Jobs/Privacy Officer


Privacy Officer



Agency / Department

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$150 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The DTA has a requirement for an experienced Privacy officer to oversee projects under limited direction. The Privacy Officer will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will be a highly organised, dynamic, outcome orientated individual with excellent communication skills and privacy skills. The product team will be undertaking discovery work on a key digital product, with a target commencement date of 20 April 2020. The Privacy Officer role will be accountable under the general direction of the Product Manager for the planning, management and delivery of a privacy related outcomes aligned to the digital product and services. The role is responsible for providing privacy and legislative advice enabling the agile teams to deliver high-quality government services. The suitable candidate will work closely with the Product Manager and the rest of the team to support the vision and the roadmap and to ensure the timely resolution of privacy related requirements and issues. Remote Working Please note that the product team is largely working remotely for the foreseeable future. This presents a challenge for engaging with stakeholders that a successful candidate will have to navigate. The suitable candidate will initially be required to work remotely, in the longer term onsite, as part of the team at the Digital Transformation Agency. The successful candidate will attend and actively participate in project planning events as required. And deliver work in a self-managing multi-disciplined team environment. A condition of engagement is that proposed personnel have the required resources to work remotely. Additional expenses incurred by Supplier proposed personnel will not be accepted by the DTA. BYO Device You will need to BYO device in the early stages of the engagement. Access will be granted to the agency’s systems based on security clearance and need to know requirements. The DTA can onboard remotely and IT support staff will be available in both its offices in Canberra and Sydney if needed.


Provide privacy advice (verbal and written) on:

  1. a national citizen facing digital platform
  2. on the general application of privacy law to the program’s activities
  3. on what to consider when deciding whether to carry out a Privacy Impact Assessment
  4. safeguards to apply to mitigate any risks to the privacy of individuals


Other responsibilities include:

  1. Co-ordinating the handling of internal and external privacy enquiries, privacy complaints, and requests for access to, and correction of, personal information.
  2. Maintain a record of the platform’s personal information holdings
  3. Assist with the preparation of Privacy Impact Assessments
  4. Assist to write, update and execute the program and product’s Privacy Management Plan
  5. Report, measure and document the program and product’s performance against its Privacy Management Plan.
  6. Work closely with key stakeholders on privacy related matters and across key government agencies, including the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
  7. Contribute to the further development of the DTA's and taskforces’ privacy compliance maturity. This includes action planning, proactive engagement with DTA and other stakeholders and developing appropriate tools and processes.
  8. Contributing to the development of policies, procedures and templates, by playing a key role participating in a multidiscipline Product Team and the larger Program

Essential Criteria

  1. Must have active Positive Vetting Security Clearance
  2. Extensive experience as a successful privacy and legislation adviser.
  3. Demonstrated proven ability and examples of high-level advisory to product manager, on privacy and legislative matters and the delivery of related outcomes.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve privacy issues and legislative matters and prioritise deliverables, aligned to team goals and workflows.
  5. Experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary team

Desired Criteria

  1. Knowledge and working experience of Agile product development, particularly JIRA.

Security Clearance


**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



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