Investigator and Compliance Review Officer, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

As part of the Informal Case Resolution Team and reporting to the Director of Intake and Informal Case Resolution, the Investigator and Compliance Review Officer plays a key role in the Office of the Ombudsman, IPC and PIDC by assisting the Ombudsman, IPC and PIDC carry out her mandates.

More specifically, the Investigator and Compliance Review Officer is responsible to:

  • informally settle complaints, requests for reviews, and disclosures received under the Acts by working with the parties to achieve settlement
  • performs intake, as required, for individuals who wish to make a complaint, a disclosure or request a review under the Acts
  • provide advice (where applicable) about the Acts to the public and bodies subject to the Acts
  • conduct comprehensive investigations into complaints, requests for reviews, and disclosures received under the Acts and prepare investigation reports containing findings and recommendations to remedy any non-compliance, unfairness, wrongdoing or reprisal
  • evaluate risks to privacy and information security resulting from the implementation of a new public or health body program or activity and make recommendations to mitigate risk
  • evaluate privacy breaches, including those involving information technology, reported by public and health bodies and works with these bodies to mitigate risks and prevent recurrence
  • evaluate privacy risks of pilot projects conducted by the Minister of Health under the HIPMA and provide recommendations to mitigate any risks
  • comment on access to information, privacy, and disclosure policies and procedures, and develop guidance materials and communications to educate the public and the bodies subject to the Acts
  • work with the bodies subject to the Acts to ensure recommendations made as a result of any of the foregoing are implemented.

Qualifications:

  • working with opposing parties to informally resolve issues in a timely manner
  • conducting investigations, analyzing information, drawing conclusions and writing investigation reports or letters (as applicable)
  • interpreting and applying legislation, and conducting legal research
  • writing and communicating effectively
  • fostering and maintaining professional working relationships
  • working within a team and independently

The Investigator and Compliance Review Officer must have a university degree or other postsecondary education that is relevant to the position, or at least 5 years of investigative experience in statutory compliance, regulatory oversight, or other public administration capacities.

It would be beneficial for the Investigator and Compliance Review Officer to have:

  •  a law degree
  • experience:
    • developing or reviewing privacy impact assessments and security threat risk assessments on complex information systems
    • investigating causes of privacy breaches or in privacy breach management involving information systems
    • interpreting and applying ombudsman, access, privacy, and public interest disclosure legislation

Candidates with a law degree and/or privacy certification will be given preference. For more information about the position and to review the detailed job description for the Investigator and Compliance Review Officer visit the Office’s website at: http://www.ombudsman.yk.ca/contact-us. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Thank you for your interest in this position.

Application Submission Information:

http://www.ombudsman.yk.ca/news/view/89/20