Amended - Territorial Privacy Specialist

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20678
Salary: $97,325 - $116,240
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

The Territorial  Privacy  Specialist  is accountable  for  working  collaboratively with  stakeholders to manage and ensure the Health Information Act, the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and  other relevant legislation  that addresses  privacy matters are complied with in the delivery of Northwest Territories Health  and  Social Services  Authority's  (NTHSSA) programs and services and is  an  expert  advisor  on  all  aspects  of  privacy  and  health information incident investigations.

The Territorial Privacy Specialist provides expert advice and support relating to access to information and protection of privacy matters. In addition to the development and monitoring of privacy policy across the NTHSSA, the Specialist also conducts research and analysis to ensure privacy practices and policies are current and in line with best practices identified at the territorial, national and/or international level. The Specialist facilitates the establishment and implementation of a Territorial-wide privacy training program in collaboration with key managers and Quality Specialists throughout the NTHSSA.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in a health-health related discipline, law, public administration, or business administration, with a minimum of three (3) years' relevant experience in a policy and legislation setting.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20678      

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.91 per hour to $59.61 per hour (approximately $97,324 - $116,239.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.