Investigator- Access & Privacy
Manitoba Government
Winnipeg, MB
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 6 months.

Manitoba Ombudsman is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly with oversight responsibilities under The Ombudsman Act, The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), and The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act (PIDA). The Access and Privacy Division conducts investigations and reviews compliance under FIPPA and PHIA.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Satisfactory criminal record check, child abuse and adult abuse registry checks
Ability to travel within Manitoba

Qualifications:Essential Criteria:
Relevant university degree (such as law, public administration, humanities, social sciences etc.) and/or combination of education and relevant experience (such as legislative and policy interpretation, investigation, research and analysis, case management, negotiation etc.)
Well-developed research skills to identify background information, policies, legislation, processes and precedents that are relevant to an issue
Well-developed analytical skills to understand and integrate background information, policies, and legislation and determine appropriate courses of action and/or outcomes
Experience interpreting and applying legislation and policy
Strong written communication skills including experience writing reports with analysis and conclusions/recommendations
Strong conflict resolution skills including problem solving, negotiation and facilitative skills
Well-developed verbal communication skills including the ability to discuss complex matters with parties of differing backgrounds and interests
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, public bodies/trustees and the public
Strong organization skills with the ability to work on multiple tasks within tight deadlines

Desired criteria:
Experience working in or with provincial and municipal governments, or the health care sector, preferably in the information access and privacy field
Solid understanding of FIPPA and PHIA
Experience conducting investigations
French written and oral communication skills

Investigates access and privacy complaints under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), and reviews compliance by provincial government departments and agencies, municipal governments, educational institutions and the health care sector. Researches and analyzes relevant information and interprets legislation to determine the validity of complaints. Resolves complaints informally with the parties in accordance with the Acts. Prepares comprehensive reports with analysis and appropriate conclusions/recommendations. Presents to various groups on access and privacy issues and the role and function of the office.

Apply to:
Advertisement # 35182
Manitoba Legislative Assembly
Human Resource Services
302-386 Broadway
Winnipeg MB , R3C 3R6
Phone: 204-945-7279
Fax: 204-948-3115
Competitive process: The competition will include a board interview and a comprehensive written assessment. The successful candidate will be subject to a six (6) month probationary period.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.