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Office of the Integrity Commissioner
Legal Counsel
Open competition
Pay Band 5 or 6

The Integrity Commissioner is an independent Officer of the Legislative Assembly with oversight responsibilities under the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act, as well as the Members' Conflict of Interest Act and the Lobbyists' Registry Act.  

The Office of the Integrity Commissioner is seeking an individual to join the Investigation Unit in its Access and Privacy branch and to establish an inventory for similar future vacancies.  The position of Legal Counsel reports to the Commissioner.   In conjunction with other staff in the investigation unit, Legal Counsel assists in ensuring that the work conducted by the Access and Privacy branch of the Office is conducted in an impartial and confidential manner. 

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • investigating and attempting to informally resolve access and privacy complaints under the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act;
  • conducting research and analysis of legislation, policies, practices, and procedures relevant to matters under investigation;
  • drafting initial findings on complaint files as well as final reports for the Commissioner's signature; and
  • preparing and delivering presentations to the general public, personal health information custodians, and public bodies and their employees about rights and responsibilities under both Acts.


  • Law degree and membership in good standing or eligibility for membership to the Law Society of New Brunswick;
  • the ability to handle challenging situations and make decisions with appropriate guidance;
  • ability to demonstrate a high level of motivation, maturity, and dependability under high pressure situations;
  • superior written and verbal communication skills;
  • strong analytical and research skills;
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • excellent organizational and prioritization skills.

The position requires some evening and weekend work and occasional travel.

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

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


  • previous experience in administrative law and/or working for a regulatory body;
  • previous experience working with and interpreting legislation;
  • previous experience working with access to information legislation;
  • previous experience working with privacy legislation; and
  • previous experience in mediation and/or alternative dispute resolution.  

SALARY: $2,174 to $3,360 bi-weekly, depending on education and experience.

Applicants may apply by e-mail to or by mail at the following address by June 30, 2019:

Office of the Integrity Commissioner
Attn: Kara Patterson, Senior Legal Counsel
230 – 65 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB
E3B 7H8

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