BC Local Government Job Posting Service
Legislative and Privacy Coordinator
Permanent Full Time
Posting No. 107-19
October 29, 2019
Financially sound and responsive to an engaged mayor and council, this is a high performance municipal organization serving a community of almost 12,000 people and three million annual visitors. As an economic generator of over $1.53 billion annually, Whistler is key to British Columbia’s tourism economy.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler is a one-of-a-kind community and is often recognized as the number one mountain and ski resort destination in North America. It has a thriving four-season events calendar, and arts and culture sector. Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The Legislative Services Department of the Corporate and Community Services division has an opportunity for qualified individuals to apply for the position of Legislative and Privacy Coordinator. Reporting to the Municipal Clerk, this position offers 72 hours bi-weekly starting as soon as possible.
The Legislative and Privacy Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, to act as the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) main liaison in privacy issues, administration of the Whistler Cemetery, organizing the annual filings of Municipal Corporations, and executing the annual Community Enrichment Program and annual Library Board appointments. The Legislative and Privacy Coordinator must also read and interpret the Community Charter, Local Government Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RMOW bylaws and other legislation. This position assists with local government elections and offers general ongoing support and assistance to the Municipal Clerk.
Qualified candidates will have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as law, public administration or political science and extensive training and/or experience in FOI and privacy procedures supplemented by at least three to five years of experience in a similar role. Experience in a local government setting is preferred and legal training and/or risk management training would be considered strong assets. Candidates must possess strong written and verbal communications skills and the proven ability to effectively interpret and apply legislation in complex environments with a broad knowledge of municipal legislation and legislative process including election procedures and guidelines. Candidates must also be proficient with Adobe Acrobat Professional, Microsoft Office Suite and website content management software.
The successful candidate is a professional and approachable individual with the demonstrated abilities to foster effective working relationships at all levels; problem solve, multi-task and meet firm deadlines; and can exercise a high degree of tact, diplomacy and discretion within a confidential environment. As well, the successful candidate is able to positively contribute to a teamwork environment.
As a requirement of the position, the successful applicant must hold a valid class 5 BC driver’s license and must provide a satisfactory drivers abstract and a satisfactory Police Information Check prior to beginning employment.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter online at www.whistler.ca/careers
Posting No. 107-19 | Deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 13, 2019
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to being an equal opportunity employer who embraces and respects diversity.