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Information Systems Privacy Analyst (Research and Stats Officer 4)



Competition # : 32739 

Department: Education & Early Childhood Development

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 9/28/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is leading the transformation of the early years and public education system in Nova Scotia. We are doing this by designing an innovative curriculum, facilitating excellence in teaching and learning, ensuring an inclusive education experience, and working closely with our partners in education. This will provide children, students, and families with a strong foundation for success. This department is a perfect fit for those that want to be part of the future of public education in the province.

About Our Opportunity


As a senior member in the Information Management team, you will have the unique opportunity to help shape, guide and support the future direction of the education system in the province. You will play a key role in ensuring that the Department meets its information access and privacy obligations as it develops and implements complex electronic information systems and learning resources to support the transformation of the early years and public education system.

Primary Accountabilities


  • Lead in the development, application and monitoring of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) for education information systems, resources, programs and services.
  • Provide expert review, advice and training on privacy requirements, including all applicable policies, standards, guidelines and processes that support the Departmental and provincial privacy framework.
  • Support the Department in responding to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) and related information requests in close collaboration with staff at the corporate IAP Services unit.

Qualifications and Experience


You will have a Bachelors’ degree plus seven years of privacy related experience; or Master’s degree plus five years of privacy related experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.


As the successful candidate you must have:


  • Advanced knowledge of privacy principles and current privacy trends as well as knowledge of Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) methodology, tools and techniques to support privacy-by-design
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to develop practical options to address complex issues
  • Knowledge of information technology concepts and processes that impact the protection of personal information such as cloud computing, mobile computing, digital services.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) skills with ability to maintain effective internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Able to interpret provincial legislation such as the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Personal Information International Disclosure Protection Act, Privacy Review Officer Act, as well as other relevant legislation at the provincial, federal or international levels
  • Self-direction and ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and action work under tight timelines

Qualifications and Experience con't


The following would be an asset:


  • Experience developing PIAs and advising on privacy issues in environments involving multiple vendors and connected systems
  • Strong business analysis skills
  • Experience with access to information processes (FOIPOP or equivalent)


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks. 



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Additional Information


Please note this is a repost of competition 30113. 

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless career paths.
  • Department specific flexible working schedules.  


Pay Grade:  PR 15  

Salary Range:  $2,588.45 - $3,155.27 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to