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Intake Officer

Program Services 2

Competition No. 1043591

Open Competition

Closing Date: July 28, 2017

One Permanent, Full-Time Position

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) is a Legislative Office. The Commissioner reports directly to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and is independent of the government of the day. Through the OIPC, the Commissioner performs the legislative and regulatory responsibilities set out in Alberta’s three access and privacy laws:

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

To learn more about the work that we do please visit www.oipc.ab.ca.


Come join a great team of professionals in our Intake and Case Review (ICR) Unit.  In this newly created positon, reporting to the Director, Intake and Case Review, you will provide the first-level review and assessment on matters that are submitted to the OIPC to determine jurisdiction, applicable legislation and issues, with a primary focus on the review, analysis and processing of privacy impact assessments, self-reported breaches and requests for information.

As the Intake Officer you will maintain the OIPC computerized case management system which creates and tracks case files within the OIPC, including entering data into the database, ensuring the required documentation is generated and placed on the case files, and generating reports and statistics, as required. In this role you will be the primary coverage for Reception/Intake Assistant and may also provide coverage for the ICR Specialists. You may be required to participate in education and outreach initiatives of the OIPC by preparing and conducting presentations and sessions regarding the application of the Acts and on general access and privacy matters.

Strong analytical and interpersonal skills are required for interpreting and explaining legislation in terms understandable to parties. Exceptional organizational and time management skills are required to balance a diverse and heavy workload.  Your ability to work independently and collaboratively will contribute to your success in this role.  Critical to this role are research and interpretation skills, and well developed presentation and training skills. You must have strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to utilize them effectively in conflict resolution situations.

If you think you have the experience and expertise, we look forward to hearing from you.


College diploma or university undergraduate degree in a related field with three years progressively responsible related experience.  Working knowledge of the practical application of Alberta’s three access and privacy laws, as well as an understanding of access and privacy legislation in other jurisdictions is essential. Experience working with computers and databases would be an asset.  Equivalencies will be considered.


  • $2,204.25 – 2,891.46 bi-weekly
  • $57,531 - $75,467 annually


Online applications are preferred through the Government of Alberta’s jobs website at www.jobs.alberta.ca. Please search for Competition No. 1043591. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.

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. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


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