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Job Number:  37049
Assistant Privacy Officer and FOI Manager
Job Posted: Thursday, 3 August 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 3 October 2017
(74 days ago)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)

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BC Housing is the provincial Crown agency that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province. 

We are a trusted leader and partner in providing housing solutions for British Columbians.  Through safe, affordable and quality housing, we truly make a positive difference in people’s lives and communities.

What makes BC Housing such an inspiring place to work? Our passion for making a difference, our people strategy, our values and so much more! 

We’re seeking candidates who share the values of our organization and who are committed to helping those in need.  Make a positive difference with us; an exciting opportunity awaits!



Assistant Privacy Officer and FOI Manager

Job ID:  2534 - Excluded

Burnaby (Metro Vancouver), BC


The Assistant Privacy Officer and FOI Manager administers BC Housing’s obligations under British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) by managing freedom of information (FOI) requests, supporting the completion of Privacy Impact Statements, developing policies and procedures, delivering training, and providing advice to BC Housing staff. The position assumes acting responsibilities for the Privacy Officer and Senior Manager, Information Services as necessary. The position interacts with BC Housing’s CEO, vice-presidents and senior management, exercising considerable discretion and providing advice on sensitive and complex privacy and FOI matters.



  • Bachelor degree or diploma in a related discipline supplemented by industry recognized professional courses, such as IAPP certification.
  • Considerable experience processing FOI requests of varied complexity, completing Privacy Impact Assessments, including for complex Information Technology (IT) systems and environments, and completing Information Sharing Agreements. Considerable experience in communicating with senior level staff, organizations such as the OIPC, and clients
  • Supervisory experience an asset.
  • Extensive knowledge of FIPPA, or other similar legislation in Canada
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of BC Housing’s business operations
  • Demonstrable expertise in analysing the requirements of FIPPA and the impact of OIPC decisions
  • Basic knowledge of IT Security
  • Well-honed problem solving skills, and ability to analyze and solve issues and make effective decisions in a results-oriented environment
  • Proven communication, facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly, in both spoken and written communications, and provide complex and sensitive information where there may be significant barriers to acceptance
  • Ability to build strong and trusting relationships with BC Housing executive, managers and staff, the OIPC and other government agencies
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, and utilize diplomacy and tact in dealing with confidential matters
  • Effective organizational, planning and project management skills
  • Effective leadership, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills


Core Competencies

▪ Personal Effectiveness ▪ Communication ▪ Results Oriented ▪ Teamwork ▪ Service Oriented

     Leadership Competencies

▪ Alignment & Results ▪ Relationship Management/Building ▪ Team Development 


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Please note:

  • Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check


The benefits of joining a Top Employer!

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.


All of our employees are rewarded with a competitive remuneration package and a host of great benefits. We’re also a social and inclusive team that supports our people through ongoing training and learning opportunities. We genuinely appreciate the amazing effort our people bring to each and every day and so we have Rewards and Recognition programs that celebrate great effort, long service, environmental awareness, good ideas and positive change.


If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at www.bchousing.org/careers


To be considered for this competition, please submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they you meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process. 


When applying, please submit your cover letter and application as one single document as a word or pdf file only.


BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

How to Apply:
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Please visit www.bchousing.org to view the job description and to apply for the job.
Kindly note: we cannot accept resumes/cover letters by any other means but by our online application system. This ensures privacy and timeliness of the applicants
Contact Details:
BC Housing
www:   www.bchousing.org

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