Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence and creating a transparent and accountable government. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service within our Toronto Employment & Social Services Division as an Access & Privacy Officer.
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File Reference #: X11CCO22152
These positions review requests for access to City information made under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). Reporting to the Manager, Program Support, Employment & Social Services, you will identify records held by the following divisions and prepare them for review: Employment & Social Services, Shelter Support & Housing Administration, Children's Services, Long Term Care Homes & Services, Social Development Finance & Administration and Affordable Housing. In consultation with the Manager, Access and Privacy, City Clerk's Office, you will review requests and recommend decisions on access to them.
- Communicates with requesters to clarify requests in order to proceed with the request
- Works with staff in all divisions to identify and obtain records responsive to access requests
- Consults with stakeholders to ensure that records identified are as complete as possible, resolving issues as they arise
- Consults with stakeholders for concerns to be taken into account in the application of discretionary exemptions
- Conducts a detailed analysis of information for exemptions and applies mandatory and discretionary exemptions in accordance with the Acts, Regulations and Orders of the Information & Privacy Commission
- Develops fee estimates and ensures mandatory third party notification requirements are met
- Documents the review process and all related transactions in detail
- Prepares information for disclosure and drafts decision letters which meet statutory requirements
- On appeal, mediates cases with the Information & Privacy Commission
- Prepares comprehensive written arguments in response to appeals before the Information & Privacy Commissioner
- Completes special projects related to corporate compliance with privacy legislation
- Experience in reviewing records for exemptions under the Act.
- Considerable experience in preparing reports and the application of relevant information to support policy analysis and decision making.
- Considerable experience in using desktop software, including scanning technology.
- Extensive knowledge of social services provided in Ontario and the records associated with them.
- Extensive knowledge of provincial legislation and the orders of the Information & Privacy Commission governing access and privacy issues.
- Considerable knowledge in Ontario Works processes enabling reconciliation of payment histories with filed records.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
- Well developed communication skills, (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills to build good internal/external working relationships.
- Sound judgment and ability to handle matters of a confidential and/or sensitive nature.
- Familiarity with government legislation in the area of Occupational Health and Safety.
Salary: $74,256.00 - $92,092.00 annually
Number of vacancies: Two (2)
Job status: Permanent
Job Type: Non-union
This opportunity is intended for external applicants only. Employees must apply through the Internal Job Posting Board on the City's Intranet within the internal job posting closing date.
To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter.
Click on the Apply for this position button at the bottom of this posting.
Please do not send duplicates.
Applications must be received by November 18, 2011.
Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.
Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City of Toronto's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.