Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator

City of New Westminster

Great City, Great Work, Great Future!

Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator

Legislative Services

Auxiliary (maternity leave)


CUPE, Local 387

35 hours per week*

$55,594 – $66,566 annually

The City has an exciting opportunity for a detail-oriented team player to join the Legislative Services team. Reporting to the City Clerk, you will provide specialized and technical clerical work concerned with ensuring compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. You will respond to requests for information, interpret and apply the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, recommend the release or withholding of specific information, and draft all documents for release; provide information, advice and training to staff and the public on the Act, departmental operations, the actions and decisions of committees and boards and related matters.  

If many of the following characteristics and skills describe you, we want to meet you!
  • You have expertise of the legislation, rules, regulations, practices and procedures governing applicable departmental operations and activities.
  • You have considerable knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation and arithmetic and of modern office practices and procedures.
  • You have considerable knowledge of the operations and functions of all municipal departments as related to the work performed.
  • You are proficient in the interpretation and application of the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, regulations and Commissioner’s Orders.
  • You are adept in developing, recommending and upon approval, establishing policies and procedures related to the work. 
  • You have a track record of making decisions in the light of established precedents and to exercise resourcefulness in dealing with new situations.
  • You have the ability to prepare, maintain, update and retrieve a variety of lists, manuals and related materials, and to search records and compile information.
  • You have a talent for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and to provide advice, information and assistance to the same. 
  • You have the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • You are skilled in working under pressure and exercising tact and persuasiveness in dealing with contentious matters.  

*This position participates in a Compressed Work Week Program

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume quoting competition #19-61, by May 21, 2019 to Human Resources, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster BC V3L 1H9, Fax: 604-5274619 or e-mail to

The City of New Westminster welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Organization: City of New Westminster
Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Information & Privacy Coordination
Posted: May 6, 2019, 10:35 am
Expires: May 21, 2019, 4:30 pm

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