City of Boston

Asst Corp Counsel II

Posted Date 9 months ago(9/17/2020 8:43 AM)
Req ID
2020-18759
Dept
Law Department
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
BPD Police Headquarters
Salary Min
66,304.10
Salary Max
96,557.31
Union
EXM
Openings
1
Contact Email
patricia.downs@boston.gov

Overview:

Boston Police Department’s (BPD) Bureau of Intelligence & Analysis (BIA) manages and staffs the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), a major urban area fusion center with a mission to serve as the Metro Boston Region’s central point for the collection, synthesis, analysis, and dissemination of strategic and tactical intelligence to law enforcement, intelligence, first responder and private sector partners; and to assist the federal government as a partner for national security. All BIA (and therefore, BRIC) responsibilities are governed by strict standards to protect privacy, civil rights and civil liberties in accordance with federal and state laws.

 

The Assistant Legal Counsel position was established to serve as the Privacy Advisor for the BIA, providing legal guidance and administrative support to all responsibilities as they pertain to the protection of privacy, civil rights and civil liberties, in compliance with the federal and state laws.  The Privacy Advisor will ensure that privacy protections are implemented through efforts such as training, business process changes, and system designs that incorporate privacy-enhancing technologies.

 

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

 

The Assistant Legal Counsel and Privacy Advisor will oversee all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of; and adherence to the policies and procedures covering the privacy of; and access to, intelligence information in compliance with federal and state laws (to include, but not limited to, Code of Federal Regulations 28 Part 23 and the Information Sharing Environment [ISE] Privacy Guidelines), and the City of Boston’s privacy practices.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides development guidance and assists in the identification, implementation, and maintenance of the BIA’s information privacy policies and procedure in coordination with the BIA’s management and administration.
  • Performs initial and periodic information privacy risk assessments and conducts related ongoing compliance monitoring activities pertaining or operational responsibilities
  • Conducts privacy impact assessments for existing and prospective analytical and investigative technologies.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance monitoring of data and criminal intelligence to ensure all privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed.
  • Works with management, key departments, and the City’s Corporation Counsel to ensure the BIA has and maintains appropriate privacy and confidentiality consent, authorization forms, and information notices and materials reflecting current legal practices and requirements.
  • Oversees, directs, and delivers – or ensures the delivery of – privacy training and orientation to all BIA employees and other appropriate third parties.
  • Initiates, facilitates and promotes activities to foster information privacy awareness within the organization and with partners and stakeholders.
  • Works with all BIA personnel involved with the involved with any aspect of release of protected criminal/intelligence information, to ensure full coordination and cooperation under the organization’s policies and procedures and legal requirements.
  • Establishes and administers a process for receiving, documenting, tracking, researching, and taking action on all:
    • Complaints concerning the BIA’s privacy policies and procedures in coordination and collaboration with other similar functions;
    • Freedom of Information Act, Public Information, and Legal Requests; and
    • Discovery requests related to ongoing court cases.
  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws and standards, and monitors advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure Bureau-wide adaptation and compliance.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

A Juris Doctorate Degree with at least five (5) years of related work experience. Knowledge and experience in information privacy laws, access, release of information; criminal intelligence and investigations; FOIA and public records laws, and court Discovery requirements. Knowledge in and the ability to apply the principles of project management. Demonstrated organization, facilitation, communication, and presentation skills.

 

Additional Information:

City of Boston residency is required.

A drug test, criminal background investigation and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check must be completed for this position. 

 

Terms:

35 hours/week

 

Union/Grade/Salary Plan: Non-Union/MM2-7

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