Employment Opportunities

There is currently one employment opportunity:

  • Senior Information and Privacy Manager

Senior Information and Privacy Manager (Manager Zone 2)

Competition No: 46428

Location: Edmonton or Calgary

Open Competition

Closing Date: August 17, 2023

About Us

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, the Commissioner performs the compliance oversight and regulatory responsibilities set out in Alberta’s three access to information 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: http://www.oipc.ab.ca/

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (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.


An exciting opportunity exists within our Investigations team for an experienced information and privacy professional to assist the Commissioner in the performance of her legislative mandate.

Reporting to the Director of Investigations, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Conducting own motion formal investigations initiated by the Commissioner, including investigations that are urgent, or are a matter of the public interest, ground breaking, high profile, complex, systemic, or cross-jurisdictional involving other commissioners’ offices, and offence investigations. The work of the team enables the Commissioner to promote and enforce compliance with the Acts by conducting investigations to determine whether any non-compliance has occurred and whether non-compliance may amount to an offence
  • Reporting to the Director on issues and trends concerning non-compliance discovered during investigation and recommend guidance or other compliance support tools that will assist public bodies, custodians or organizations to meet their obligations under the Acts.
  • Preparing and publishing public documents including investigation reports, which demonstrate the value of the work performed and issues and trends concerning compliance by public bodies, custodians and organizations subject to the Acts.

This position is responsible for educating and informing the public and public bodies, custodians and organizations about the Acts, which involves identifying issues, potential solutions, and identifying areas to enhance public knowledge about their rights under the Acts.

To meet the challenges of this position you will need:

  • in-depth knowledge of access and privacy laws, preferably Alberta’s FOIP, HIA and PIPA, and administrative fairness principles;
  • superior investigative skills to prepare investigation plans, gather evidence, conduct interviews, analyze information and make findings and recommendations on complex and sensitive issues,
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills, decision-making abilities, including problem solving and the ability to exercise sound judgement; and
  • effective case management skills to coordinate investigations, monitor and report on progress and ensure timelines are met.

Beneficial to this role is your knowledge of:

  • information security as it relates to protecting privacy and security of personal and health information; and
  • current issues and trends concerning risks to privacy and legislative reform to address the risks.

In addition, your ability to establish and build effective relationships with stakeholders, including the public, media, interest groups and senior level representatives in the public/health/private sectors and other jurisdictions will contribute to your success in this role.


A University degree in a related field with six years of directly related experience in administering or applying access and privacy laws and related issues, legislative interpretation, administrative fairness principles, and investigation techniques. Equivalencies will be considered.


  • $3,100.80 - $4,172.77 bi-weekly
  • $80,930.88 - $108,909.30 annually


The successful candidate will be required to undergo a security screening.  Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

This competition will be used to fill current and future vacancies within the OIPC at current or lower level.

Hours of work: 8:15AM - 4:30PM, Monday to Friday (36.25 hours/week)

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred through the Government of Alberta website.

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.

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.

Closing Statement

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.