Parliamentary Committees

Career Advertisement: Information and Privacy Commissioner



Special Committee to Appoint an Information and Privacy Commissioner

Chair: Doug Routley, MLA (Nanaimo-North Cowichan)
Deputy Chair: Mary Polak, MLA (Langley)

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia has established an all-party Special Committee to Appoint an Information and Privacy Commissioner. The Committee has a mandate to unanimously recommend the appointment of an Information and Privacy Commissioner as provided by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Commissioner is a non-partisan Officer of the Legislature who provides independent oversight and enforcement of B.C.’s freedom of information, privacy, and personal information protection laws. The Commissioner is also designated as the Registrar of Lobbyists under the Lobbyists Registration Act. The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner is located in Victoria and has a budget of $6 million and 38 dedicated staff.

The successful applicant will be recognized as a person of high standing and integrity within his or her professional community, with demonstrated senior leadership, mediation, and investigative skills, and a strong record of achievement in public or private sector administration. The successful applicant should also possess knowledge of the opportunities and risks of data sharing, and a thorough understanding of information and privacy laws and legal and policy issues. Applicants should also have knowledge of the principles and practices of administrative fairness, and a commitment to the values of openness, privacy, and transparency.

The appointment is for a term of six years, and may be renewed. The salary for the position is equal to the salary paid to a Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia.

Applications should be received by email, fax or mail at the address below no later than Friday, January 12, 2018. Although the Committee appreciates the interest of all applicants, only those who are invited for an interview will be contacted. All applications received will be held in confidence.

For further information, please visit our website or contact:

Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
T 250-356-2933; Toll Free in BC 1-877-428-8337
F 250-356-8172

Kate Ryan-Lloyd, Deputy Clerk And Clerk of Committees