Policy and Research Advisor

Policy and Research Advisor
Finance and Treasury Board
Pay Band 3
Open Competition

The Finance and Treasury Board's Office of the Chief Information Officer has a career opportunity for a Policy and Research Advisor to join our dynamic, progressive team of professionals in an environment in which employees can learn, grow, create and support innovative strategies to help the Government of New Brunswick (GNB) deliver on transformational business objectives.

Reporting to the Government Chief Privacy, the Policy and Research Advisor will assist the Information Access and Privacy Unit ("Unit") in providing strategy, policy, leadership, expert advice, training and guidance on information access and privacy to GNB and other public entities governed by the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("Act").

The successful candidate will:

  • lead research initiatives exploring best practices and innovations in the field of information access and privacy including liaising with counterparts across Canada
  • compile and analyze data and information to help inform key decisions
  • will assist with legislative proposals concerning the Act 
  • provide guidance to members of the public and to organizations working to comply with the Act
  • help to develop training and communications materials 
  • provide support to Legislature by preparing briefing notes and other documentation
  • contribute to overall operations as required


The successful candidate must possess:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business / Law / Arts / Information Management (or related discipline).
  • Minimum of 4 years progressive background in policy or law, and a good understanding of the electronic environment.


  • A 2-year diploma in Business / Administration (or related discipline)
  • Minimum of 6 years background in policy or law, and a good understanding of the electronic environment.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.


  • Preference may be given to candidates that possess the following asset qualification:
  • Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP) Certificate 

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioral competencies: 

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgement 
  • Client Service Orientation 
  • Effective Interactive Communication 
  • Results Orientation 

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge of RTIPPA 
  • Knowledge of Policy Development and Applicable Department Legislation 
  • Written Communications and Presentation Skills
  • Planning / Organizing Skills 

Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Salary: $1,729 to $2,417 bi-weekly.

Interested applicants are to apply on-line no later than October 30, 2020 indicating competition number: 20-FTB-29. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Human Resources Services Phone:
(506) 440-3544

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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