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December 16, 2013
Program Services 4
Justice and Solicitor General
Reporting to the FOIP Coordinator, the Advisor's role is to understand and interpret the FOIP Act, guidelines and practices in order to apply the exemptions and exceptions to disclosure and the legislated process when administering requests. The FOIP Advisor must process requests for access to records held by the ministry, affiliated public bodies and delegated administrative organizations in compliance with the statutory requirements and objectives of the FOIP Act.
The processing of complex requests requires a comprehensive knowledge and interpretation of legislation, procedures, and rulings of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. In this position, the Advisor will be required to consult with clients and other parties and make recommendations regarding disclosure based on the information provided. The Advisor has ongoing contact with departmental staff, providing advice and guidance on FOIP Access Requests and privacy and security matters, and providing input on potential issues resulting from FOIP.
To be successful, the candidate must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills in order to make oral and written presentations and deliver training to a variety of clients; strong organizational and time management skills and well-developed interpersonal and leadership skills in order to work effectively with other staff, members of the FOIP community and the general public. You also have the following competencies:
- Creative Problem Solving and Judgment: You have the ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.
- Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders.
- Develop Networks: You proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with staff, clients and stakeholder.
University graduation in a related field (i.e. Commerce, Social Sciences, Public Administration) with a minimum of four years of directly related experience working with access and privacy legislation including experience in administering requests under the FOIP Act. In-depth knowledge and understanding of the FOIP Act/Regulation, guidelines, practices and other resources. Awareness of privacy and security principles and practices, including relevant legislation, legal precedents in Alberta and other jurisdictions. General knowledge of records management and information management principles. Completion of, or enrolment in, the IAPP certificate program would be an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.
$2,596.42 to $3,403.56 bi-weekly
This is a temporary full-time position (up to one year). Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at this level.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Nevine Aziz, Human Resource Services, 9th Floor, Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7. Email: Nevine.Aziz@gov.ab.ca. Fax: (780) 644-1395.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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