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Privacy & Freedom of Information Officer

Openings: 1 

Type of Posting: Internal & External 

Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

Date Posted: January 19, 2023

Closing Date: Open until filled

Profession: Inspectors & Regulatory Officers 

Experience Level(s):  

Desired Employment Status: Permanent

Education Level(s): University Degree

Job ID: 1061 
 

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the development and administration of the City’s freedom of information (FOI) services/program and broader information privacy practices.

Key Accountabilities

1.1 Conduct of Privacy Audits

  • Develops and implements privacy impact assessments and privacy audit processes
  • Develops and implements privacy breach prevention protocols

1.2 Training and Consultative Services

  • Develops and delivers privacy and FOI training to employees
  • Responds to requests for information and support from City employees related to privacy and FOI
  • Responds to requests from citizens related to information
  • Provides support to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the Office of the City Solicitor related to privacy and freedom of information complaints or issues

1.3 Freedom of Information Requests

  • Reviews requests for information and processes / coordinates the City’s response
  • Complies information, reviews materials and redacts information

1.4 Research, Program and Policy Development

  • Conducts research and analysis to identify emerging practices, legislative requirements to support the development and implementation of policy, practices and procedures
  • Lead role in the City of Regina’s Open Government initiative

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the multi-jurisdictional legislative framework governing privacy and freedom of information
  • Knowledge of the broader legislative and policy infrastructure governing the operations of the City of Regina
  • Knowledge of technical requirements / protocols for the conduct of privacy impact assessments, privacy audits
  • Knowledge of research methodologies and tools
  • Knowledge of records and information management
  • Knowledge of adult based education / training techniques
  • Responsible for the development of policy and procedure to support the City’s privacy and freedom of information infrastructure
  • Responsible to develop training to support an enterprise-wide culture of privacy
  • Workload requests and demands require prioritization based on urgency
  • Interpretation of legislation to determine appropriate course of action in response to FOI requests, and where information will be redacted
  • Knowledge is used to both develop programs / practices and policies related to privacy and information as well as to deliver core services
  • Supports the development and implementation of a enterprise wide culture and practice of privacy
  • Communication skills are required commensurate for dealing with / responding to employee and citizen requests and complaints
  • Works collaboratively with other employees of the City to deliver services
  • In undertaken privacy impact assessments and audits, there is a requirement to ask difficult questions where resistance must be managed
  • Presentation and facilitation skills for training and information sessions

Applicants who previously applied will be considered and need not re-apply.

 

✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.


Jurisdiction: Out of Scope 

Division: Office of the City Clerk 

Annual Salary: $74,209.00 - $98,945.00 (2022)

 

The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
 

We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.

 

Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

 

Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at Talent@regina.ca.