Manager, Freedom of Information (FOI)

legal & protective services human resources
Location: City of North Bay, ON
Type: temporary full-time
Posted On: Aug 2, 2017
Closing Date: Aug 17, 2017
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Manager, Freedom of Information (FOI)
Come join the Ministry of the Attorney General where you will manage the day-to-day program operations of the North Bay Freedom of Information and Privacy Office. You will be dealing with extremely contentious and sensitive personal information for two very large, high profile ministries including the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS).
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this position, you will:

• Manage a staff of program analysts and support staff responsible for delivery of FIPPA services for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (including MAG as needed)
• Plan and manage the delivery of administrative services, including: records management, contract management, facilities management, assets control, information technology and systems support, occupational health and safety.
• Provide the full range of human resource functions.
• Represent FOI in the three ministries on Occupational Health and Safety Committees, LERCs and MERCs and other internal and external committees as necessary.
• Represent the Ministry before the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) in relation to all aspects of FIPPA appeal processes and privacy complaints and participate in oral hearings in consultation with program areas and legal counsel.
• Build and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Prepare briefing materials and develop communication strategies.
Location: North Bay  

How do I qualify?
Leadership & Management Skills
• you have demonstrated leadership skills and experience to recruit staff, assign work, manage performance and identify requirements
• you have demonstrated ability to manage and mentor excellence in employee performance
• you have demonstrated project management and coordinating skills to supervise staff and balance priorities in a high-pressure environment
• you possess an advanced level of managerial ability to communicate effectively and gain the cooperation of all levels of staff
Technical Knowledge and Skills
• you have demonstrated knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPP Act) and regulations
• you have knowledge of the principles of the philosophy of the FOI legislation
• you have demonstrated experience with case management systems
• you have knowledge of the mandate of the specific program areas of all three client ministries is required in order to anticipate problems and adverse impact
Stakeholder Relations
• You can build and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective application, administration and compliance with FIPPA legislation within the Ministry
• You are able to deal with extremely contentious and sensitive personal information
Communication, Organizational and Problem-Solving Skills
• You can resolve difficult issues through consultation, negotiation and mediation
• You can participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of
training initiatives
• You can develop written responses, submissions and communication materials
• You have demonstrated organizational skills to develop strategies to meet statutory deadlines required under FIPPA
• You have analytical, issues management and problem-solving skills to identify potentially contentious issues, anticipate adverse risks, effects and potential problems, analyze relevant information and identify possible solutions
Salary Range: $75,444 - $97,373 per year
Additional information:

1 Temporary, 12 month opportunity, 200 First Ave W, North Bay, North Region, General Screening Requirement


In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

  A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Please apply online, only, by Thursday, August 17, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 110664 in the job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.