The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (PrivCom) is an independent public office with a mandate to regulate the use of personal information by organisations in a manner which recognizes both the need to protect the rights of individuals in relation to their personal information and the need for organisations to use personal information for legitimate purposes, among other duties, in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2016. More details about our office are available via our About Us page.
We offer individuals the opportunity for broad exposure to private, public, and third-sector data management and governance practices, international regulatory issues, and a variety of work experiences.
PrivCom is an employer that seeks to employ individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We encourage applicants who may feel they do not meet 100% of the requirements. We fully support the use of reasonable accommodations in our working environment. We will consider filling positions as part-time or flexible hours.
In addition to other advertisements, current job postings will be displayed in the section below.
Please note that PrivCom uses personal information because it is needed for a potential employment relationship, as allowed by PIPA's section 6(1)(h). We may request information on your Bermudian status to comply with Public Service Commission Regulations 2001. This use of sensitive personal information is considered lawful in the context of recruitment or employment, according to PIPA's section 7(3)(d).
To meet our Purpose Limitation (section 10) and Integrity (section 12) requirements, personal information will only be retained until the specific position is filled.
Additional details are available in our Privacy Notice, and you will find a contact mechanism on that page for further questions regarding how PrivCom may use personal information.
Assistant Commissioner (Operations)
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (PrivCom) is seeking the services of a skilled and capable individual to work as an Assistant Commissioner and lead our Operations business unit.
Reporting to the Deputy Privacy Commissioner (with a dotted line to the Privacy Commissioner), the Assistant Commissioner (Operations) will be responsible for the administrative activities for the Office, including office accounts and human resource management, with additional duties related to project management and research and policy development.
This individual is accountable for the efficient, effective and timely delivery of administrative and accounting services in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and Financial Instructions, including the preparation and control of the budget, processing of accounts payable, and the provision of accurate and timely financial information for use by the managers. In addition, the post holder maintains staff records and co-ordinates the preparation of performance appraisals and supervises assigned staff.
PrivCom is a new and small office; in the near future, all team members will collaborate to develop and/or document internal policies and procedures. Over time, the Assistant Commissioner may directly manage a variety of projects, including regulatory strategy and engagement, citizen reports of PIPA violations, and communications and public outreach. Familiarity in any of these areas is an asset.
This position is placed on the BPSU salary scale as PS-28 through PS-30, meaning the annual salary begins at $89,536.49. However, please note that due to an austerity budget BPSU salary scales are temporarily reduced by 10% until 31st July 2021.
For this position, the post-holder must have:
A high level of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters that come to their knowledge and the ability to effectively handle confidential and sensitive information
Good interpersonal skills with a professional service orientated approach in effectively interacting with customers both internally, as a team, and externally
Sound time management and problem-solving skills
Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
Good supervisory, team-building, motivational, conflict management and resolution skills
Advanced ability to multi-task and be adaptable whilst working in a fast-pace environment
Must be detail oriented and careful to verify documentation
Able to learn quickly, retain and understand relevant information
Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and plan work effectively
Must be flexible and adaptable to working within a dynamic work environment
Have a flexible approach to the job and willingness to assist in other areas within the department
Domestic and international research skills
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of Products and computerized Accounting systems, such as the Financial Information Management System (FIMS) used by the Government of Bermuda
Working knowledge of Financial Instructions and the Government's Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Bermuda Industrial Union (BIU) and the Bermuda Public Services Union (BPSU)
Working knowledge of the Personal Information Protection Act 2016
A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification in Business Administration or relevant field of study.
A minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience in a similar capacity
A full list of job duties is available in the Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Job Description.
We invite you to submit your application online by sending your resume/CV and a cover letter to Careers@privacy.bm with the subject line “Asst Commr (Ops).” Applications for this position must be received no later than 29th January 2021. (Note: deadline extended from original date of 22nd Jan. 2021 to ensure ample public notice.)
To facilitate the hiring of qualified Bermudians in accordance with the Public Service Commission Regulations 2001, please indicate your status as “Bermudian”, “Non-Bermudian spouse of a Bermudian”, or “Non-Bermudian” in your cover letter.
Particularly as a newly-established entity, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (PrivCom) is undertaking major developments and expansion. To meet the needs of the office while providing opportunities for individuals in the community to enhance their privacy programme management knowledge, skills, and abilities, we are offering secondment opportunities in a spectrum of business unit functions.
We would be interested to host secondments of individuals with backgrounds or interests in policy, cybersecurity, audit, investigations, information governance, training and awareness, organisational development, project management, technical writing, and human resources.
Experience with or understanding of the Personal Information Protection Act 2016 would be desirable, but we will consider individuals with a range of expertise as we undertake the process of developing and documenting our business processes.
A secondment with PrivCom would be an opportunity for an individual to maintain their current employment with an organisation or company while gaining new experiences and perspectives from working within a regulatory office focusing on information rights.
As part of a secondment, an individual will remain under their existing organisation's employment contract. PrivCom will engage in an agreement with the organisation to determine the length of the secondment (including whether it is full- or part-time or a job share) and the source of the funding.
As a default, the secondment agreement contemplates full funding of salaries by the secondee's employing organisation, but we will consider other arrangements, particularly for public or third-sector organisations. For these reasons, we ask that individuals discuss the possibility of a secondment with their employer before applying. We also welcome inquiries from organisations looking to second staff to PrivCom.
Individuals selected to undertake a secondment must commit to a confidentiality agreement, including an acknowledgement that any knowing or reckless act of disclosure could be an offense under PIPA section 47(1)(f). Secondees must commit to PrivCom's code of conduct or other employee policies and procedures, as appropriate.
To express an interest in secondments, please email a copy of your resume/CV and a cover letter that outlines your business processes of interest to: Careers@privacy.bm with the subject line "Secondment".
Since secondment opportunities may be ongoing, please indicate if you wish us to retain your data for only a set amount of time. Otherwise, we will discard secondment application details on a bi-annual basis.