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Information Access and Security Coordinator, Government of Northwest Territories Deadline: November 17, 2021

8 Nov 2021 11:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Information Access and Security Coordinator
Government of Northwest Territories

Location: Yellowknife, NT
Compensation: The salary range for this position is from $44.16 per hour to $52.76 per hour (approximately $86,112 - $102,882) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.

The GNWT's 5,000 public servants deliver programs and services to more than 44,000 Northwest Territories (NWT) residents through rewarding careers in one of our 11 Departments and 13 Agencies. The most common language spoken in the NWT is English, but the NWT has 11 official languages including French, English, Chipewyan, Cree, Gwich'in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, and Tłįchǫ.

Our employees live and work throughout the NWT in 33 communities ranging in size from less than 50 people in the NWT's smallest community of Kakisa to more than 20,000 in the capital city of Yellowknife.

An Opportunity to Make a Difference

Our public service is small in comparison to other Canadian jurisdictions. However, our territory's unique tri-lateral consensus government allows its public servants to work directly on programs and services that matter to northern residents.

Our Senior Management teams are approachable with a strong appreciation for the importance of mentorship and professional growth- and given our small size, they are often just down the hall.

Description and Duties    

Reporting to the Manager, Information Services and as part of the Application Services division within the Information Systems Shared Service, the position is housed within the Department of Finance but delivers services to the Departments of Lands, Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI), and the Business Development and Investment Corporation (BDIC) with some clients from the GNWT, other government bodies, non-government organizations and the general public.

The Information Access and Security Coordinator provides advice and recommendations on the appropriate search methods for records requested through ATIPP requests or for legal actions. The position also performs records searches and performs an initial analysis and redaction of information according to the Access to Information Protection of Privacy Act (The Act). The position also provides advice to the Policy Divisions for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) and the Department of Lands (Lands) on how best to proceed with retrieval of requested information and in drafting responses to applicants. The Policy Divisions are responsible for receiving and providing final responses to ATIPP requests. The Information Access and Security Coordinator is also responsible for ensuring that steps are taken to ensure the long-term access to and preservation of records classified as full retention as well as public registry documents.

The position requires the incumbent to exercise discretion in balancing priorities and dealing with sensitive matters. The position works with legislation and policy analysts, and records management experts as well as employees within program areas relevant to searches.


  • Thorough knowledge of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and general principles of access and privacy.
  • Thorough knowledge of other legislation, policies and procedures in relation to the application of the ATIPP Act and notwithstanding clauses as well as use and disclosure of personal information.
  • Thorough knowledge of the privacy protections under the ATIPP Act, relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information; records management theory and practice; and archival storage and preservation practices.
  • Knowledge of government policies and procedures related to the administration of this Act.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to conduct research; understand political climate and interpret legislation accordingly; and work effectively with a variety of people at different levels and in different units within an organization.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communications skills using judgment and discretion.
  • Experience in program coordination.


A university degree in policy, information management or related field followed by at least 3 years' experience in the information management, policy or legislative setting.

How to Apply:
Application Deadline: November 17, 2021

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