Senior Privacy Specialist

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Location: Yellowknife

Department: HSS D - Health Privacy

Job Code: 15189

Salary: $91,358 - $109,064

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

The Senior Privacy Specialist leads the development and implementation of privacy and security related policies, procedures, and safeguard measures affecting all employees and contractors of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) who use or manage personal health information (PHI) in an electronic format, and all employees and contractors of the Health and Social Services Authorities (HSSAs) who use territory-wide health information systems. The policies, procedures and safeguard measures developed by the Senior Privacy Specialist also establish core principles, objectives and best practices that must be adhered to by private health care providers, such as pharmacists and private physicians, throughout the NWT. The position will play a leading role in the development of a Health Privacy Framework for the NWT and is expected to have significant influence on the promotion of a culture of health privacy within the NWT health system in the future. The strategic advice provided by the incumbent is critical to the NWT health system practicing balanced information sharing that will result in better patient care.

Typically, the qualifications for this position would be attained by a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, information management, business or a related discipline with five (5) years of directly related experience working in the field of health privacy. Certification as a privacy or information system security professional, such as the following is considered an asset:

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C) or Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)  – International Association of Privacy Professionals;
  • Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) - Information Systems Audit and Control Association;
  • Canadian Institute of Access and Privacy Professionals (CIAPP), qualified as either Certified, Professional or Master;  or
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium

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Term Position

This job opening is for a Term to January 28, 2019.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $46.85 per hour to $55.93 per hour (approximately $91,358.00 - $109,064.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15189

Open until filled

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445