Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Officer
Selection process number: 21-22-SIF-EA-7567
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
This position is located in Ottawa; however, the successful candidate may work from one of the OSFI offices across Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, or Vancouver).
As a result of the global pandemic, OSFI employees are currently working from home. Should the current telework environment no longer apply, and contingent on the operating model adopted by OSFI, you may be required to report into and work onsite from one of the following offices: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, or Vancouver. As our telework arrangements are evolving, we encourage you to apply.
On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.
As per OSFI’s Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment, then a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.
Achieving a representative and diverse workforce has been identified as an organizational need for OSFI and may be applied at any time during this appointment process. If this criterion is used, only those who have indicated that they are members of the specified designated group(s) will be considered. As such, first consideration for an appointment may be given to candidates who self-declare as belonging to one of the four designated employment equity groups (Persons with a disability, Aboriginal people, Members of a Visible Minority, or Women).
In order to self-declare, please ensure to check off the appropriate box within the online application under the Employment Equity section. We encourage you to consult theses links to learn more about employment equity and self-declaration:
OSFI is looking for a bright and talented individual to join our growing Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) team specializing in privacy. If you are a service-oriented person who enjoys collaborating with team members, we hope to hear from you.
This position explores and expands on privacy practices within the government and private context. The Privacy Office specializes in several privacy practices from conducting privacy risk assessments; research, analyzing and providing expect advice on privacy issues related to the new technologies such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, etc; responding to allegations of privacy breaches; and working in partnership with our internal and external partners in cyber security, information Management, recordkeeping, IT, business continuity, communications, human resources, etc; in the delivery of the OSFI’s departmental privacy program services, products and activities.
The duties of the positions include:
- Delivers privacy program services which protect personal information held by OSFI and manages program related projects.
- Specializes in handling highly complex, contentious, and sensitive personal information, difficult, controversial or political issues.
- Contributes to the management of the Privacy Program, including privacy protection.
- Conducts research into evolving Privacy issues and formulates policy advice.
- Prepares training material and delivers Privacy awareness training to OSFI management and staff.
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is an independent agency of the Government of Canada, established in 1987 to contribute to the safety and soundness of the Canadian financial system. OSFI supervises and regulates federally registered banks and insurers, trust and loan companies, as well as private pension plans subject to federal oversight.
What OSFI offers
OSFI is a separate agency that offers a competitive salary and eligibility for performance pay annually. People are the foundation of our organization. You will become part of a diverse community that acknowledges that everyone has varied experience and fosters an environment where communication and teamwork amplify our effectiveness.
Working at OSFI offers the following:
The work you do at OSFI matters. Your efforts contribute to the safety and soundness of the financial sector. A strong financial sector promotes competition, and benefits all Canadians.
Learning & Development
Our organization understands that ongoing learning and development is critical and necessary, and must evolve with developments in the Financial Sector. Learning and Development is a key component of our Human Capital Strategy.
Community & Culture
We strive to create a working environment that allows employees to work to their fullest potential. We strive to promote employee wellbeing, including a focus on balancing work and personal needs. Subject to operational requirements, we offer opportunities for flexible working arrangements.
As a Federal Government Agency, OSFI offers a number of competitive benefits to its employees, including a Defined Benefit Pension Plan, maternity and parental leave benefits, vacation (4 weeks), personal and family leave days.
Intent of the process
The immediate need is to staff one position with a language requirement of English Essential on an indeterminate basis.
A pool of qualified or partially qualified candidates may be created to staff similar or identical positions with various linguistic profiles and requirements, security profiles and/or various tenures within the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, which may vary according to the position being staffed.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
- Graduation with a diploma from a post-secondary institution in a field relevant to the position.
- Experience working with the privacy legislation and/or access to information legislation.
- Experience conducting research, analysis and developing recommendations and/or options on privacy related matters.
- Experience in providing written and oral advice, including options analysis and recommendations to management and clients/customers.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
- Experience conducting privacy risk assessments.
- Experience drafting and submitting privacy impact assessments and/or privacy protocol.
- Experience in triaging files and assessing risks.
- Experience responding to privacy breach allegations.
- Experience providing training and information sessions.
- Experience consulting with other government departments and third parties on the disclosure or protection of information.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
- Knowledge of the Privacy Act and the privacy policies and practices within the Government of Canada.
- Knowledge of the privacy impact assessments and the privacy protocols within the Government of Canada.
- Knowledge of the privacy breach process within the Government of Canada.
- Results Orientation
- Professional Judgment
- Impact and Influence
- Critical Thinking
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
- Ability to coordinate multiple projects and work with tight deadlines.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
OSFI is committed to having a skilled and diverse workforce representative of the Canadian population. In order to meet our employment equity objectives, selection for this position may be made from among qualified candidates who self-declare as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Persons with a disability, Aboriginal people, Members of a Visible Minority, or Women. OSFI is committed to diversity and inclusion and we strongly encourage candidates to self-declare if they belong to one of these designated employment equity groups.
- Ability and willingness to travel (should the telework environment no longer apply).
- Ability and willingness to work overtime on occasion.
Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance
- In our current telework environment, the ability to work remotely from home within Canada with access to Internet in one’s residence is a condition of employment.
- All employees of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
In order for your application to be considered, you must submit a completed questionnaire. You will be required to demonstrate how you meet the education and experience criteria (essential and asset) for the initial screening, in answering online screening questions. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather, you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described education and experience provided in the screening questions should be supported by your résumé. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.
A written examination will be administered.
An interview will be administered.
Reference checks may be sought.
The ability to communicate effectively in writing may be assessed using the candidate's application, as well as through the evaluation process.
Candidates invited to an interview will be required to provide proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only). Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.
Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though they do not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.
Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications may be applied at any time during the staffing process, including screening. Candidates may be contacted and assessed against these criteria at any time during this process.
Achieving a representative workforce has been identified as an organizational need and may be applied in this appointment process. If this criterion is used, only those who have indicated that they are members of the specified designated group(s) will be considered.
A top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail (including sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.
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Applicants with disabilities: If you require special accommodation at any stage in the selection process, including technical aid to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please inform us by sending an e-mail to the following address: HROstaffing@osfi-bsif.gc.ca.
As a Separate Agency, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) appoints employees in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). OSFI is named in Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act (FAA) and it offers the same pension and benefits plans as the core Federal Public Service. In addition to this, OSFI employees obtain a minimum of 4 weeks of vacation leave per year, earn a competitive salary, and are eligible for an annual performance bonus.
Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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