Investigator, Access & Privacy

Manitoba Legislative Assembly

Posted May 14, 2019 at 03:00 pm Closes May 28, 2019 at 03:00 pm

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Investigator (Access & Privacy) - 18 month term

P5 Professional Officer 5

Regular Term

18 month term, with possibility of extension

Office of the Ombudsman

Access & Privacy Division

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 35182

Salary(s):  P5 $64,475 – $78,168 per year

Closing Date:  May 27, 2019

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


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.


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



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 No. 35182

Human Resource Services

302-386 Broadway

Winnipeg MB, R3C 3R6

Phone: 204-945-7279

Fax: 204-948-3115





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.


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


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


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.




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