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Senior Information and Privacy Manager

Manager 2

Competition No. 1054966

Locations: Edmonton or Calgary

Open Competition

Closing Date: June 18, 2019

Two permanent positions

The Information and Privacy Commissioner is an Officer of the Legislature who reports directly to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Through the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), the Commissioner performs the compliance oversight and regulatory responsibilities set out in Alberta’s three access and privacy laws:

  • The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act)
  • The Health Information Act (HIA)
  • The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)

To learn more about the work that we do please browse this website.

The OIPC is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans.  Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please click here.


We have opportunities in our Compliance and Special Investigations and Mediation and Investigation teams for experienced information and privacy professionals in Edmonton or Calgary.

Reporting to the respective Director, you will assist the Commissioner in the performance of her legislative mandate.  Through relationship building, strong leadership, and effective mediation, investigation and communication skills, you will influence and effect changes in the development and implementation of initiatives, programs, policies, goals and proposed legislative schemes in the public, health and private sectors.

The Compliance and Special Investigations position will focus on:

  • Conducting information security audits or privacy compliance reviews of programs and initiatives
  • Producing written findings and recommendations that may be published
  • Reviewing and providing comments on privacy impact assessments and technical, administrative and physical safeguards
  • Reviewing and providing comments on large scale information systems and information sharing initiatives
  • Investigating privacy breaches and self-reported breaches

The full profile for the Senior Information and Privacy Manager position with the Compliance and Special Investigations team is available here.

The Mediation and Investigation position will focus on:

  • Reviewing decisions made by public bodies, custodians and organizations for legislative compliance
  • Collaboratively mediating and attempting to resolve disputes between parties
  • Conducting investigations, issuing findings and making recommendations
  • Reviewing and commenting on initiatives, information systems, policies, procedures and practices of public bodies, health custodians and private sector organizations
  • Consulting and advising on complex and multi-jurisdictional access and privacy issues
  • Promoting, educating and informing the public and stakeholders about the Acts and on access and privacy matters

The full profile for the Senior Information and Privacy Manager position with the Mediation and Investigation team is available here.

In order to be successful in these roles, candidates will need to demonstrate a strong proficiency in developing networks, creative problem solving, agility and drive for results.


A university degree in a related field plus at least six years related experience in legislative and policy interpretation, investigations, research and analysis, mediation or multi-party dispute resolution is required. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. A professional designation in information security and/or information systems auditing along with experience in information security auditing and/or privacy compliance reviews may be an asset. In-depth knowledge of access and privacy laws, particularly the FOIP Act, HIA and PIPA, is preferred. Equivalencies will be considered.


  • $3,062.51 - $4,121.25 bi-weekly
  • $79,932 - $107,565 annually


Online applications are preferred through the Government of Alberta’s jobs website at www.jobs.alberta.ca. Please search for Competition No. 1054966. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.

Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Please indicate in your cover letter which position you would be interested in. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.

If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID to: Human Resources, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, 4th Floor, 9925 – 109 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J8 Phone: (780) 415-8603 Fax: (780) 644-6997.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a security screening.

This competition will be used to fill current and future vacancies within the OIPC.  Candidates with lesser qualifications and experience may be considered at a lower classification level and salary. 

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.


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