Posting Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Edmonton or Calgary, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information


Job Title: Adjudicator


Job Requisition ID: 44038


Ministry: Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner


Location:  Edmonton or Calgary


Full or Part-Time: Full-Time


Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week


Regular/Temporary: Regular


Scope: Open


Closing Date: June 8, 2023


Classification: Senior Manager Zone 1

About Us

The Information and Privacy Commissioner is an Officer of the Legislature who reports directly to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.  Through the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, the Commissioner performs the compliance oversight and regulatory responsibilities set out in Alberta’s three access to information and privacy laws:


The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)
The Health Information Act (HIA)
The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)


To learn more about the work that we do please visit:


The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) 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.



Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to put your skills to use for an Office dedicated to protecting the information access and privacy rights of Albertans?  Do you have an interest in holding an integral position to assist in upholding compliance with the FOIP Act, HIA and PIPA? 


The Adjudication Unit in the OIPC has a permanent opportunity for individuals with legal expertise.  Reporting to the Director of Adjudication (Director), you will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Independently hold adjudicative hearings called “inquiries” under the Acts, as a direct delegate from the Commissioner of her quasi-adjudicative function.  In the course of those hearings, adjudicators develop and apply the law relating to access to information and protection of personal information under the Acts.
  • Develop and apply fair procedures in conducting inquiries under the Acts. 
  • Work with the Registrar of Inquiries and Adjudication Support staff on facilitating the related administrative processes.
  • Engage in various work projects at the request of the Director or the Commissioner.


To be successful in this role, you must have a thorough understanding of principles of administrative law, procedural fairness, natural justice and common law principles such as the law of evidence, and how these rules are to be applied in individual cases in order to conduct fair and proper pre-inquiry and inquiry processes and to ensure the procedural defensibility of adjudicative decisions.


A high level of experience in applying legal principles and interpreting statutes and the ability to apply these skills to assess arguments and evidence will be key.  Excellent analytical, reasoning, legal research and inquisitorial skills will contribute to your success in this role.  Essential to this role are highly-developed decision-writing skills that enable writing well-organized, thorough and defensible written decisions and orders. 


A Law degree plus at least six years demonstrated experience interpreting legislation, policy and statutes. Considerable knowledge of access and privacy laws and principles, and particularly FOIP, HIA and PIPA.  A background in administrative law and adjudication, demonstrated experience dealing with parties in an adversarial setting, and membership in the Law Society of Alberta would be assets.  Equivalencies will be considered.


$3,394.66 to $4,631.75 bi-weekly ($88,600.63 - $120,888.68 Annually)


The successful candidate will be required to undergo a security screening. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.  This competition may be used to fill future permanent or temporary vacancies within the OIPC.  


Hours of Work for this position are 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

How To Apply

Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID to:  Human Resources, Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner, 4th Floor, 9925 – 109 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J8 Phone: (780) 415-8603.  Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.  Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest.  All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position.  Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.