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Senior Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Officer

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Knowledge, Information and Technology Services 

Classification: AS-4 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 2 years

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 

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The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.


We are looking for a Senior Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Officer to support our Knowledge, Information and Technology Services Branch. The Senior Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


The Senior ATIP Officer provides services in all areas related to the administration of the Access to Information and Privacy Acts and contributes to ensuring that NRC meets its statutory obligations with relation to this legislation.  As a key member of a small (3 person) ATIP team, the Senior ATIP Officer works closely with the ATIP Coordinator on all files, and liaises with internal and external parties to coordinate the effective completion of requests and resolution of issues.

The Senior ATIP Officer processes complex requests; develops and implements processes and procedures, prepares files and responds to complaints that emerge from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the Office of the Information Commissioner; and works on a range of projects such as ATIP electronic case management system enhancements and training activities.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


Graduation with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

Formal training in ATIP legislation and policies would be considered an asset.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

  • Experience (3-5 years) interpreting and applying provisions of access to information and privacy (ATIP) legislation in a government context.
  • Experience in providing advice and guidance to senior management on ATIP and promoting ATIP policies in a government organization.
  • Experience in reviewing and updating procedures and guidelines for the administration of ATIP
  • Experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders, partners and clients
Condition of Employment

Secret (II)

Language requirements
Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies
  • Knowledge of ATI legislation and related TBS guidelines, policies and procedures, the role of the Information Commissioner, legal precedents and opinions affecting ATI requests
  • Knowledge of Privacy legislation, and related TBS guidelines, policies and procedures, the role of the Privacy Commissioner, legal precedents and opinions affecting privacy requests
  • Knowledge of Government of Canada structures, organizational entities, and decision-making processes.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Management services - Communication (Level 3)
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Partnering (Level 2)
Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Management Services


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

From $68,066 to $80,021 per annum. 

In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.

  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Overtime may sometimes be required.
  • Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and experience factors listed on the poster. Candidates must use the education/experience criteria as a header and then write one or two paragraphs demonstrating how they meet them by providing concrete examples.  In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience.  Failure to provide an appropriate cover letter will result in the rejection of your application.  Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
  • Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with the Public Service Commission should include these results with their application.
  • This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (9590) to:


Telephone: 613-990-4498 

Closing Date: Posted until filled



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Date Modified: 2020-06-19

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