As Privacy Commissioner you will be responsible for privacy functions under the Privacy Act 1988, such as providing information and advice about privacy and the law, handling complaints, conducting audits, and undertaking promotional and educational activities (Ref. No. 167).
In addition to having a strong and detailed knowledge and understanding of government information policy and privacy and FOI legislation and reforms, serious contenders for these roles will have an excellent understanding of the principles of administrative review, investigations and the workings of government and the capacity to adapt quickly to the statutory responsibilities of the positions. This will be complemented by your standing in the legal profession, academia, community or government, sound judgement, high level of integrity and a strong achievement orientation.The FOI Commissioner must have a University degree in the field of law or equivalent educational qualification.
Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing email@example.com quoting the appropriate Ref. No. Further information can be obtained by contacting either Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey on (02) 6232 2200. Applications close on 8 June 2010.