stakeholders and navigate competing priorities and agendas successfully.
- Organizational skills are required to work well under pressure, complete multiple assignments and thrive in a high-volume workplace with multiple deadlines and a necessity for a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Excellent customer service and communication skills (oral and written) are required to communicate effectively with various levels of government bodies, City Council, City committees, staff and Burlington residents.
- Computer proficiency is essential (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
$79,329 – $99,162 (Grade 10)
Posting Close Date
January 27, 2020
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An equal opportunity employer.
- Offered SalaryN/A
- Career LevelOthers
- ExperienceLess than 2 years
- SECTORMunicipal Government
- Application Closing Time27.01.2020 13:15
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