Privacy and Information Law Lead

As Victoria's environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we're increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we're now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

Job Details
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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EPA/LEGAL/1683220
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_PN701221_Privacy and Information Law Leads_Legal_VPS5_OG.pdf (PDF, 462KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Christine Giles
Christine.Giles@epa.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Privacy and Information Law Lead, Legal Branch

  • $103,920 to $125,735 salary range
  • Hybrid working options
  • 200 Victoria Street Carlton

 

About the organisation

As Victoria's environment regulator, we set and implement environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

 

Benefits of working with the EPA:

  • Contribute to the protection of Victoria's environment and our people's health
  • A focus on work/life balance and development opportunities
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace with many career pathways
  • Hybrid and flexible work arrangement options

 

About the role

Reporting to the Principal Solicitor - Commercial & Corporate, the Privacy and Information Law Lead is responsible for maintaining, reviewing and supporting the ongoing operation of EPA's Privacy Management Framework. You will provide expert legal advice on privacy and data protection and information sharing matters across EPA to ensure compliance with, and management of, privacy obligations, issues and risks. The position requires agility to undertake broader legal work as EPA's demands and priorities require. You will actively contribute to a positive organisational culture and achieve the highest standards of performance and integrity, fostering genuine partnerships across all levels of government, industry, and community to deliver organisational outcomes.

 

About you

Relishing a challenge and with a genuine desire to make a difference, you will be responsible for providing privacy advice across EPA and maintaining, reviewing and engaging in continuous improvement of the EPA Privacy Management Framework. You have sound knowledge of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and/or the Health Records Act 2001 and practical experience applying the Information Privacy Principles and/or Health Privacy Principles in a public sector context (with at least five years' post admission experience). You understand the principles of good governance, legislative processes, legal framework, administrative law, and merits and judicial review, and have a proven ability to apply relevant government legislation, regulations, reporting directives and procedures to achieve optimal organisational outcomes.  You have demonstrated capability to deliver projects and services to plan and are adaptable to changing priorities.  You have a desire to learn, share knowledge and actively contribute to the development of a positive and high performing team culture.

 

  • You will be responsible for maintaining and supporting the ongoing operation of EPA's Privacy Management Framework, as well as providing legal advice on privacy and data protection and information sharing matters across EPA
  • You will actively contribute to a positive organisational culture and achieve the highest standards of performance and integrity

 

 

How to apply

Click the ”Apply” button to submit your resume and cover letter. Applications close 5 January.

EPA Victoria recognises the value of the diversity, strength, and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as we work with Traditional Owners to care for our environment. We provide a culturally safe and embracing work environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to merit, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. We believe our workforce should represent the diversity of the lands upon which we reside; and we actively embrace staff of different abilities, orientations, backgrounds, faiths, and gender identities.

EPA Victoria is a Child Safe organisation with a strong commitment to physical, cultural, and emotional safety of all children including those with diversity of ability, culture, identity, and linguistic background.

Please contact recruitment.mailbox@epa.vic.gov.au should you require this ad in an accessible format.

Please contact Christine Giles by email at Christine.Giles@epa.vic.gov.au.

Please note:

  • Preferred candidates will be required to submit proof of compliance with EPA's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (two doses of COVID-19 vaccine plus at least one booster dose).
  • You must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident (for ongoing roles) or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, police checks, reference checks and role related security clearances.


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