Senior FOIP Advisor

Posting Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Senior FOIP Advisor 

Job Requisition ID: 31631

Ministry: Service Alberta

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Ongoing

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until filled

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 4

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

Every Service Albertan strives to enable the success of our Ministry partners and Albertans through providing exceptional client focused services that meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. We are looking for collaborative, agile, solutions focused individuals with strong communication skills and a strong service orientation. If that describes you, please read on!
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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in a fast paced, team-oriented environment? Would you like to take your analytical and collaboration skills to the next level? The Data, Information and Privacy Services Division in Service Alberta is responsible for the province-wide administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act). In addition, the division delivers the FOIP program for all Government of Alberta departments, and some of their agencies, boards and commissions.

Reporting to the FOIP Coordinator, in one of the FOIP Units, you will work as a member of a team delivering access to information and protection of privacy services in accordance with applicable legislation, policies, and processes to enable compliance with the FOIP Act. Responsibilities include processing FOIP requests, supporting the FOIP Coordinator in responding to Reviews, Inquiries, and Investigations by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, providing expert advice and recommendations on privacy and access matters. You will consult with clients internally and externally, coordinate cross government matters, identify and resolve issues, and so much more! 

Your success in this position is based on your ability to build trusted relationships, combined with your experience in access and privacy legislation and an understanding of government operations, programs and services. Your success is also built on well-developed research and analytical skills, strong attention to detail and verbal and written communication skills. Proficient organizational and time management skills are required to work independently and in a team setting. The ability to build strong relationships with clients and peers and to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities within tight timelines is essential.


The ideal candidate will have a university degree in Business, Public Administration, Law or a related field plus a minimum of (4) four years of directly related experience in applying legislation, FOIP, or Access and Privacy issues. See below for equivalencies.

The following are considered assets:

  • Experience in information access and/or information privacy specific roles
  • Experience with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and/or graduation from the Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP) certificate program from the University of Alberta
  • Experience in facilitating training and/or participation in work groups and/or committees

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

You will also have the following competencies:

Agility – Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Systems Thinking - The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.

Build Collaborative Environments - Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.


$2,803.40$2,683.10 - $3,507.06 bi-weekly ($70,028 - $91,534 per year)


What we offer:

Working for the Alberta Public Service – 
Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply

Click on the “Apply Now” button. 

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. 

Resources for applicants:  

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.


Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Liliane Karara at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.