24-30 Freedom of Information Assistant, Regular Full-time

Closing date
Corporate Services


Competition No.24-30

Internal/External Opportunity

This is a Union Position
Anticipated start date: Immediately

About our Community:

Located on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən Peoples, the Township of Esquimalt acknowledges its neighbouring First Nations and is committed to building strong and enduring relationships with the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.


The Township of Esquimalt, with a population of over 17,000 is recognized as a vibrant, distinct, resilient, and diverse community for people to discover, feel welcome and belong. The Township is home to Canada’s Pacific Navy and boasts extensive amenities including beautiful parks and beaches, scenic waterfront walkways as well as modern recreational facilities. 


About our Organization:

With a high performing, progressive Council and leadership team, and dedicated, engaged staff, the Township is an organization committed to working collaboratively to continue making Esquimalt one of the most desirable places to live, work and play.


About the Opportunity:

The Township is looking for a detail-oriented team player to join the dynamic, growing, and diverse Corporate Services Team dedicated to delivering exceptional services to the community. This role will provide significant support administering Freedom of Information access to records and routine release requests, providing advice on information and privacy matters, drafting Privacy Impact Assessments and Information Sharing Agreements, and providing professional support to the corporate records management program. This position is best suited for someone passionate about applying privacy principles in a public body and who enjoys interpreting and applying established policies and legislated requirements.   We are seeking an individual who can confidently and professionally work with diverse clientele within established policies and procedures. The successful candidate will work independently and exercise sound judgment, work efficiently under pressure with competing tasks to firm legislated deadlines, demonstrate exceptional attention to detail, manage confidential and sensitive information, and maintain collaborative relationships.

Our Preferred Candidate:

The preferred candidate will have three years of sound related experience in a local government or other government environment and at least one year of post-secondary courses in Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy, records management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

  • Salary: $33.59 – $36.19 hourly plus benefits
  • Hours per week: 35

Prior to applying, please review the attached job description, which provides a detailed outline of key duties and required qualifications, skills, and abilities. 

Please submit your resume and covering letter quoting competition no. 24-30 by 4:00 p.m. on May 28, 2024 to: [email protected].

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Date posted: May 7, 2024