Privacy Guidance Officer

Privacy Guidance Officer - 12 Month Fixed-Term Position

$68,884 - $83,640 plus superannuation

In this role you will work in a small team that helps Victorians exercise their privacy rights, primarily by handling privacy complaints about other organisations.

You will conciliate and negotiate solutions to complaints, respond to enquiries, and develop guidance material for the community and regulated organisations.

What does OVIC's Privacy Guidance team do

OVIC's privacy guidance team provides guidance to government agencies and the public about privacy, handles privacy complaints, and responds to breach notifications.

We protect the right to privacy of Victorians by applying the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act) to regulate how Victorian Government agencies collect, use, disclose and protect personal information.

What will this role involve

As a Privacy Guidance Officer you will:

  • Handle privacy complaints and assist individuals and organisations in trying to conciliate their disputes;
  • Provide written and verbal guidance to agencies and individuals in relation to privacy legislation;

  • Contribute to written resources to assist agencies in meeting their privacy obligations and helping individuals understand their privacy rights;

  • Respond to data breaches reported to OVIC;

  • Engage with our stakeholders by contributing to training and other events.

At OVIC you will have opportunities to work on projects based on areas of need, developing trends and topics of interest in the world of privacy. This can involve collaboration with other teams (policy, legal, public access, and information security).

Security cleared position

Due to the nature of OVIC's work, you must successfully apply for a security clearance following your appointment and be an Australian citizen.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted online by selecting the ‘Apply Now' button. To apply, submit the following documents:

  • your CV; and
  • a completed application form.

Closing date for applications is 6 December 2019. This is a 12-month fixed term position.

Other relevant information:

A comprehensive position description is attached. For further information regarding the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC), please visit our website at
For any additional enquiries regarding the position please phone the contact on the position description. If you experience difficulties in applying online, please contact HR Shared Services on 1800 039 411.

OVIC values the contribution of all employees and fair and equitable treatment of all people is integral to all activities. As such OVIC offers Reasonable Adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check and will be subject to security checks.

OVIC is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information. The recruitment process and all matters relating to it are treated in the strictest confidence. Personal information received during the recruitment process will be managed in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

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