Position Type/ Hours: This is a permanent full-time position working seventy (70) hours bi-weekly within the FOIP and Policy Branch of the Legal Services Department. This position is located in the community of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre.
Position Description: Reporting to the Senior Manager of FOIP and Policy, the Advisor, Policy & Governance provides advice and guidance to the organization on the development and maintenance of a policy management program, and is the key resource in the development, revision and update of governance documents. The Advisor, Policy & Governance also assists in overall administration of the Municipality’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (“FOIP”) program.
Primary responsibilities of this position include:
Program Development: Assists with overall program service delivery with direct involvement in daily operations and overall administration. Researches and assists with the development and implementation of departmental strategies and tools based on best practices for continuous improvement.
Departmental Advice: Takes a lead role in promoting innovative and practical approaches to policies and governance document initiatives throughout the organization. Acts as a departmental advisor to provide technical and functional guidance regarding policies, procedures, program implementation, and legislation to management. Ensures consistent, innovative, and legislatively compliant administrative guidelines, policies, procedures, and precedents.
Service Delivery: Creates and implements strategies that support and encourage expansion and diversification of existing policies and governance documents. As the key resource in the development and maintenance of governance documents, the Advisor, Policy & Governance will create, review, monitor and recommend changes to policies, processes and strategies, and provide guidance and assistance in the interpretation and application of same. The Advisor also assists in overall administration of the FOIP program to ensure legislative compliance of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIP Act”).
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